Hello there. I'm just looking for a bit of support, and this looks like a pretty good place to find it!
I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Endometriosis a few days ago. It did come as a surprise, even though I've been to the doctor with pain for the past 10 years, I was still expecting to be told I was making a fuss for nothing, and it was probably just that I had a low pain threshold.
Being diagnosed has in one way been a relief, knowing that I wasn't imagining the pains I had and now knowing how to get some medical help. On the other hand I'm pretty upset. Foolishly I hadn't prepared myself for this outcome, and so it has been quite shocking reading about all the implications.
I'm 29 and really really hoping to start a family.
I've just been fitted with a mirena coil, which I'm hoping will help the pain. I haven't had my post op consultation yet, so I'm not sure what they are going to say. I'm scared and sad that this has taken so long to find out about. If I'd known earlier I would probably have tried to start a family younger.
Has anyone used diet to help? I'm going to try and follow a strict diet to help with the pain, and do as much as I can to help my fertility.
Any advice would be really gratefully received. It all feels very new and daunting right now.