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Depot Injections

I had a laparoscopy in October 2009 to remove an endometriotic cyst from my ovary, the surgeon then put me on a course of monthly lupron injections x3, my last 1 was new years eve.
Its now 12 weeks since my last injection and still no sign of a period.
Can anyone give me any information or any help please?
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I was told that it takes months for these to leave your system. I know that they tell you not to try to conceive for at least 6 months after the injections because it causes severe birth defects. Because of this, I'm sure that it will take a while for everything to return back to normal. I would definetly check with the doctor to be sure though.
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Hi there.  I had a laparotomy to remove a 6 cm endometrioma and adhesions due to endometriosis, and then I was given the 3-month Lupron shot.  Six months after the injection, I started with my first period and then it didn't come each month so the doctor gave me hormones to regulate my periods.  So, it takes a while for your body to eliminate it from your system, but your body will react eventually.  If you have concerns or doubts, talk to your doctor and see what he/she recommends.

Best wishes,

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Hello, I just had my laparoscopy on Friday (4 days ago) and I am supposed to start the Lupron shots when I go back to see my Dr. for my post-op.  Can you guys tell me how that is?  Did you have any bad side effects?  I'm nervous to start it!
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i had gonopeptyl i thought it was lupron (may be the same kinda thing)

The consultant made me have a monthly injection for 3 months which finished new years eve, up until now i have not had a period or any kind of bleeding apart from the day after my laparoscopy which was 28th October 2009.

I have had really bad hot flushes, unable to sleep of a night, bad acne, mood swings and depression.

Message me if you need any info
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