I am looking for a bit of advise. This is the second time my endo has flared up after having two and a half years respite after my lap. It is weird that it has even happened as I have been on the pill since before my op and have been instructed to take it continuously which I have done and luckily haven't bled since being on them.
Anyway a few months ago the symptoms came back. All at once, almost over night. I don't need to tell you what they are as you all know, and you are also aware how painful it can be.
I went and saw my Dr who initially prescribed co-codamol. I went away and tried it but it wasn't enough. Apart from making me feel drunk in a rubbish way it did nothing, so then he gave me Naproxen to take alongside. I tried that for a couple of weeks but it just didn't seem to get the pain levels down. Last week he decided to try me on tramadol. I was warned about the side effects but thought, if they got rid of the pain so I didn't have to struggle through every day, it would be worth it. However they just made me feel woozy and once again did nothing for my pain.
After speaking to my GP he told me that basically I have run out of options. The only thing left to try is morphine but he felt that would be too strong for me to function with - which is probably true.
How are you getting through the week? So far I have managed not to miss too much work but when I am here not only am I in so much pain my hot water bottle doesn't leave my side but I have so many drugs in my system that I can barely see the screen. I feel completely spaced out and it is so frustrating!
Please tell me there is something else I can ask my Dr to try me on. I have no problem being a guinea pig but I just can't go on like this.
Thanks in advance