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Taking Medroxyprogesterone

I am 43 with irregular periods and my period stopped after June. I had blood work done and I am not full menopause - so my DR, put me on Medroxyprogesterone for 10 days to start it up. Is it true that these drugs can make you more fertile after all is on track? I've posted before as I would love to get pregnant. When I thought I was full menopause I was sad to say the least. I hear so many stories of people that get surprised during pre-menopause when they think they are safe and then get pregnant - I should be so lucky! Thanks in advance for your help.
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162784 tn?1227299650
Hi Yankeegirl2,

Congrats on being not fully menopausal, but I wish I knew about the medication you're talking about but I don't.  I can only reccommend maybe checking in over at the experts forum to see if they know about that.  Also, there's a pregnancy forum for women over 35 and one of the women there may have experience with this and may be able to answer your question.  Check back in and let us know what happens.

Good luck!

Trish
178239 tn?1277409091
There are a lot of women that get those wonderful surprise babies at the onset of menopause. That is the best surprise of all, I think any way, lol. Other women might think it a cruel trick :)

Did the dr tell you what your FSH level was? That is the best way to tell what your chances are.  Progesterone is naturally produced by the left over follicle that the egg was in before it was released. Once the egg was released, the remaining follicle becomes the Corpus Luteum. It's job is to produce progesterone that is necessary for a new embryo.  If you don't ovulate, no progesterone. No progesterone and af doesn't know when to show up. It is when the Corpus Luteum dies if pregnancy was not achieved, that that af knows it's time to visit.  What taking the progesterone will do is tell your body that it's ok to start a new cycle (once you stop taking it). It basically tricks your body.
Sometimes, just the act of having regular cycles (medically induced or not) can aid in fertility. I hope you get a nice surprise :)

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Thank you both! It is so nice to have such nice people to talk to. I hope all your dreams and wishes come true. Terri
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