I am 58 and have been struggling with almost daily pain for the last 12 years. I had my ovaries removed 8 years ago but did not notice a huge benefit then I was shunted off to urology where I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Urologist now suggests that it may be the endo that's giving me all these aches and pains. I would like to know if anyone else has been in a similar position after the menopause, I thought it was all about hormones. I am new to the forum but it's reassuring to read I'm not the only one who takes a hot water bottle everywhere, including holiday in the med!