Totally Agree

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I do NOT believe that women should take Lupron for the treatment of #endometriosis. I am speaking from my own experience. I believe that you need to listen to your own body (not the doctors) and educate yourself before trying anything. Unfortunately, I have had to learn this the hard way. In 2014, I was properly diagnosed with Endometriosis and my doctors recommended that I go on Lupron. . Up to this point, I already had 8 surgeries, and having another surgery creating additional scar tissue was not at the top of my treatment options. I was in excruciating pain. And, I believed that I FINALLY had a diagnosis and hoped that Lupron would rid my pain. I remember asking my doctor at the time, “what are the side effects?" She responded nonchalantly, “well, most side effects are bone loss and heart issues.” At the time, it seemed so simple: Endo + Lupron = Quality of life. The doctor's advice was to take the drug for life. I began hesitantly taking the drug. Over time, my symptoms only increased. I literally felt crazy and was in constant pain. Meanwhile, the doctors were confused as to why I was ‘still in pain.’ My symptoms included: night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, body aches, nausea, dizziness, trouble sleeping, weakness, migraines, abdominal pain, anxiety, bone deterioration, constipation, and memory. . My 2017 Gold Standard #excision surgery, I had 2 large #endolesions and massive amounts of adhesion growth in my abdomen. Since taking this drug, I have struggled with residual symptoms such as bone loss, heart and memory issues, along with other complications. Lupron was not developed for endometriosis and was only released back in 2012 for the management of Endo (www.accessdata.fda.gov). Lupron does not cure the disease, nor does it halt its progression. Lupron was originally designed for males with prostate cancer, not for females. It’s only been 8 years since this was released and doctors are prescribing it for longer than the recommended time! I would like to caution all my sisters before they try Lupron. . I long to feel healthy, and I know you do too, I just don’t believe Lupron is the answer!

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