Thanks for posting about your niece. Nurse Jane had this answer about When a Period Returns after Depo Provera. "When testing for actual return of ovulation, the range can be 77-425 days with a mean time of 211 days— or seven months (Fotherby, 1986)."
You may want to suggest your niece see her doctor and get some answers. The doctor may also have a treatment to "jump start" your niece's periods, but her doctor can determine that.
If you post back with an update, I'd suggest starting a new thread. More people will see a brand new post, than a five month old post.
Angiet1974, I am very sorry to hear about your daughter. I would encourage you to have her see her gynecologist and get checked out. Her doctor will be able to determine the reason for the missing periods.
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Everyone is concerned about cutting costs on everything these days, including prescriptions. So Jane and I thought we'd share a few tips that might help.
1) See if you can get a generic that is on that list of several hundred drugs available at Wal*Mart for about $4.00 for a 30-day supply. Target and Fred Myers chains also have the same program. Check that list and see if any medication you take is on it, and get your prescription transferred there if it would be cheaper. Also, don't be shy about printing out the list and asking your doctor about it. Sometimes there are generics or substitutes available for medications you may be currently taking.
2) Check the inserts for your prescription drug's manufacturer. If you don't have one, ask your pharmacist for the insert, or look it up online. Contact the maker (they usually have toll-free phone numbers) and see if they have a prescription assistance program--you'd be surprised how many of them do. The good news is that drug makers Pfizer, Merck, Abbott, and AzstraZeneca have created or expanded their Prescription Assistance programs.
3) You may be interested in checking out the Partnership for Prescription Assistance . Their mission is to "help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free." Also, take a look at NeedyMeds.com (These are not a WebMD sites, and we cannot guarantee content).
4) Use the pharmacy at CostCo, a warehouse store which can buy in bulk so their prescription prices are very low. You do not have to be a CostCo member to use their pharmacy.
5) Ask your doctor about samples or coupons he or she may have available for patients.
Here are several free and low-cost health care resources Nurse Jane Harrison-Hohner and I thought we could share with you. If you know of any in your community and want to share the URL (web address) please go ahead and post them here in this thread.
Together, we can help one another through these difficult times.
HRSA.gov --Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.
BenefitsCheckUp.org -- “Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans — especially those with limited incomes — are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs.”
Free Clinics-- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.
NeedyMeds.org Clinics--You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or “green card.”
Other--Please make sure and check local resources for tests PAP smear, mammograms, cholesterol screenings, bone density, and blood pressure checks. Drug stores, grocery stores with pharmacies, Planned Parenthood, community health centers, local hospitals, senior centers and women's clinics will often have these tests/exams available at low cost or even free.
Note:None of these are WebMD sites, so we cannot guarantee content. Clinics may change requirements and/or services offered. Please contact them directly to find current information.