Here is your fair warning, this will contain information that you may feel is TMI (too much information). I am choosing to share our infertility journey in hopes of helping others going through the same or a similar situation. If you do not feel comfortable, hearing the good, the bad and the ugly, please skip this blog post.
To be honest, I was pretty worried about the potential side effects when taking this medication. I understand that infertility medications can be invasive, this probably being the least of them all. Prior to actually taking Provera, I did some research about the potential side effects and things I should watch for but came up empty handed for the most part. I wish I could have found a summary of someone else’s experience as I think it would have made me a bit more comfortable and because of this, I am sharing my particular day by day experience.
I took the Provera as prescribed, 2 times a day for 5 days to bring on my menstrual cycle.
While Taking Provera
Day 1: Dizziness
Day 2: Icky and sharp pains
Day 3: Felt good
Day 4 : Cramping
Day 5: Felt good
Day 6, 7 & 8: Cramping and cranky
Day 9: Feeling great but bloated
Day 10: Feeling really moody and started spotting
Day 11: My mood improved greatly, started menstrual cycle and experienced some sharp pains (Cycle Day 1)
I experienced a few symptoms but nothing too off the wall and would definitely be open to taking the medication again if needed.