I’ve only just joined this site today and this is the first time I’ve been able to speak to others with endo. One of the things I struggle with and find difficult to explain to others is the pain, for me it is very sharp shooting/stabbing pains on my right side near my ovary, it normally only lasts a second or two but can sometimes make me drop to my knees or jump back as if I’ve been stabbed with a hot rod but then a second later I’m fine. I find it extremely embarrassing when it happens in front of people as it really does look like I’m being totally dramatic but I can’t help my reaction to the pain. I was just wondering what everyone else’s pain is like? Is it constant, shooting, cramping, all the time or only round ovulation.
I had first lap just over 2 years ago and 2nd one in February this year, both times was only pain free for 3-4 months after before pain started back. I totally understand that this is a chronic condition and can get pain from adhesions after surgery, was also wondering how others deal with the pain? As mine is intermittent I don’t see the point in taking pain killers because I don’t know when it’s going to happen and when it does it might not happen again for another week. Over the years I have tried BC, Tramadol, Naproxen, Diclofenac, over the counter painkillers and Zoladex (although only one month of this as hot flushes and mood swings were awful). I’d be grateful for anyone else’s experiences. x