Lupron-Week 1…

It’s been a week since my Lupron shot and I feel like crap. My allergies are in full swing and are keeping me up at night…robbing me of what little rest I may get before the night sweats come. I haven’t had sinus problems in probably five years so it’s hard for me not to associate the Lupron shot and my allergy flare up. Could it have done something to my immune system?! Anyways, this is not a good start to a drug that everyone says is so terrible. I’m dreading my next few months.

I’m having a hard time rationalizing things lately. I mean before I found out about the endo, I was living normally. I am probably the only woman to never experience pain with my stage 4 endo. Maybe a bad period here and there but that was all…nothing a little advil or aleve couldn’t fix. So to go through all this seems worse. I felt better before. Is there a light at the end of this tunnel…because right now it feels really dark.


23 Responses

  1. i’m a firm believer that if you go into it expecting horrible side effects, then that is exactly what you’ll get, don’t over think it or spend too much time reading about other people’s side effects. take some benadryl before you go to bed, it will help you sleep, and keep your claratin and zyrtec handy during the day!

  2. Happy ICLW! I have endo as well and understand the pain. I find sex extremely painful. We are lcuky out DH’s stick by us. I am looking into doing the no wheat/dairy etc diet. Do you think it is worth it? It seems like you cant eat anything!

  3. I’m sorry you’re having such a tough time with this. And allergies on top of meds? Ick.

    One way or another, you WILL see the light on the other end of the tunnel.


  4. Oh, yuck! That truly sounds horrible! I hope it gets better for you.

  5. I definitely think the previous commenter is onto something. If you expect it, you’ll end up with it. The brain is super powerful in this – In college, we did an experiment for an advanced psyche class. We pretended to be doing a case study on how good a new poison ivy cream worked…

    We signed people up and paid them $25 each to try it out. We told ppl we were going to spray the top of their arm with a light spray containing mild poison ivy. They were to return 2 hours later to receive cream. What we did NOT tell them was the spray was just water.

    When these people returned, we were shocked and amazed to have some people develop redness, rashes, and even blisters (one person had these)!! It was all mind over matter and their brains were actually giving them rashes.

    When I looked up all my IVF meds, the Lupron was the one that was supposed to have the very least side effects. Yet SO MANY women say they are terrible. Personally, I had ~zero~ side effects.

    Hopefully it’s just your allergies and your next few months will NOT be bad. For the hot flashes and whatnot, your body should get used to the med and you shouldn’t have a bad problem at all. There IS light at the end of the tunnel. I think you are doing good on all the things you are doing for your endo. Good luck!


  6. I’m so sorry you’re feeling so bad. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and if you can’t find it, look for someone in the community to help you. Hang in there and feel better!

  7. Allergies suck. I am also plagued this time of year. . .here’s hoping you feel better soon!

  8. I’m sorry about the allergies… at times like these I repeat my mom’s chemo mantra “this too shall pass, this too shall pass”

    Hang in there!


  9. I’m sorry you are feeling so crappy. I too have endo and I understand what you are going through. I hope you feel better soon.


  10. Came by for ICLW. Sending some hopefulness your way.

  11. I hope and pray that you feel better soon (hugs)


  12. Sorry you’re having such a tough time on the lupron. Hope the allergies don’t stick around for too long!


  13. ICLW. I did the no wheat/dairy diet for a while. it does suck, but it did really help my digestion and bloating. You just have to stick with it for at least a month – good habits take that long to form). However, it you go back to wheat and dairy you’ll feel worse! I do hear Lupron has lots of side effects, so hang in, things tend to get better after a few weeks. Treat yourself to a massage, you’re worth it.

  14. Lupron was definitely NOT one of my favorite drugs. I do hope that as your body adjusts to it, the crappy feeling goes away. Hugs.

    Here from ICLW.

  15. Ugh…that doesn’t sound fun. Hang in there, sweetie. There HAS to be a light at the end of the tunnel, if only we just knew what it was. ((HUGS))


  16. I’m so sorry you’re having such a horrible time. I hope things get better soon, and that the Lupron doesn’t turn out to be so bad. I agree with Deathstar – a massage sounds like a great plan!


  17. I believe there are going to be brighter days. Just hang in there!

    Meanwhile, I am one of those who had minimal effects from Lupron. Don’t want to scare you now… Just wanted to give you a heads up on the larger needle for the HCG trigger (at least it is just 1 shot) and the nastier sting of Menopur (hope you don’t have to have that).

    Take care!

  18. Ugh, I hate allergies. Mine are starting to act up today. I hope yours don’t stay this bad.


  19. Sorry you’re having such a difficult time. Hope you’re able to rest and feel better soon.


  20. Oh hand in there! Finding out about a new diagnosis is so scary. It make us feel vulnerable and not in charge of our own bodies.

    You will find some peace in this…I promise you will!


  21. Sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon. I think there is a light at the end of the tunnel…at least that is what I have been told. :) Good Luck to you!

  22. Sorry you are feeling so bad. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

  23. Here from ILCW. Hope you are feeling better and that your cycle can be a good one.

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