I have endometriosis and had my 3rd Laparoscopy last June. It was stage 2 initially, but the last time was down to stage 1, not that the pain reflects that as it can get unbearable. As usual, in between surgeries, I am for a few months, usually up to 12 and then it starts again as constant pain down my leg, lower back etc. etc. In May this year, almost one year after my last laparoscopy, the pain started badly again, but as I wanted to avoid another op and more time off work, I decided to see an endometriosis dietician to help me manage the pain. She has been brilliant, and the constant pain has eased off massively, however, my period pain has gone completely the other way. I have the mirena coil in for the very purpose, so used to only having a bit of random spotting, and a little period pain. But for the last three months, the period pain has become excruciating, like pre-coil days, and the bleeding has become more heavy again. Not to the extent it used to be, but definitely more than spotting. That I can cope with, the pain i cannot. On Monday last week I had to go home from work in agony with severe cramps and pain, and had Tuesday and Wednesday signed off sick. Its much better now, but still getting some cramps. I went to see my gynaecologist, and he wants me to have an MRI scan to see if there is and deeper issue with my bowels or if anything has happened to the coil. I am really nervous as I am claustrophic and hate MRIs but more importantly I am nervous about what could be found. Has anybody else had a similar experience?