Join the Conversation on
22 people
0 stories
4 posts
Explore Our Newsletters
What's New in

Lupron at 16?

Hi everyone. My endo specialist wants to start me on Lupron. I've heard that the side effects are pretty tough. I'm only 16 and I haven't even had a laparoscopy to get a diagnosis. She wants to start me on Lupron anyway. I'm kind of freaking out. Does anyone have any advice or stories they could share with me? Thanks #Endo #Endometriosis #Lupron



Today I went under anesthesia to get my IUD out, pap smear, and Lupron shot. I’m pissed at how they handled the timing.😡 Check-in was at 12:30pm. I wasn’t told I couldn’t eat beforehand and had a small breakfast at 8:45am. They said they needed to wait until 3pm, in case I still had food in my gut that I might aspirate on. So, I waited. 3pm rolls around and they try to put an IV in. Didn’t get it in until 4pm. At 5pm, I ask the nurse how long it’ll be. She tells me they switched 2 people into the spot I should have had, so I have to wait until they’re finished. I finally decide to go to the bathroom, and when I come out, they’re ready for me. It was roughly 5:45pm. The procedure went ok. She took a biopsy of something (and cauterized the area) that seemed suspicious. That might take a week to get the results back. I didn’t like that the nurses in the post-op area tried to help me with putting my contacts back in. Also, putting one of my shoes on when I clearly didn’t have a problem with it. The handle of my cane got damaged a bit, too. My body feels angry in other ways. Hopefully, that bodily anger and irritated feeling will go away soon. They gave me a soothing anti-nausea pack of things like crackers and ginger chews. I don’t have issues with nausea right now. Heck, I take 2 anti-nausea meds 3 times a day normally. I finally got to eat real food after. We went to It’s Greek to Me, and I got a gyro and fries. Haven’t had a gyro in a long time, and that made me feel a little better. Didn’t get home until 9pm. Didn’t expect to spend the whole day there.

Tomorrow will be different. I have the esophagram, and check-in is at 8:30am. It’s also in Tacoma. They actually said not to eat anything beforehand. So, I’m not going to. I’ll just get up really early (Tacoma’s about an hour from home), get dressed, and then go. I’m not even having my breakfast pills. It should be an easier ‘procedure’, too. I just have to drink something and they take some sort of imaging of it. #procedure #IUD #anesthesia #Health #Cancer #Lupron #papsmear #esophagram #Dysphagia #angry

1 comment

NSAIDs and #Endometriosis

I’m having such a big flair since I’ve started Lupron. I woke up at 4:30 from the pain. I’ve tried cbd oil, Epsom salt baths, ibuprofen 600, heating pad, heating sock with lavender, heating water bottle, my lovely tens machine. I even had my boyfriend STEP ON ME. I was trying to find other ideas for pain relief when I came upon an article saying NSAIDs help and I almost scoffed allowed. I call bullshit. NSAIDS are always the first thing I take. They are completely useless. It infuriated me that that was even suggested. It was like it was mocking me.

#Endometriosis #Lupron #ChronicIllness