I've just posted a long one about what's going on for me so I'll keep this brief as I'm just looking for some advice/info for starting on Zoladex. I have an unusual situation- it's possibly a mix of endo, cysts, fibroids and some other weird stuff they're not sure of. I'm getting surgery in a few months to have a look and to remove what they can. It was suggested that I go on zoladex while I'm waiting for surgery as it might help my symptoms but it could also help with surgery as it will shrink things and reduce any vascular risks.
I get my first injection next monday, which will be mid cycle for me- is this ok? I've not been told it's to be taken at a specific time in the cycle.
I'm also not sure what to expect. My periods are not an issue at all- I have light, short periods (sorry for those who have it bad), I'm expecting these will just stop. My main issue is extreme fatigue and back pain, I also have abdominal/pelvic pain. I have been told I can take a low dose HRT but will need to stop this a month before the surgery, so part of the time will just be full on menopause.
I'm just wondering how quickly will I start to feel the menopause symptoms? I'm a bit worried I'm going to be a sweaty, raging hormonal mess with a headache at christmas! Are the symptoms constant or is it like a flush that is intense that passes? I've had some pretty brutal hormonal headaches over the recent months while I've been ill and they've been really bad, for those who've had headaches, are the lifted with the HRT? Does anyone have any advice for how to make it more manageable?