I thought I would share my story of my diagnosis to receive any help/advice!
Around a year ago I went to the doctors to talk about contraception, after trying different pills which made me constantly bleed for months / years at a time. So the doctor suggested going on the Depo injection because i had explained the excruciating pain i had been experiencing. The doctor also said (and i quote) "oh it sounds like you have endometriosis, but have the injection and it will help and kill two birds with one stone!" - in which i was in shock to be honest because she left it at that and did not refer me to get an actual diagnosis...
I have been on the injection for around 1 year and a half and it was okay... it made me bleed for a couple of months at a time but the majority of the time it was okay. However, the pain was still there so i was back and forth from the doctors and then i finally got sent for an ultra sound / internal, which confirmed endometriosis / adenomyosis and then also got referred to the endometriosis specialist at hospital (Who was useless and basically suggested it was all in my head and it was IBS) ... and suggested having a Mirena Coil fitted.
So, I have now got the Mirena Coil fitted on this Monday just gone (16/05/16)...
I have never ever experienced pain like it !!!!! I wish I had researched prior to getting it done of how much pain i would have been in after getting it fitted!
After getting it fitted i felt so faint and the pain for the whole of the afternoon and evening was something like i had never felt before! I felt sick, could not stand and could not even sit still because the pain was just causing me to be uncomfortable. To the point in which i sat in the hot bath for most of the night till early hours in the morning. And Nurofen did not even take any of the pain away..
Yesterday, day 2, the pain had disappeared by about a half.. I still could not stand properly and the pain was roughly the same as really bad endometriosis / period pain...
Now, day 3, the pain is a tiny bit better but roughly the same, maybe "normal" period pain level.
Can someone please advise me...
how long this pain will go on for?
if getting the Mirena Coil was worth all of this pain? / does it help endometriosis / adenomyosis in the long run?
what are your own experiences with endometriosis / adenomyosis and the Mirena Coil?
And any advice or help regarding anything to do way endometriosis / adenomyosis!!
Thank you so much for reading my first and long post!!!