Thirty Years of Misery from Lupron

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Where are you from (country)? USA

How did you find this forum (Google search – if so, what search terms? Via link from a forum or website – if so, what page? Other?) Lupron Victims Hub

What is your current age, height, weight? 53, 5’7", 245lbs

What specific drug did you use (finasteride, dutasteride, saw palmetto, isotretinoin/Accutane, fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, leuprorelin, etc…)? Lupron Depot

What dose did you take (eg. 1 mg/day, 1 mg every other day etc.)? 1 shot/month

What condition was being treated with the drug? Endometriosis/Adhesions

For how long did you take the drug (weeks/months/years)? 6 months

Date when you started the drug? 9/1992

Date when you quit the drug? 3/1993

Age when you quit? 20

How did you quit (cold turkey or taper off)? Cold Turkey

How long into your usage did you notice the onset of side effects? Within 2 weeks

What side effects did you experience that have yet to resolve since discontinuation? Mood swings to include rage, depression, weight gain, slowed metabolism, vision issues, memory loss/confusion, chronic fatigue, low libido, migraines, joint and muscle pain, muscle loss, recurring endometriosis, PCOS, adrenal and pituitary tumor

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Sexual
[x ] Loss of Libido / Sex Drive
Erectile Dysfunction
Complete Impotence
Loss of Morning Erections
Loss of Spontaneous Erections
Loss of Nocturnal Erections
Watery Ejaculate
Reduced Ejaculate
Inability or Difficulty to Ejaculate / Orgasm
Reduced Sperm Count / Motility

Mental
[x ] Emotional Blunting / Emotionally Flat
[x ] Difficulty Focusing / Concentrating
[x ] Confusion
[x ] Memory Loss / Forgetfulness
[x ] Stumbling over Words / Losing Train of Thought
Slurring of Speech
[x ] Lack of Motivation / Feeling Passive / Complacency
[x ] Extreme Anxiety / Panic Attacks
[x ] Severe Depression / Melancholy
[x ] Suicidal Thoughts

Physical
Penile Tissue Changes (narrowing, shrinkage, wrinkled)
Penis curvature / rotation on axis
Testicular Pain
Testicular Shrinkage / Loss of Fullness
Genital numbness / sensitivity decrease
[x ] Weight Gain
Gynecomastia (male breasts)
[x ] Muscle Wastage
[x ] Muscle Weakness
[x ] Joint Pain
x Dry / Dark Circles under eyes

Misc
Prostate pain
[x ] Persistent Fatigue / Exhaustion
[x ] Stomach Pains / Digestion Problems
[x ] Constipation / “Poo Pellets”
[x ] Vision - Acuity Decrease / Blurriness
Tinnitus (ringing or high pitched sound in ears)
Hearing loss
[x ] Increased hair loss
Frequent urination
[x ] Lowered body temperature

Other (please explain)

What (if any) treatments have you undertaken to recover from your side effects since discontinuation of the drug? Multiple laparoscopies, mental health therapy, antidepressants, chiropractors, blood pressure medication, anti-androgen medication, partial hysterectomy, brain surgery, blood/iron infusions, B-12 injections, multiple colonoscopy and endoscopies, sleep studies.

If you have pre or post-drug blood tests, what hormonal changes have you encountered since discontinuing the drug (please post your test results in the “Blood Tests” section and link to them in your post)? chronic anemia, deficient B-12 and DHEA, TSH swings from high to low

Anything not listed in the above questions you’d like to share about your experience?

Tell us your story, in your own words, about your usage and side effects experienced while on/off the drug. Within the first month I gained 25lbs without changing my diet. The second month I gained another 15lbs, became depressed, had bad migraines, muscle and joint pain and wanted to stop. My doctor pressured me to continue treatment stating that once I completed the six month treatment my body would regulate, return to normal and my endometriosis would be gone completely. Believing him, I continued and gained over 60-70lbs. My body has never returned to normal once I stopped. I became more depressed (suicidal at many points through the years), started to have rage issues, severe migraines that no medicine can alleviate, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pain (diagnosed as fibromyalgia and arthritis), muscle loss, vision issues (double vision, dry eyes, near sightedness), IBS with chronic constipation, memory loss, benign meningioma (removed), recently discovered pituitary tumor, adrenal tumors, possible PCOS, chronic anemia (with no known cause), B-12 deficiency, chronic heart failure (due to misshaped platelets which is not known why).

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    • Dosage:
    • How often you took it:
  2. Status
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    • Stopped with persistent change to symptoms [ ]
  3. Duration of use: Days [ ] Months [ ] Years [ ]
  4. Response when you started:
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All this brutal endocrine disruptors like Finasteride, Lupron, are still abused from perverted medicine criminals on inocent girls and boys without tell them the truth about the killing side effects.

Our lifes are destroyed, doctors live a wonderful life, laughing arrogant, violating victims souls again, even when they are sued for male practice.

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I want endocrine system repair!

Like stabbing someone with a knife, it’s so easy for a bad mind to hurt and so painful and difficult for the victims to cure.

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I’d never heard of Lupron but it’s been discussed quite a bit on this site. Another brick in the post-drug syndrome wall, how is the connection still denied after all this time? This is crazy. I was just in touch with my GP about meds and mentioned my ongoing condition and she couldn’t have been less interested.

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