Hi everyone, I'm a newbie to this forum...only discovered it today but omg how useful & informative! I was diagnosed 12 years ago with endo after a lap also showing 2 chocolate cysts on left ovary. Prior to a course of ivf I had the cysts drained & had prostap injections to keep down regulated for going into my first cycle (which failed) then a second brought us huge success & I had my little boy (now 8.) After being told I would never conceive naturally to prove everyone wrong 4 years later my little miracle daughter arrived (now 4!!).....sorry for waffling a bit but I wanted to give a bit of history. Needless to say my symptoms were very much kept at bay by having the babies but have got gradually worse again over the last year. Reading a lot of the entries on this site has made me realise I've got off relatively Scott free by all accounts....well up to now anyway. I had a gynae referral in November following a fair few months of pain & discomfort & to my surprise one if the first things he suggested was a full hysterectomy! When he saw the complete look of horror on my face he then said I could try depo provera or prostap (that he said can only be given once in a lifetime & I remembered I'd already had!) Nothing else what so ever has been offered. I didn't go for any of the options at the time. I've considered a hysterectomy but I just think it's too extreme. I'm 38 years old & although don't want any more children to me this is a last resort. I've seen a different gp today & she's given me cerazette to try in the first instance & if I don't get any joy is going to refer me for a second opinion. Am I doing the right thing? I would really appreciate anybody else's thoughts or opinions on this. Many thanks.....
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