Hi - I'm new here, but was diagnosed with endo back in 2010 when I was 21, I had the mirena coil fitted during surgery and then about 6 months later started taking Yasmin contraceptive pill back to back. I've been doing that the last few years and only get some minor niggles and the odd bad day. I haven't had a proper period for years and have been able to actually get on with life and get married.
Thing is, I want to start trying for a baby but I am petrified. I stopped taking Yasmin just over 2 weeks ago and feel exhausted with regular headaches. I have had some spotting and cramps but nothing major yet. I'm just wondering when I should have the coil removed? Should I wait a little longer until the pill has gone out of my system or does it not really matter?
How long after stopping hormone treatment did you wait until you actively started trying to conceive? Do I need to wait until I get my first proper period? I'm not even sure how I'll know, when the bleeding and cramps are worse and last longer than 2 days then maybe I'll take that as a period.
Just looking for a little advice from anyone who's been through something similar?
I've been referred to a good gynaecologist in Cardiff and the appointment is in July, I'm not sure whether to have the coil removed before I meet with him and then discuss next steps, or whether I should wait on doing anything at all until I've met with him. I just don't want to put off trying for a baby, I've been told I might have trouble because of where the endo is, and it's been over a year since my last surgery and I know best chances are 6 months to a year after surgery and I've already passed that mark and don't have any other surgeries planned for the time being.
Any help would be appreciated!