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Endo Treatment

Hey!

I am really new on here, so please bear with me haha!

I have just been diagnosed with endo and am looking for some advice on treatments. I am meeting with my consultant tomorrow who is keen for me to start the injections which bring on the menopause, however I am reluctant to do this as I am only 21 and thinking of starting a family in the next few years with my long term partner.

Any advice or experiences would be greatly appreciated as I don't know anyone who suffers with endo like me!

George x

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Hi Georgia6206 my consultant told me about these injections too but he's putting me on the pill instead for a few months before I have my next op. Have you got to have an op to remove the endo? X

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Hey! I saw my consultant today and he's advised further surgery to laser/burn off the endo! However that won't be for an while a the waiting list is very long :( !!

Xxx

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Hello, I don’t see why you can’t start taking a pill like me, I don’t have periods anymore and take this mini pill everyday without a break, being on early menopause seems a big extreme as you are so young xx

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Yes, my consultant mentioned today about going onto the pill, however I've been on the pill before and it never agreed with me and never seemed to help my pain which was unfortunate!

I am thinking about trying again, maybe with a different pill. I do just like things to me natural and not take hormones but if the pain carries on I think I might have too xx

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I’m 21 too and was started on a few different birth controls due to trial and error and found one (tri-Linyah) that works for me. There are other options so don’t be discouraged!

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I have tried lots of different pills to help control the bleeding and pains, the only one that has ever started to work for me is cerelle. You take it everyday with no break, so it does help slightly as you hopefully shouldn't have periods which takes away a part of the problem! I am only 24, so wanted to try and find methods that wouldn't cause any negative affect with fertility. Might be worth a try before doing anything else, especially if you are thinking of starting a family :-) I've also heard that the coil is very effective for women with endometriosis but I have not used that myself so can't say for certain. x

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That sounds good, yeah me too, I have not found one that suits me yet which has discouraged me from using any form of hormone treatment as it never seems to help my symptoms or my mental health !

I will mention this to my GP and consultant and see what they think.

Thanks for your reply x

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Thank you for your replies guys! So lovely of you to reply xx

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I am in a similar situation looking for treatment! I have been advised for the pill but I’m finding it hard to decide which one. My consultant mentioned the mini pill or combined? Any advice please?! x

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