I was diagonosied with extensive endo in June. Told to get on lupron for 6 months then try to have kids! I don't want it, I"m crazy with out messing up the hormones! The dr has been really non understanding about my side of this. Can't I just start having kids now? Why do i Have to wait? Any alternative Solutions?
9 Jul 2010
I know how you feel. I never wanted to go on lupron. I've heard really bad things about it. Plus, it is extremely expensive, and my insurance refused to cover it. So I would definitely check on that first.
Lupron just suppresses the endo, but then, so does being pregnant! So no, that makes no sense to me. If you can get pregnant, then do it. If you can't, then you might need sugery to clean up the endo first.
11 Jul 2010
Doctors are like anyone else and sometimes you like one better than the other. It sounds like he is not really educating you on what he is doing, and asking you not to question him. Get a second opinion and yes, if you are healed from your surgery and on no meds, by all means you can try to get pregnant. Pregnancy sometimes stops the endometriosis for a while. It is also sometimes difficult to get pregnant on it. Lupron throws you into a state of chemically induced menopause, it kills all the estrogen, which is thought to feed the endometriosis. Lupron will stop your period and it is possible for you to experience menopause symptoms until you have been off of it for at least 90 days. It wouldn't hurt to use a fertility specialist instead of just an ob/gyn.
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