After months of having severe pelvic and abdominal pain (& other symptoms), and lots of appointments where GP's have dismissed my pain & made me feel silly, my GP thinks I may have endo.
I had a large ovarian cyst with complications develop in May this year, with weeks and weeks of severe pain luckily is has dissolved on its own.
Ever since May I have had severe pelvic and abdominal pain mainly on my right side despite the cyst now gone. I have been to A&E a few times when it's got really severe, they refuse to scan me stating it's probably not a cyst again & send me off with morphine/pain killers. I saw my GP this week who said I may have endo. The symptoms fit very well. I've done a bit of research but have felt so so upset knowing it's a very long road ahead with my pain and feeling anxious about my future & possible infertility issues.
I'm not allowed on the combined pill due to a previous DVT (blood clot) and therefore this also means that anyone is afraid to give me surgery... even when I really need it!
I wondered if anyone has any advice for managing with this stage of not knowing what's wrong but also to help with the pain.
I was off work for 6 weeks with my cyst, I then managed 4 weeks at work before being off again , I'm struggling not to feel upset that I'm just left again with more painkillers that aren't really working, I'm currently on mefenamic acid but it seems to be giving my bad stomach aches.
I'm also concerned about work & all this time off. I work as a mental health therapist for the NHS which requires my own caseload but also me to be on form myself.
If anyone has any stories or words to help with coping with pain or this stage of the unknown I would be so grateful .