Endometriosis UK

In So much pain :(

I'm on my period at the mo and I'm in agony. I can't move without wanting to cry, it feels like I'm being stabbed from the insides. The pain wakes me up all night and only eases up a little with 800mg of ibuprofen and two paracetamol, I've got mefananic acid but they don't work. My Lower back hurts so much and I've got sharp pains all round the bottom of my belly button. If I touch my stomach it feels bruised. I'm tempted to get the laparoscopy now as recommended by my GP but I'm so frightened of having more surgery and them not finding anything, I've had two cesareans and only just mentally recovered from the last one a year ago (there was a few complications). I'm worried taking synthetic hormones back to back as well. Confused.com :/ can anyone tell me what it's like to have the lap please? X

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Sorry to hear your in so much pain I get like that to. A lap really isn't too bad. They put a camera in through your belly button and look for endo. They found my endo on the ligiments that hold up the uterus. They then make a small cut on your tummy to put the tools in that burn the endo away. I was in a lot of oain for a few days after because they pump gas into you to get A better look around and you gave to burp and dart lots to get rid of the gas which I just could do. I was back at work after a week and was pain free felt amazing. My lap was dec 30th 2013. In feb tho my pain came back and worse! I'm now waiting to see the gyne to see what the next step is hopfully another lap because I'm starting to get signed off work again because of pain and I lost my dream job because of pain xxc


Thanks for your reply and reassurance. I had bad gas pain after the cesarean as well, mainly in my shoulder but peppermint water eased it, it wasn't too bad. I'm sorry to hear your pain is coming back :( I'm off on mat leave at the min (I took extended leave) but if I'd have been in work there's no way I could have gone in with these pains. I woke up nearly vomiting with them and feel soooo lightheaded today. It just completely wipes me out. Have you tried any contraceptive pills to ease symptoms?


I take microgynon 30 which I was on before the pain just to help periods and moods and just as contraception but when I asked about changing it the doctors all said I shouldn't do that. I take oramorph for the pain when it's really bad to take the edge away and co codimal. I've had a bad headache fir about 5 weeks now which on somedays turns into a migraine ): and I get really light headed to. I can't sleep at night and nap during the day because it makes me so tired. I've been signed off work for two weeks go back on 4th and dreading it xx


I get migraines to, usually the week before my period, along with IBS anxiety PMS.. It's So unfair what us ladies have to go through! I've just started cilest this morning i can't take much more of the pain (I'd take cesarean pain over this any day) x I've been advised to take it back to back for 3 months then I go back to see gyne. I'll ask about having the lap on my next gyne appt x rr I'm sure all will be fine with work, you just put you're wellbeing first :) don't worry about jobs they come and go. I hope all goes well at your next gyne appointment Hun, I'm here if you ever need to chat


Thanks same to you. Hope your pain goes soon x


Hi to all you lovely Angels,

I think you are all in need of some celestial help to ease your pain and hopefully help you all have a nice weekend, especially you mums!!

I have a special poem that I give to people who are in need of some comfort and support and you all definitely deserve it.

When angels sense you need them

And angels always do

They come unseen from everywhere

To help and comfort you

They hover close beside you

Till all your cares are gone

Till they can see you're ready

Once again to carry on

Then some of them fly away

And take their gentle touch

To other hearts that need the love

Of angels very much

But one at least stays with you

As your constant friend and guide

For guardian angels never leave you

They are always by your side!

Print it out and put it where you can get most comfort from it!

Take care and angel blessings to you all xx


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