I’m new to Endometriosis as a whole...
I’ve heard about it before, but never really understood what it was... until a couple of months ago, I went to my GP with ungodly menstrual cramps, and she is 99% sure I have it.
I’ve always suffered from painful periods, but as I’ve got older (especially in my 30’s) it seems like each month gets worse and worse. The pain is unbearable! I take 1000mg Naproxen and 4 x daily 60mg Codeine, and the pain doesn’t go! I use my TENS machine, have a constant hot water bottle, but it doesn’t stop the debilitating pain.
So, I called my doc again today, and he was nearly forcing me down the hormonal route... which I do NOT want to go down, because they don’t agree with me! The side effects are horrendous, and I don’t want to go through that.
I said, I’ve heard you can have surgery, but he was suggesting they won’t do it, unless I go down the hormone path!
I’ve got a face to face appointment in a couple of weeks with the doctor again, to discuss everything in more detail, and I am going to stand my ground and not be forced into masking this with hormones!
What are your thoughts? What are my options?
I feel kind of helpless right now... as well as doped up on codeine, and absolutely physically and mentally drained.
Thank you all!