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Is it wise to be on lupron (leuprolide) for 6 months my endometriosis and infertility?

Is it wise to be on lupron (leuprolide) for 6 months my endometriosis and infertility?

Maybe: Lupron (leuprolide) will not help you to conceive, so if that is the top priority, then Lupron (leuprolide) is not recommended unless it is used as part of an ivf cycle. For women with endometriosis who have infertility it is best to proceed with pregnancy asap. See a reproductive endocrinologist for help and advice. If pain control is your top priority, Lupron (leuprolide) may be very helpful. The downside is the risk of bone loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Lupron (leuprolide) withdrawal symptoms for male?

Lupron (leuprolide) withdrawal symptoms for male?

Not aware of any: Generally, stopping Lupron (leuprolide) just allows the whole hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis to start getting back to normal, with gradual increases in both testosterone and estrogen as the Lupron (leuprolide) wears off. In some people who have been on multiple courses of lupron, (leuprolide) or have been on it for a long time, there may not be recovery, and the low testosterone and estrogen may be permanent. ...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 does lupron (leuprolide) depot work for endometriosis?

How does lupron (leuprolide) depot work for endometriosis?

In the brain: Receptors in the brain get saturated to a that point the pulses of gnrh cannot stimulate the ovarian production of estrogen. ...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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Is it safe to be receiving lupron (leuprolide) depot shots for 11 years?

Depo-Lupron: It is incredibly unusual for a doctor to recommend treatment with depo-lupron for 11 years. This medication is not considered a long-term treatment of any gynecological condition. It's normally used for 6-12 months at a time to control endometriosis, shrink fibroids ; a few other situations. The main concern is poor bone health. Although other complications are possible from early menopause. ...Read more

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Lupron (leuprolide) is causing suicidal and homicidal thoughts. What should I do?

Lupron (leuprolide) is causing suicidal and homicidal thoughts. What should I do?

Call crisis center: You need to call your doctor immediately and discuss this issue. If your dr. Does not call you back immediately, than call the nearest emergency room or 911 and ask them for a crisis number/hotline where you can discuss your feelings with a trained professional. If you have suicidal/homicidal thoughts with an action plan, call 911 as you may need emergent treatment for your ; others safety. ...Read more

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