I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis in 2005. I had so much abdominal pain that i remember literally crying in the fetal position on the floor in the break room at work. I went to the ER and was rushed to emergency surgery to have my ovary and a growth the size of a cantaloupe removed. since then I have had 3 surgeries to try to correct and remove endometrial growths. After my most recent surgery in March my OB told me that unless I give Lupron a chance she would not help me. I had gone online to read user reviews and they terrified me. But because the pain and suffering i had with endometriosis was so taxing i decided to try it. I have been on Lupron since March 15th, 2011. I had one 1 month dose in march and one 3 month dose in April. I won't lie, the hot flashes are terrible and seem to worsen towards the tail end of the treatment. I carry a fan around with me and have ice packs in my freezer. The hot flashes suck, my skin seems to be a little bit more oily. But I would much rather that than be curled up in a ball on the floor. I guess you just have to decide what you would rather have...hot flashes and oily skin or endometrial pain. I would chose Lupron again. Although, admittedly I have not been on it long enough to observe the residual and/or long term side effects or the longevity of the treatment. But here's hoping! I hope if you're suffering as much as I was that you give it a chance. I was reluctant as well, but this has been a nice vacation from the pain.
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