It's my first time posting on this forum and would just like to say it's really great to find a place in which women can all support each other and share stories/advice.
My Endo story in brief: Always had severely debilitating period pains, finally diagnosed with Endo last September at the age of 29. Had a laparoscopy in the November. Surgeon removed all visible signs of Endo. A few months after recovery the pain was still there. Follow up appointment with specialist revealed that there must still be Endo on my uterus, but unfortunately they cannot operate to remove it from there.
It was recommended that I manage my symptoms by taking the pill (currently on Cilest), however, I just feel SO down and depressed taking it. I'm on the verge of tears every day. I just don't think I can feel this way for the foreseeable future but i'm worried if I don't take it the damage caused by Endo might affect my chances at having children in the future. I have also tried Yasmin and Microgynon in the past and had similar problems with them so had to come off.
Has anyone had similar problems with taking the pill, but had more success with one of the other recommended treatments such progesterones or the coil?
P.S. I would like to recommend green tea as THE most amazing painkiller for Endo cramps. I swear by it being as good, if not better than any prescribed painkillers i've been given. I put loads of teabags (non-caffeinated otherwise you'll be up all night!) in a mug with hot water and drink as much as I can! My pain is alleviated in about 20 mins!
Thanks so much xxx
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