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    Taking progesterone
    annb54 posted:
    My doctor put me on progesterone about three weeks ago. I am 59 and still having a light period every few months with symptoms.My question is I just spotted and feel like I am having a period.Is this normal on this medication?.Also I was about an hour later taking this medicine and I know that you are suppose to take it the same time everyday.Thanks for your help.
    annb54 responded:
    Sorry I forgot to ask should I keep taking this medicine or should I call the doctor? She told me she wanted the wall of my uterus to start thinning.
    Mary Jane Minkin, MD replied to annb54's response:
    Dear annb54,
    Progesterone is a good medication to keep the lining of the uterus in check. Indeed, some women are quite sensitive to dosing; although being off one hour would be unusual to start symptoms, it is possible. So nothing sounds worrisome, and it sounds like your doctor is on top of the situaton.
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane
    annb54 replied to Mary Jane Minkin, MD's response:
    Thanks for making me feel better.I do hope this medicine helps.I know it is strange that I still have a light period every few months.So I really hope this works.

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