I have suffered for many many years with my periods. Long story short, the past few months have become unbearable with codeine and naproxen not touching the pain. Two weeks ago, I had a Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy which confirmed severe Stage 4 endometriosis and the presence of two large endometriomas on my right ovary.
My bowel is fused to the back of my uterus and right ovary. My right fallopian tube is stretched up over the endometriomas.
I have been started on Decapeptyl and whilst my Consultant wasn't very forth coming with info re side effects, my nurse has been and I know now things are going to be worse for what will hopefully be the last and only period whilst on it.
Yesterday I started my period and the pain is unbrarable. I actually just screamed out when I went to the loo and had to turn to wipe my bum (sorry if tmi). It feels like a knife is stabbing me.
I was wondering if you girls have any tried and tested techniques you have to ease the pain? Now it has been diagnosed as endometriosis I have much to learn but I can't find much about pain relief online other than NSAIDS and paracetamol (which I am dosed up with but they are not touching it). I have also been using a hot water bottle.
Can you recommend anything else?
I am so pleased to have found this site as reading your posts, it is a relief (although not pleasant) to discover other people understand the severity of the pain.
Many thanks in advance xx