Norethindrone Acetate Birth Control and Side Effects
Q. Well thanks so much for this reply; you were a great help for us. Her symptoms of heaviness, breast tenderness and bloating are gone on April 17. Then we took a urine pregnancy test on April 18. It’s result was cleanly negative because it has only a single red line. But now she is having headaches, nausea and sometimes vomiting. She also complains of itching in her vagina. Her vaginal discharge is normal like liquid water. She stopped taking norethindrone last April 15. Is it assured that she’s not pregnant? What medications may alleviate her headaches, nausea and vomiting? When can she expect no have her menstruation back to normal? Thank you so much.
Assurance of her not being pregnant can only be done by an objective evaluation. I would insist you repeat the pregnancy test.
Delayed Menses May Be Linked to Hormonal Pills
Though, most probably, she’s not pregnant. All her symptoms can be attributed to norethindrone tablets she had been taking. Gradually, she will
be alright, as the effect of this drug wanes off.
Also, the return of normal menses may take some time. This depends upon the intake of norethindrone. (what dose and for how long?)
It may take 15 days or a month before you can call it a normal reproductive pattern.
In women who had been taking norethindrone for a year or more, it takes around 3 to 6 months before the normal reproductive cycle returns.