Sorry this is going to be long I literally have had enough 😔I had my next gynaecologist appointment today and have come away thinking what's the point anymore 😔
I was called into the room by a locum gynaecologist who I had never seen before she couldn't even get my name right and kept calling me by my middle name including writing my middle name on all my notes!
I had to explain everything to her right back to when I was 11 (so 14 years worth of stuff) she didn't understand why I couldn't remember some things!! I don't know why she couldn't look at my notes.
I told her since re starting the depo 11 weeks ago the bleeding has stopped however the pain is 10x worse I keep getting new symptoms regularly including an area of my stomach which goes bright red and patchy/burning in agony.
She asked if she could do an examination- she examined my tummy area and then called for a nurse so she could carry out an internal she had to try and do this twice due to the pain. When she was carrying out the internal I was wincing in pain and close to tears, my mum and the nurse could see how much pain I was in. She kept telling me it wasn't pain and it was pressure- I couldn't get her to understand that I was in agony.
The doctor went off to speak to an on call consultant she then returned and basically said to me I have to carry on with the injection for the rest of my life carry on with the regular pain medication deal with the pain, or in her words regularly have a baby to help with the pain (bear in mind I don't have any children at present!) She has said they won't see me again if I need to be seen I have to go to my Gp to be referred again, my mum knew the answer but asked the question anyway to see what the doctor said 'endometriosis is for life isn't it?' To which the doctor replied 'yes it's a severe chronic condition that needs monitoring' so I rest my case why have they said they won't see me again I can't rely on pain medication everyday for the rest of my life I'm no doctor but surely it's not doing my insides any good.
I don't know where to turn from here looking for some advice/answers/support I am about ready to give up
Ive added a photo of my tummy and the painful burning symptoms I now get