Hi I’m new to the site and would welcome any advice from women who have taken or are taking zoladex ...I’m 50 and have endometriosis and fibroids resulting in unbearably heavy and painful periods. My consultant has prescribed zoladex with Livial HRT for a period of 12 months and I’m about 6 months in. Whilst this has helped because my periods have stopped my moods are extremely up and down, i feel anxious a lot of the time, I have lower back pain which seems to come and go and I’m having night sweats. My consultant has prescribed zoladex for a total of 12 months in the hope that when the 12 months is over I will start the menopause naturally, avoiding the need to have a hysterectomy.
I can just about live with the side effects listed above (knowing what the alternative is) but in recent months my hair has been thinning really badly (I don’t have much as it is!) I know this sounds really vain but I’m getting married in September and really don’t know whether to stop the zoladex injections - with the risk of nightmare periods returning or to persevere.
Has anyone stopped taking zoladex after taking it for approximately 6 months? How did you feel? Does your hair grow back (and if so how quickly since stopping the injections)?Did your periods return straight away and were they as bad as ever?
I’m sorry for all the questions and I know that we’re all different and I will need to go back to my consultant to discuss my options but any advice/experiences anyone is willing to share would be greatly appreciated.