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Lupron Depot + Add-Back Therapy...

Posted 04-07-2015 01:13 PM by k742

After the last appt I had with my GYN, we decided that the lesser of the evils would be to try a round of Lupron Depot injections.

For those not familiar with it, Lupron Depot basically suppresses the signals from the pituitary gland to the ovaries that stimulate estrogen production; this in turn suppresses the hormones that enables endometriosis to grow. It aides in pain relief, as well as shrinks existing adhesions and cysts (according to the website). The Add-Back therapy is to...
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An update - finally!

Posted 02-11-2015 02:41 PM by k742

Wow, I haven't updated this blog for a long time! Not sure if anyone actually reads it, but what the heck.

So...back in November 2014 I had laparoscopic surgery (robotic assisted) to officially diagnose the endometriosis we all suspected, and attempt to excise what could be removed, and check the status of my ovaries, tubes, etc.

Turns out, it's like someone squirted glue inside my abdomen and everything is fused together - my bowel and bladder are attached in some...
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Just an update for those who care...

Posted 05-23-2014 08:31 PM by k742

So, for those keeping track of my medical saga...here's an update. Chiropractor has been helping with my back and hip pain; Wednesday I go in for my evaluation.

Yesterday we finally got to meet with the NaPro doc - that was pretty great, actually. He took a thorough history of what's been going on, did a quick pelvic exam to make sure nothing obvious was going on...based on my issues he thinks it could be progesterone deficiency, PCOS, endometriosis, or any combination of those things....
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Never knew pain like this...

Posted 04-10-2014 03:46 PM by k742
Updated 05-23-2014 08:32 PM by k742

I never knew pain like this existed. I mean, I know people suffer from pain, but this is new for me.

The first time I experienced this type of pain wasÖgoshÖover 6 or 7 years ago. I was having horrible sharp stabbing pains in my lower right abdomen all the way down through my inner thigh. It would start as a dull ache, then progress into the stabby pain. It would make me nauseated and Iíd eventually throw up a couple times. We were on our way to photograph a high school senior when...
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Excitement and fear, all at once.

Posted 04-10-2014 03:40 PM by k742

My lovely new doctor prescribed some meds for the pain Iíve been dealing with more frequently. Iím equal parts excited and terrified at the thought of pain meds. Any others have this fear?

Iíve already told myself to save the Vicodin for emergencies only - the other he gave me was ketorolac (Toradol)Öthis one comes with some potentially nasty side effects, but I think Iíll be OK (good thing I bought the whole milk this time instead of the low-fat junk!). Iíve also made a deal with...
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