I'm new here, joining quickly in a desperate attempt for advice so apologies if I post in the wrong place etc.
I am 32. Diagnosed with mild endo 8 years ago & moderate endo 3 years ago (obviously had got worse). Periods have always been bad, very painful etc, the norm for an endo sufferer.
2013 we had IVF which enabled us to have our baby boy. I never got a sniff of a positive pregnancy test naturally, presumably due to the endo.
Here is where it gets weird. Post-pregnancy, so I'm under the impression my endo will have 'shrunk' & will be less painful. Sure enough, periods much much less painful. But from the first month I ovulated after giving birth - AGONY. Agony every single month from cycle day 12-16/17 (I ovulate on day 16 with 30 day cycles). Pain is both sides, very low (ovaries I presume). Horrendous pain every month without fail & I ended up in hospital overnight on Christmas Day last week, vomiting, nausea, morphine etc.
The pain isn't 'sharp' as many women describe ovulation pain. It is deep, deep cramping. Prior to giving birth I never felt myself ovulate once.
I just don't understand. Is this my endo suddenly flaring up mid-cycle ? And why ? So confused & miserable.
Am going private for a 3rd laparoscopy. Am hoping I can get in quickly before I ovulate next month as I'm so terrified of the pain next month again