Hi all, I’m quite new to Health Unlocked, so I thought it’s about time I should start posting!
My name is Jo, I’m 36 and I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis in April (he says there could well be Endo too, although they didn’t see it on my last lap 4 years ago) my Consultant put me on Prostap 3 injections, I had previously been on Progesterone for a few years and it had become totally ineffective for my pain. The Consultant I seen in April was so nice, really understanding and I felt he really understood and cared about me, he had already reviewed my tests etc and scanned me again to double check things. He felt Prostap 3 was the best way to go initially, and I have to say I think he was right!
The first week after the injection was terrible, my ovaries felt as if they were going to explode and my boobs, oh man!! I was questioning my very existence that week, then I took a period on top of it, awful! Thankfully it all settled down within about a week or so. I have been great since, just the odd hot flush or a bit of nausea here and there! This week I am getting some pains in my pelvis which are making me slightly nervous, but my next injection is due in 3 weeks so I’m assuming it’s starting to wear off slightly. I’m due to see the Consultant again in August, and he says he’s going to “make the plans”, my head was spinning from being diagnosed and getting treated after so so long, and I forgot to ask him what he meant! I’m assuming surgery?! I have 3 kids and no intentions of having any more, after being left with no answers and just taking the pill for so long, I’d almost be agreeable to anything! I’m sure you all know and fully understand my story as it’s probably the same for a lot of you!
That’s a little of my back story and things are now turning a corner for me after 10 years! I’m feeling positive now. I’m hoping I don’t get any more side effects from my next injection! 3 weeks to go!
Hugs and well wishes