I was diagnosed with endometriosis about 14 years ago, I am 45 this year, think I must have had just about every type of hormone treatment there is, the only think that really worked was Zoladex which after several six month courses it was decided that I should stay on it as long as needed. I was unable to take any form of hrt, the side effects from it were worse than the zoladex, so just took calcium tablets and had regular DEXA scans. The surgery decided after about four years that I had to change to prostap which I didnt get on at all with, as I was feeling well at time and was having no pain that I would see how things went without any treatment, I was lucky periods returned after about six months, I had couple of heavy painful days a month but nothing I couldnt cope with. I had my gallbladder removed in August last year and didnt have a period for about three months, when they started again they came back very heavy and was losing huge clots, also had lot of pain week or so before bleeding starts, since then have been bleeding every two or three weeks. In October I had to have blood tests which showed I was low on iron levels, I havent been able to take any form of iron supplement and levels are still very low. I had appointment to see GP today who is almost sure its my endo that has returned and has prescribed the Progesteron only pill (Cerelle) for three months to try and stop bleeding. If this doesnt help she thinks maybe its time to go back on Zoladex. About ten years ago I was advised by consultant to have hysterectomy but because both my Mum and Grandad were very ill I put it off, which is how I came to be put on Zoladex for so long, although I know it works I really dont know if I want to go back down that road again but the thought of going back to being in constant pain really worries me but feel I may not have many choices, I am lucky to have such a great GP, shes always been very supportive!!
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