Lupron Depot Lupron, Severe Endometriosis, Ovarian Cysts, Natural Menopause, Two Evils
I really need help. I had a Lap done last week due to have pain. I was on Depo Provera for 5 years and had to go off of it and onto the pill. WHat I didn't know was that my cervix had closed up. When I was having my periods, it was "backing up" and ... more »
I really need help. I had a Lap done last week due to have pain. I was on Depo Provera for 5 years and had to go off of it and onto the pill. WHat I didn't know was that my cervix had closed up. When I was having my periods, it was "backing up" and going through my fallopian tubes and into my abdomen. This caused my endo and I have one fibroid. Yesterday I sat down with my gyno to discuss this. I am 25, have no children, and I'm getting married in 7 months. Hysterectomy is not an option. He wants to start me on Lupron ASAP. At first when he mentioned menopause, I was worried - then he said that it would basically be hot flashes and mood swings. After researching the drug, I'm terrified now. I know any drug can be looked up online and have people giving the "pros" and "cons". However, I haven't found many people that haven't went through hell with this. He wants to give me one injection a month for 6 months. THe thing is, I don't want to have children for a few more years. If I go through this hell, will I be able to wait to have kids? And what is the add therapy everyone keeps mentioning? And how many people really have life-long symptoms from this? I understand that there are people that will have bad experiences with the drug, but is that what this is? I can't have memory loss or confusion where I work - it would get me killed (literally). And I can't be screaming at people either - that will get me fired. I'm not having pain since the gyno did the Lap and cleaned out what he could find. He is telling me my chances of having children (assuming the Lupron works) at best is 60%. So are my options basically go through hell and chance permanent memory loss and other horrible things or never have children? I am so scared and confused right now and I don't have much time to decide. I would really like truthful, helpful feedback.