I was diagnosed with endo at 18, and Ive had about 5-6 laps since then (I’m 27 now) and I’ve been on Lupron at least once a year for usually 6 mos. at a time. The worst problem for me was hot flashes, though this last time I developed hormone induced depression. Luckily I treated it with Effexor, which also helps with hotflashes!
Vaginal dryness and lack of interest was another side effect. I’m not sure though if the lack of libido was from the Lupron, or for fear of the pain I always have with endo.
My case is fairly severe and very difficult to treat. My dr. calls me his “quandry.” I’m not sure that’s a good thing but I know I’m in good hands!
My dh and I were not ready to TTC but this year in spite of the Lupron and the Mirena IUD (which I had for 5 years) my endo was out of control. My dh, dr, and myself were all geared for a hysterectomy. Then my dh said we at least had to TTC, so we have been trying for 3 mos. now. I finally after multiple b2b stimulation injections developed follicles. Dr. Said the Lupron was not the cause of not making follicles or ovulating.
On the day of IUI, we went to the dr and turns out my dh s/a showed super low count, at 1 mill for insem. and poor motility. So, there’s another factor we’ve now added to the mix. We can’t afford IVF just yet but it may be our best, and possibly only option. I’m nervous about what will happen once my period comes back. I’ve been on the last 3 mos. off meds, so we’ll have to see.
I’m in the 2ww, with 1 week left. Im praying this was our shot … cuz af for me is a brutal nightmare.
Sounds like Lupron for you is the best way to go, and honestly, in spite of all my breathru endo, Lupron has been a God send and the only thing that remotely worked (co insided with the Mirena).
Good luck & baby dust!