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21 years old stage 4 endometriosis, on Lupron (leuprolide) depot and still have pain. Have had 2 laparoscopic surgeries. What can I do now?

Unusual. Lupron (leuprolide) in combination with conservative surgery is usually helpful for symptomatic endometriosis. However there is another medication called danocrine that can be dosed in a variety of ways that may help as well. This was on the market well before Lupron (leuprolide) and may be worth a trial. Talk with your doctor and good luck. This is a frustrating disease. Read more...

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...

Lupron (leuprolide) depot not covered by ins. Pharmacy will not accept medication discount from drug company. Any lower cost alternatives for tx of endometriosis?

Lupron (leuprolide) is not alone. Endometriosis is a common cause of cyclic pelvic pain. It is linked to your menstrual cycle, so attempts to suppress your cycle should help with pain related to endomtriosis. Hormonal therapies including birth control pills, NuvaRing and the depo-shot should be re-considered. Also, these combined with nsaids (ibuprofen-like medications) should be considered. Read more...
Endo. First off, i wouldn't give up so easily. Call the pharmaceutical company and ask for help obtaining your prescription from a different pharmacy. But if that fails, there are other less effective options: Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) continuous low dose birth control pills, and danocrine. And, i've seen people get pain relief from acupuncture! also an herbal supplement called "pine bark extract" may help. Read more...

Are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Surgery. Removal of endometriosis is an excellent complement to any medical treatment. Aromatase inhibitors and continuous oral contraceptives are also effective in dealing with the symptoms of this disease. Read more...

Do you know if there are alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Absolutely. Endometriosis requires an individual treatment approach. There are multiple different treatment options (birth control pills, progesterone, aygestin, (norethindrone) lupron, neurontin, etc) as well as different surgical options. And treatment is long term and must be adjusted periodically. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with endometriosis I have had two laproscopy and also been treated with 2 six month doses of lupron depot to help control the pain I also have mirena my doctor tells me there is nothing else he can do for the pain I constantly have p

Endometriosis. First, has your doctor treated all visible disease at each laparoscopy - or used it mainly for diagnosis? If the latter, you might benefit from seeing a specialist surgeon. If 'yes, ' has your doctor helped you rule out other possible causes of pain (besides endometriosis?) bladder or intestinal disease? A pain management specialist may also be able to help. Best wishes! Read more...