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Side Effects Of Lupron Injections
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
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?
If i had my last lupron (leuprolide) injection on dec 19th, and i'm trying to conceive. Will the effects continue this month or harm a possible implantation ?
It's safe: Lupron (leuprolide) is often used as a part of the preparation for an in vitro fertilization cycle. The medication is given in different dosages depending upon the purpose for it. But regardless, if you are able to ovulate, and conceive, it should not interfere with implantation, especially this long since your last dose. Good luck! ...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
Menopausal effects: Lupron (leuprolide) injections are used for many reasons in gynecology, most commonly in the treatment of fibroids and endometriosis. Essentially, Lupron (leuprolide) shuts down ovarian function and leads to a menopausal state. Therefore, side effects include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, decreased libido, and bone loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis ...: Depo-lupron monthly or 3-month injections are used for women with endometriosis or chronic pelvic pain, men with prostate cancer, and children with puberty too young. It may be used to shrink uterine fibroids before surgery. Depo-lupron is used in fertility treatment to prevent ovulation in frozen embryo transfer cycles & egg donor recipients, and can be used before ivf in women with endometriosis. ...Read more
Usually: within 1 cycle or 1 month. Good wishes. ...Read more
Depends: Why are you taking the Lupron (leuprolide)? is the underlying condition such that it is safe to proceed? You need to discuss this with your doctor who I suppose operated on you to diagnose the condition. In general, yes ,after 3 months passes you might start ovulating and it will be a chance to get pregnant ...Read more
Had a lupron (leuprolide) injection a month ago but not having any menopausal symptoms. Is this common?
Yes.: Not everyone who receives leupron has vasovagal side effects. ...Read more
When considering the use of lupron (leuprolide) depot 11.25 3 month injection for precious puberty, would you ever use that dose every 28 days instead? Why/why not
Consult your doctor: For precocious puberty, the 11.25 mg Lupron (leuprolide) every 3 months is sufficient 90-95% of the time. If her breasts are getting bigger or she continues to grow too rapidly, your daughter's ped endo might consider giving the Lupron (leuprolide) every 2 months but it is usually not necessary to give it more often as it is designed to be released slowly enough to last 3 months ...Read more
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