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chance of lupron even improving anything?

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My new OB/GYN wants me to go on Lupron shots,never mentioned any side effects aside from menopausal symptoms, so I did some research and don't like what I'm reading.

My family history includes stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney failure. Mom had endo, surgical removal at 38, menopause at 40. I've been having menopausal symptoms for the past 7 years, increasing in severity for the last 3. I suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, tachycardia, severe pelvic pain and DUB. MRI showed a thickening of the left USL. Suspected endo.

I was put on Seasonale for 3 months, Seasonique for 6. I ended up in more pain, with more bleeding, having a mild heart attack, and bad leg circulation problems (varicose veins, swelling, pain).

Fertility is NOT desired and I asked my new OB/GYN for a hysterectomy. She insisted on the shots.

What are my chances with all my symptoms of Lupron even improving anything?


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replied December 3rd, 2012
Endometriosis Answer A40757
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Lupron can control the endometriosis growth/implants thereby controlling the progression and helping with symptoms relief. If endometriosis is suspected, and symptoms are severe/worsening, do not delay in the treatment or surgery for removal of endometriosis implants/growths/cysts, scars, adhesions. Post-surgery, women have better recovery and long term relief if treatment is combined with regression therapy with use of hormones. Endometriosis symptoms can persist or recur if estrogen production or supplementation is present. Symptoms can also persist if there has been deep retroperitoneal endometriosis (as these places are not easily reachable with conventional laparoscopy). If worried, you may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist before deciding on further treatment plan. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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