Hi, I have just joined today to try to help others going through what I have been through. I had Endometriosis for over 5 years, after being diagnosed with everything from appendicitis to Constipation I finally got the endometriosis diagnosis 18 months ago. Unfortunately I seem to manage to get the most unsympathetic Consultant. This consultant brought me in for a laparoscopy in order to clear the Endometriosis. The next day after the op he came to my bedside and said the endometriosis was minimal and that putting me through early menopause for a while may help my symptoms, to which I agreed not knowing how it would affect me. The hormones ended up not agreeing with me (I have always had complications with artificial hormones) I went back to the Gyn Clinic, to which the consultant informed me he had done everything he could and if I wasn't willing to try treatment then there was nothing else he could do. Needless to say I ended up with the pain back and it was more severe this time. I had to take a year out of University as I couldn't function do the pain and painkillers. I finally got referred to a female consultant thanks to a lovely locum GP, who finally understood what I was going through. I am now 9 days post hysterectomy op and I haven't felt this good in years, even though I am still a bit delicate. At the moment it was the best decision I have made. The plus side is that I have already had children so I felt this was the best option for me though it wasn't taken lightly as I am only 35 and I still get broody and I also have a mental illness that makes it a little harder to manage the lowness after the op. Any Questions or similar experiences would be happily received xx
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