I was on zoladex for two years up until 2009 - my hormones have not been right since as I still have lots of side effects including hot flushes and especially zero sex drive. I'm sure it's a physical problem rather than psychological, as occasionally the side effects go away for 48 hours and I feel completely different, then come back like a switch being hit.
I tried to get my gynae to refer me to an endocrinologist for this and the fact I've never had a bone scan. He said I didn't need that - he could test my blood but he was sure he wouldn't find anything.
He did one blood test, while the mirena was in and with no idea of where I was in my cycle. He then wrote me a two sentence letter saying my thyroid is normal and the test shows I'm ovulating.
However, having done some research, it seems there is no level that proves you're ovulating from one test - they have to repeat the tests to compare your levels throughout the month. I'm also concerned the mirena would have affected my results - he said the dose is too low, yet its managing to cause me serious depression so it is clearly affecting my hormones,
Can anyone who had had these tests done confirm exactly what the process is? At the moment, the fact that this letter from my gynae is in my file means my Gp considers the issue closed - as in, there is no problem. I'm seriously considering changing GPs but I suspect they're all going to think this way - especially as every doctor I see these days is more concerned with costs than my welfare.