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Hi..i need periods were always on time..this month i was late for 4 days...i have the symptoms of pregancy like increased urine,sicknes neusae,breast nipples are hurting..i took the home pregancy test which came back negitive..and today i had spotting 1st browish later pinkish...and other thing is in last month i used tablets to postpone my period for 3 i have imp this month do i have any chance to become pregnant or late is due to the tablets i took...plz give reply


Hi sume Reddy

Pills taken to delay periods have their side effects and I am listing some below -

  • Headache (including migraine headache)
  • Feeling sick
  • Being sick
  • Stomach ache
  • Swollen or sore breasts
  • Change in weight
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Patches of darkened skin
  • Itching
  • Acne
  • Rash
  • Change in appetite
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Feeling tired
  • Feeling depressed
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting from the vagina
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • High sugar levels in the blood
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Confusion
  • Feeling nervous
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry mouth
  • Blood clots
  • Fever
  • Eye problems
  • Increase in body hair
  • Worsening of migraine headaches
  • Worsening of fitting (epilepsy)
  • Liver tumours

If any of these persist or you consider them severe then inform your doctor or pharmacist. Further information on other side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Tell your doctor immediately and stop taking norethisterone if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling of the face, hands or feet, wheezing, difficulty breathing, or an intense itchy skin rash which may be caused by a severe allergic reaction
  • Signs and symptoms of a blood clot which may include severe pain or tenderness or swelling in the calf of one or both legs, unexpected chest pain, shortness of breath or coughing up blood, unexpected numbness, tingling, weakness, severe headache, dizziness, fainting, fitting, problems with eyesight or speech or unexpected stomach pain
  • Painful or inflamed leg veins
  • Changes in your sense of taste, smell or touch
  • A crushing type of chest pain or heaviness in your chest
  • Migraine or your existing migraine worsens
  • Persistent headaches
  • Swelling or tenderness in the upper part of your tummy
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of your eyes (this may be a sign of jaundice)
  • Large increase in blood pressure
  • Pregnancy
  • Recurrence of earlier depression

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

If your periods have resumed, yes, you do stand a good chance at pregnancy. About home pregnancy tests? They usually go wrong, so, please visit a doctor and get a clinical pregnancy test done. Good luck