Ashley (disturbedme) wrote in vaginapagina,

Mini Pill (Progestin-only) and ovulation?

Hey VPers!

This is probably going to be one of the weirdest questions and I don't know if anyone will have an answer, but I'm hoping someone will.

I just started taking Camila (brand name: Micronor) four days ago. Today was my fifth day of taking it. SO far so good. No real side effects, except I either ovulated already... or the pill has given me breast tenderness (and I know that's a side effect), higher sex drive, and has raised my temperature to post-ovulation temps (for me, it's anything over 98.0.).

So my question is... does anyone know if taking a progestin-only pill actaully cause you to ovulate? Progestin is a man-made progesterone and progesterone (the real hormone) usually is what causes a woman to ovulate (as well as in turn causes your basal body temperature to rise in the morning), so I am wondering if the man-made version can do the same thing and make a woman ovulate and raise basal temperature? I know that it's supposed to supress ovulation in some women as well. So I don't know if I did really ovulate or the mini pill just made my temperature rise and make it 'seem' like I ovulated.

Is there anyone out there who take their basal body temperatures in the morning and have noticed while on BC if progestin-only pills cause your temp to rise just like regular progesterone does? I know it's a weird question.

If anyone else has any things to add about progestin-only pills, that would be good too. I really started taking this because I have endometriosis and could no longer stand the painful periods and periods in general (not to mention trying to stop further progession of the disease). I am hoping to stop having a period for a year or two, at least.

Thanks so much for any help you can give.
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