Just wondering if anyone else out there struggles with hormonal treatment? I have suffered depression for as long as I can remember and was diagnosed with endo at age 17. I have spent 10 years going through every single type of pill, injections, implants and coils but haven't yet found anything which actually works for me. All of the different types of hormones massively impact my mood and I was absolutely gutted when the mirena coil was a massive failure. I personally believe this was due to the combination of my tiny frame (only 5'1") and my retroverted uterus. It caused an immense amount of pain and after 12 months I decided I was worse off than before and had it removed (I had it fitted after a procedural laparoscopy where they cut away a web of adhesions)
Since having the mirena coil removed I have been free of any kind of contraception to 'treat' my endo. For quite some time the pain was manageable and I believe that having the adhesions removed had made a huge improvement. Over the past 4 months, however, my periods have become unmanageable again and I'm finding myself taking codeine which is a bit of a slippery slope and not exactly ideal for taking at work.
I'm starting to feel like there is nothing I can do long term to improve my situation. The other dilemma being that after my lap I was told that my fallopian tubes and ovaries looked clear of signs of endo and (obviously) don't want to lose my chance to have children.
Any suggestions very much appreciated