Unlike all the positive stories, my experience was quite horrific, but I did not have HRT addback therapy. Please use the search box on this forum and type in Zoladex.
There are hundreds of discussions as so many of us have been on GnRH drugs. There are several kinds - all do the same things.
My main advice is read up the patient advice leaflet and note down all the side effects, and tell your partner/parents/ friends of these side effects, so they will know what you might expect to go through. You may need there support (emotionally, practically and financially.)
It is far from plain sailing for many women (and men), there can be some very unpleasant side effects even with HRT, and some serious ones that might require you to seek medical help, so be absolutely sure you have all the information to hand.
Obviously we all hope it won't be a bad experience, but for every good tale there are just as many bad ones. It doesn't suit everyone and if you do find it too much to cope with then you can stop. No one is forcing you to continue on these drugs. It is your choice, but once it is in you then you do have to put up with whatever it throws at you for several weeks.
They do not cure endo and they do come with risks, so be sure you know wht might happen just incase it does happen. Remember the side effects can come and go.
Sometimes one at a time, sometimes 7 or 8 at a time (which is grim) and can hit you at any time night or day.
If you are at college or work, inform your tutor or boss that you are on chemo. (Zoladex is a hormone chemo drug used for breast and prostate cancers)
This will allow you the flexibility to take time off as and when you need to and you might need to..
Some days you will be fine, but there are some days when you will not be fine, and you need that flexibility at short notice to take time off.
How you feel after ther 1st or 2nd jab can be quite different to how you feel by the 3rd or 4th. And each day can vary. So someone saying they are fine after 2-3 weeks is lucky and might remain lucky, but for many bad days will out number good days. Each of us experiences the drugs in our own way, so long as you know what might happen, you won't be shocked if it does, and hopefully it won't. This will be one of the strongest drugs you are ever likely to have put in your body. Best of Luck