It has come to my attention that many people are being told that as long as they take HRT they can have Lupron as many times as they wish. This isn’t exactly true. While it is not illegal for doctor’s to prescribe Lupron (Prostap), it is stated in the leaflet insert that is in the injection kit that: “The safety of re-treatment as well as treatment beyond 6 months with Lupron has not been established.” This statement indicates that they have no idea how safe it is to have Lupron (Prostap) for more than 6 months at a time, or …continue reading
i was diagnosed with endometriosis on march 17 2005. my doctor started my lupron shots after my laproscopy and the side effects have been pretty horendous. i was just wondering if anyone else has had some problems with the shot. not long after my first shot i developed hot flashes, mood swings, leg pains, severe depression, anxiety and really bad insomnia. its just been pretty difficult to deal with all around. im pretty much pain free for now but the after effects have been hard on me.
Dr. Albee discussses endometriosis and some of the medications used during treatment. These include Lupron (Prostap), Synarel, Zoladex and RU-486.
Lupron Depot interrupts normal menstruation and the production of estrogen. The absence of estrogen reduces the growth of endometrial tissue. In some cases, Lupron can shrink the implants and provide significant relief from pain. This medication creates a pseudo-menopause. Even though most women stop having periods during treatment, occasional spotting can occur. If you continue to have regular menstruation after your second injection, you should notify your physician. You could also experience hot flashes, headaches and vaginal dryness, which are menopausal symptoms. A reduction in estrogen might also cause a reduction in bone mineral density. Once treatment is stopped, this …continue reading
This article contains information on Lupron that I have gotten from the Inserts that came with my first Lupron shot. From the Patient Information Insert that came with my Lupron shot: -it is for intramuscular use only -it comes in 3.75mg (1-Month slow release) and 11.25mg (3-Month slow release) -it’s limited to women 18 years of age and over -the proper use of Lupron Depot: -very important your physician checks your progress at regular check-ups -you might get a local skin reaction: itching, redness, burning and/or swelling at the injection site; the reactions are usually mild and disappear within a …continue reading