I was diagnosed with a fibroid in 2/10 after bleeding heavily for 2 weeks. Have never had any period problems in the past. Ultra sound done, endometrial biopsy done, only fibroids were found. Put on Loestrin 24 at the age of 48. Has taken care of the bleeding, I actually have nothing now, but would like to get off these hormones (have hair loss, weight gain, etc.) My ob-gyn has never heard of Lysteda, I sent her information from my own research but never heard from her. Found another doc that has prescribed it but has not gotten any feedback from those patients. I understand other forms of bc will have to be used if I am on Lysteda. Just looking to see how many women were put on this drug due to fibroids.
Yes. Women with uterine fibroids may experience heavy menstrual periods.
Lysteda can be given to treat the heavy bleeding.
The FDA approved Lysteda based on clinical trials in which women took Lysteda or a placebo. Women taking Lysteda had less menstrual blood loss than women taking a placebo.
I have 4 large fibroids in and on the outside of my uterus, which meant that I can expect each month to have heavy bleeding. I have been put on Lupron on several occassions which helped some but the fibroids still came back. I didn't like Lupron because it placed me in a menopausal state. I suffered severe hormonal changes that it almost cost me my marriage. I've endured 2 surgeries and absolutely refuse to do it again. Since then I have moved and found another Dr. He put me on Lysteda for 5 days and it has helped me tremendously. Since it is non hormonal I have not personally experienced any side effects. The heavy bleeding has stopped and I am grateful. Hope this helps.
- Lysteda Information for Consumers
- Lysteda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lysteda (detailed)
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