For the 4th time I was in sudden excruciating pain from what I can only guess was another ruptured cyst. The other times I had gone to hospital to wait around for 4 hours and to be told it was probably my endometriosis.
Last night (as me and my husband had pre-planned if it were to happen again) I stayed in bed took my maximum dose of painkillers and gritted my teeth/cried/breathed my way through it. Three hours later it was more bearable and I was grateful to be at home instead of waiting in an uncomfortable waiting area in a&e.
Everything I have read says that if you have ovarian cysts and experience sudden severe pelvic pain then you should get medical help, but my experience of the out of hours doctors and a&e has been dismal. I don't know what I should be doing for the best and as I am lying in bed with the usual chronic pain I don't know where to go for the best advice or support.
I am seeing my GP next week regarding my treatment for endo and will be asking to be referred to another hospital for a second opinion.
I live in south east London. Does anyone have any hospitals they recommend or have had a gynaecologist who was very helpful? What have other people done when they have experienced the sudden and severe pain often associated with ruptured cysts?