I've had Adenomyosis for a number of years and it sucks. I'm 49 and am praying for menopause in the hope it'll solve it.
Currently, I'm having issues with low ferritin (iron stores), this has been ongoing for years after constantly spotting with IUDs.
I was told I have fibroids many years ago but they've not been mentioned on last scans. They only mention Adenomyosis.
My GP wants me to have Mirena for heavy periods. But my periods are all over the place as I'm 49 and likely coming towards menopause, my periods are not heavy all the time but can be missed or prolonged. Even so my ferritin drops after a period and it stays low end of normal .. not great for hair.
I was told by a consultant not to use IUDs again as they'd caused the continuous spotting and I get recurring polyps.
I also have concerns about hair loss as I've had bad hair loss and alopecia areata recently. Partly autoimmune and partly low iron stores.
Also, I never suited the pill and developed horrible (strong) mood swings.
I'm in a difficult situation really. I could have menopause in a few months or a few years. I had a very painful hysteroscopy last year, I'm anatomically smaller/tighter in the cervix area and canal to the womb, they almost had to abandon the procedure as I was almost passing out in pain.
Anyway, any thoughts or similar experiences very welcome.