This may be a long one, but just feel like I need to get this off of my chest. I went to work yesterday late(woke up with horrible cramps). I took this new medicine my dr. prescribed to me which was Toradol. It's supposed to be a super strong version of ibuprofin and is supposedly very good at helping dysmenoria. After taking it I immediatly passed out and then woke up about an hr later still having same amount of pain. I've missed alot of work recently and been needing to catch up on my money so I tried to go in anyway. After about 4 hrs I started my period and the pain was unbearable. I called my OBGYN and told them that the medicine they gave me did not work so the nurse told me if it was that bad I needed to go to the ER.
So I somehow managed to drive myself to the ER. I got there, was crying uncontrolably in terrible pain and was told I would need to wait about 15 min to get a room. 30 min later they came and took me back. I settled in and then another 30 min later the nurse assistant came in. She made some condescending remarks that I should be on BC if my period is this bad and then left. After that another 45 min passed and some woman came in and gave me a 60 mg shot of toradol and then left the room without saying much of anything besides that she was giving me the shot. 1 hr after that a male dr. comes in and asks how I'm feeling- I asked when the medicine would work and then he openly admitted that the toradol does not always work. He then told me he was going to write me a RX and send me home. So after that I'm waiting outside and I realize they wrote me RX for ULTRAM (which is tramadol) which is something I have taken in the past that also didn't work. I have 2 bottles of that crap in my house already. So I went back in and was told I'd have to wait for the nurse to be free and then she'd come talk to me. She finally came out and I told here what was going on. Without even asking what does work for pain she went and wrote me a RX for hydrocodone which I can't take b/c of side effects. I told her that percocet works. So after that she came back with an RX for that but only gave me 5 of the 5 mg pills, which I need at least a 7.5 mg dose for it to work at all.
By the time I got home and took the medicine the pain was so bad it didn't even really help that much. I was so upset I called the suicide line and even after that didn't feel better. They just said I should go to the ER again, as if I have another $200 to throw away on another visit that will most likely have the same result.
Last nite I was hurting so bad and I was so upset I started cutting myself(which I haven't done in 5 years) just so I could distract myself from how much my abdomen was hurting. I'm starting to think that maybe I just deserve to be in pain like this every month- because obviously these doctors I've been to do not think that it is a priority for me to have any sort of relief from this hell. My condition is so bad that I'm actually quitting my job (put in my 2 weeks notice last week) because I'm missing so much work that it's not even worth it for me to go in.
Anyways- my doctor mentioned trying Mirena since she thinks I shouldn't have any side effects with it. I'm going to call Monday and set an apt for them to put it in. Worst case scenario is it doesn't work and then they'll finally quit bitching at me to try it. Anybody else with endo used Mirena and gotten positive results? Also if you've had issues would like to hear about that too.Just kinda nervous about putting that thing in my body.