Hey guys, I thought I'd share my story.
I'm 21 and was diagnosed with endometriosis when I had an emergency appendectomy 2 weeks ago, I saw a gynae in december 2012 and they suspected I might have endo but referred me for a hysteroscopy that I didn't end up having as I slipped through the net. It was found on my pelvic wall, pouch of douglas, left ovary and multiple spots within my pelvis (didn't specify) my symptoms affect my work and daily life, I won't go into too much detail but irregular heavy bleeding, constant dull pain to severe pain where I cannot get out of bed, depleted iron stores, constant tiredness and hip pain. They put me on Loestrin 30 to tricycle but haven't had any relief, drs have prescribed cocodamol 30/500 but they just help what I describe as background pain. They refused to give me anything stronger at the time as 'its just period pains - its normal and not that painful' well, if they felt the pain, they would be screaming for more meds! Arghh! I just feel so frustrated and down, none of my friends understand I've lost friends due to not socialising as much as I'd like. I am now waiting to see the gynae again but that could take months. Even though I look fine on the outside, I feel like there's a war going on inside my body. Sorry for the long story, but how did you take your diagnosis? What treatments did youu receive? And any advice on pain relief, I'm so fed up having a hot water bottle 70% of the time!
Thanks for listening girls, keep going strong, one day we will beat this!