Hi! My names Amber and I'm 18 (yes baby over here) and 'I'm in pain' is my most common used sentence right now. For a bit of background, I've had weird periods since day one and had them quiet early on to. Pain came with my periods but I never realised that the amount of pain I was in wasn't normal. Heavy bleeding and irregular periods happened for years and kind of went ignored. When I was 16 and started to have sex, I noticed that I had a lot of pain and it was only getting worse. Again I thought this was normal.
Someone who has endo mentioned it to me and it just kinda made sense. I went down to my gp so I could have some tests. They've put me on all types of contraceptives (the pill, mirena coil, the pill AND mirena coil, and a different type of pill), but if anything (particularly the coil) just made things worse.
One of my tests done was an internal ultrasound and that's when things started to get really bad, that night I had to go to hospital I was in so much pain. They initially thought it was pelvic inflammatory disease and out me on so many antibiotics for that, before even seeing test results. Then when that was ruled out they started to look at endometriosis. I was in and out of hospital a few times until they started me on hormone injections to induce a temporary menopause. Is this normal? To have treatment before a laparoscopy was even mentioned?
They sent me home from hospital and things were fine for a whole three weeks! Then the hot flushes became so bad and I felt dizzy and sick 24/7. The other night I started bleeding so heavily I soaked through three sanitary towels in 40 minutes. I quite obviously got myself to hospital, and they ran some tests and were not sure. They pumped me up with oralmorph and sent me on my way.
The pain is awful! I cannot deal with it, I'm maxed out on all my pain killers every day. I'm in so much pain at the moment I'm considering going back to hospital, but I absolutely hate hospitals so it's a hard one. I know all they're going to do is give me pain killers and I'll have to wait around a&e for hours. But I don't see any other choice right now. I can hardly move the pain is so bad and I'm still no closer to knowing when my laparoscopy is going to be. My emergency gynaecology appointment isn't until late march and I don't know if I can wait till then.
So to sum up,
Is it normal to be given treatment before any laparoscopy is considered?
Does anybody have any idea why bleeding started on the menopause injections?
Should I venture back to hospital for pain relief?
Thankyou for reading and thanks in advance for any replies!