A big thank you to all those who shared their experience of endo pain only during ovulation or post-ovulation . It made me feel a lot better knowing I was not the only one.
I have another question. Is endo triggered by a specific hormone?
The reason why I ask is because I suspect progesterone could be a culprit for me.
Like I mentioned before, the pain is at its worst a day or two after ovulation, during the first week of the luteal phase. This is when progesterone goes up (and stays up if pregnant, or goes down if not pregnant, thus bringing on a period).
Funnily enough, because I also have PCOS, erratic cycles and I'm trying to conceive, I was recently given a synthetic progesterone only pill to take from the 16th to the 25th day of my cycle. This is way before I would normally ovulate, so I didn't expect to have any particular symptoms. Yet, 2 days after starting that pill, I started to feel the horrible pain I'm so accustomed to . I could not believe it. Needless to say, I did not continue taking it.
So my conclusion is: the rise of progesterone whether produce by my body naturally post O, or in synthetic form earlier than O has the same effect. PAIN.
As usual, the doc could not really shed some light on this.
So, does anyone know if progesterone could trigger or exacerbates endo?
This is crazy to me, as I know progesterone is often recommended as a treatment.
I'm really confused, and would appreciate any insight on this matter.