Well it has been 10 days that I have been on Lupron. I have had very few and mild side effects. Thank goodness!!
A few hot flashes for a couple hours after 3 of the injections. I was VERY sleepy after the injection the first 4 or 5 days. Which I didn't realize could be a side effect until I read more about it. But really, that's about it. :)
I'm super happy I didn't get the headaches I have read so much about!
I was however feeling EXTREMELY emotionally sensitive when my pituitary gland was in high gear.
(For those that don't know and/or haven't read previous posts, Lupron suppresses your pituitary gland; stops all hormone production; by ways of first over stimulating it. Over stimulation of the gland, shuts it down.)
That was a HUGE "side effect" if you will. I was irritated SO easily! I would just snap off...at times made me feel very upset with myself.
Now, I didn't go all crazy or anything, but there were a few times that my little Q would get into something he shouldn't and instead of going to him in the gentle way I normally do, I would immediately get irritated and raise my voice at him...I am ashamed.
That meant lots of extra cuddles for him, and mommy explaining to him she is sorry, and it's not his fault. Not that he understood anything I was saying, but I like to think it helped. But anyway, yeah I did get set off easily and would cry over the silliest things. At nothing sometimes! Oh man that was worse than the pregnancy hormones. I felt ridiculous. haha.
But I kept remembering it was just the meds. As long as I kept that in the front of my mind, I was able to keep a much better grasp on my outward emotions.
My hormones are now completely suppressed. I had my baseline blood work and ultrasound done on Wednesday to verify. Everything is perfect, right where it should be. :)
I can tell a difference with them suppresses as well....it's kind of hard to explain. I'm just kind of..."whatev" about everything.
It is very interesting.
Tomorrow is Saturday. I have my first med change tomorrow!!
Instead of injecting 20 units of Lupron tomorrow evening, I will be injecting 5 units. As well as beginning one form of Estrogen in patch form. I will wear 2 patches and change them every other day. Gradually moving up to four according to my schedule. But for two weeks it will be 2.
I won't have any other med changes in those two weeks, unless my labs and ultrasound show I need to change something. I will have two more of those appointments before I begin the progesterone injections so they know how much I will need. That's the most important med of this journey. So it has to be JUST right.
So things will be quiet around here for a while. Updates will be given after each ultrasound and lab work. :)
See you soon!