I was diagnosed, in 2012, with Fibroids at the time the doctor told me that when I reached the menopause the fibroids would disappear and just 'hang in there'! So I 'hung in there' until the summer 2016 when the side effects become too much. My GP confirmed that he fibroids had grown and as such I was referred to a consultant for assessment. I was dreading the meeting, would I receive the same advice and to 'just hang in there'. I am 49 years of age. I was pleasantly surprised when I was offered two options, 1 - have a laparoscopic removal of the ovaries to induce the menopause or take Prostap for 4-6 month to mimic the menopause to see if I could cope with an induced menopause.
I have now had my 3rd Prostap injection, have them every 4-6 weeks, and I feel horrendous very much as others have described. my question is, can I expect to feel the same if I were to stop the Prostap injections and naturally through the menopause?
Additionally, If I continue with Prostap can I expect to see an improvement or will I continue to have the same horrendous side effects?
I dread the prospect of going back to how I felt before and the heavy periods/bleeding.
I welcome your comments.