I saw a gynaecologist today to get scheduled in for my first laparoscopy within the next couple months. My transvaginal ultrasound didn't show anything abnormal but she still suspects endometriosis based on my symptoms. My bowel is apparently pretty backed up due to my painkillers and she's advised that I stop taking them leading up to my lap. I've been taking co codamol 30/500 regularly because nothing else would even touch the pain, even then it can still get unbearable.
I can't take ibuprofen or anything similar as it upsets my stomach. She just told me to take paracetamol and I'm really worried about how I'm going to cope with the pain. The cocodamol keeps me able to function a bit better. I'm worried that without it I'll be curled up in bed constantly. The pain can be unbearable, I use heating pads and hot water bottles but I was wondering if anyone had any other advice?
Anything at all would be very much appreciated!