I have severe stage 4 Endo. My surgeon could not remove a cyst because it was so badly stuck! I have been on Depo Provera for 9 months now and have put on about 2 stone in weight and have gone from an 8-10 to 12-14 in clothes! I know this injection fools your body into thinking it's pregnant but my tummy now looks as though it is; by about 5 months! I am so fed up! I don't overeat and get a reasonable amount of exercise daily (I walk everywhere!). My thighs seems to have been given a life of their own and I have now got ones that rub together for the first time ever!!!! The thing is; other than stopping my periods (which is heaven) I still get daily pains in my tummy and back, and at times I still feel quite unwell enough to have to go to bed and lie down. I also get the terrible mood swings and feel tearful and irritable a lot (and that's with being on anti-depressants too!) Also, I am soooo tired all the time. I was anaemic when I had periods but surely I can't be now? Wondering now whether the benefits of Depo DO outweigh (no pun intended) the negatives. Would consider a hysterectomy (I am almost 48 and have 3 children) but from what I have read on this site, this does not stop Endo. AND I would probably put weight on because of the hysterectomy as well so I am probably best waiting for a natural menopause I guess....I have tried Zoladex along with HRT for 6 months but it didn't work out very well for me and I had to come off it. Sorry to seem to be having such a moan but I am so fed up and really do not know what to do...I am wondering whether to stop my injections and get referred back to my consultant to see if he can remove some of the Endo and take pot luck...Any thoughts please????