Zoladex injection issues

Posted by eku @eku, May 3, 2022

I have MBC and on monthly Zoladex injections for the past 4 months. I noticed a lump around the injection site and my dr said it may be a calcification. The last couple of injections ended up to be particularly painful. I use ice before the injection but the location stays sore for a week. Anyone else having similar issues? Any tips?

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I went on this website and it does say injection site injury is a reported side effect. Is there a chance they can alternate injection locations?
Since this medication is similar to a chemical oopherectomy, I am curious.
They did not use this when I was first diagnosed, probably not even invented yet. Are they giving you oral anti estrogen therapy as well?
How are you doing with all of this now that you are in the thick of things?

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Thank you Chris!
What is "this website" ? 🙂

They do alternate injections, but sadly it's not helping. Yes, they are giving me oral anti-estrogen therapy (anastrazole).
I had my first 3-month scans and the dr said it is currently stable (no further metastasis). They didn't check the original tumor, though. So, we'll keep going with the Verzenio+Anastrazole combo (and monthly Zometa and Zolodex).

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@eku

Thank you Chris!
What is "this website" ? 🙂

They do alternate injections, but sadly it's not helping. Yes, they are giving me oral anti-estrogen therapy (anastrazole).
I had my first 3-month scans and the dr said it is currently stable (no further metastasis). They didn't check the original tumor, though. So, we'll keep going with the Verzenio+Anastrazole combo (and monthly Zometa and Zolodex).

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I cannot begin to tell you how happy that makes me. No further metastasis is a really great thing to hear! It isn’t always easy and there is some bumps sometimes mountains in the road but we can do this.
Here is the website for the company. https://www.zoladex.com/
Other than injection site issues, how are you doing? I know you have a lot on your plate, are you still managing everything?

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Kind of a self-update but I realized that the injection site issues (soreness, purple yellow bruise, feeling a solid tip there,…) are mostly depending on the person giving the shot. Once, the nurse did such a good job that I couldn't even find which side the shot was done!

Ask for an ice pack and numb the area beforehand, alternate the shot side every month.

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