Hi all, I would love to hear from anyone who has had experience of the progestogen only pill. Did it work in reducing the endo growths, stopping periods, relieving pain, or have any side effects, or anything else that anyone would like to share.
Just a brief summary of my experience so far.
I am 38. I have a 5 year old child. Single mummy.
I was diagnosed in April 2014 with Endometriosis after having a lap. I had a 15 x 9 cm choc cyst on my right ovary, a 9 x 6 cm on my left ovary and my bowel was fused to the back of my womb. The surgeon said was unable to save my right ovary as there was no healthy tissue left, so I had a Oopherectomy, ovary and tubes removed. The left cyst was drained and cauterised.
I was offered no hormone treatment after surgery, he just said I was full of it.
8 months later I now have another cyst on my ovary, which they estimate to be around 6 cm. The doc has given me the option of prostap, or another lap to remove the cyst and more endo.
I suffer with depression, anxiety and mood swings as it is, I have been on medication for this since my teens, so the prostap is definately not an option for me.
I am unable to take the combined pill, as I am overweight, ex smoker, and high blood pressure.
I feel I don't have any options only to have the surgery, but then it will just keep growing back ......how many times can you keep on having surgery ???
I am so scared of losing my left ovary as I would possibly like to have another child if I was in a relationship.....which I currently am not.
I have been researching the mini pill....but then wouldn't my doc have suggested this if it was any good.....I don't know......
I have my appointment tomorrow....any advice is much appreciated and welcomed, however small
Sorry if it's a bit long....but thankyou for taking the time to read my post.