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Zoladex

Hi, so ive been confirmed to have stage 1 endometriosis and im in alot of pain all the time and needing codeine and tramadol every few hours. I do have the mirena coil but it has only been in for 2 months now so has not settled the bleeding yet. I have heard some people talking about zoladex does anyone know if I can use it in addition to the coil? Also can anyone please share their experiences with zoladex as I do not know much about it. Thank you x

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I’ve had both, I’m stage 5 endo. There very different drugs the coil tricks your body into early pregnancy but can take over 3 months to ease bleeding & pain. I found the coil took a few months to settle & I was fairly pain free with NO bleeding. I stopped it as I became VERY anxious & depressed on it. Zoladex however is a monthly injection that shuts your ovaries down & sends you into menopause. It’s a full on drug!! You can only have Zoladex for 6 months in theory & I've just started my second round but with hrt as I struggled with the side effects of going into the menopause. Most of the time they say you get months to several years pain free after the 6 months. My first round I only did 4 months as I was struggling with side effects & I had my first period 5 weeks later & pain +++. I’m on it this time in preparation for full surgery in 6 months & also to see if I can cope with hrt!! My track record with hormones is not good.

I personally would say stick at it with the coil as it’s long term & side effects are minimal in comparison to zoladex. You can’t have them both together as far as I know. Give the coil another 2 months & if your struggling see your specialist.

Good luck

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I'm on zoladex ... have been over a month... told if I can handle these injections for 3 month's il get historecomy... I can say it's been hard dizzy spells sick weak sleeping alot constantly bleeding pains the same ...the feelings that somthing walking on me ...and really really bad spots chest back

face boobs like boils...scarring me doctor just like oh you've got bad skin ....NO IT'S THE MEDS AND TOLD YOU CAN GET PREGNANT ON THIS INJECTIONS BUT PLS ROLL ON HISTOWECTOMY BATTLEING ENDO CONSTANT MISSCARRIGES STILL BIRTH I WANT MY BODY BACK DX

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