Given zoladex via implant every 30 days for 6 months for endemetriosis in The pouch of Douglas. Periods stopped for all that time but have just returned with a vengeance!!! When I saw my consultant two months ago he told me that the ovaries would be well and truly dead/shrunk and will not work again - so what has happened??? Help!!!
Hi, I was having terrible left lower side abdominal pain which I put down to my ovaries after much elimination. I had had a hysterectomy the year before and that was the only thing I could think of in that area. I was given Zoladex on a one off injection which was to last 3 months. I presumed it worked as I was having terrible night sweats. The pain subsided a little so I thought it must be that ovary. I went in to surgery to have it removed and the DR told me that the Zoladex had not worked completely. So I do not believe that with out having a good direct look at the ovary that any Dr could actually say that they r completely shut down. All the best, chin up!! Alison
Firstly, your ovaries are not dead or shrunk! Zoladex works on your brain to tell your ovaries to stop working (in very simple terms!) so when the drugs stop, your body will come out of menopause and your periods will restart. If you haven't missed an injection, then your last one hasn't worked for some reason but usually doctors will not give you another until the month is up.
How long are you staying on it? It shouldn't be used for endo for more than 6 months so it may be time to stop anyway. I stayed on it for 2 years which I now regret massively.
I'd also go to see a specialist for a 2nd opinion as this doctor seems scarily misinformed - hopefully it was a gp, not a gynae, but either way they shouldn't be telling you things like that!
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