New to this forum and just thought I would see if anyone could offer some advice on pain relief they use? I was put on the pill when I 14 due to heavy/painful periods and have been on it ever since. I am now 26 and came off the pill in Septemeber 2014. For the past four weeks I have been in absolute agony, with pain ranging between a scale of 7 - 9. After three trips to A&E and countless tests and appointments, having ruled our pretty much everything else, the specialist has finally recommended I have a laparoscopy to confirm if I have endometriosis. Waiting time is 6 weeks and they have advised I take a combination of paracetamol, co-codomal and ibuprofen in the meantime. I have been on Tramadol for the last four weeks with little or no pain relief....however it is really impacting on my work and social life (as is the pain) but if i can get the right combination of pain relief, i am hoping the next 6 weeks won't be the same as the last four.
Can anyone recommend anything or offer any insight on what they find works well? I am living with a hot water bottle on my stomach which is soothing but I haven't been able to leave the house in weeks and don't want the next 6 weeks to be the same.
Thank you in advance for your help and advice