Re: Has anyone had a shot to start menopause
The only side effects I have noticed from the Lupron are extreme moodiness and nausea. Most women have hair loss, joint pain, hot flashes, insomnia, and major weight gain. Other side effects that you can't feel include bone loss and some effects on the cardiovascular system. It's because of the bone loss that you can't stay on it very long. It is used msot often to try to reduce the pain from endometriosis. It is also used in women with fibroids to shrink them before a hysterectomy. Occasionally, it is used the way I am using it for dysfunctional uterine bleeding. That is usually an extreme case like mine where they can't find a cause and can't do the hyster, yet.
Do you have any idea why you are bleeding? For some women, the endometrial ablation is really helpful. It's a good thing to try if you are done having kids and don't want o go straight for the hysterectomy. In my case, the doc suspects that I have adenomyosis and having an ablation would only make things more painful. I don't think it is very effective for fibroids, either. Often, though, the easiest treatment for all of these things is to try the pill. I know you don't want to, but it is far less invasive than anything else.
If you want some tips about how to get the most out of your food to rebound from the anemia. I have learned a ton from the anemia section of healthboards. Since you are borderline, your diet can probably help a lot. If it gets worse, iron supplements are the only thing that can help.