My name is Daniah. I'm new to this online community.
I was diagnosed with endometriosis three years ago and it's absolutely horrible.
I've already had 2 surgeries to remove adhesion and chocolate cysts. It seems I also have a little bit of fibroids.
Doctors in hospital put me on Tramadol prolonged release. It helps a little with the pain. I don't really want to go on any more opiate medications as it's bad enough that I'm on Tramadol.
Have had problems with my GP who kept playing around with my pain killers telling me that they're very strict with giving out Tramadol to patients. I informed him that the pain team consultants were the ones that prescribed it to me and are happy for me to continue taking it when I am in pain. They even wrote a letter to him to confirm that. I am not abusing the pain relief and only take it twice a day as prescribed by the pain team consultants at hospital. I recently changed GP and went to my first new appointment last week to meet my new GP and he too informed me that they're very strict with prescribing Tramadol. I really don't know what to do as it seems GP's are now going against the word of the consultants.
Also, since my first operation, my tummy has swollen up to dramatically. I've always had quite a flat stomach. I now look like I'm 4-5 months pregnant. It's rock hard as well. This has really left me feeling really insecure and the doctors don't know why my stomach is the way it is. I had a colonoscopy last week and they found nothing. I have an ultrasound booked in for next month. Is it normal for your stomach to swell up so dramatically?