Hi, I am 32 and after a bit of miss management by my GP, I finally had a laparoscopy last March which showed I had endometriosis and several large cysts on my right ovary. The endometriosis was removed at the time of the operation and for a few months I felt some relief. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and Polysistic ovaries. I have been on 2 different pills since 2013 to regulate my non existant periods. Since starting the pill my periods have been horrible. I have to use extra thick sanitary towels and often still 'leak' despite wearing these. This last for a week, in which I feel like I want to hybernate.
After my op I was seen by gyne 3 months later who advised getting the merina coil fitted, which I did. Personally I found this painful and it just didn't feel 'right'. I bled and spotted for 6 weeks and at my check up I was told to take my Yasmin as well as having the coil as it could take up to 6 months to work properly. I still suffered really bad periods, despite having the coil and the pill and was in so much pain. Was seen by gyne again in December who basically told me I was having prostap injections for 3 months, then to have a break from everything for 3 months, see if the coil works and be reviewed again in June. I have had my 2nd injection and I am really struggling. My lower back, neck and shoulders are really sore and I have woken up with intense pain over my shoulder blades. I haven't been sleeping very well, have been very emotional (im not normally a crier) and have had hot flushes and night sweats. As well as a lot of period like ovary pain.
Just feel like I am going from one treatment to another with no actual relief. As I have no children they won't remove my bad ovary. Have been on various pain killers from co-codamol, tramadol to amitriptiline. Have fantastic support from my amazing girlfriend, who I owe so much to. Work is a struggle as I do on call work, so can be in work at all hours. They have not been very helpful with me and have offered no support. Have only had a week off and that was after my op.
Has the prostrap inj worked for other people? I had my reservations about it before taking it. Im still not convinced it will work for me. Be interested in hearing other peoples thoughts and experiences about it.
Apologies for my war and peace essay!