Hi everyone, I was wondering how successful the mirena or other hormone coils are in treating Endo.
I'm nearly 19 and have had troublesome periods for about 6/7yrs. Everything from 4months of bleeding, to nothing for 6months, to extremely heavy bleeding, to extreme pain, to 2weeks on, 2weeks off - its been a real rollercoaster. Finally last year, I got a new GP who said enough was enough and referred me to gyn. Gyn said it wasn't PCOS and diagnosed me with Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Disorder and told my GP to prescribe a progesterone only pill, telling me on questioning that it wouldn't be Endo from my symptoms, as I had concerns. One POP worked for 3months and then reverted. Another made things worse. In the meantime, I became sexually active and discovered I had extreme pain and bleeding during and after sex. I also looked up more symptoms and things were adding up. I went back to my GP and got a referral back to gyn. I also had a mirena coil fitted to try and help my symptoms as well as as contraception. Got to see a new gyn 2 months later, who after chatting to me and performing an internal examination, told me she was almost definite that I have endo. She couldn't give me the something or other acid for pain as it has warnings for those who have seizures so I'm stuck with just paracetamol and codeine, which don't help much. She said she's treating me for endo. I've got another appointment in December, to see how the coil's working at the 6month mark. So I was wondering how it works/worked for some of you guys?
Sorry its a bit of a long one, any replies would be much appreciated! Thankyou 😊