Do Side Effects of Progesterone Go Away? What you Need to Know

June 30, 2020

Progesterone intake of the body has varying degrees of side effects which may or may not go away on their own. The intensity, frequency, and duration of these side effects depend upon:

  • the hormonal balance in your body
  • the average dose you take each day
  • the way your body reacts to the intake.

As a result, a lot of side effects are non-existent and quite rare.

Of course, there are a number of common side effects that require immediate and effective medication. They do not go away on their own. These side effects include:

  • chest pain or congestion
  • flu-like symptoms
  • fever
  • disoriented nipples and breast
  • abdominal pain
  • change of vaginal discharge
  • dark, clay-colored urine and stool
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness and fainting
  • irregular or sharp heartbeat
  • pelvic pain
  • spontaneous abortion
  • nausea
  • anxiety and nervousness
  • swollen
  • discolored or numb skin
  • vaginal bleeding
  • vomiting
  • bloody vomit
  • fatigue
  • tight, short breathing.

On the other hand, some side effects go away on their own as your body adjusts to the medication. If you observe any of these, there is no need to worry:

  • increase in menstrual flow and frequency
  • depression
  • clumsiness
  • breast pain
  • white or brownish vaginal discharge
  • loss of consciousness
  • hypersensitivity
  • feeling drunk and detached from reality
  • hives or welts
  • discolored or double vision
  • aggression
  • stiff or tensed muscles
  • night blindness
  • stomach pain
  • slurred speech
  • spinning sensation
  • weight changes
  • hair loss or thinning
  • short term blank brain
  • behavioral changes
  • loud drumming in ears.

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