You have probably seen my multiple posts over the years asking for advice on dealing with pain, getting diagnosed, coping at appointments and experience with the pill.
Finally after 3 years and many fobbed off hospital appointment, I went to see a new Gynecologist on Tuesday and had an amazing experience. I heard so mixed reports about so wasn't sure what to expect. But she was really understanding and considerate, compassionate and empathetic of my pain and symptoms over the years and really listened to my concerns about my pain. She mentioned endometriosis as a possibility before I even did (something I had always had to bring up). She was amazed that I could deal with the pain with a smile on my face for my age (20, 21 next week) and with my job (final year student nurse). Apparently I was the "perfect patient" in her words.
I was given 2 options. Go back on Amitriptyline again but at a higher dose to treat the pain or go on hormone injections every 3 months (not sure which one) for the next 6 months to see if stopping my period has an effect on my pain to see if this is the cause of the pain.
I went with the option of the hormone injections. I know this will effectively cause menopause and understand the potential side effects. I have a doctors appointment in 3 weeks to start them and discuss it in more detail. However I don't have a prescription for the Injections which I was just informed I need today by the practice nurse.
What is everyone's experience with hormone injections? As I said I don't know which ones I will be on but should find out soon.
I also have a return appointment for December to see if there is any progress. The relief I have knowing someone believes me and wants to help me is massive. Such a weight off my shoulders.