I thought I would write down what I am currently experiencing and how I am feeling, not just for advice and support but because I think I will find it therapeutic.
So as the subject suggests I have been taking the combined pill, Ovranette for 21 days and have been bleeding since day 1, my 7 day break starts tomorrow which is when I'm meant to have a period. From what I have read and what my gynae told me it can take a while to settle down and could take 3 months for my body to react properly to the hormones.... I just hope it's not 3 months of bleeding! He put my on it after riding a cyst in my left ovary and 'evidence of endometriosis'
I just feel crap! I'm tired and can tell I'm lacking iron, I have constant niggling pain which can get really bad some days, I feel really down some days and my sex drive is non existent. My husband is supportive as much as he can be and I shouldn't blame him for occasionally getting frustrated with me, but I do! We aren't doing great as a couple right now and I can't help feel responsible, I don't think I'm that nice to live with right now but on the other hand I don't always feel as cared for as I could.
I'm taking co dyramol and mefenamic acid but it doesn't touch the pain most days, a hot water bottle has become my best friend and really helps alleviate the pain.
It's difficult at work as I have an active job and work shifts, I'm an experienced member of staff who is relied upon and time off can cause rifts in the team because other people have to take up my shifts and supervisors can give attitude. I'm hoping to sit down my manager this week and talk through reducing late shifts and the about of active work I do but I'm not sure if he will ask for a doctors note or something similar?
I have an appointment at the end of April with my gynaecologist to see if the pill has reduced a cyst on my left ovary and to decide how we are going to proceed... I will be pushing for a laparoscopy.
So that's me right now x