Should I Take Lupron for Endometriosis?

Should I Take Lupron for Endometriosis?

If you’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis, there’s a good chance your doctor has offered you a drug that inhibits gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH). The one most commonly prescribed in the United States is a drug called Lupron. Other ones I’ve...
Prolactin and Endometriosis

Prolactin and Endometriosis

I wrote a post recently that explained how birth control works. One thing I learned was that the high levels of estrogen in many birth control pills stimulate an excess release of prolactin from your pituitary gland. Since I took the pill for a decade this made me...
How Does Birth Control Work?

How Does Birth Control Work?

For a decade I popped birth control pills. Confession: during that time I had no idea how the pill actually worked! I knew that it kept me from getting pregnant and it helped the pain I was having with my period. Doctors are quick to hand it out at any sign of...

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