Hi im 21 and seeking advice. Endo has been confirmed, an MRI scan found thickness at the back of my uterus, ive been told to get the hormonal coil to help symptoms and period severity to manage.
alot of info online is about copper coil but i need advise on hormonal coil.
is it worth it? does it help? how bad are the side effects ?
alot of horror stories online are putting me off getting it but my periods are excruciating and i cannot go on with every day life and university with these intense periods so feel like i dont have an option.
im very worried about the potential side effects of hormonal acne but mainly weight gain. i have struggled with anorexia before and i am very worried weight gain from the coil will be so out of my control & encourage a relapse.
can anyone whose had the hormonal coil or has info on it please advise me id be so grateful.
Hi Simran! I was diagnosed at 21 with thickness and Adenomyosis and have just had my laproscopy at 23 now and have been confirmed w diagnosis of endometriosis and had this cut away. My consultant told me they can treat the endo with excision surgery which they have done now but the only cure for Adenomyosis is the Mirena coil. I had the copper coil when I was 20 and ended up in A&E twice as my body tried to push it out of my womb. I had super painful contractions constantly and cramps and then when I removed my tampon one day it yanked my coil half out of me - which I again ended up in A&E with the docs trying to fish it out of me! So I refused the coil personally. I know it works for some ladies but would be interested to see if there are any other solutions for ladies who don’t want this! Apologies for adding to the horror stories but I wish someone had told me what can happen before I got it put into my body. Best of luck for whatever you decide! Xx
hi, thank you so much for your help and advise i really appreciate it.
i hope you're okay now that all sounds so terrible !!! its great you finally had the excision surgery.
my Dr told me im too young for any sort of surgery and that for now to go for the coil. im worried as this only masks my symptoms and doesn't really solve anything.
ive heard alot about womens bodies rejecting the coil its understandable because its literally a foreign object being put into your body !!!
im deffo taking my time in considering it because as im sure you are familiar with endo pain pushes you to your limits but your story is definitely something ill keep in mind so thank you so much xxx