So, I was diagnosed with endo roughly 12 years ago after the birth of my first child and further diagnosed with adeno via MRI approx 4 years ago after my youngest. I've tried various treatments etc etc and have stuck with the Evra patch on and off for the past 4ish years as I've found it to be the best for me.
I have been really fortunate the last few months, although I've been in pain and lethargic I've still managed to get through staying away from the hard painkillers etc and have been quietly quite pleased. My sex drive was non existent before but the past few weeks I've found it again much to my partners delight. There's been no pain or bleeding and it's been really nice to just enjoy being 'normal'. Last night I couldn't sleep due to the heat and hubby was half asleep on the sofa so I decided that maybe I needed some nighttime exercise (sorry for the TMI) anyway we started and everything was fine no pain etc, after a while we decided to switch to positions a bit and I started to get this horrific pain in my bum (no we weren't doing that! 😂😂) I tried to carry on despite it but it was getting worse. I said we needed to stop and tried to laugh it off but it was becoming more and more intense and next thing I know I am screaming the house down in absolute agony. I'm used to pain when we have sex but this was something completely and utterly different. It was in the rectovaginal area but literally felt like I'd been stabbed with a red hot knife repeatedly and even an hour later it was there absolutely no better. I got an emergency doctors appointment this morning and was so desperate I didn't even care it was the male GP that I don't really like that much. He seemed to fob me off a bit and said "well pain during intercourse is just a normal part of endometriosis and adenomysosis" am I right for feeling like that isn't a good enough explanation? I completely get that it is a common symptom but it was completely different to what I've experienced before. I did manage to get him to prescribe some more meds and he wasnt able to examine me as I have gone into spasm so he also prescribed some diazepam to help with the spasms as I haven't been able to wee since. I asked him for a rereferral back to my gynaecologist who had written to the GP (he had the letter in front of him) and said that if I found I wasn't struggling to go straight back but it was like getting blood out of a stone.
I know I have just completely ranted but sometimes it just feels better to get these things off your chest.