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Missing periods for 1 1/2 year. Not getting periods by medication. How long should I wait for periods?

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i was not having my periods for past one and half year did the blood tests,scanning,karyotyping everything. my problem was no production of eggs rest everything is normal.that's what the doctor said I'm having early menopause.i'm just 33yrs of age.
now I'm on progynova 2mg thrice a day and from past 10 days along with progynova I'm taking modus 10mg twice a day. as per doc advice i stopped both the medicine 4 days back and still i've not got my periods.
how long should i wait for periods..
do i have to take progynova lifelong?
I'm feeling very very weak,fatigue and sleepy from past four days.not able to do any work please help me..
as I'm very tensed
my AMH is 0.49 ng/ml when i checked on XXXXXXX 2010 can it ever increase?
my FSH 47.24
Inhibin B 141.0
all test done in 2010
karytype 46,XX
my TSH is normal and my endometrium is very good. also i don't have PCOD
i went through IVF once was not a success
my sex life is nil from almost 3 & 1/2 years.
I'm married for 4 years now.
before marriage me & my husband had a great sex life.
but after marriage my period problems started and XXXXXXX problems in my in laws house all made us away from sex..
also my feelings are basically XXXXXXX now,
i get irritated very fast,depressed most of the time though i don't show it outwards not at all happy with life..
doc does all these symptoms because of my hormone problems
ya is it b'coz i had a very stress ful and full of tension life in my in-laws place and i live with them they mentally tortured me very physical torture
can you please tell me what is the reason for my sick life
i'm very desperate to get the answer
my email id YYYY@YYYY
Posted Mon, 6 Aug 2012 in Infertility Problem
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 47 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query. I have gone through the details with diligence and I am very sorry to hear the tremendous problem and pressure you are facing. I will try to explain your condition in detail for as much as possible:

1) Yes, it seems you are suffering with premature menopause. This condition is known to occur in few people. You are one of them.

2) The result of this - you have low Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) and high Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) hormone results. Unfortunately these levels are irreversible. It will be very difficult to improve the levels of these hormones to benefit you.

3) You can take Progynova and progesterone tablets as suggested to keep your periods going on. I would have to say that if you stop tablets you may not get periods.

4) Egg production is known to be affected with such hormone levels. You may not be able to produce eggs with such levels. So there is no point in going for invitrofertilization (IVF) - they may not succeed. Only solution is going for IVF with donor ovum (means eggs from an egg donor who is ready to donate eggs for you). These eggs can be combined with your husband's sperms and make an embryo which can be put inside your womb. Egg donor can be your relative or a professional egg donor from an accredited centre.
Discuss about this option with your family and your treating doctor.

6) The hormone levels have nothing to do with sex life. Perhaps it's the stress within the family and the medical condition affecting your sexual functions. I suggest try to reduce your stress levels through yoga and meditation.

Hope I have answered your queries. I am available for any follow-up query if any.

Dr.Mahesh Koregol
IVF & Infertility specialist
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Follow-up: Missing periods for 1 1/2 year. Not getting periods by medication. How long should I wait for periods? 7 hours later
Doc thank u so much for your so well explained reply.
Now i,m more clear with my situation.

one last question u said not to stop the tablet to get the periods but my doc said to stop the tablets and when u get the periods 2nd day to come for scanning.

but my previous doc had said to start the progynova tab after stopping for 5 days after every 28 days of tablet..
this is my 4 th day after stopping n have not got my periods.till how many days I've to wait to get periods and start my tab again..

also sir the IVF i did was with donor egg

thanking you XXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 39 minutes later

I meant to say continue the cyclical tablets. That is stopping to get periods and again starting after periods as you are doing now. Because if you dont take tablets you may not get periods.

Its just 4 days since you have stopped tablets. Please wait for another 6 days, you might get periods.

You have good chance of conceiving by donor egg IVF. Visit a good IVF centre and ask for blastocyst transfer which has higher success rates.

If you have no more queries, please accept my answer and close the query.

Dr.Mahesh Koregol
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