I have lurked here for some time and worked up to posting. I'm a bit lost with it all. For years I have known something was wrong but having been on the pill for over a decade thought maybe I had indeed 'grown out of it'. However, first cycle post pill and every symptom came back with a vengeance. Doubled over in agony and heavy as can be. I saw a doctor and asked for mefenamic acid as that's what I used to take. It helped with the heaviness but not so much with the pain. It also came with terrible side effects and took a long time to have any sort of effect. Eventually spoke to another doctor and they gave me 30/500 cocodomal seemed like a sticking plaster phonecall more than an actual listening and diagnosing/suggesting it was deep in Covid times so I get it. The painkillers make life bearable when paired with my hot water bottle and I'm at the point I don't care if people see me walking around school with it. Better that than having to cover my classes! I was 4 years off the pill and finally a doctor listened that we had grounds for agreeing we had fertility issues and was referred by a locum GP to have hormone levels checked as a first check. One was slightly elevated so I had hourly checks done roughly 3 months later which proved to be normal. The consultant said she thought this would most likely be the case. She referred me on to gynae as she said my periods history was not something I should have to suffer through unchecked. Also, it could be the reason for not conceiving. I cried when she said this as I had convinced myself I just have a low pain threshold. The bloods and hourly bloods happend during covid so I waited 17months until I got a text out the blue to have a gynae phonecall. This went well albeit quite fast and she said I should come in for a scan, I assumed ultra sound on the stomach. Wrong. It was internal which caught me off guard and wasn't pleasant, are they ever?! Haha. She said she couldn't see any fibroids or cysts but I should have a laproscopy. I'm now on the wait list which in normal times she said 3-6 months. However due to covid there are none taking place so I dread to think how long I will be. I guess I have three questions.
One: is it worth the laproscopy? I despise hospitals and even when I went for bloods I rather embarrassingly fainted.
Two: any ideas how much private care would be/how much quicker it is? I would be looking at going somewhere in Scotland.
Three: Any positive stories of conceiving with Endo / post laproscopy?
Thanks in advance and well done if you even made it this far! It's all a minefield and I haven't even touched on the bowel issues...