Prometrium vs. Provera
I have been on Prometrium for three days now. At first I didn’t like them, they are bigger than provera and gave me a little headache. However, now I like them.
I did a little research and found out that they are basically the same thing except that prometrium is natural progesterone while provera is synthetic. A lot of women report that they do better with prometrium because it’s natural and the body can absorb it better, which means less side effects. I was a little confused since doctors prescribe it to women to get their periods and for women who are pregnant – totally different sides of the matter. I knew that progesterone thickens your lining, but I learned that stopping the pill is what brings on a period. That is why women are put on it for ten days and then told to stop. With women who are pregnant I figure after a certain amount of time they will be producing their own progesterone and don’t need the pills.
I have noticed it has one positive side effect for me – sex drive. I have always had a low sex drive and I am pretty sure it has some sort of correlation with the fact that I have PCOS. Anyways – the past two nights that I have taken my prometrium I have been in the mood. I looked it up on the internet today and a lot of other women have reported it. This is great for me. The husband likes it too. That got me to thinking about the progesterone suppositories my RE wants me to use once we do get to try and are possibly pregnant. I wonder if it will have the same side effect. I’m not sure though because I can’t imagine sticking stuff up there is that pleasant. Anyone have increased sex drive while taking the suppositories?
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