If you don't want the whole story just skip to the 3rd chunk! Thank you in advance xx
I got 'clinically' diagnosed with Endometriosis on Monday after being horrifically unwell for two months in which the only time I went out the house was for Drs appointments. At first they thought it was ovarian cysts but after an ultrasound and the pain / random bleeding continuing I went back to the Drs. However they feel that doing surgery to confirm it / remove any of the growth would be a bit counter productive as I am only 20 . 21 in the next couple days - happy birthday to me... They have started hormone therapy am currently taking norethisterone as well as an increased dose and 2 month instead of 3 month bases depo shot. They seem pretty certain that this is what is wrong with me, but obviously its not 100 percent till or if this continues for a greater period of time.
I'm struggling to try and come to terms to what is going on with my body and the hormones are probably making me feel worse. The pain is something I can get over its the possibility of not being able to have children that is genuinely destroying me inside. My boyfriend (of 1 year) has been absolutely amazing. He also has a chronic condition - crohn's. However though him being older (29) neither of us are ready for children, and also the fact we have only been together for a year. I am at university in my final year, wanting to do a PGCE after to become a primary school teacher.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips in regards to helping with pain, the emotional side of endo and relationships/the prospects of not having children?
(I know some people will read this and see it as i don't even know if its 100 percent what is going on with my body. But symptom wise and the opinion of the one decent doctor I saw it seems rather certain. Genuinely, one of the Drs I saw claimed the pain in my stomach was due to 'needing to empty my bowels' though after not having a period for 5 months, and bleeding old blood and being in so much pain I was crying in the waiting room she thought it was because I needed to poo essentially...)