If you only started zoladex on 20th Nov, and that was 2 weeks ago - you should be in the flare stage which makes all the symptoms much worse as the body is flooded with hormones so much that they cause the pituitary gland in the brain to shut down. It makes all endo activity more intense while this is happening but only for a week or two. then everything shuts down overloaded with chemicals.
You would expect any endo pain to be considerably angry while this flare stage process is happening- then after that has passed and the ovaries are shut down- that is when you can judge how much relief you are getting and how much of that pain you were in was down to endo.
As you are in the 2nd to 3rd week of the 1st implant now is not the time to judge the effects of the drug on the endo. Pain is normal at this stage. You have to read the patient information notes for zoladex and it explains this.
See how you feel a few days before the next implant is due, as the flare stage should be over by then.
If you feel a dramatic relief from the pain then it is probably the endo that is causing it.
If you don't feel any relief by the time the next implant is due, your pains are not likely directly from endo and probably to do with something else as yet not known.
So be patient and see how things pan out in the coming days.
Zoladex is not a contraceptive nor is it a pain killer. It can stop the endo but doesn;t cure it only pauses the endo activity.
You are correct and it is not safe to have zoladex in the body if you are pregnant.
However because it shuts down the ovaries they can take up to 5 months to wake up. That is the average length of time- by which stage the drug is well out of the system.
The residue can be in your body for the 4 months after your last implant went in, in trace amounts.
Did they explain to your about zoladex before giving you the 1st implant? It seems a strange decision to take it when pregnancy was your overriding goal. Sounds like you were just given it with no warning at all. [much like what happened to me ]
anyhow - the deed is done, and cannot be reversed and you can quit and not have another one - that is entirely up to you.
The patient information leaflet is freely available on line- just google Zoladex patient information leaflet and read through the details.
It will explain about the flare stage you are going through right now.
Having multiple cysts in the ovaries doesn't necessarily mean PCOs, most healthy women have several eggs maturing at the same time even though only one or two hatch each month at ovulation there could be a dozen or more in preparation for later ovulations. Each egg sac is a cyst as it is developing. it does mean the supply is good- but doesn't give any indication of the quality of them.
Nothing you can do for the moment, so see how things pan out in the next couple of weeks and decide a couple of days before the next implant whether you have seen any improvement in pain levels and whether you want to remain on zoladex over x-mas and in to the new year or quit right away and not have the next one.
And keep your fingers crossed that your ovaries do wake up in about 3 months time when the drug is gone and you are ready to start TTC.
You can have sex before that- but use a condom if you definitey don't want to risk a pregnancy with so much zoladex remaining in you.
Remember too that the drug reduces your libido to zero and can dry up the vagina- so if you need extra lubrication to avoid hurting yourself then make sure you have that to avoid last minute disappointments.