I have endometriosis - which I've had for 22 years! (Only found out during a sterilisation op that I had it 2 years ago though, where I also had a cyst removed from my ovary).
I have severe pain for 5 days each month, not during my period but from day 5 to 9. This has been happening for 3 months in a row now - up until then I've had pain, but not this bad. I have an adhesion on my ureter, and during those 5 days it is excruciating to pee. I can't do anything but lay down on my left side during those few days. Laying down takes the pain away completely. No painkiller works.
I am scared to take hormones because of severe depression in the past, so I'm trying to avoid this. I have been offered surgery to remove the endometriosis, but again the thing that scares me is the injection that they want to give me first for 3 months to bring on a false menopause. The op is scary enough, but it's the hormones stopping me from going ahead with it overall !!
I have a few questions!
Do I HAVE to have this hormone injection before I can have surgery?
If anybody has had this injection (can't remember the name of it) how did it make you feel?
Is there any point in putting myself through surgery if there is a high chance of the endo coming back?
Any advice welcome. I'm going round in circles, and ending back at square one every time.