The above is sited from this article which either ignorantly or deceptively claims that "The hormone-blocking effects of Lucrin are fully reversible". and "Studies show that Lucrin can be safely administered to young people for several years prior to full pubertal onset".
Before going further, so there is no confusion, Lupron is the US drug that has been conveniently renamed Lucrin in Australia.
Some possible side effects of Lupron:
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- bone pain, loss of movement in any part of your body;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- pain, burning, stinging, bruising, or redness where the medication was injected;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, or hack;
- painful or difficult urination;
- urinating more often than usual;
- high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, , weight loss);
- sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), problems with speech or balance;
- sudden headache with , vomiting, confusion, slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, or slow breathing; or
- chest pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling.
- pain or unusual sensations in your back;
- numbness, weakness, or tingly feeling in your legs or feet;
- muscle weakness or loss of use;
- loss of bowel or ; or
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or ).
- acne, increased growth of facial hair;
- breakthrough bleeding in a female child during the first 2 months of leuprolide treatment;
- dizziness, weakness, tired feeling;
- hot flashes, night sweats, chills, clammy skin;
- nausea, , constipation, stomach pain;
- , itching, or scaling;
- joint or muscle pain;
- vaginal itching or discharge;
- breast swelling or tenderness;
- testicle pain;
- impotence, loss of interest in sex;
- depression, sleep problems (insomnia), memory problems; or
- redness, burning, stinging, or pain where the shot was given.
And a bit from those suffering from the nightmare effects of this detrimental drug:
There is a current petition in US congress to get this dangerous drug removed from the market. There are pages and pages and pages of more detrimental testimonials from (mostly women and mother's of daughters) suffering the short and long term side effects from Lupron/Lucrin.
I suspect the homophobic
trans kid angle is a last ditch effort by the maker's of Lupron/Lucrin to make more money from a drug whose end is near. But history tells us the wheels of justice are turtle slow, how many trans gay/lesbian children will have their lives permanently damaged or ended from this drug due to homophobic parents sweating over their kid playing with the wrong toy and an equally homophobic medical community ready, willing and able to make a buck off those fears?
But given transitional drugs with no long term studies and dangerous life threatening effects of their own coupled with brutal life damaging surgeries that coincide with transition, should we even be surprised at the loaded Lupron/Lucrin gun being aimed and fired at gay and lesbian children or children thought to be gay or lesbian, much in the way transition itself has?