Abnormal periods while on Esmya

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Hello Ladies,

I need some reviews on how ESMYA works.

I have been on Ñoresthisterone for the past 15 days to stop my bleeding in between periods..While on Ñoresthisterone I also started with ESMYA been just (5 days....)

But just after a days gap after finishing the Ñoresthisterone my periods are back ....not that they completely stopped I had occasional spotting during the course of 15 days...

Isn't ESMYA supposed to stop my periods and shrink the fibroids??

How does it work?

I am worried....or is my body still trying to follow the normal monthly cycle which was due around this date?

Any similar experiences to calm this my anxiety.

Thank you!!!

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    My consultant said that whenever you stop norethisterone, taking esmya or not you will most likely have a break through bleed as your body has got used it, so stopping it will have an affect. 

    Hope this helps. 

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    I took Esyma about 2 years after years of heavy periods and a crazy six months when I had no control due my fibroids

    My consultant chose the least invasive method of treating Fibroid - Esyma.  Like you I had reservations and it was such a new drug that even my GP had not heard of it.  The drug is strong and  you take it on the first day of your period and for me the bleeding stop on 2nd day.   I had no breakthrough bleeding.   At the time you could only take for 3 months stop for a month and start another 3 months.  

    You still get the PMS symptoms during the lead to your period just not bleeding.  Its did caused me to be fatigue and have a  pounding headache at the beginning,  After each 3 month treatment,  my period would return and I would have an ultrascan to check my fibroid.  After 3 lots of treatment, my fibroid was halved and my period was much lighter than it had been for many years.  My consultant was very impressed by my the results and I was lucky that it worked me as I know this is not the case for every one.  

    It does not get rid of my fibroid and it can grow again but currently my period are really good and manageable and I am not anaemic all the time. 

    I hope my reply helps


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      Hi SHED35,

      Thanks much for responding so quickly.I am glad that ESMYA has worked for you and the size of your fibroid has shrunk.

      If you don't mind me asking what type of a fibroid were you suffering from?

      I am having a submucosal fibroid which is 4.3 cm in my recent ultrasound .

      Good for you that ESMYA stopped bleeding on day 2.

      For me I had break through bleeding bcos of Primolut being stopped.

      But I still can't understand why Esmya hasn't kicked in ... yes I too experience fatigue...even though I take the tablet at night...Its just day 10 for me yet...got to complete 3 months first.

      We're there any side effects and also does it cause any bleeding in month 2 and month 3??


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    The largest fibroid (8 cm)  and the one causing the issues was at the back of my womb. Esyma shrank this fibroid.

    Fatigue was an issue throughout the cause of the treatment and pounding headache at the beginning.  It is strong medication.

    I had no bleeding in month 2 and 3.

    I am not sure why it works for some and not others but my fibroid was large so it had something to attack.  It shrank it to 3.75 cm.   I am always aware that it could grow back as I am not on Esyma now.

    I hope this helps.


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