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Investigation into Lupron Side Effects (Leuprolide Acetate)

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The purpose of this petition is to warn others regarding the drug Lupron (Leupolide Acetate) mfg. by Takeda/Abbott Pharmaceuticals in the hope that further long-term safety studies are done before it disables or kills more women. This drug was originally marketed to treat prostate cancer patients but now is widely used for the treatment of endometriosis, infertility, fibroids/ovarian cysts and even precocious puberty.

Many women are continuing to suffer the side effects long after taking their last dose even though their doctor and the pharmaceutical company states that the side effects should go away within 3-6 months. Side effects include but are not limited to: hot flashes, memory loss, tachycardia, hematura, hypotension, dizziness, insomnia, anxiety, depression, Vitamin D deficiency, constant gnawing bone/joint pain, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, autoimmune diseases, blood disorders, cancer and many others including death and yet not one long term study has been conducted.

It is devastating to us that we agreed to take an FDA approved drug under the care of our physician whom we trusted only to find ourselves sicker than you could imagine ---- in pain and unable to get the proper treatment or even believed that Lupron caused our problems.

We hereby request that an investigation be undertaken into the short term and long term effects of Lupron on women. We further request that all outcomes and results of such trials be released and published so that both patients and doctors alike may have the benefit of all the information regarding this drug.

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8 hours ago
Sara R. from Puyallup, WA writes:
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Lupron has absolutely ruined my health. My bones feel as they are breaking and have me in tears. My joints ache on a daily and I lose function in my hands do to the pain. I have had endometriosis for 17 years, in that 17 years I have had a dozen surgeries. I was on Lupron for 2 years from 2015 to 2017. I am 36 years old and I feel like I'm 50+. I would highly recommend you find a different way of treatment and NOT get these injections. You may think these us are crazy but there is TOO MANY of us with the same issues to not look into this further.
Jun 17th, 2017
Cathleen J. from Bourbonnais, IL writes:
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Lupron ruined my health and my life. I was relatively normal before I was forced to use this "medicine:" I could walk, stand, work, etc as long as I needed to. Now, I am practically crippled - bone pain that feels like limbs are breaking and exhaustion/weakness. I need my husband and Senior Citizen mother to do anything that takes more than 10-30 minutes to do... I have had to change careers twice because I CAN'T work; now that i've found a job I am actually able to do, I am discovering it's not enough income to cover my minimal monthly expenses so I am applying for Disability (at the age of 37). I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia a year after I stopped taking Lupron and I am wondering if taking 4 doses of Lupron actually CAUSED the Fibro. I am warning every woman I meet not to take this drug. Lupron was supposed to destroy my massive fibroid - but it ended up killing ME.
Jun 17th, 2017
Kimi C. from Buffalo, NY signed.
Jun 17th, 2017
Brittany P. from Dayton, OH signed.
Jun 17th, 2017
R J. from Dry Prong, LA writes:
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Please rid us of this poison!!
Jun 17th, 2017
Barbara B. from Ford city, PA writes:
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what's up with this? this is the 2nd time I've written a long letter. The first letter did not appear after I've sent it. The second one disappeared before I could send it
Jun 17th, 2017
Barbara B. from Ford city, PA writes:
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what's up with this? this is the 2nd time I've written a long letter. The first letter did not appear after I've sent it. The second one disappeared before I could send it
Jun 17th, 2017
Barbara B. from Ford city, PA signed.
Jun 17th, 2017
Barbara B. from Ford city, PA signed.
Jun 15th, 2017
Robin S. from Louisville, CO writes:
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Been on it for three months and the migraines are so debilitating that I can't function without take a very high dose of pain meds. I have missed out on so much in my family life that I feel I'm losing my connection.