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How Long Do The Side Effects Of Lupron 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Still misunderstood. Would u use a 3 month slow release lupron (leuprolide) Depo-Provera im adult dose on a 10 yr old child every 28days? Why / why not? Any side effects?
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
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
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
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
How long after trigeminal ganglion block will patient get relief? And how long should it typically last? And what are the side effects of it?
Immediate: 6-18 months of relief. Tough block technically speaking- makes sure it is done through experienced hands. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)? Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?
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
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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