I've had such a long journey (my story is on my profile) and I've eventually started on some form of treatment plan. I was supposed to start zoladex last month but there a ridiculous mix up, causing a 3 week delay and I've ended up getting decapeptyl instead. I've found it quite hard to find people's experiences of this and I found it quite an unnerving process to do I thought I'd share what is been like for me.
The consultant gave me a request for the prescription that I had to hand in to my Dr. My GP then wrote the prescription that I collected and took to the pharmacy. I then had to collect the decapeptyl which a pack with 2 syringes, a bottle of liquid and a bottle of powder. I then had to make an appointment with the nurse and take the medication with me. I have no idea why this has to be so complicated and why I needed to be the middle man but that's what the process is apparently.
The injection was into my bum muscle. I'm really scared of needles and usually cry but this was really not that bad. I've never had an injection in my bum before and other than feeling a bit weird standing with my bare bum, it was really fine. Not all that painful at all.
It's been 24 hours since I've had it and I'm feeling pretty awful. I feel like my body is too 'buzzy' like I've had caffeine. I felt this way all night and didn't have a very good sleep. I also feel like I'm getting the cold so I'm not sure if that's in addition to all this. I'm ridiculously thirsty. I drank about 2 litres of water through the night and still feel like I can't get enough. I've been having pain in my ovaries that I usually get around ovulation. I just don't feel right and think I'll be spending today in bed.
I'll try keep posting about what is like.