I am wondering about going off the pill (continuous bc) and trying to conceive naturally before medical intervention since my stage 3 endo diagnosis/lap 4 yrs ago for infertility. I had major allergic reaction to Lupron, and just wonder if anyone has been successful with natural conception. Just got married to my 7yr sweetheart and I am getting anxious to start trying again. And would like some insight on what to expect once we go off the pill.View Thread
Still scouring the internet for some reasoning for the allergic reaction. However I did stumble on an article in the Oxford Journal reviewing the use of GnRH drugs as part of post operative care for women with endo. I found their conclusion rather startling and may be worth discussing in greater detail with your own doctor before starting your own regimen. http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/16/11/2399.fullView Thread
Interesting enough I have no other known drug or food allergies. When I was an infant I had some allergies with dairy. Which I have no problem consuming multiple times a day now. Lupron is the only thing I have ever had an allergic reaction to. I eat tons of nuts, cashews, pistachios, peanuts. I have been searching online for other people who have had allergic reactions to lupron. It is a very rare occurance. Please email me directly should anyone have a question. I rarely have time to check the message board. firstname.lastname@example.orgView Thread
Its been well over a year now- and I realized I had neglected to update my story from my allergic reaction to Lupron. It was an allergic reaction to the medication- however the doctor said this extremly uncommon. Since my allergic reaction I was taken off the Lupron and went onto continuous birth control pills and havent had a period since Sept. 2010. It seems to control the symptoms of endo since I dont have a period to agonize over. For all of you on Lupron- good luck. Its a tough road but itll be over soon.View Thread
Hopeful: I appreciate your opinion, but it wasnt mosquitoes!!! This wasn't an itchy arm, and I live in Michigan were mosquitoes are very common. I had an anaphylactic reaction (I looked like Will Smith in Hitch) and went to the ER. Several doctors explained how drug allergies occur, it was uncommon it happened the third injection- because its generally seen during the second injection. You must be exposed to a drug in order to have a reaction to it. Below is a link to emedicine and intelihealth and quoted from their websites......
An allergic reaction does not often happen the first time you take a medication. A reaction is much more likely to occur the next time you take that medication. If you have a reaction the first time, you probably were exposed to the medication before without being aware of it. http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/c/9339/9436.html
Most people with a drug allergy have been exposed to that drug or a similar drug before. During the earlier exposure, immune cells formed antibodies against the drug. Antibodies are proteins created by the immune system to battle foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. When a person is exposed to the drug again, the antibodies go into action, setting off the allergic response. The symptoms of drug allergy may happen immediately or after taking the drug for a week or more.View Thread
So after a lengthy conversation with my mom yesterday, I figured there may be others who've been in my situation.....
My sister got pregnant about two weeks after I was diagnosed with my endo. My family is aware of my situation, and very supportive.
As we discussed the impending shower arrangements, my mom hesitantly broached the idea that this is a difficult time for me. Seeing my sister start her family- as I have been unsuccessful thus far.
I wanted to shout from the rooftop! I am absolutely thrilled my sister is bringing a new life into this world. Of all the people I know, she deserves to be a mother. Even in my greatest moments of sorrow would I ever think to take that happiness away from her.
Know the hard part is conveying that to others in a more subtle manner!
Im in MI and they were running a special on the local weather channel about a road in TX that just blew up from the heat. So I'm glad to be here. Its only in the mid 80's- but I have no air, and the night sweats from lupron just suck!
Today has been an emotional nightmare from hell. I know its the lupron, but its so hard to get past it. ive locked myself in my computer room and dont intend on leaving anytime soon.
I like the idea of positive pink day, and just happen to be wearing comfy pink shorts.