Endometriosis UK
34,709 members30,955 posts

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Hi Ladies

I wanted to post this to try and give some positivity and hope to some...

I was diagnosed with endometriosis last May 2016 after experiencing and secretly coping with the symptoms myself for many years. I had a diagnostic laparoscopy in August which confirmed I was riddled with it, and was put on prostap menopause injections whilst I waited for the next op to remove it all. I read a lot of horror stories about prostap but apart from the hot flushes I actually felt amazing on them & I was completely pain free!

In November 2016 I had the endometriosis removed and was put on the pill (with no breaks) to hopefully keep the endometriosis at bay. But 10 days after the op I was experiencing terrible endometriosis pain and it became more and more regular. I was devastated. I experience endometriosis pain after orgasm as well and it was starting to take over and really affect my life. It was hard to stay positive.

I decided to seek a second opinion after waiting for 3months, and the merina coil was suggested. Again I had read loads of horror stories but this has completely worked for me and I wanted to share this with you and let you know in case it helps someone else. I did have awful period pain like cramps for a few weeks and bleeding for a few weeks but I have had no endometriosis pain! It did take a few weeks but it has worked for me, and I am excited and hopefully to be able to have a pain free life for a few years at least!

I really hope this helps someone else as I know how hard it is to live in pain and feel like nothing can be done to help you, and know how hard it is to stay positive.

3 Replies

Thank you so much for this. I'm truly happy you found something that works!

I've been on the coil for 4 weeks now and still struggling but GYN wants me to persist. So only time will tell.

1 like

I did start to panic that the coil wouldn't work - I had cramping, bleeding and my lower stomach felt quite swollen but it has worked out and completely settled. I really hope it works for you and have my fingers crossed.


Thank you very much :). Only time will tell x


You may also like...