I am new here! After over a year of asking for surgery, I recently had my diagnostic laparoscopy in September and was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis (covering bowels, ovaries and bladder). They removed some off of the bladder but I need to have a further op as they couldn’t get the endo on the bowel (as it is now fused to my ovary), which I really hope I can get done privately on my health insurance as I had a horrific experience through NHS.
I do have lots of questions on how well everyone recovered etc but the main thing I would really like to know is if anyone has had Zoladex injections as treatment and how they've dealt with it?
I’ve had to start a monthly course of Zoladex in order to prep for my next op (which is yet to have a date). I didn’t really research this much as had to have it straight after I had my Laparoscopy. I didn’t know how painful it would be and that it goes into my belly. (Right next to one of the incision sites which was so horrible!!) I don’t know how I am going to deal with having to have one every month - I am usually fine with injections but thinking about it causes me anxiety.
It is already causing me bad side effects as well as causing me to bleed every day. (I don’t know if the side effects are in my head as the doctor said I wouldn’t get any until the 2nd or 3rd injection?) Has anyone else felt really down and pessimistic, nauseous, confused and clumsy? I’m usually a really positive upbeat person but just constantly tired with no motivation to do anything. I am also taking the mini pill desogestrel too as well as having the injection. My doctor said to wait and ask when I have my check up in a couple of weeks to whether I should continue taking this? Doesn't bring me much confidence as they didn't really seem to know what they were talking about.
I don’t know whether I am feeling like this due to the whole diagnosis and looming 2nd operation, but I am 25 and I’m worried about the use of this long term. Would be so nice to get some information/advice from anyone who has had experience with Zoladex in treatment for endo xxx