HELP! Provera?

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Registered: 08-22-2010
HELP! Provera?
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 7:24pm

Hello everyone,

I called my doc today and told him that I'm trying to get pregnant. I have completely stopped breastfeeding (5 weeks ago), but I have not gotten my period back yet. He told me to take a pregnancy test - which I did and it was BFN. He prescribed Provera. Now I'm wondering if I should wait it out or go ahead and start taking Provera. Anyone out there with experience with this drug? I don't want to hinder things if PPAF is just around the corner, but then again if it's not -I want to speed things along.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Registered: 06-02-2010
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 7:35pm

I've taken provera many times. Each time it jump started AF... sometimes before even finishing the 10 days of pills. However, it did not jump start an O for me... but my situation was different (already dealing with infertility issues not related to BFing).

I did share your ambivalance whether I was messing my body up by taking it.. what if my body was just about to get ready and I started the Provera- at the end of the day though for me I knew my body wasn't doing anything right and I jumped in and took the Provera and was glad I did. It gave me a CD 1 and while I had to take it many more times and add other meds I was always glad to see that CD 1 and have a place to start.

Best of luck in whatever you choose!


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