Monday 17 April 2023

One must be aware of the Side Effects of Endometriosis Medication #ENDOCHAMPIONS

 Endometriosis causes immense lower stomach and pelvic pain in the women suffering from it and hinders their everyday functioning, confining them to bed. But the problem is we can’t really be confined to bed because we have a million things to do. So we develop a habit of popping strong painkillers regularly until the time they become ineffective in reducing our pain. Most of us feel it is routine to have periods pain but anything that disrupts your life cannot be normal.

Then perhaps we visit a gynecologist and she puts us on OCPs or hormone therapy. So next we start popping these for 21 days a month just to keep our pain at bay. 

Soon they stop being effective too and you are next taking Leuprolide Injection to stop your periods. 

Finally, you have had all of the above to the extent you can take in a lifetime and they recommend surgery either to remove the uterus(hysterectomy) of clean it of the endometrial implants post which you may be again given Leuprolide Injections. 

And you lose almost a decade of your life in all of the above too busy raising your little kids and not noticing the severe side effects the above treatments have caused us,

Today I know the grave mistake I did and thus wanted to talk to you on this subject. 

To say the least, the above medication gives the following side effects 

  • hot flashes
  • tiredness
  • problems sleeping
  • headache
  • depression
  • joint and muscle stiffness
  • bone loss
  • vaginal dryness

Apart from severe weight gain and a complete mess up of the metabolism. Also, the dependence on painkillers is very strong.

My advice to you thus would be once you get your condition diagnosed, try alternate medicines first and change your lifestyle and diet with them. I am sure that will prove to be a better solution, it took me a decade to find this out but the sooner you know the better.


You too can become an #ENDOCHAMPION and help us spread awareness about this whole body inflammation by sharing our posts and connecting with anyone in need. Trust me together we can make a big difference because this disease and its ignorance can be really harsh and as a patient, I myself have contemplated suicide several times and would like to save many others from the agony. You can join the support group by clicking here: Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

If not anything else just by letting them share their pain with us, we can soothe them. I will be grateful for any support from you on this. You can read my EndoJourney here: 

A Tribute to an Endometriosis Warrior on a Mission

During April, I will pen several eye-opening posts about this disease. Kindly keep sharing them so that more and more people become aware of the available solutions for this otherwise nontreatable condition.

You can read the previous posts of this series below:

A: An earnest endeavor: Launch of Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

B: Be Alert: What is endometriosis and important FAQs on it

C: Can Endometriosis be cured? Comparison of Allopathy Vs Homeopathy Vs Ayurveda Treatments Available

D: Detailed Diagnosis of Endometriosis in India

E: Endometriosis treatment cost in India

F: Fertility Issues Due to Endometriosis in India

G: Good news is Ayurveda treats endometriosis completely

H: Hysterectomy as a Treatment for Endometriosis

I: Involvement of a Family Member in an Endometriosis Patient’s Life is Vital

J: Joint Pain In Endometriosis

K: Knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts of endometriosis

L: List of Home Remedies in Endometriosis

M: Menopause helps in relieving Endometriosis- Truth or Myth? 

N: Note that every endometriosis patient is at risk for Adenomyosis

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my eighth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning about Endometriosis. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how you are finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 201920202021, and 2022.


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