Apologies for the long post, but I am in a very bad way.
I have been diagnosed with endo for 12 years and had 3 laparoscopies and every medication imaginable. Nothing provides any relief whatsoever, and in fact mot make it worse. I am allergic to silicone and can't use the mirena. The only treatment I will consider at this point is the complete removal of my entire reproductive system. The trouble is that I cannot get any gyn to take me seriously. They all say I need to try all treatments over and over again until something works.
Every time I mention pain I get a sermon about how endo pain is nothing compared to having a baby and therefore not serious, and that having a baby would put my "discomfort" into perspective and thus diminish the endo problems. When I bring up how endo has affected work, I get told to live on benefits. With relationships, I get told that I do not need them. The only thing that gyns seem to care about is retaining my theoretical ability to have children. I am completely incapable of sex because I bleed 90% of the time and the rest of the time have absolutely no natural discharge whatsoever. I am allergic to all lubricants because of the silicone issue. If I mention this I get told to use donated sperm to get pregnant, which will surely cure everything, and that pain during sex is just preparation for having a baby.
I am 34 and in the UK. I have no children and don't want any. Apart from anything else, I wouldn't be able to care for them. My endo is definitely hereditary and I do not want to pass it on. If I bring this up with a gyn, I get told to abort all female fetuses.