Thursday, October 30, 2008

Welp...

The biopsy showed that I didn't ovulate in September. Since I didn't get a period in October that is pretty certain. She wants me to take provera for the next few months and see if something resets. Since I am seeing the endo in December she wants to wait on the blood work since she knows the endo will do a full workup. I have to make sure that I am monitoring my blood pressure during the days that I am taking the provera just to make sure that the progesterone isn't the reason for the increased blood pressure when on BCP. Has anyone taken provera and had issues?

So it sounds like typical pcos/progesterone issues most likely. Oh goody.

6 comments:

Me said...

PCOS sucks balls.

Mrs. Spit said...

Hmm. The problem is that women who are chronic hypertensive generally have problems with BCP because estrogen can cause blood pressure to increase.

For example, after Pre-eclampsia caused me to have high blood pressure, I can't take the bcp, as the estrogen caused my BP to increase. I'm find with the Nuva Ring, as that's very low estrogen, and higher progetsterone. I would also be fine with an IUD.

Provera does not seem to have estrogen, only progesterone, so it should not cause you any issue.

Deb said...

Mrs. Spit...

That was what I thought too however, Dr requests that I monitor my bp while taking it and research online shows that there can be a link. Soo... hopefully it is the estrogen that is causing problems for me and this won't be an issue. Especially since my bp was great today.

Kristi said...

I used to take Provera in my mid-20s because I would stop ovulating and never had a problem with it.

bethkyle said...

PCOS does suck balls.

familyoftwo98 said...

Hello,

I too can't take BCPs because it raises my BP to dangerous levels so they have me take Provera. I just had a BP check while on provera and I was 130/82 which the doc said was fine considering I had been 150/100 on birth control.

My regamine is to start on CD 16 and to stop on CD 25. We will do this for 1 more cycle until we go back to IUI. We can't do an IVF now because of the BCP being used but we are clear for IUI since my BP is fine otherwise.

Also, I too have PCOS. SO it seems like this is a pretty common treatment.

Good luck.