For the treatment of fibroids, Lupron is available in two dosages:
- One 11.25mg shot that lasts three months or
- Three consecutive monthly 3.75mg shots
I decided the 3-shot option would be best for me. It was easier to monitor how I felt each month and (if necessary) discontinue the treatment. Call me a commitment-phobe but there was something a little too permanent about that one shot lasting three months. If you need a few more details, visit the Lupron site to get links on patient product and prescribing information for Lupron Depot®.
Possible side effects of Lupron (or other GnRH agonists) include hot flashes and sweats, headaches, depression, diminished libido, generalized pain, vaginal dryness, and breast atrophy.
My shots were administered on alternating sides in the hip area by the nurses in my doctor’s office. The injections were never painful. All I felt was the initial stick.
To better organize my personal ramblings (as if possible), I’ll post by injection number.