Primolut N and my negative reaction to change in hormones. Please help!

by Anne
(Malta)

I'm 18 years old practically 19 now. I started getting my period when I was 14 and always was very irregular. I would only get my period once or twice a year. I did an ultra sound and I had a very thick lining because it hadn't been shed but 2 days later I got my period, the ultra sound did not show any cysts or poly-cystic ovaries. After I did a smear test and the blood tests the doctor ordered nothing was abnormal but he still prescribed me 2 tablet of primolut N for 10 days. I've been taking them for 2 months and got my period. But I feel something is wrong, I was hesitant about hormone therapy, I'm female but I identify with both genders mostly the male gender, I am not transgender but this change in hormones is driving me crazy and I don't feel like myself. The first thing I told my doctor is that I feel like a boy inside but he said that no matter what I feel inside I'm a woman on the outside and I have to get my period every month. It's something that always felt unnatural to me, getting my period. Please help what would happen if I stop Primolut N? and how long will it take for its effects to wear off and my hormones go back to what they used to be ?

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Mar 31, 2012
Primolut N and my negative reaction to change in hormones. Please help!
by: Wray

Hi Anne All drug based Contraceptives have the potential to harm. Primolut N is a progestin, and contains norethisterone (also known as norethindrone), see here and here. It contains a very high dose at 5mg/day, some only contain 0.35mg/dose. At low doses it prevents the release of an egg from the ovaries, see here. They are often given to men too, in the belief it will suppress excess oestrogen in prostate cancer. But because it's derived from 19-nortestosterone, ie testosterone, it does have androgenic properties. For more info on it see here.
(Scroll down to the second link on Google to see the full pdf article entitled "Classification and pharmacology of progestins"). You can stop it immediately, although I never normally recommend going cold turkey, in this case I believe the drug is doing more harm than the effects of withdrawal. You might consider trying progesterone, it can regulate the period plus get rid of the build up in your uterus. It's not a sex hormone, although many believe this, see our page on Progesterone Misconceptions. Over 1200mg/day is given via IV transfusion to Traumatic Brain Injury victims to prevent oedema and inflammation. Over 70% of the victims are men. For more info please see our page on How to use progesterone cream. Take care Wray

Nov 02, 2014
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by: hafifa

after taking primolut N how many days do you wait till you get your periods.

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