This might be long winded, so please bare with me! I’ll try and keep it as short as I can...
I got diagnosed with endometriosis in March last year (2017) after a laparoscopy. My surgeon said it weren’t severe but there was enough. For a while, maybe 5/6 months or so, it seems to have settled down. My periods were still painful and awful but I put that down to maybe my body still recovering from the surgery.
Around September time, maybe slightly earlier, the constant aches started coming back. Constant, all month round, dull period pain type aches. Then about a month ago, I started getting frequent sharp ache pains on my lower abdomen/pelvis region on the left, right next to my hip bone. It would only last a minute or two, and would go. It happened often during the day, but as the pain subsided quite quickly I didn’t think anything of it.
Since the weekend, on Saturday just gone, the sharp pain came, and after waiting a few minutes for it to go, it didn’t. It’s still here now, but slowly getting worse. I’ve also come on this morning which has increased the pain... Every position is uncomfortable. The only position I’d get slight relief from is sitting slightly reclined with my left knee bent towards my chest. Every other position - lying down, standing still or walking about, sitting any other way - aggravates the pain.
It’s got to a point of where I’m feeling nauseous when I move, and faint when I stand up and hobble about. I struggled with the Endo for at least 3 years before the surgery and I’ve never had a constant pain in my lower left pelvis that feels like someone is twisting a knife. Nothing I have tried has helped so far - hot water bottles, hot baths, etc. The pain is too deep for the heat to have an effect. Anti inflammatories like Diclofenac and Naproxen haven’t helped either.
I posted about the same issue a day or two ago in a different topic. I was wondering whether anybody else had any advice or similar problems that they’ve had an answer to. I really appreciate every reply, and I’m sorry for how long this post has become!