Hi all, hoping you're having a pain-free day!
I'm hoping to pick your brains or have some advice one feedback on what others have done in a hopefully similar situation.
I had my laparoscopy mid December 2016 where I was diagnosed with very superficial endometriosis on my pelvic peritoneum and uterosacral ligaments. Prior to my surgery, the consultant had advised that they would excise any endo that they found, however after the surgery the Dr came round and said they made the decision that they would leave the endo as they were concerned that removing it could lead to more scar tissues and adhesions. I was told that I needed no further follow up and was advised to stick on the pill (which I've been on since I was 15 due to horrific periods) until I wanted to get pregnant.
About 2 weeks after this I was back in the same awful pain as pre surgery and was struggling to return to work or do anything which I normally enjoy, such as the gym. I phoned the nurse at the hospital in a bit of a state, who then referred me to the endometriosis clinic.
I've just had my clinic appointment today, and I'm in a bit of a confused state as to what to do next! The doctor has said that my 2 options are to stay on Microgynon and take 4 months back to back. I have often taken pill packs continuously due to awful periods so this isn't too much of a revelation. They said the only other option is the Mirena coil. They have also agreed to refer me to the pelvic pain consultant to see whether there are any other pain management options.
Just looking for some advice/similar stories if anyone has been in a similar situation as to what you did next or how people got on with the coil? I know it works well for some and not so well for others, but I think it would be so helpful to talk this through with others who 'get it'.
Any response would be greatly appreciated, I really feel at such a loss as to what to do.