I've had a rotten week with two trips to hospital and one of the worst internals ever, so painful as the doctor felt new scarring and I've been flared since.
Anyway the long and short of it is my
Surgery should be in march (should have been this month but NHS cancellations have severely impacted my local trust) and so the doctor recommended I try the injections.
I have concerns about these but also a lot of questions, the first being is there a difference between prostap and zoladex or is that a brand name?
Secondly, side effects - how bad are they as they read like a nightmare! My main concern would be fatigue, weight gain/skin and hair issues (vain but I already have confidence issues from my endo belly, becoming a crepe skinned bearded lady really will tip me over the edge, and impact on mental health/anxiety as I've previously suffered with clinical depression and anxiety which I now have controlled and don't need medication for, I'm really worried the crazy hormonal changes will set me back and I honestly don't know how I'd cope if I slid back into depression.
I got offered the injections in September when they first saw my endometrioma and scarring in cervix (not had a lap yet just one of those who has the symptoms which make it unlikely that it'll be anything other than endo) but at that point I was told surgery would be January and so I felt I could manage the pain. Four months on my pain and mainly discomfort when sitting and lying is really starting to impact my day to day life but I don't know if this is still better than the side effects of the injections.
Sorry, long post but before I make a final decision I'd really like to hear experiences of others, good and bad, so that I can make a more informed decision (I know everyone reacts differently but it still helps knowing possibilities good or bad).