Is progesterone right for me?

Hi, I'm 24 years old and around 6 months ago my periods stopped due to what I assume was stress at the time. Only thing is for the last 3-4 months my life and mood has returned to normal, yet my periods haven't!

I have been to the doctor who has done blood tests & a trans vaginal scan, to which they found everything normal. Usually I wouldn't see this as much of an issue, as I would just wait for my periods to return to normal... but my boyfriend and I are trying to conceive, and as I'm not ovulating this (obviously!) isn't working!

My doctor suggested a course of progesterone to hopefully kick start my ovulation/periods again, and I'm just hoping this will work? I'm tired of waiting now and would just like some confirmation that this is the right perscription for my situation?

Thank you!

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Dec 10, 2010
Stopped taking progesterone
by: bailey

I was on natural hormone therapy, I took progesterone daily. I couldn't afford the therapy so had to quit, I am 64 yrs old. Since I've stopped taking the progesturone I've been having periods again. Is this supposed to happen and if so how long?

Dec 17, 2010
Is progesterone right for me?
by: Wray

Hi there I'm concerned the 'progesterone' your doctor wants to give you is synthetic. Otherwise I'm confident this is the route to go. We do have a page on Pregnancy you might like to look through. Although you don't have PCOS, you might like to read through this page too, as it gives advice on antioxidants to take to help the ovaries. In particular to help ovulation. Take care Wray

Jan 02, 2011
Stopped taking progesterone
by: Wray

Hi Bailey No it's not supposed to happen. Please see our page on Menopause. And this one on Progesterone application methods. You'll notice oral progesterone is not the best delivery system, but it shouldn't be so costly you can't afford it. Please see this page here. If the bleeding persists please have a check up. Take care Wray

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