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How much more?!

It's been almost 5 weeks since my laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, mirena coil insertion and endometriosis burn. 

I was also diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. 

I recently discovered that I developed an infection and have been on Ofloxacin and Metronidazole and they've been making me so ill. 

I'm in absolute agony and I just can't cope anymore. Constant pain is absolutely awful and I don't know how much more I can take 

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Oh no how awful metronidazole is horrible remember not to go out in the sun when you taking it I had to take it for 3weeks once in summer had to carry a umbrella looked like a right idiot ... even more than normal 😂😂 last time I had to take it I  drank some green tea and home made lemon barley water loads of receipes  on Internet have also been reading stuff about barley green powder being good for endo ??? . Also turmeric , cayenne, ginger and cinnamon brilliant for inflammation , infection and circulation lots of PUKKA brand herbal teas have good combinations of flavors for lots of illnesses I find.  Anyway they all just stuff I find have helped me a bit. I can't imagine how you must be feeling after such a long recovery I hope you get some amount of quality sleep tonight and have some good books to read  💗💗💗

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Also was looking at horse chestnut herbal remedies for my adenomyosis and that may be good for your pelvic congestion syndrome too maybe although obviously I not a dr or herbalist so you would need to check out if you could take it with other tablets and stuff you on if it looks like something that could help. Although you may have been through all this already  💗💗💗 anyway night night 


Thanks so much for replying! Oh gosh hahaha! 

They are literally such awful antibiotics :( 

Thanks so much for all of this info about endo and PCS, I'll definitely look into it! X


poor you this is literally exactly what happened to me, post lap and mirena insertion i was in so much pain and found out i had a pid so was put on ofloxacin and metronidazole but then reacted badly to them because of an allergy or something I don't know. 

Constant pain is the worse because it's so tiring physically and mentally, but don't worry it won't be like this forever and you can get through this bad patch! 

What I've been taking that has really helped me is a pain killer called amytriptiline (not sure about the spelling) which in much higher doses is an anti-depressant however they realised that those people who had chronic pain conditions who were also on amytriptiline were being relieved of their pain. So on a low dosage (completely un-related to its anti-depressant effects) it can help with chronic pain! You should talk to your doctor about it, I take 20mg every night and it's really helped, it also makes you feel sleepy so if the pain is stopping you sleeping this will also help.

I hope you feel better! xx


I can't believe all of this has happened to you too! What a small world. 

Thanks so much for replying, I really do appreciate all of this support. 

Hopefully I'll get another appointment with my consultant too x


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