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Prostap injections

Hi everyone. I had my first prostap injection on the 1st October due to my gyane consultant not wanting to another lap because of my age and where the endo is. She advised these injections would help ease the pain of the endo, and as she thinks it could also be bowel related, sort of find out which is causing the most of my pain.

I'm not sure how quick side effects kick in but Thursday and today I have been bleeding quite abit (been to docs who said this is normal?) and my emotions have been everywhere, I am currently sitting on the couch close to tears :/

I am also in so much pain with my stomach, it is bloated that much it is solid and I have pains in my back and legs almost like period pains. I Was aware of the unwanted side effects these injections bring but I am not sure if I am strong enough to go through this for 4 months if it there going to get worse? I just want to get to the bottom of my problem

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Any advice would be great, thanks xx


My experience with Prostap is that everything gets a lot worse before it gets a lot better - took a couple of months.


Hello, yep, side effects include a flare up after the injection. First flare up was the worst, 2nd & 3rd not too great but at least then I knew what to expect and could 'bed down' for a day or two. After that the 4th, 5th & 6th flare ups weren't as bad - as by then the endometriosis lesions had probably started to heal. Prostap gave me my life back - around 20 days after my first injection I had the first fully pain free day that I had had for more than 2.5 years. It did take a while for my body to heal and I had to learn not to overdo things even though I felt so much better. So wishing you all the best.

I'm now having a 2nd lot of injections (as my period and some of the inflammation and pain returned within 6 weeks) to try and see if they can induce a 'voluntary menopause' as I'm 49. Even though some of the symptoms returned so soon after the last of the 6 month injections, I'm still very grateful to have had them as it gave my body a chance to heal, recuperate and gave me energy back.

Take care x


Thanks very much for your replies. Just finding it very tough at the moment as I feel I'm in more pain than before but I suppose it's something I'm just going to have to grin and bear isn't it :(


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