Side effects of Zoladex

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Hi!

Recently I went under the laparoscopic surgery for severe endometriosis and now I have taken my first injection for Zoladex, I had the every 3 months shot. Just wondering how long does it take to feel the side effects kick in? I have read really nasty side effects and I am ready for them. I am sure they won't be as nasty as the pain I have suffered from my endo.

Hopeful 35 years old mother.

 

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    Hi I'm back on zoladex after my endometriosis coming back after 16 years after having a hystorectomy..even after a total hystorectomy.. I've had 2 zoladex injections and appart from itching around injection site and being able to feel the injection under the skin. Ive been short tempered and irritable ive had constant headaches but not sure if that is down to other health issues..some hair loss..again could be down to age and other issues. On the whole not too bad.. much better than dealing with endo!

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      on my 5th injection now. side effects are ok. nothing major.headaches ..itching n bruising but over all ok. I don't know what happens when the injections finish..whether I get refered back to a gynacologist..?im hoping the heamatoma has dispersed and it's cleared up some of the endo.

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    Side effects are only a possibility, not a certainty. If you read the complete drug info sheet, there's a breakdown of side effects showing the percentage of testers who experienced each one. Even if 10% got one particular side effect (& i've never seen such a high figure tho i don't dedicate myself to reading them), that means 90% of users did not get that side effect. I couldn't pull up the info in a quick google or i would've tried to copy & paste it here.

    We can psych ourselves into getting side effects by telling ourselves that we'll get them. The brain is a powerful organ.

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      You know what? I showed your reply to my husband and he said its like she is talking straight to you. I have this personality that I get anxious for nothing. Your reply is by far my most fav one. Thank you for those words, much needed. smile
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      Well, thank you. There are no guarantees in life. But if we do nothing because we're afraid, we exist but we don't have a real life. It is easy to get wrapped up in fear w/endo.

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