Saturday, February 2, 2013
My Experience with Lupron (so far)
My RE suggested that I go on Lupron after my laparoscopy in July. She said that I had a lot of endometriosis (grade 3) but that they got as much as they could. She explained that endometriosis is kind of like splatter paint and that it is impossible to remove all of it with surgery. She said that the Lupron would starve the small endometrial implants of estrogen and that they would "die off." I'm always researching, so I looked for research to support the "dying off" thing. I couldn't really find much. But, I figure I'm not a RE and I hope she knows what she's doing, as much as she costs. I really wanted to see if just having the surgery helped first. She said it wouldn't hurt anything to try for 6 months before starting Lupron. Shocker: nothing happened. So, I had my first injection in December. I am having the once monthly injections and have had 2 so far. I was really expecting the worst. I mean, I've heard nothing but horror stories. Hot flashes and mood swings were the side effects I heard most often, so I was fully expecting at least those. Not to mention the horrible things you read online. I was reading crazy stories about Lupron giving people permanent bone loss or epilepsy. A little scary. I have to say I have been pleasantly surprised. I know it's not over, but I think I should be feeling side effects if I'm going to, right? The only thing that I have been experiencing is low sex drive. I'm really not sure if that is a side effect or just in my head. I mean it is pretty nice to have a break from ttc. Since I know that a baby is not going to result plus the fact that last 30 months have consisted of way too much BDing, not feeling into it may not be due to the medication. I am doing the add-back therapy, so maybe that is helping too. Does anyone have any interesting experiences with Lupron?