brit tuck, I have Crohn's and have had two laparoscopies for endometriosis. I take Depo Provera shots every 3 months and love them. Granted, I am on the one patient my doctor has seen that didn't gain weight on it, but I love it. Having the second laparoscopy helped a great deal with the pain and now it seems that the Depo is keeping the endo from coming back. I do take calcium and vitamin D supplements, in addition to regular multi-vitamins, and my OBGYN tested my bone density a couple years into the Depo treatment to see where I was at (bone density looked good).
It is hard to know what pain is caused by the endo and what is caused by Crohn's, GERD or IBS (I have GERD also). But, I do know that having the laparoscopy took care of a lot of the lower abdominal pain and the pain with intercourse. I don't know what the difference between Depo Provera and Depo Lupron is, but I can say that I have not noticed any menopause symptoms being on Depo Provera. But, I still had to have the laparoscopy to remove the endo before the Depo Provera did anything to help.
Your doctor should be able to monitor your bone density, so I wouldn't worry too much about that...what's the point in having good bone density when you are miserable and can't do anything anyway? =)
Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety. Too many meds to list them all. =)