I’m 21 and I’ve just been diagnosed with endo, although it has all been removed now via a lap. My endo specialist is v keen for me to go on the pill to prevent it growing back which makes sense to me, but I’ve had terrible experiences with medication in the past and I am a bit scared. I’ve never tried hormone treatment before so I have no idea how I will react, however I always get horrible side effects to any drugs I try so I am anticipating that I will experience something or other.
Due to a history of migraines she wants me on cerazette, but after some research I’ve discovered that a lot of people experience mood swing type symptoms and quite often have depressive moods. I’m prone to depression as it is - last year i had a severe depressive episode for which I needed emergency crisis intervention from my local mental health team - and I am worried that being on a pill that will trigger depression again. I want to stay as safe as possible.
I don’t know what the alternative could be though, does anyone have any ideas? I plan to talk to my doctor about it but I don’t have an appointment for a few weeks as I am recovering from surgery atm. Any help or advice would be much appreciated!