This is the third time in my life that I am having a chemical induced menopause; I am 42. My endo specialist suggested an initial 3 month course of Zoladex injections and Livial tablets, and the treatment works to extend for up to 6 months. I am nervous and excited all at the same time.
Nervous because I don't know if it will work, if it will harm my bones, affect my fertility, bring out other problems etc. and if it doesn't work, then what? (My endo specialist's registrar (I am very unhappy with her) told me that if the Zoladex does not work that the problem won't be gynaecological! I wasn't impressed. I know how I feel; I know my body and the pain it has endured for 29+ years!I know the difference between the various cramps - gynae-related, bowel, bladder etc - I was fuming, but said nothing (I just know I don't want to see her again). The suggestion therefore is that I am, what, making it up?!)) Nevertheless, I understand I will also be referred to a pain specialist clinic. Has anyone attended one? Any experiences to speak of?
I am excited on the other hand because if it does work then I will be pain free and able to get on with my life. It has been on pause or mute for many years now. I have been surviving, just not living.
Please do kindly share your experiences of Zoladex and Livial as it would be good to gauge how others have felt/are feeling? I am trying to cope with some side effects that are new to me and I do hope they settle/stop soon though I appreciate it has only been a week.
Thank you in advance...