Hi, I've recently found this site and was hoping that anybody could offer me some advice if they were in a similar situation.
Im 19 years old and have been suffering with immense period pains worsening over the last 3 years. I was diagnosed with endometriosis last year resulting in a laparoscopy at the beginning of last August. Previous to that I had been repeatedly fobbed off by the doctors with either no help whatsoever or various medications that haven't helped in the slightest.
I have tried so many different types of painkillers including tramadol which only resulted in giving me the headache from hell with no real pain relief for the endometriosis.
While under anaesthetic for the laparoscopy, the consultant inserted the mirena coil, which doesn't seem to be giving me any pain relief whatsoever, however it has lessened the bleeding but I am still getting some form of period each month. Immediately after my surgery I was also placed on Zoladex which is an injection stopping the function of the ovaries. This treatment nearly eliminated my periods but the pain carried on. I was on this treatment for 6 months and I made the decision to come off it because of the negative impact it was having on my hormones.
I am at the stage now where I am completely fed up; I feel "normal" only about a week of each month with being in pain the rest of the time. I have tried so many types of treatment and am now starting to be fobbed off by the hospital again.
Just wondering if anyone is in this same position or if there is anybody who can give me some advice on what to do now.
Sorry for the long post!