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Anyone who has endometriosis taking Norethindrone?

I have been on Norethindrone for 3 years following a surgery to remove 2 cysts.  I just wonder if it is ok to remain on this med long term, and if anyone knows if a side effect includes raising blood pressure? Thank you..
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707563 tn?1587576687
Hi -

Yes, it's an infrequent, but possible side effect - https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-16321/norethindrone-contraceptive-oral/details/list-sideeffects If your blood pressure has gone up, and it's nearing dangerous levels, please work with your doctor on this. There are other treatments for endo.

There is also a precaution if you have high blood pressure - https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/norethindrone-oral-route/before-using/drg-20137986

This is a study that followed women taking it for 5 years - it's been deemed safe for at least that long - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301211517301471

I hope this helps!

Thank you Emily , I'll look at these links, appreciate that  :)
You're welcome. Let us know how you're doing.

Endo stinks. :(
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