Hi, I've never posted on here before but I've been reading posts for a few weeks now and they've helped me a lot.
I'm 20 years old and in February of this year I got admitted to hospital in agony, they thought it was my appendix so had a laparoscopy however my appendix were fine but they did find internal bleeding in my lower tummy, all around my pelvis etc. They drained this at the time.
In the past I've had regular periods - up until I was on the injection late 2012 and my last injection was early 2013.. This stopped my periods completely and they still hadn't returned when I got admitted in February.
The doctor explained that I had blood inside but never actually told me what was causing it, my discharge notes stated retrograde menstration however I was never told what this meant.
A few months went with just doctors appointment with agonising pain typically once a month, but then in May of this year I was so tender on examination in the doctors I got admitted to hospital again. I had X-rays, scans, internal scans, all sorts of tests and my tummy was so swollen just like it had been in the February and the pain was so intense I was on morphine. I was discharged with a course of tablets to try and bring my period on to see if it helped - it didn't. Things have been worse since my periods have started again. I am in pain every single day, and for about one week of each month I'm in that much pain I can barely walk.
In September I had an outpatient appointment where I was told I had endimetrisos, which I was actually diagnosed with in February but nobody had ever made it clear to me that this is what they found during the operation. During this outpatient appointment I had an internal examination and i cried it hurt so much.
The following day I tried to go to work and lasted a few hours before going home and collapsing onto the sofa in extreme agony and so upset being so fed up of constant pain. My mum rang the hospital and they said to get an urgent GP appointment, which I did. Later that day my dr prescribed morphine and told me to rest at home in bed. He told me that I should rest more when I'm getting intense pain- the problem is, I love my job. I studied at college for 2 years knowing it was what I wanted to do and then I'd been left a few months when I got the job in December last year, I'm full time and I'm so scared I'm going to loose my job because of time off so I force myself to go into work because of this. I've never had any time off sick for any other reason, it's always because of this pain.
I had a week off work in September and although my manager is very good and my colleauges are amazing and very supportive, I feel so bad for leaving them etc.
Anyway, my consultant has started me on the pill, which hasn't made any difference because I'm still in pain every day, and she has arranged for me to have the marina coil fitted on 5th November at a local hospital and that I have to try my best to perservere with it even if it has bad side effects etc.
I'm really worried about having it fitted as I'm very tender inside and after having just an internal examination I was in absolute agony for a week after, so I'm scared of having this done and how I'll feel after, and worried about work etc. My GP is a gyno and is very knowledgable when it comes to endo and he's said he will give me a local anaesthetic. Has anyone else had this done and how has it been afterwards?
I've got such good support, my boyfriend of 7 and a half years is so supportive and lovely - most of the time. Sometimes he gets a bit annoyed when I don't want to do things such as days out etc because of my pain. He says it frustrated him knowing how much pain I'm in and knowing he can't take it away from me. So this gets me down too. My family don't really understand, my mum is absolutely fantastic and has had time off work to look after me etc but sometimes she says how can I be going to work one day and then be in such pain the day after which upsets me because it seems like sometimes she doesn't believe me, although she says she does. Other family members say things such as 'Just bad period pains' etc and basically the whole thing is really getting me down now. I'd love to hear from someone. This is great for support so thank you in advance.