Hi all, I've not posted for sometime as I was lucky enough to be pain free for a while. After years of agony and every endo symptom you can think of, I eventually had my severe stage 4 endo removed in May 2014. The recovery was hard but worth it as by the July I was finally pain free. This is thanks to 2 incredible surgeons. I was given a year to try for a baby before needing IVF and I'm pleased to say by the December I was pregnant! So there is hope ladies!
My pregnancy wasn't plain sailing, I had lots of pains and urine infections but I coped and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in August 2015.
Obviously after giving birth you bleed a lot. I bled for the full 6 weeks, had 2 days off then my first period arrived which was awful! My GP had to take me off the mini pill and put me back on the combined pill as I just didn't stop bleeding. My first 7 day break in November was horrendous, pain & heavy bleeding. I was getting through a whole pack of 12 sanitary towels in one day! I also found the return of the lower back/pelvic pain into the right hip & down the leg. This pain carrys on into the week after the period aswell.
I am allowed to tri cycle my pill, so didn't have to take another 7 day break until last week. Since November I have had my pelvic pain on and off but have just got on with it. My period last week I actually thought I got off lightly. I coped with the pain and the bleeding wasn't as heavy as last time. But since I started my pill again Monday just gone I have been in agony!! I have had to get on with things having a small baby but each evening I'm laid up with a hot water bottle. By Friday night and sat daytime and still today as I'm typing the pain is so sharp in my lower back/hip & down the leg that I've returned to bed in tears. Luckily husband home to look after baby & my 6 year old but he'll be back to work in the week & I've no idea at the min if or when this pain is going to bugger off!
I just can't believe I'm this bad again already and just feel so deflated thinking I've got to go through all this again 🙁
I had a internal & external scan thurs just gone so will see what my consultant says when he's checked that, I've also emailed him telling him how bad it's suddenly been this last week. Sadly he's retiring in March, I'm really hoping his replacement is just as good.
Has anyone else had a similar experience of it returning so soon. I kind of always expected it to at some point but didn't think the level of pain would be quite so bad so soon. I just don't know what the next step from here will be. If they want me to just manage it I don't know how I'll do that. Paracetamol & Ibuprofen or Naproxen just don't work. I'm scared to ask for stronger meds again as I used to be a zombie on them back when I was poorly last time and I don't want to be like that with a baby to look after. Any views or opinions or support welcome.xxx