I start Lupron soon and am terrified.

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I have stage 4 endo and have tried everything to help. I start lupron, as soon as it comes in, to get me ready for surgery. I cannot have the hysterectomy now because the swelling and damage is too bad to do it safely. What will I experience? I am doing the 3-month shot.I have moderate hair loss with all forms of hormone therapy, will this make me go bald? Provera made me go from thick hair halfway down my back to just below my ears and baby fine.  

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    Ashley, just because someone else has a bad experience doesn't mean that you will. It is possible to psych ourselves into all sorts of unpleasantness.

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      Very true smile I'm trying to stay positive but am not finding many good experiences. I know it will be rough, my biggest worry is the effect it will have on my relationship with my daughter. We do everything together and she's five. We are usually playing and hanging out all day. I really don't want to make her cry by me having mood swings.  

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      Just being aware will help you. If a problem develops you may have to sit down and say that mommy is taking some medicine. It's helping mom & doc says she needs it, but it makes her act different. Sort of like the horrible taste of cough syrup: nasty, but sometimes you just have to swallow it.

      Kids often intuit that a parent isn't behaving normally. As long as the real mom returns in a few months, their brain can file it in a circular file and chalk it up to, "mommy wasn't herself."

      I speak from the experience of what happened when a doc lied to my mom about a medicine he was giving her, and which caused extreme problems after a couple of months. Until she reminded me when I was 16, I'd forgotten. I looked at her and told her that I had that that wasn't Mama.

      I have a new trick: instead of counting to 10 if upset, I count down from 10, imagining all the tension decreasing as I count towards zero

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