Where do you start? Condensed version I'm 38 no kids & don't want any, my partner has had a vasectomy so kids are not an option. Symptoms started 2009, Lap in 2011 minimal endo found and had laser surgery. I've had 2 mirena coils since 2001. Since having the last mirena removed Sept 2013 I've had excruciating periods, pain and heavy bleeding every 19 days. I got a referral in April this year unfortunately the doctor really didn't give a sh*t, didn't even examine me said to go back on the mirena to which I refused as I was having endo symptoms and felt my hormones were all over the place, said I didn't want any hormones in my system & didn't need contraception. Then she said I should try the depo. Twice I asked if this was the pill and twice she lied and said no. I actually asked for a hysterectomy to which she refused. After careful consideration and a couple of discussions with the Family Panning Centre (I have to say the Doctors were fantastic, couldn't do enough for you and so kind and patient) I agreed to try Cerelle.
I've just finished the first packet. I started on the first day of my period and bled for my usual 5 days then spotted for a further 5/6 days. I haven't bled since which is fab, I am sleeping better and don't have restless leg. Night sweats have increase along with more hot flushes during the day. I do still get from time to time twinges where I originally had my endo pain. What's the problem? I hit the brick wall on day 12, depression (which I have suffered with on and off throughout my life), anxiety and the worst mood swings ever. I feel so angry. I cried off and on for the first week. All this even whilst taking citalopram for depression/anxiety.
I'm actually scared to stop taking the pill as my period will come back but not sure how long I can go on like this and don't know where to turn. Will the depression etc subside, do I have the strength to carry on talking them (I'm really not sure).
Reading your comments it seems like there is no answer and no hope. What a cruel disease, I constantly find myself asking WHY ME???
I am so lucky I have a caring supportive partner if not I'm not sure where I would be.