I'm 29, have had endometriosis for years and had 2 laps in the past before having the Mirena coil fitted during the last one. This was removed a year ago (after 3-4yrs) and we've been trying to conceive since but to be honest I'm really struggling to cope. The coil was great for me, my periods stopped completely but then after a few years I started getting what I call 'fake periods', where the pain would come and go according to a rough monthly cycle with mood swings, migraine etc. just no bleeding. Now, my periods are far worse than they've ever been, the length of the cycle is all over the place and I'm not sure how long I can continue to do this. I was told by a doctor that I wouldn't get a gynaecologist appointment until I've had 12 periods (11 so far).
Can anyone tell me how their endometriosis affected their fertility? And what are the next steps? I keep getting told that they'll investigate but no one will tell me *how* they're investigate. I think I'll feel more confident if I know what the next steps are rather than a vague notion. Also, did anyone else's periods change dramatically after a coil? My bleeding used to be very heavy for several days, but now it's very light and only lasts for a day. One doctor told me that it could be that the lining of my womb isn't thick enough and might need time to build up after the coil, but a different doctor said that as I have endo, my body is good at growing the lining so that's unlikely to be the issue.
I'm scared that I'll never get pregnant so I'd really appreciate hearing some success stories. Thanks!