I have seen two other doctors -- the first said Lupron was the answer; the second said she wouldn't put me on Lupron. With the first doctor, I didn't know anything about Lupron to know what questions to ask her. With the second, I voiced my concerns and discussed my pre-existing conditions, and she said she didn't think Lupron would be a good route for me. This time I asked the doctor questions (i.e., will it make me gain weight? will it make the headaches and nausea and fatigue worse? will it affect my hypothyroidism or already-existent depression?). She answered everything with a no, saying the only side effects I would have would be hot flashes and sweating........................the painful, irregular periods are no fun, but what is debilitating is the way I feel every day......fatigued, hurting all over, constant and plaguing headaches/migraines regularly, moodiness.........Lupron is just going to make all of that worse, right?
This "medicinal treatment", as the doctor referred to it, was the last option. She said if I "failed" Lupron, I'd have to think about a hysterectomy - total, with ovaries, since the hormones are causing problems, too.
Should I just skip the Lupron and head straight for the hysterectomy? I'm tired of being tired and sick all the time. It's affecting my marriage, my quality of life, and every aspect of my daily existence.