What did you try? Did it work for you, or are you like me and still searching for the right product?
I was also faced with a decision about taking the Lupron shots. Like you I also decided against it because of all of the side affects I found on the net. I have never taken the Depo shots, but a friend of mine has and she really likes it. Hopefully it will do the trick for you. Good luck and keep us posted. You will continue to be in my prayers. Kasie
My eighteen-year old daughter went on the depro shot last year for heavy bleeding. I researched it quite a bit then and did not find the horrendous side effect issues I found on Lupron while doing the same research. One thing about the Depro that probably does not get covered enough is that it is not recommended for more than three years of use. My daughter was amazed since she had friends who had been on it over four years (you can imagine my internal question, why would an 18year-old have needed BC at age 14? is my age showing? guess so!) Anyway my daughter just went off the depro a month ago to see if she is beyond the heavy cycles now but I did note that she gained weight, which is not normal for her. That is a minor side effect and understandable given the hormones are doing a bit of a boogie. I hope it works for you. Have a great weekend! Mary V.
I can handle weight gain if I have to. It's better than pitituary reactions and migranes!
They told me that they would use the Depo up to two years, and you could use it longer, but the risks of bone density loss were greater, and you had to get a bone density scan every year after the initial two.
I ended up opting for surgery. I had a partial hyster when I was 25 due to very heavy bleeding and severe cramping. When I was 30 I lost my first ovary, and then 7 weeks ago I had my last ovary removed (I am 31). It was so scary for me to make this decision, but my husband and I agreed that going into surgical menopause would be better than having surgery all of the time to get rid of cysts. I am so glad that I made that decision because when they got in to remove my 9cm cyst my ovary was attached to my bladder and bowels (so was my left ovary). My doctor was going to try to save the ovary, but since it was attached it had to go. I have not had very bad menopausal symptoms (hot flashes can get hairy at times:() but other than that things have gone pretty well. I have been on hormones since 1 week post-op. No matter which decision you make I am sure it will be the right one for you. Take care and know that we are here for you. Love, Kasie