I have been suffering for months with my endo and had an urgent 2 week referral to investigate a complex cyst as a result of having an ultrasound due to the awful pelvic pain I was experiencing (the pain is similar to the pain I had 16months ago where they removed 2 large cysts and a fallopian tube). I had my CA 125 bloods done a few weeks ago, along with an MRI scan. The consultant who saw me (and lacked any sort of empathy) has stated (via a letter) that the cyst is to do with my endo and has discharged me from the hospital. I have not even had a follow up appointment to discuss all the cysts that are growing on both my ovaries that are related to my endo nor any pain management options. He also made the point of telling me that my cysts that range from 2cm to 4cm are very small and they would not consider removing them, instead pain management. I am in terrible pain on a daily basis. It is not only impacting me physically, but my mental well being is at an all time low. I am now going to have to battle to get a GP appointment and will have issues in deciding what is the best pain management for me.
I am currently taking tramadol and naproxen with little benefits. I have also started to pay for acupuncture to try and help with the pain as I have read that this can be good, however the financial costing makes this treatment unsustainable. I was wondering if anyone could recommend another pain relief tablet I should suggest trying when I eventually get to see a GP.
I am spending each weekend pretty much in bed due to the pain as I force myself to do so much in the week at work.
I will be putting a complaint in with PALs as I feel the way I have been treated is shocking, esp with a letter to discharge me. I feel that the way women are treated with this condition just highlights the gender pain gap.
Any advise will be greatly appreciated.