Hi there, I've been suffering with pain for nearly 8 years (I'm now 23) and have just been referred to a gynecologist recently.
I used to suffer with chronic pain on the left side of my body for most of the month. Since having the coil, this has concentrated the pain to my abdomen for about 2 weeks whilst I'm on my period. My gynecologist has prescribed tranexamic acid, mefenamic acid and ibuprofen together 4 times a day which isn't helping with pain or bleeding.
During these couple of weeks, I'm in fairly constant pain, with hot flushes and dizzy spells.. Which cause irregular bowel movements and sickness. I don't tend to sleep a lot either as I get woken by the above.
My gynecologist has suggested that i continue with the prescribed tablets for another 3 months (a total of 6) then I can opt for a laparoscopy if I'd like. He didn't sound confident that this was the best course and I'm concerned that I'm wasting his time. But, on the other hand, I can't continue with this pain or taking 20+ tablets a day for 2 weeks each month...
Any comments would be greatly appreciated - thank you