Hi. I wondered if anyone has any advice? I'm 44, been having lower abdo / groin pain for the last 8 years, worsening in the last 2. Been off work since April. At first it was thought to be kidney related so I had lots of scans etc for that but all clear. Finally my GP suggested endometriosis. I saw a gynae doc yesterday.
She said I almost certainly do have endo but because I have a high BMI and am a bit of a weird shape (all my excess weight is on my lower abdo, I have stick arms & legs, no bum!) she's not happy to do a lap. This was upsetting because I've lost 8 stone in the last year but it's clearly not enough.
Anyway. She's prescribed Zoladex injections and Tibolone to counteract any side effects. My first injection is next Monday.
I'm worried. Worried that the treatment won't work, and that it will ause hideous side effects. I need to get back to work, I need to stop taking so may painkillers. At the money k have a morphine patch, am on morphine tablets, codeine, tramadol and oral morphine when needed. Because of all these opiates I cant drive, can't really function, I have a job which involves looking down a microscope, making important medical decisions etc abdo just can't do it at the moment.
Can anyone who's had the Zoladex tell me what to expect? I know every treatment is different for every patient but I'd love to hear some experiences.
I've been told to only take the Tibolone if i get side effects.
It's all a bit of a leap into the unknown really.
I'm glad I've found this forum
Sorry this is so long!