Apologies for long story ......I was diagnosed with severe endo back in Dec 2005 ( age 30) when I thought I had bad IBS ( I had stopped my contraceptive pill for a break?!? Wish I never had!!!!). I had an immediate lap where they removed a 9cm cyst on my left ovary and another cheeky one of 3.5cm that was squashing my felopien tube..i had the dye, all was ok; the op was successful and all the chocolate stuff removed. I was asked to get pregnant and I was lucky to conceive naturally very quickly. The pregnancy suppressed the endo and a year after I was still ok with only a small 3cm cyst back , this is when I decided to have another child and this again suppressed the symptoms. A few months after the second pregnancy I decided to have a morena coil fitted as I was told that this was the best option for endo ladies. Yet again whilst often unpleasant ( a few nasty symptoms under the coil) this did the job for 4 years until it stopped working and after daily bleeding and painful sex - I had it taken out. I then was offered to take the micronor "back to back" pill to continue suppressing the symptoms.. It started well but after 5 months under this pill, I have had all the side effects ( mild headache, weight gain, mild depression, sore breasts, IBS etc) and now wondering whether either endo is showing it's ugly head again or the pill is not suitable for endo ladies.
My questions therefore are :
Could I stop all form of chemical contraception and see if endo comes back?
Should I go back on morena coil?
Is there another option?
Am reading some raving reviews about special diets?? Is it true and how hard is it?
Am in no endo pain at the moment and have not been really for 10 years ( I used to roll around on the floor ..)
I am yet again at a crossroad and would love to hear from those past pregnancy issues and into long term minimising symptoms. Please help!!