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Norethisterone

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Norethisterone, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 16.7% 61.1% 13.9% 8.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 2.8% 2.8% 80.6% 5.6% 8.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 2.8% 88.9% 2.8% 5.6%
Breathing 0% 5.6% 66.7% 22.2% 5.6%
Confidence 8.3% 8.3% 38.9% 25% 19.4%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 16.7% 63.9% 11.1% 8.3%
Digestion 2.8% 11.1% 69.4% 11.1% 5.6%
Emotional Well-being 8.3% 22.2% 25% 27.8% 16.7%
Energy 5.6% 19.4% 33.3% 22.2% 19.4%
Eyesight 0% 8.3% 75% 13.9% 2.8%
Memory 2.8% 8.3% 63.9% 22.2% 2.8%
Mental Clarity 8.3% 5.6% 50% 19.4% 16.7%
Pain 8.3% 11.1% 58.3% 13.9% 8.3%
Patience 8.3% 5.6% 44.4% 27.8% 13.9%
Sexual Health 0% 13.9% 58.3% 13.9% 13.9%
Skin Complexion 0% 8.3% 69.4% 11.1% 11.1%
Sleep 8.3% 11.1% 50% 19.4% 11.1%
Stress Level 8.3% 8.3% 41.7% 22.2% 19.4%
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Commonly Reported Norethisterone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Acne 54.5% 45.5% 0% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 85.7% 7.1% 0% 0% 7.1%
Anxiety 50% 0% 25% 15% 10%
Blurred Vision 55% 15% 30% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 42.9% 21.4% 28.6% 7.1% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 65% 15% 10% 5% 5%
Change in Sex Drive 57.1% 14.3% 7.1% 14.3% 7.1%
Cold Symptoms 70% 15% 0% 5% 10%
Confusion 55% 15% 15% 10% 5%
Depression 38.7% 19.4% 12.9% 19.4% 9.7%
Diarrhea 80% 5% 10% 0% 5%
Dizziness 48.4% 25.8% 12.9% 9.7% 3.2%
Drowsiness 65% 10% 15% 0% 10%
Fatigue 35.5% 9.7% 16.1% 22.6% 16.1%
Fever 70% 5% 10% 10% 5%
Gas 70% 0% 20% 5% 5%
Headache 38.7% 25.8% 9.7% 19.4% 6.5%
High Blood Pressure 81.8% 9.1% 0% 0% 9.1%
Insomnia 55% 15% 10% 10% 10%
Irregular Bleeding 85.7% 7.1% 0% 0% 7.1%
Irregular Heartbeat 60% 10% 15% 15% 0%
Mood Swings 35.5% 16.1% 9.7% 19.4% 19.4%
Muscle Cramping 65% 5% 20% 10% 0%
Nausea 42.9% 35.7% 14.3% 0% 7.1%
Sensitivity to Light 60% 5% 20% 5% 10%
Sexual Dysfunction 50% 5% 25% 5% 15%
Stomach Ache 60% 15% 20% 0% 5%
Yeast Infection 92.9% 0% 7.1% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Norethisterone Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 36.4% 36.4% 0% 18.2% 9.1%
Anxiety 54.5% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 18.2%
Blurred Vision 54.5% 27.3% 9.1% 9.1% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 81.8% 18.2% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 64.3% 14.3% 7.1% 14.3% 0%
Chest Pain 64.3% 28.6% 7.1% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 64.3% 21.4% 14.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 81.8% 9.1% 0% 0% 9.1%
Numbing Sensation 71.4% 21.4% 0% 0% 7.1%
Pain in Limbs 50% 21.4% 28.6% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 60% 0% 30% 10% 0%
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Episodes since taking Norethisterone
Since taking Norethisterone Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.4%
Hallucination 0.7%
Hospitalization 0.7%
Seizure 0.7%
Stroke 0.7%
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User Comments about Norethisterone
05 Apr 2015 Excellent outcome from taking this daily. I've had chronic adenomosis (a type of endometriosis) for 29 years. Have been on norethisterone for 2 years to combat the condition, can honestly say it has changed my life for the better. No more disability from the extreme pain, no more exhaustion. It does have side effects of course- most common are no libido,weight gain,depression etc... I, personally plan to continue with this excellent medicine until the menopause is over and there will be no further occurrence of adenomyosis. My specialist recommends I do this if all continues as it has the last 2 years. I will be on it for 15 years or so.
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30 Dec 2014 I was prescribed these as my periods are so heavy I was suffering chronic anaemia. The doctor said these would stop my periods and allow the iron tablets to do their job. I take one three times a day. After two weeks on them my period arrived as usual. Now six weeks in and I'm bleeding every day with horrendous stomache cramps every evening. Can't wait to see my doctor next week and come off them as I've tried my hardest and they have caused nothing but misery. Anyone else had this happen?
   —Posted by Kaymeh
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12 Jun 2014 I was prescribed Norethisterone as I was going on holiday for two weeks. 2 days after taking the pills I started to develop chest pain, I thought it was due to the way I had been sleeping so thought nothing more of it. The pain subsided within 4 days. 3 days into my holiday I had a rash start appearing on my foot, the next day it had spread all down my left and right arm, my back and neck. I thought it was prickly heat so went to the pharmacy to get something to put on it. Nothing seemed to be clearing it up. I went to the doctors whilst on holiday and he said I had a serve allergic reaction to the drug and to stop taking them. A day after stopping taking them the aggressive red rash had started to disappear. It's taken 5 days for the rash to totally go.
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04 Jan 2014 I have a condition called Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. I go on my periods for months on end and it is uncomfortable, heavy, clotted and I spend lots of money on sanitation every month because it does not stop. I get nappy rash from wearing pads and I cannot afford not to wear pads, especially at work, because my flow is really heavy and I cant keep going to the bathroom. Since I have been on norithesterone, besides the mild fatigue and weight gain, I am just grateful that something can stop my period at least for a few weeks so that I can feel normal again. unfortunately it starts again a week after and im back on it again.
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30 Nov 2013 I have very irregular period as well. My gp prescribed me norithestirone for 1 week 3x a day. After I finished it, 5 days after my period came. . So it works. . But I dont like the side effect of it.. bloated and headache..-glam
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