So as mentioned in yesterday’s post I have been put on some medication to induce a visit from aunt flo so that I can go for more blood tests. I did not mention the name as, frankly I could not read the doctors hand writing! But the prescription has been collected and I now have the tablets to start today.
I have been given Norethisterone to take (10mg bd aka 2 tablets twice a day). This is along side the metformin I take, which was increased to 500mg BD (twice a day).
It looks very unassuming and will apparently induce a period. Simple…right?
I went straight to the side effects…first thing I read is there is a risk of venous thromboembolism (vte). I will need to be careful here as there is a family history of these.
As you can see from these pictures I can look forward to an array of side effects…Oh joy! Possible side effects include, but by no means limited too:
Issues with breathing, wheezing
Swelling of hands & feet/face & tongue
Skin rash (plus intense itching)
Risk of blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), stroke or DVT
I won’t lost everything as…well it’d be boring but the lost goes on to include effects on:
Reproductive system and breasts
Stomach and intestine
Heart & circulation
Skin & hair
So the next ten days could be interesting indeed. I kind of feel there are some big risks here all for some blood tests that might not even matter; purely because if I don’t lose the three stone they won’t help us anyway.