Hi everyone, I'm new and have recently been diagnosed with endometriosis. I'm 22 and have always had painful periods but this strange kind of pain began very suddenly for me in September 2014. The pain is a constant vaginal ache/sometimes burning sensation; my GP treated me several times for BV/thrush but nothing made the pain go away. After finally being referred to a gynecologist (who at first also gave me BV treatment but that resolved nothing), a laparoscopy spotted a small case of endometriosis behind my womb and my gynecologist says this is definitely the cause of my problems.
I was a bit concerned as I have no pelvic pain, or any pain whatsoever other than the very lower area, and it's dependant on the position I'm in (for example, when I'm sitting upright the pain is more discomforting, but when I stand or walk around I rarely notice it at all). Although most of the time the pain is only mild, it always worsens during/after sex, and sometimes this causes deep muscular pain around the area also. My menstrual cycle does not affect the pain, it's just consistently on/off, sometimes mild, sometimes sharper.
My sister also used to suffer from endometriosis, but her symptoms were much more painful and followed the more 'typical' pattern of endo pain I have read up on. She also tried a variety of treatments (combo pill, mini pill, coil) but the only thing that worked for her was the Depo injection. I'm currently taking Provera tablets 3x a day for 90 days (I've only been on them for half a week so I haven't noticed a change as of yet).
I wanted to ask has anyone else experienced solely localised symptoms such as this from their endometriosis, and if so have you found any particular treatment helps with your pain? I'm not sure how long the Provera pills take to kick in but I'm hoping to see some change at last soon.