I am new to here having just been diagnosed with endometriosis last week after a laparoscopy. Have been fighting for years to get a diagnosis and finally put under the care of an amazing consultant who diagnosed me before even having surgery.
Have had excruciating period pains all my life and put on the pill at age 15 to calm down my periods. Just told by doctors to get on with it as it was something that some women have to get on with. Have been taking into A&E 4 times with suspected appendicitis but the pain has eased and told I had IBS without any further investigation. Pain kind of got a bit easier after the birth of my son when I was 33 but since then the pain has come back gradually and now at age 42 I am almost constant pain.
I am waiting for my follow up appointment with my consultant but he told me after surgery that he found endo in my uterus, behind it, on my bowel and it has fused my left ovary to my pelvic wall. He has put in a Minera coil to see if that helps calm down the symptoms but as yet has not discussed any further treatment with me.
I started my period last night and I am in so much pain that even max strength co-codomal and ibru don't touch the pain ( this is normal ). After suffering with this pain now since the age of 10 I am at the point where I don't think I can cope with much more. My consultant did mention hysterectomy as one of the options to be considered dependant on the results of my laparoscopy and I am at the point now where I am seriously considering this as it is having such a big impact on my quality of life (my mother had one as a result of her suffering from Endo as well at the age of 36).
Would really appreciate your thoughts on this especially from others that have gone through this treatment and those also considering.
Thank you in advance