User Reviews for Lupron Depot-Gyn to treat Endometriosis
Lupron Depot-Gyn has an average rating of 4.2 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Endometriosis. 25% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.
“My endometriosis pain did go away with the Lupron! However I had major side effects! Swollen eyelids, nausea, exhaustion, joint pain, headaches, and my last symptom was hip bursitis which I then stopped Lupron! 3 months later my endometriosis pain is back and now have hip bursitis in both hips! Climbing upstairs is agony for me! Between my knee pain and hip bursitis my legs feel like they are going to give out completely! I’m praying this isn’t permanent for me!”
“I am 54 years old. Obese and suffering from hypertension. Never had any gynaecological problem. From last 1.5 year my periods became irregular and prolonged. And extremely painful. Initially I thought its due to menopausal changes. My gynaecologist advised TVS (transvaginal ultrasound) and pelvis MRI and it was diagnosed for Endometriosis. I was advised course of 3 injections of the dose. I hope it works for me.”
“I have taken this injection on 12th Sept 2016.. now it has been 7 month still my period has not came..I don't know..does this drug remain in the body for such a long time?”
“Been on this for 3 months. Yes it does diminish the pain, but feel terrible by the side effects. Get mood swings, hot flashes, acne and if that's not bad enough weight gain. It's like you are a whole new person and not a very nice one. I have also been feeling very depressed. I only have one more month until my surgery so I'm trying to stick it out. Best of Luck ladies.”
“I found Lupron to be effective in treating my symptoms of Endometriosis, particularly painful menstruation. Lupron causes one to cease menstruating which in turn eliminates the pain associated with month to month and/or every two to four week menstrual periods. That said, I developed a raised bump at the base of my skull on the back of my neck that itched and hurt. I became dizzy and lightheaded and dealt with short term memory loss along with joint pain in my feet, mouth watering nausea, night sweats, nasal congestion, and acne. The doctor could not give me an answer about the raised bump and that scared me so I chose to discontinue treatment.”
“I began a 6 month course of lupron with add back therapy in January 2015. I was terrified from everything I've read online. I had none of the horrible side effects, some hot Vosges here and there, but nothing unmanageable. I am a 41 year old female with endometriosis. I was pain free for the entire six months and felt good. Everyone is different, but with so many negative comments about thus therapy flooding the Internet, I thought it might be helpful to add my 2 cents.”
“So my gyn started me on the lupron a little over a week ago. I have had some horrible mood swings, severe pain worse then when I began, swelling in my hands and feet and I started to bleed very heavily late last night. Has anyone else had these experiences? Did they get better over time? My biggest worry is I suffer from anxiety and depression prior to the injections. Things have been getting worse is this normal or should I be worried?”
Frequently asked questions
- Are Lupron Depot and Eligard the same drug?
- Will I get my period while on Lupron?
- Can you get pregnant on Lupron Depot?
- What does Lupron do for IVF?
“Absolutely horrible drug. Complete poison. I was given this five years ago for endometriosis. Did absolutely nothing for it, but u had all the horrible side effects. Five years later I'm still dealing with side effects of this drug. Bone loss, bone pain (to the point of just waking down the street sometimes it feels like my legs are going to break. My teeth are literally just shattering eating bread. My dentist looked at my records then said wet need to talk. This is what he said. "Five years ago you didn't have anything wrong with your front teeth at all. You see this (pointing to the exrays) this is all bone loss. This doesn't just happen, it can't. This takes years and year and years to happen." DON'T TAKE IT!!!”
“I would never recommend this medication to anyone!! The disclosure of the side effects aren't truthful. There are some serious, deliberating side effects that are not listed for this medication. I am the unfortunate patient that is experiencing the "rare" side effects that weren't disclosed. I am suffering short term memory loss that gets worse every day. I never had anxiety problems until now. I shake/jittery, and have tingling/numbness in my fingers, feet, and face. My nails are very brittle to the point I had to cut them all off. I am also loosing my hair. I am severely constipated. My appetite is curbed, and I am loosing weight instead of gaining it. And the headaches are terrible!! Not worth having these side effects!!”
“Been on it for a week and have none of the symptoms I experienced.”
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