Endometriosis UK
34,715 members30,961 posts

Injections and HRT?

Hi ladies, just picked up my Triptorelin injection (3mths) along with my Livial HRT. Need to wait on my period now to start before I get my injection. I have had injections before over the years but unfortunately HRT gives me chronic thrush so doc said she can give me a tablet to take every week to stop the thrush if I need it. I would like to know what experiences, good or bad, you ladies have had on injections or HRT?


7 Replies

Triptorelin is what I'm on, just had my 4th month dose on Wednesday. I take Livial HRT with it as well. I started on the 1 month injection, then my next one - I took the 3 month dose, was a bit too high for me, but only needed it once as I'm only on this for 6 months.

I found my 1st month fine, no periods, no pain it was a godsend. The next dose, as it was higher was a bit too much for me so I had bad nausea but I found ginger ale and Motilium 10 (can buy from boots but main ingredient is Domperidone which Dr can prescribe), I just had my single dose (month 4) two days ago, which is slowly settling in. I get anxiety and nausea with the injections but it slowly settles.

Would this be your first time on it?



Had monthly injections for 6 months 5yrs ago. At first I tried it without HRT but struggled so I took HRT bur only lasted 6 weeks. I found that I could deal with the side effects of the injection better than the side effects from the HRT. Then last year I was back on the 3 month injection and refused the HRT. I know it is a risk with our bones etc but I suffer really bad thrush with the HRT. My gyno said to me that he can only prescribe the injection for 6 months if I refuse the HRT again as I am too young to get injections for long term use and not back it up with HRT.



I got the injections without HRT at first. It wasnt until I was in my second month that the hot flushes were becoming irritating and disturbing my sleep and disrupting my work!

Its the anxiety I'm struggling with, I can already feel the difference being on the lower dose this month, but I honestly can't wait to come off this as I'm fed up of interfering with my hormones. Feels like I'm not in control of my own body anymore!


Oh to be a woman eh! I am praying that it will work this time for me. Like yourself it's soooooo frustrating! years of pain, discomfort and misery.

Keep strong.



I reckon I will need another lap as I still feel ovary pain, but might just be cos the dosage isn't fully settled.

Sex change next I think!





I've just been prescribed decapeptyl (Triptorelin) for 6 months (without HRT) to see if it will work for me. My 1st 3monthly injection is on Monday. I have my fingers (& toes & everything else!!!) crossed for a success. Hoping its not as bad as some accounts I've read!! If everything goes ok then they will continue & add in HRT. I just want to feel normal again.

Hope you all have a pain free weekend.



You may also like...