I finished one 6 mth series of lupron injections about 2 months ago and now I am wondering if endo is what I even had? Here is my situation (will try to condense as much as possible
Last few years (3+) I was having problems with my period (heavy bleeding, extreme mood swings, cramping) and this past year it was at the point where I could barely function (because of pain) for 2 out 4 weeks of the month. Moving to a new area did not help with the doctor situation...I had to go through the "trial-by-error" dance with physicians who (I feel) didnt take my concerns seriously. I finally found a doctor who seemed to know what he was talking about and after a pelvic exam and based on my responses to his questions, told me I had endometriosis and gave me the option of taking a low-dose (or none?) estrogen bcp or lupron. Since I was almost desperate and tired of taking birth control pill after bcp, I opted for the lupron. I did have reservations about it because of the experience I had with depo provera (taken 10 years ago) but at that point I just didnt want the pain. It worked-no pain, no periods, but extreme weight gain (extreme to me because I had just lost 45 pounds and as of now I have gained almost 20 back), moodswings, hot flashes, fatigue, (I could go on and on) I am scheduled for my followup in the next couple weeks (and have not had a period yet) but after researching about endo, I realize that I dont know what stage endo it is; I havent had a laporascopy done, pretty much was diagnosed after the pelvic exam. I am wondering if I should see someone else (thinking of the university hospital nearby) or just continue with this doctor?
Sorry so long