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Lupron Side Effects That Are Permanent
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
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
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
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
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