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Unread 06-23-2005, 01:37 PM

Like you, I researched Lupron before I ever found this site. (where you can get "real life" experiences.)

After my research, I was really scared of the stuff. I did not try it, but after reading alot of posts on here it seems that some have temporary relief from it.

I am 7 days post-op from TAH/BSO. Still real soon in the recovery phase, but so far so good.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll make the decision that is right for you.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 02:21 PM

I took LUpron for 3 months prior to having my hysterectomy. It was prescribed to try and stop my fibroids from growing. It did not work. Instead my fibroid continued to grow. I experienced menopause symptoms the same as I am experiencing now after my TAH/BSO. These symptoms are hotflashes, night sweats, brain fog and body aches. The first month I had a period and very painful breast nipples (never had that before). The second and third month I did not have a period.
Unread 06-23-2005, 02:22 PM

I had an ectopic pregnancy in 2002 because of very large fibroids. My DR prescribed lupron for me (1 shot every 3 months). I took it for one year. It shrunk my fibroids down very small. However, I did experience the hot flashes and for me, weight gain along with mood swings. It did throw me into menopause but provided relief from the pain and agony of the fibroids. It took exactly 1 year after stopping the lupron for the fibroids to return in full form. After that my symptoms seemed to get worse which I then decided to go with the hysterectomy.

I wish you luck on whatever you decide to do. I must say that life has been much better without the constant pain.
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Unread 06-23-2005, 03:58 PM

Hi! I was prescribed Lupron 2-3 months prior to having an endometrial ablation. Here's an interesting tidbit...the nurse told me that Lupron cost $1000 a shot!!!! My butt did not appreciate the cost of this shot!!

I had a lot of hot flashes, night sweats and I did gain weight. I should mention that I also did not do well on birth control either. I did not have my period so that was a bonus!!!

I did have a lot of mood swings and I honestly felt like it took a good 6 months or longer for the total side effects of my one shot to leave my body!!!

Please keep in mind that this is only my experience and you should do what is best for you!

Good Luck!!
Sheree (weebles)
35 years old TVH 6-8-05
Unread 06-25-2005, 07:08 AM

Here are some other links where Lupron is discussed that you may find helpful:

lupron treatment

lupron buddy?

I need advice on recurrent ovarian cysts and lupron...

Looking for someone who has had Lupron

Unread 06-25-2005, 07:40 AM


I had a 3 mo. injection prior to my endometrial ablation. I experienced some headaches and hot flashes, but it was so wonderful to be without pain and flooding during that time. For me it was well worth the trade off.

Unread 06-27-2005, 08:27 PM

I used Lupron twice in my fight against endometriosis. Both times, it worked great for me. My experience was like one woman's who posted--I can't remember her user name, but I only had hot flashes and night sweats. That's certainly no big deal compared to endometriosis pain.

I have had 2 laparoscopies, taken b.c. pills, etc., and the Lupron was the only thing that helped me be pain free.

The first time I tried it, the hot flashes and night sweats were pretty bad. The second time--perhaps b/c I was 5 yrs. older?--I only had a few hot flashes, but I had joint pain. The joint pain was easily treated with Advil, unlike endometriosis!!

I had since had a TAH/BSO, but I am thankful for Lupron. It afforded me a few months here and there of normalcy. I realize, however, that other people have had bad experiences with it--the experiences seem to vary drastically, so I be cautious about trying it unless it is a last resort before hysterectomy.
Unread 06-27-2005, 08:39 PM

I took 4 months of shots of lupron for endo. The only side effect that I could do without is the terrible headaches. Other than that it made me feel much better. I didn't find the hot flashes and night sweats too bad although they do get worse after every shot I took. Good luck!

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