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Lupron Depot

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-2.8  Effectiveness
8.7  Side Effects
1.7  Holistic Benefits

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Lupron Depot, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 26.7% 6.7% 60% 6.7% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 26.7% 13.3% 46.7% 6.7% 6.7%
Blood Pressure 7.1% 0% 71.4% 14.3% 7.1%
Breathing 6.7% 6.7% 66.7% 13.3% 6.7%
Confidence 26.7% 20% 33.3% 20% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 28.6% 0% 64.3% 7.1% 0%
Digestion 13.3% 0% 86.7% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 40% 6.7% 46.7% 6.7% 0%
Energy 46.7% 6.7% 26.7% 13.3% 6.7%
Eyesight 7.1% 14.3% 64.3% 14.3% 0%
Memory 35.7% 7.1% 28.6% 21.4% 7.1%
Mental Clarity 35.7% 0% 42.9% 21.4% 0%
Pain 33.3% 6.7% 53.3% 0% 6.7%
Patience 20% 20% 40% 13.3% 6.7%
Sexual Health 26.7% 6.7% 40% 6.7% 20%
Skin Complexion 0% 20% 73.3% 6.7% 0%
Sleep 40% 6.7% 26.7% 26.7% 0%
Stress Level 26.7% 13.3% 40% 6.7% 13.3%
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Commonly Reported Lupron Depot Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Headache 60% 0% 6.7% 6.7% 26.7%
Skin Rash 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Fatigue 20% 0% 26.7% 6.7% 46.7%
Depression 41.7% 8.3% 16.7% 0% 33.3%
Sensitivity to Light 60% 20% 0% 20% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 33.3% 11.1% 0% 33.3% 22.2%
Mood Swings 40% 0% 40% 20% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 61.5% 0% 15.4% 15.4% 7.7%
Blurred Vision 80% 0% 0% 20% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 28.6% 14.3% 28.6% 0% 28.6%
Energy Loss 16.7% 0% 16.7% 16.7% 50%
Confusion 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 73.3% 6.7% 6.7% 13.3% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 25% 16.7% 33.3% 8.3% 16.7%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 0% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
Change in Sex Drive 33.3% 0% 0% 0% 66.7%
Anxiety 40% 40% 0% 20% 0%
Chills 72.7% 9.1% 0% 18.2% 0%
Drowsiness 60% 0% 20% 20% 0%
Nausea 66.7% 0% 8.3% 8.3% 16.7%
Dizziness 40% 0% 26.7% 0% 33.3%
Flu-Like Symptoms 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Change in Weight 42.9% 0% 28.6% 14.3% 14.3%
Insomnia 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Allergic Reaction 81.8% 0% 9.1% 0% 9.1%
Muscle Cramping 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 33.3% 16.7% 16.7% 0% 33.3%
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Less Commonly Reported Lupron Depot Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Diarrhea 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
General Discomfort 33.3% 0% 0% 0% 66.7%
Reduced Libido 40% 20% 0% 0% 40%
Suicidal Tendencies 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 42.9% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3% 14.3%
Vaginal Discharge 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Muscle Fatigue 42.9% 14.3% 0% 14.3% 28.6%
Drowsiness 0% 0% 0% 50% 50%
Difficulty Urinating 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Chills 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Flu-Like Symptoms 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Respiratory Tract Infection 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Bladder Problems / Incontinence 71.4% 0% 0% 14.3% 14.3%
Thinning / Loss of Hair 42.9% 0% 28.6% 0% 28.6%
Energy Loss 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Constipation 57.1% 0% 14.3% 28.6% 0%
Vomiting 66.7% 11.1% 22.2% 0% 0%
Sores 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Brittle Nails 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Pain 57.1% 0% 0% 0% 42.9%
Sexual Dysfunction 71.4% 0% 0% 14.3% 14.3%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Anemia 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 33.3% 0% 33.3% 0% 33.3%
Nerve Pain / Damage 71.4% 0% 0% 14.3% 14.3%
Bruising 50% 0% 0% 50% 0%
Infection 70% 0% 0% 10% 20%
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Episodes since taking Lupron Depot
Since taking Lupron Depot Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 6.7%
Hospitalization 11.1%
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User Comments about Lupron Depot
26 Nov 2011 Would not have taken first 3 month shot had know of all side effects. One month after shot started holistic, homeopathy treatment which helped withe headache but not busing or other side effects. My p.s.a. was 9.7, now 0.87. My holistic doctor which only treats cancer said this is the biggest drop he has seen. Suggest not taking any more shots since his treatment is working. Great for his treatment has NO side effects and only attacks cancer cells.
   —Posted by D.F. Wallace
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16 Nov 2011 I received 2 lupron shots 3 months apart as suggested by my gyno to reduce fibroids prior to surgery to remove them. Experienced no negative symptoms with the exception of an even lower sex drive and some hair loss during the first 3 mos. The fibroids did not shrink in fact they grew a bit but my Dr. feels it may be due to the 5 mg of hormones he had me take nightly to reduce negative symptoms.
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10 May 2011 Initially I had increased pain which my doctor warned might happen. This went away after two weeks on the drug. The rest of that month went fine and the second injection went fine until the middle of the second month I started having pain again. We decided to try the third injection and I got worse than before I even started the Lupron. Getting out of bed was really hard because the pain was so bad. I had hot flashes the whole time I was on this drug. Compared to my mom who is going through menopause mine were worse. I wore shorts and a sports bra in my dorm through all of Dec, Jan, and Feb because I would be sweating so bad. But then there where the crashes from the hot flashes that I couldn't do anything to get warm. Worse drug ever!
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30 Oct 2010 Lupron has messed me up bad. I was sick the whole 3 months I was on this drug. I took one shot that last 3 months in your system. I had vomiting, stomach cramps, diaherra, anxiety. I think now it did something to my thyroid. I was hypothyroid and now dealing with hyperthyroid. I wished I never took this at all.
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09 Oct 2010 I took Lupron Depot in 12/09 prior to hysterectomy to shrink a fibroid. Never worked and now I have developed hashimotos and continued breathng problems. I had a complete physical in 5/09 and was in excellent health except for heavy periods due to fibroid. Wish doctor had give me birth control pills instead. Do not take this drug unless you have no other options.
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