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Zoladex Injections

I'm after some advice please - was diagnosed with Endo last July after having a laparoscopy which turned into a laparotomy and 3 days in hosp. Had to learn about Endo very quickly - turns out I've had it since I was about 15.

I've been trying a lot of different medicines to help with the pain but the specialist suggested Zoladex. Was terrified about it but after completing my 6 injections its not actually been all that bad.

My question is what happens now - I've been doing lost of research but can't seem to see anywhere which tells me what to expect next. I know everyone is different but will my periods come back straight away? I'm going to Australia at the end of the year for a holiday so I'm really hoping things will settle before I go.

Any help or advise you can give would be great. Thank you so much.

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after laparotomy and zoladex i had the mirena start working and that for me was the best of all.

my period returned as fast as it could after zoladex. 4 weeks after the last implant woulf have been due, i'd had it.


I was on zoladex last jan to last june, it was great. Then after I came off it everything went back the same again, it really made me more depressed, so I was put on Danozl tabs but my arm started to swell after 3mths, I finished the course & my doctor saw me again in may and I was put back on the zoladex injections for another 6months, july will be the 3rd one, but i'm also getting the mirena coil put @ the end of july. So if this helps after a break from the zoladex you can go on it again for 6 more months or as your going away you could get the coil inserted as this can be in for 5yrs, but as yet I don't know how well this works as this july will be my 1st time with the coil. The best of luck to. Takecare.


Thank you so much for your help and advice, I really appreciate it - I'm actually going back to the consultant today so I will ask questions regarding the coil.

I hope that you are both ok and not suffering too much. Best wishes


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