I had my laparoscopy 6 weeks ago, I had my follow up with my consultant yesterday. I was advised that my best form of treatment is the GnRH Analogues. I'm really confused as to whether this is my best option. Given that I'm 23 the thought of putting myself through the menopause (despite it being temporary) doesn't appeal to me. I've tried around 6 oral contraceptives, and the pill injection but I had bad side effects to them. Some included depression, gaining 4 stone in 6 months, even making my symptoms worse.
I've fought for 8 years to get a diagnosis, although I am now the 5th woman in my close family to suffer from endo I was told I was too young, my symptoms started at 15. So I am relieved to finally not be made out to be an hypochondriac, but now I'm not sure what to do. I don't want to put my body through all the side effects if it's unlikely to work.
I did have some endo lasered during my lap although this isn't helping the pain so far, especially during intercourse. And I've been suffering from recurring cystitis for the last 2 years, roughly around 1-2 times a month. After tests on my bladder came back normal they put it down to having endo on my bladder, which has since been confirmed by the lap.
Does anyone use the GnRH? Is it worth the symptoms? Or can anyone recommend something else?