Dieting with Obstacles - Fibroids, Lupron Depot & upcoming surgery

econ nerd
03-27-2009, 02:33 PM
I am wondering if there are some here who have experience with fibroids being treated with a 3 month round of Lupron Depot and then a hysterectomy? I go in next Friday for a 3 month shot of Lupron Depot and then will have surgery for a hysterectomy scheduled for a bout three months from now. Has anyone gone this route? I plan to lose some weight in the next three months and also plan to work on improving my abdominal muscles. I figure both will make for an easier surgery and quicker recovery. I am 44. Since the med induces menopause I am wondering if some find weight loss easier or more difficult during this time (or no different)?

03-29-2009, 10:27 PM
My SIL had Lupron and it worked well enough that she was able to undergo a vaginal hysterectomy. She did experience hot flashes and night sweats, but felt it was worth it. I don't think she had any weight gain from it. My doctor never offered it to me and I had an abdominal hyst for fibroids. I was off six weeks from work while she was only off a couple.