Hi, first time posting anything like this but really stuck on what to do.... I am a 23 year old with two young children. I work full time, which is proving to be difficult because of this pain! I have had pain in my lower left side since the birth of my 2nd son, which was 2 and a half years ago. At times, it is excruciating, and I'm unable to go into work. I have always had heavy periods since I started them back when I was 12 yrs old and cramp pain has always been an issue. This acute pain has always been there, but has been background rather than prominent. now, it is completely ruling my life. 2 years on after going to the doctors every other week I have had almost everything to rule out other possibilities. I have had scans which at first showed I have a cyst on my left ovary which was 2cm. they said this was nothing to worry about and sad the pain was down to this. After another month of agonising pain, I returned to my GP who sent me for a further scan. This showed the cyst had gone, so the pain could not be caused by this. I have seen a gynaecologist who suggested to go on Zoladex for 6 months. I tried this for 3, which did in fact decrease my pain but side effects were horrendous. Since then, my doctor has put me on Cerelle for 6 weeks to see if this helps. I have had no actual diagnosis and feel as though they just keep filling me with drugs but i'm not actually getting anywhere. The gynaecologist said they would give me a laparoscopy as they do suspect endo, but as I am overweight they suggested I tried zoladex first to rule out any other condition. This has in turn made me gain more weight which is a vicious circle! I just want to know what is wrong with me! Has anyone had the same experience? I would be grateful for any advice as I am completely drained from it all thanks x
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