I'm 74. I'm still taking HRT as unable to withdraw without black depression - could this be "feeding" adhesions? 34 years ago after a laparoscopy I was diagnosed with endometriosis after presenting with interstitial cystitis, gut, general pelvic + back pain (which sometimes reached my neck and head). I'd become unable to stand or walk slowly for more than a few minutes on some days. Sex, bowel movements, bending & massages all made this worse. I was given medication (Tamoxifen?) but couldn't cope with the mood swings & stopped it. In 1988 after being diagnosed with v. bad pelvic varicose veins by gynae, I had a hysterectomy + oophorectomy followed by HRT to sort the problem. Since then the symptoms became magnified by a factor of at least 10, though have now abated slightly. Could I still have endometrial adhesions being "fed" by the HRT (which I seem unable to withdraw from without black depression)? Could laparoscopy/surgery help? I'd be so grateful if anyone can offer me some pointers. Thank you in advance.