I'm turning to you bloggers, because, as always, I know that some of you have been here in my shoes, wherever it is that I'm standing at the moment.
And where I'm standing today is a bit of a fearful place. I injected the depot lupron on Wednesday night, 2.5 days ago, which was Day 4 of my cycle. Here's hoping my endometriosis is shrinking as I type this and helping pave the way for a smooth embryo transfer with successful implantation!
So far, not feeling so much of anything. But I have heard Baaad things about this drug.
I've done a couple of IVFs with a long lupron protocol in the past, so I've been on the daily lupron formulation for 10ish days before starting stims and then a low dose throughout those cycles.
But I've never taken depot lupron (and can I just say that that was a huge honking needle?! I mean, was that really necessary?!).
As I wait for the depot lupron to take effect, I'm a bit nervous.
So I'm turning to you.
Those of you who've taken depot lupron, could you take a minute to tell me your experience?
I want both the not-so-bad as well as the downright sucky...
Some of my questions: What dosage were you on and for how long? Dr. Schl. has me on 3.75 mg for two months (so two injections.) Did you have breakthrough bleeding at all? Did you ovulate while on it? How severe were the hot flashes? Did you gain weight? Did the injection impact your mood? How was your energy level? Were you too tired exercise? Did you lose your libido?
Also, was your experience the same throughout or did the symptoms worsen the more doses you took?
Anybody NOT have side effects?
Also, any advice out there? Something you wish you had known when YOU were taking it?
Finally, what was the impact of taking it? Any lessening of endo symptoms? Or change in Beta Integrin status? Anybody (out of those who used before transfer) have a successful transfer after it (...or not?)?
As always, all of your thoughts and experiences are welcome. Hopefully this will become a resource for those who follow in my footsteps taking depot lupron down the line - so know your comments will be much appreciated by me and by others out there searching for information about depot lupron for endometriosis and in preparation for embryo transfer.
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