I have been prescribed to take the 11.25mg shot of Lupron to shrink my large grapefruit size fibroid. After reading all the reviews, I am petrified to take the shot. I am 25 years old and really want to start my family within the next year. My family also has a history of osteoporosis so the loss of bone density is frightening as well. I have a regular menstrual cycle. Perhaps I bleed now more than I used to, I'm not sure, but it's nothing excessive or alarming. The only reason I'd be taking the shot is to shrink the fibroid so that I can get a mystemectomy. If anyone has updates on their experience of Lupron, please let me know. Majority of the negative ones were still currently going through the symptoms, I just want to know an update on if it went away/how long it took to wear off etc.
Hello VanessaS. I understand where you are coming from. I am new to the Lupron part of this journey but I thought I would tell you my experience with it so far. I got my first shot about five weeks ago. I read all of the crazy terrifying stories that every one has told in different blogs also and wanted to run screaming. I wanted to curl in a ball until it passed but that was not an option. I was/am far too large and getting larger with every minute, so I had NO choice but to do something. I was growing out of all options and being pushed ever closer to hysterectomy. I am 41 with no children so that was not my choice at all. Five weeks ago I got my first Lupron Depot shot of 11.25 dose(1 shot every 3 months) In this 5 weeks I have experienced no discomfort of any kind. I have only had one period and it seemed like any other of my cycles for the most part. no heavy bleeding, no cramping, just normal. I was hoping to lose weight, but not so much yet. And also, I am currently taking DIM Avail pills and ihave been taking them for 6 months or so. they are a dietary supplement to help regulate hormones. I am also on prescription vitamin D, I have been taking it for a year. I am also taking birth control pills. the birth control pills are something I have never used before in my life. they were prescribed from my doctor as a way of adding back estrogen since Lupron removes estrogen. With these three together, I have noticed no side effects at this point. hope it goes as well for you.
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