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Have you ever been fortunate enough to have a conversation with your mother about her menopause symptoms? Ironically, the symptoms are very similar to infertility.
If you’re lucky enough to have Endometriosis, the doctor will tell you there are two ways to treat it: surgery and monthly injections of a drug called Lupron. The doc might also tell you that surgery could help, but there is no true way to see the back side of your organs to make sure there isn’t any Endometriosis still there, so Lupron is the best way to go.
One shot a month, no big deal right? HA! The Lupron brings your hormone levels down to zero, to get rid of all that pesky Endometrial tissue. Thus, forcing you to have similar symptoms to that of a menopausal woman. Your mother or mother-in-law and you will spend hours discussing your hot flashes and night sweats (you both seem to have tried standing next to the open freezer and eating popsicles to cool yourself off). You know that your husbands can empathize with each other about your moodiness and total lack of sex-drive.
The good news: you know what it will be like when you’re 50ish and entering menopause.
The bad news: you know what it will be like when you’re 50ish and entering menopause.