Will endometriosis return if I stop depo-provera treatment

by Anonymous
(East Midlands, UK)

I have suffered from endometriosis for 12 years. Luckily I conceived my only child during this time. When I was 37 I asked for a hysterectomy and was told I was too young.

In 2007 I started having depo-provera injections. I'm now 42 and was wondering if endometriosis will return if I stop depo-provera. Since taking this I have lost my libido and I'm at my wits end.


Name: Anonymous

Title: A warning about Lupron Depo

I suffered with endometriosis for many many years. Several laparoscopy procedures to clear it. I also used the depo shot but that itself caused many side effects. Hair that grew in places that I never new could grow. The hormone was too strong I was begged by a family friend who was a doctor to not take that injection ever again. He had seen far too many woman have more problems and some that where fatal.

After I came off depo my cycles where terrible and it took years for them to become more regular. I have had 2 children and carrying them never made a difference like the doctors said it would.

I have had cervical cancer and ovarian cycts since being on it. I have also begged to have it all taken out. I gave up the fight for a while but I'm almost 38 and now after cervical cancer, can no longer carry a child. So why not take it out. Just be careful with the depo and I don't recommend it to anyone.

Name: Anonymous

Title: My Endometriosis

I have had Endometriosis since I was 13, I actually thought my extremely heavy periods and pain that turned me white was a normal period. I have tried tons of Birth Controls, was told at 19 years to get a hysterectomy.

I said no to my O.B.G, that I wanted a second opinion, I eventually went on Depo provera, it worked amazingly for 3 years. Today at 24 I started Dep at 21 years old, it is now not working as well. I have been break through bleeding for a month.

I feel bloated and that feeling that you are just going to bleed EVERYWHERE, I have this everyday and wear a tampon everyday out of fear, that when I go to college I'll start heavily bleeding.

I refused the Laparoscopy cause of reading so many bad things, of it being a Temp fix or making the Endometriosis worse, which if it made mine worse I would seriously think it would kill me for how bad I bleed.

Any opinions or info would be great I am at a dead-end, my email is Lashamljr@hotmail.com

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Aug 13, 2014
I have tried everything!!
by: Anonymous

I have had endometriosis for several years, I am now 37 and I can not find a Dr to do a surgery on me... I have every thing done so far from having my left tube and ovary removed due to a 14cm cyst to an ablation and I have had 6 months worth of Depot Lupron which made me miserable and my Thyroid suffered tremendously...I do not have insurance and just recently paid over $600 to have a Dr send me to a surgeon who refused to do a complete hysterectomy...I now have a large cyst on my right ovary but no one will help. It is not so nice to see that there are so many more women out there suffering along side with me. This is a serious disease that is causing so much pain and suffering.

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