I Too Had an Awful Expierence With Lupron
I was told I have endometrioses. It's very prevelant in my family wtih both my mom and sister having to succumb to hysterectomies, I wanted to try anything but that!! I had a severe reaction and got the worst case of pneumonia I'd ever had and then all my ... more »
I was told I have endometrioses. It's very prevelant in my family wtih both my mom and sister having to succumb to hysterectomies, I wanted to try anything but that!! I had a severe reaction and got the worst case of pneumonia I'd ever had and then all my joints swelled. I soon had to consult with a rheumatologist and my blood work came back positive for a muscular skeletal inflammation of unknown origin. They stll don't know exactly what I have but I get sick alot, have had to be on years of prednisone to reduce my inflammations and after going off the Lupron had WORSE symptoms and problems with my menstrual cycles than ever! I'm almost 48 and found a new OB-GYN that said if I opted for a hysterectomy I would have it difficult because the lining of my uterus was binding other organs together. If I could hold out until menopause that my endo symptoms would resolve. I decided to hold out and am in the beginning of going through menopause. Alternately, I've been very blessed to find a family doctor that tested my blood work for high estrogen count (which causes fibrioids and endometrioses when you have a very high estrogen level) and low and behold she prescribed a bio-identical cream that is made up from a compounding pharmacy. It's progesterone (micronized) I use a tablespoon 2x's a day and after 6 months my symptoms from endo were greatly reduced. 2 years later and my symptoms are nearly completely resolved! However the ongoing rheumatological problems I had still remain near 10 years after my injections with Lupron, I've tried to do everything in my power to counter act the rheumatological issues I've gone through. I eat a anti-inflammatory diet eating lot's of fruit, vegetables and losing over 50 pounds (with about another 30 to go) exercising regularly when I'm able, and taking lot's of good supplements. There's nothing we can do about putting this drug into our body, and the doctor's that have prescribed it absolutley should be held accoutable as should the company manufacturing this garbage. But taking control of the things we can and trying to make a difference by controlling what we put in our mouths and taking care of our bodies can help us to heal to our best ability. Good luck everyone. I'm sorry for each and everyone suffering at the hands of the greedy pharmacueticals company that inveted this poisin. I hope that if you can, you can forgo having to have a hysterectomy and get a RX for progesterone cream to help with your fibroid/endo issues! (((HUGS))) to all of you.