I'd be really grateful if someone could help me. I don't know anyone else with endo, my GP is useless, and a referral to a gynaecologist will take for ever. I had a lap about five months ago, and the surgeon told me afterwards to tri-cycle the pill in order to have less periods. The first period after the op was fine and pretty much pain free. About a month ago, I had a check up with the surgeon who examined me and said I was endo free (for now). About a week after that, I had my second period, which was painful, and the pain is continuing despite my period having finished about 10 days ago. It's not overly painful - just a dull ache. If I'm endo (or should I say symptom) free, why am I getting these pains? I'm 33 and want to have a baby one day (I had a chocolate cyst removed which makes me stage 4) . Every time I feel these cramps I just feel as if the endo is creeping back, which really scares me. My question is this - surely its best to take the pill continuously to stop periods altogether to avoid this? Any suggestions much appreciated.