Will try and keep this very brief! I have head heavy and painful periods on and off for a few years, I have not had a lap yet. Over the last 8 months or so they have got a lot worse, I have to have time off work and need to change pads etc every half hour with large clots. The other symptoms I have are:
Painful sex (stabbing during then cramping after)
Feel very tired all the time (I am very aneamic)
Lower back pain, which I have to take meds for daily
when I go for a long walk I get numbness in my thighs
IBS and all the symptoms that go with it
Daily pain in lower abdomen (like mild period pains)
Spotting in between periods and after sex
Went to the docs a few months ago and was prescribed traneamic acid and mefenamic acid, these failed. Went back to docs and was given norethisterone to take all the time and naproxen to take all the time. The last 2 tablets have worked until I ran out of norethisterone then it was back to square one! Had bloods done which showed I was aneamic but could not give me tablets as my liver levels were also very high. All the doctor wanted to do was have a mirena fitted, I did not want to do this as I have trouble with anything hormonal, get very bad mood swings and acne. I did push to see a gynae, got a quick referral as we have private medical cover.
So I go to see gynae this week. Gave me 2 options! either an endometrial ablation or a hysterectomy. I have decided to take the ablation for now, it will be quicker I am having it done on Monday next week along with a hysteroscopy. He did mention endo but he said the only treatment for that is a hysterectomy! I really have to have the op next week as I cannot afford to have another period as I am very aneamic. I must say it has not left me with much confidence but feel so low and tired all the time, I am constantly crying at the moment. I honestly cannot remember the last time I felt normal with no pain. Since last October my immune system has been so low, I have had bronchitis twice, laringitis, asthma, ear infection, tonsillitis and needed so many antibiotics and steroids. I am really not sure if this is connected with everything else! I really dont want to feel like this any more, I just hope that I will get some relief from the ablation next week. Anyone with any advice would be appreciated please.