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I've just been told that I have a very large fibroid and was given the option of surgery or trying these new pills called fibristal. I took one pill before reading the pamphlet which says to take your first pill within 7 first days of your menstrual cycle so I made a mistake there just wondering if that is really a big deal if anyone has had this experience because the next two days after I had really bad stomach pains and very tight feeling in my abdomen and very light bleeding. I want to do something about my fibroid because first of all I became extremely bloated secondly having very very heavy periods and thirdly painful intercourse. Has anyone else experienced very painful intercourse and have you been able to resume a normal sex life after your fibroids shrunk or you had them removed? I'm new to all this and I'm very scared. I would love to hear your experiences and your advice. Thanks

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    Best to speak to your Doctor or Consultant who prescribed the Fibristal to you about the timing of taking your pill and the symptons you experienced after 2 days.

    The other symptons you mention about fibroids causing heavy periods, bloating and painful intercourse are common. I had surgery to remove 32 fibroids 3 months ago and feel much better. See how you get along on the tablets, they are usually prescribed for 3 months to shrink fibroids and make a decision about whether you want to go for surgery or not. Conduct research on all your treatment options. 

    I went for open myomectomy surgery as I had suffered with fibroids for 13 years and it was the best decision as I now have a great quality of life.

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    Hi Jackie

    Can't help you on the fibristal as never heard of that. I have had a myomectomy 6 years ago after discovering a 13cm x 11cm fibroid causing me heavy periods, bloatednes etc. Recovery waa good, period were hardly anything afterwards and I felt so light.

    I am sure 1 tablet won't do too much harm. But check with your consultant or GP.


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    Hello Jackie, Fibristal is the same as Esmya, so you can read the various posts about it on this forum too. I don't think the one tablet would have any effect or caused a problem, I would just start again as advised. 

    I don't have a big problem with intercourse, other than always worrying that I am bleeding or that it will initiate bleeding, which sometimes happens, I think it all depends on the size and position of the fibroids. Some people have a problem with constipation, or difficulty urinating. 

    I hope the Fibristal works for you and you can tolerate it.

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    Hello Jackie,

    Could you share your experience with fibristal? Mostly, did you see any shrinkgage in size and volume? How many courses did you have to take? I am a week into my first course and so far so good - I have no noticeable side effects.

    Thanks for sharing.

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