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How long do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) typically last?

How long do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) typically last?

1 or 3 months: Lupron (leuprolide) comes in 1 or 3 month doses (3.75 or 11.25 mg) and these injections usually cause menopause symptoms which I've seen as both mild or severe. It rarely continues beyond the treatment period & is a good way to pre-treat or reverse endometriosis or to shrink fibroid tumors prior to surgery. Discuss with your doc if your symptoms are severe or if you need estrogen to counter the severe effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide)?

Terrible: Lupron (leuprolide) causes reversible menopause. So as soon as the medicine takes effect the estrogen drops to zero same as complete menopause. Hot flashes, night sweats, moods, memory issues and joint pain etc. Many dr. S use this for endometriosis but endo is a surgically treated disease. Lupron (leuprolide) only temporarily diminishes symptoms but makes people miserable. Excisional surgery is needed via laparoscopy! ...Read more

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Can the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) be reversed?

Can the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) be reversed?

Yes: If you are currently on lupron, (leuprolide) there are commonly side effects such as hot flashes. These can easily be treated with supplemental hormones. The most commonly used hormone is progesterone. Many physicians will start with norethindrone, 5mg per day. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot?

What are the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Side effects: Lupron (leuprolide) side effects are hot flashes and head aches. If taken for longer than 6 months some reversible bone loss can be found with bone scans. ...Read more

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How severe do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot?

How severe do the side effects of lupron (leuprolide) depot?

Usually Mild: When I treat patients with Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) (for instance for endometriosis) I usual;y use add back therapy, this is a second medicine used to prevent the side effects from lupron (leuprolide). The addback usually reduces or gets rid of any hot flashes, any vaginal dryness, or any mood swings. So in this way I usually prevent side effects from ever occurring. ...Read more

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Lupron (leuprolide) shot and side effects?

Lupron (leuprolide) shot and side effects?

Hot Flashes: By far, the most common side effect is hot flashes, because Lupron (leuprolide) causes a temporary menopause. Poor sleep resulting in emotional side effects or head ache are also common. A serious effect from long-term Lupron (leuprolide) is osteoporosis. Many of these side effects are reduced or eliminated with extra "add-back" hormones. Some women have no side effects at all. ...Read more

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What are lupron (leuprolide) side effects with existing conditions?

What are lupron (leuprolide) side effects with existing conditions?

Unclear?: I'm not certain what you are asking, but side effects 'with' conditions would be the same as 'without' conditions: mainly hot flashes, vaginal dryness, eventual bone loss. ...Read more

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Help. Don't want to use lupron/depovera b4 fibroid surgery, coz of bad side effects it has & besides, it doesn't work for everyone. How can I shrink fi?

Shrinking: It is my opinion that it is not a good idea to try to shrink the fibroids before surgery unless they are up to your chest. Why? Because when you shrink them they become harder to remove. The surgery is harder and I think using these medications for the purpose is generally a bad idea. But that is just my opinion. I recommend you get other opinions in your area. ...Read more

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I was given Provera 2x a day (08/01 to 08/26) to stop bleeding eventhough I had Lupron shot last 06/26. Any bad effects of long term use of Provera?

I was given Provera 2x a day (08/01 to 08/26) to stop bleeding eventhough I had Lupron shot last 06/26. Any bad effects of long term use of Provera?

Provera: Provera can be used safely for various times depending on what problem is being addressed. Since you have been treated with Lupron and Provera it sounds like your issue may be fairly complex. Consider scheduling follow up with your Obgyn to clarify the diagnosis, the treatment plan and the time line for treatment ...Read more

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How long till 11.25mg lupron (leuprolide) wears off? I don't feel symptoms from it last shot was sept my husband & I want ttc should we wait? If so, how long ttc?

How long till 11.25mg lupron (leuprolide) wears off? I don't feel symptoms from it last shot was sept my husband & I want ttc should we wait? If so, how long ttc?

3 months: The shot lasts 3 months. It can have some effects a little longer. You don't have to wait at all. There is no danger in becoming pregnant but you may not ovulate. ...Read more

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How long does one lupron (leuprolide) shot last?

How long does one lupron (leuprolide) shot last?

Depends: Leuprolide acetate is available in two long-acting formulations as Lupron (leuprolide) depot. It is available in a 1-month and a 3-month version. Microdose Lupron (leuprolide) as used for ivf is generally very short acting, but the pharmacology is too complex to explain here. ...Read more

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I'm taking lupron (leuprolide) 3.75mg and just took the 6th shot. How long before ttc? Is it safe for the baby if I get pregnant on the 1st month after last shot?

I'm taking lupron (leuprolide) 3.75mg and just took the 6th shot. How long before ttc? Is it safe for the baby if I get pregnant on the 1st month after last shot?

Make sure: You know (and are treating), your mthfr genotype status. At 35, you are at high risk. 84% of the population has at least one gene problem which causes increased risk for miscarriage, neural tube defects, and add or autism spectrum disorders. If +, do not take a prenatal vitamin with regular folic acid, it blocks the receptors, needs to be l-methylfolate. Neevodha is an option. Sorry tangent from? ...Read more

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How long does side effects of phentermine typically last?

How long does side effects of phentermine typically last?

Phenteramine: Phenteramine is a less than 24 hour medication otherwise you would be up all night! Any adverse problems should go away by the next day - unless you keep taking the medication! Obviously if something is wrong and persists you should see your doctor! ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)? Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?

What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)? Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?

Bone loss: Prolonged use can cause bone loss. It mimics a menopausal status, thus with lupron, (leuprolide) estrogen and Progesterone levels are lower than would be expected during the reproductive years. ...Read more

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How long does it take fo the effects of lupron (leuprolide) to wear off?

How long does it take fo the effects of lupron (leuprolide) to wear off?

Varies: There are three forms of lupron, (leuprolide) one is a subcutaneous injection daily which will wear off very quickly. The second type is a depot form which last for approximately 30 days in the body, and lastly there is a 90 day form. A woman will usually ovulate 2 to 4 weeks after the effects of the Lupron (leuprolide) has worn off. ...Read more

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Stage IV endo, pelvic adhesive disease and ors. Gyn wants lupron, (leuprolide) im scared of side effects. I have fibromyalgia and don't want more pain, ideas?

Stage IV endo, pelvic adhesive disease and ors. Gyn wants lupron, (leuprolide) im scared of side effects. I have fibromyalgia and don't want more pain, ideas?

Ovarian remnant: Lupron (leuprolide) will suppress endometriosis and the ovarian remnant but yes the side effects can be difficult to live with. You can do add-back therapy to help reduce the side effects. The add-back used is a Progesterone but some will add estrogen too if side effects are severe. You could try the 1 month injection dose with add-back and see how you do. I assume you have already tried birth control pills. ...Read more

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