Despite the fact that the use of progesterone is mostly safe, there are some side effects from progesterone pessaries that people have to keep in mind. As with most other medications, there are side effects to medications for some people who take them. These issues arise as the body becomes accustomed to the new medication. With most people, these side effects tend to diminish or disappear completely. However, it is still important that you know what some of the common side effects are.
Feelings of sickness/nausea
These may occur in some people, but can often be lessened by eating simple meals. It is a good idea to avoid spicy or rich food if you have initial issues with feeling sick.
It is a good idea to request a suitable painkiller from your pharmacist or doctor to treat possible headaches. Even though unpleasant, there is no immediate concern. If you have an unusually severe headache or continue to experience problems, make sure that you speak to your doctor.
Changes in the menstrual cycle
One of the most common side effects from progesterone pessaries is changes in the menstrual cycle. This is normal and nothing to worry about. It is possible that the menstruation is either delayed or begins earlier than normal.
Because the pessaries are made from substances that become liquid or soft as they react to the temperature of the body, it is possible that the dissolving of the pessary leads to some leakage. This is a normal result when inserting medication in either the vagina or the rectum.
If you notice the following and it worries you
These are not necessarily dangerous side effects, but they may occur. If you feel uncomfortable, it is important to speak to your physician:
? Susceptible individuals may experience an increase in blood pressure
? Insomnia, changes in libido, nervousness, and mild mood changes
? Hot flushes, breast pain or tenderness, and acne
? Unusual weight gain, weakness, or tiredness
? Abdominal cramping, swelling of the feet, ankles or face
? The site of insertion may have issues with itching or irritation in sensitive individuals
Keep in mind
Again, it is important that you do not be alarmed by the list of possible side effects from progesterone pessaries. Most people who use them will not experience any of these side effects. It is possible that progesterone becomes unsuitable for some people over time. If it does appear that your body is not reacting to progesterone the same way it did before, it is important that you let your prescriber know immediately.
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