I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011 by [edited to comply with our code of conduct] He removed all the endo he could find. He did say that he also suspected adenomyosis. I was offered the chance to have a mirena coil fitted alongside the laparoscopy, but I wanted to see how much benefit I got from the removal of the endometriosis alone. After the laparoscopy I felt a little better for a while, but still had incredibly painful periods.
I still do and I've just sort of carried on ever since. I started taking raspberry leaf capsules and drinking raspberry leaf tea a lot. This helps, but I still struggle with the pain every month. Lately I've been getting more pain at other times of the month - like being prodded with a hot poker. My energy levels are never fantastic anyway, but about 10 days before my period I feel overcome with tiredness. I try to plan my life around the monthly pain and tiredness, but it's a crap quality of life. I can't go on like this. I'm fortunate to have private healthcare through work, but I've since moved south for work so I need to find a new doctor in Hertfordshire/Essex or London. Please recommend if you can help me find a southern [edited to comply with our code of conduct] if you have any tips on that might help cope with the pain and tiredness.