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kelli63
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Joined: Apr 2002

DEAR SISTERS:

HAS ANYONE HEARD OF ZOLADEX AND WHAT ARE THE SIDEAFFECTS IF ANY. THE DOCTOR PUT ME ON IT YESTERDAY BUT I CAN'T GET ANY ANSWERS FROM ANYONE. OTHER THAN IT IS A ESTROGEN SUPRESSANT DRUG THEY I GUESS ARE TRYING TO GET MY SYSTEM TO SHUT DOWN. " MENOPAUSE" I KNEW THIS WAS COMING I GUESS I JUST WASNT READY TO HEAR IT SO SOON. CHARLIE IS BEING SO WONDERFUL AND I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. YESIM TRYING TO HANG IN THERE.

HUGS
KELLY

bdean
Posts: 262
Joined: Feb 2001

Dear Kelly:

bdean
Posts: 262
Joined: Feb 2001

Dear Kelly (again):
Sorry about the first message - I hit the wrong key!!
I just typed in Zoledex on GOOGLE and came up with this web site: www.cancerbacup.org.uk/info/goserelin.htm
It gives you the basics on this drug - what it does, what possible side effects, etc. I do hope this info will help you. Maybe someone will be able to give you their personal experiences with the drug.
Take good care of yourself.
Hugs, Brenda

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martyzl
Posts: 196
Joined: Jun 2002

Hello Kelly!
Zoladex... zoladex..
*shakes head* :::rattle, rattle, rattle::: Hey, isn't that what I have implanted in my back side?!?!? Egad, that last chemo hit was a DOOZY!!

Seriously, I had the 3 month pellets implanted into my bum.(Instead of the abdomen as I have a recent Tramflap) It's put in just under the skin. Let's see, that was August, this is September. Personally, the only thing I noticed was clearer skin. *smiles* I had one more period after implantation, which I wasn't aware would happen. The injection... ahmmm.. how to put it delicately... hurts .. when they insert it but it's really quick. I would recommend having it done when ye'haven't had your drainage tubes rudely yanked out hours before, etc. *grin* THAT was not a fun day!!!

Personally, I have the Zoladex to try to preserve my ovaries, the chemo is less likely to attack the ovaries when they are shut down, so to speak. I was told that I have a 70% chance of still being fertile after chemo with this stuff in me. I'll be getting another shot in October. Oh Joy. *wink* We were pregnant early in this cancer game and were strongly advised to abort as I was diagnosed with Her2Neu 3+, invasive and aggressive. I was told I didn't have time to wait for my 2nd trimester. Lovely, eh? We shall see what we come up with when all is said and done.
Egad, ye' can tell I am tired, rambling so... sorry! *smiles* BTW, I am 37, pre-menopausal and haven't noticed any changes related to the "artificial menopause".

You might like to go back thru' some of the discussions here, I know there are other references to it, mine included...

Be well Kelly! You'll do beautifully! Believe it!
Love,
Marty

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