Gonadotropinreleasing hormone agonists

1. GnRH agonists inhibit gonadal function, resulting in hypoestrogenism. Pain is relieved in most patients by the second or third month.

2. Intramuscular leuprolide 3.75 mg once monthly or nafarelin, 200 mg nasal spray twice daily for 3-6 months may be used.

3. Side effects, such as osteoporosis, hot flashes, headaches, and depression, are common. Symptoms recur after discontinuation of therapy in most patients.

E. Surgical therapy. Endometriosis is usually treated surgically at the time of diagnosis by laparoscopic cautery. Hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy is the definitive treatment for endometriosis.

References: See page 195.

Stop Headache Drug Free

Stop Headache Drug Free

If you are suffering from headaches, you can make the pain stop just by following some basic but little known principles. Take 15 minutes browsing through this guide and you'll find dozens of tips to gain control in the battle against headache pain.

Get My Free Audio Book

Post a comment