I have stage 4 Endometriosis and was diagnosed in Australia back in 2006. Since then I have had various operations and drugs. Since I moved back to the UK 2 years ago I have just been managing my pain which has been tolerable. But recently things have started to flare up again - thought it was all a bit too good to be true!! My pain issue is my lower back and my left hip, which is a nightmare. I can't even really sleep on that side anymore as it hurts too much, it sometimes feels numb and I get a lot of pins and needles too. The pain also radiates down my legs. Now, I don't know for sure this is my endo, even though I suspect it is as I was told just before I left Australia I had another cyst on my left ovary. But since being back in the UK I've had an internal ultrasound and they said it wasn't there. I'm at my wits end to be honest. I take the contraceptive pill continuously to avoid having a period and I also take 100mgs slow release Tramadol daily.
Any advice would be great.