About a year ago now I was on Zoladex (with add-back HRT) for stage 4 Endo but had to come off it as it made me quite poorly. Then I was on Depo-Provera injections for a few months but stopped them at the beginning of March this year because I wasn't benefiting much from that treatment either! I am now having no treatment to see how things go. I am 48 and my doctor said that the Zoladex that I was on might fast-track a natural menopause (if I am lucky!). I am still waiting....
For the last 3-4 months I have started with the most uncomfortable painful aching legs, wrist and elbow joints, an ache in my right buttock that comes and goes and sends a pain down the back of my leg and the joints in the tops of my fingers have become painful but luckily Ibuleve gel helps with that at the moment. I have also started taking calcium, magnesium and zinc tablets.
I could hardly get comfortable in bed last night and it has started to disturb my sleep. It felt like my legs were seizing up! Unfortunately, I can't get an 'all-over' hot water bottle for this pain!
There is a history of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis in my family (my Mum has osteoarthritis and both my maternal and paternal grandmothers had one of each) and so I do wonder if it is genetic but I think I am still too young for this to have started just yet and I am wondering more now if the Zoladex which can affect the health of bones has caused this to start now rather than later in my life. It just seems too much of a co-incidence. My family members were much older than me when they started with the conditions.
I haven't seen my doctor yet about it but I am considering doing so and wondering whether I should ask about having a bone scan to check for osteoporosis ?
Have any ladies out there experienced this after being on Zoladex treatment? Sorry to go on, but any advice or info would be very much appreciated.