I am a little bit torn. I have just been to my gynaecologist as my symptoms of endometriosis have got progressively worse since my lap in May. I am on the mini-pill (progesterone-only), which I have to come off because it is not suppressing ovulation, which is only becoming more frequent. I can't go on the combined pill because I have migraines with visual disturbances. So, my only options are Zoladex (the injection that puts you into temporary menopause) or the Mirena coil (with hormones). I had the coil before I knew I had endometriosis, but had it removed because of excruciating pain which left me practically bed bound for weeks. When it was removed they told me it wouldn't be the coil causing the pain, but something else - which was when i decided i should probably have myself checked out, thus leading to my diagnosis of endometriosis.
I am absolutely petrified to have the pain again, so am hesitant to try the coil. But, I have heard so many horror stories of the injection, I'm not sure what I'm more scared of. Any advice would be fantastic? Anyone else who has had to make the same decision?
I receive both of these treatments due to sever endo. I'm on the injection for 6 months and have the mirena coil. I'm 1 month in now and for me the pain has slightly improved. Periods are still very excruciating but this pain only lasts for 2 days whereas before my periods where excruciating for 8-10 days! I can't comment on the injection as such because I've only had 1 but I've had no side effects as of yet and I'm due my next one in a week.
If it'll reduce any pain i'll be happy! I've decided to try the Mirena coil, as it feels a bit less daunting than being put into temporary menopause age 21. If that doesn't work my last resort is the injection with hormone replacement therapy. I hope things continue to move in the right direction for you.