Hi, I'm new. I'm just looking for some support and a place to vent I suppose.
I'm 37, and my husband and I have been trying for a baby for over 2 years. I went to docs after 9 months and had some bloods, then some scans, then last November, I had a laparoscopy to determine the level of Endometriosis they suspected I had. They discovered some and treated it, but at the follow up appointment in Feb this year, I was told I also have Adenomyosis. Does anyone else have this? I was told that the only treatment is a hysterectomy, but because we're trying for a family, it's not yet an option. The consultant suggested that assisted conception was the way to go to get a family but I need to lose weight to hit the target for the treatment. I have so much trouble with this as my body changes at different times in the month. The pain has become increasingly harder to manage, so much lately that it has been stopping me going to work. Also, my cycles are all over the place so I never know when to expect it. Since the diagnosis I have been suffering a lot of anguish and have been so down about the whole thing. The thing that troubles me the most is that I went to the doctors in my early 20s about my period pain and also other abdominal pain and it was dismissed as stress and I was put on a contraceptive pill to mask the pain. I went again in my late 20s, had an ultrasound but again was dismissed. It is only now that I am ready to have a family that it has been taken seriously, all these years later.