I am new to this site and thought I'd write a post on my experiences so far.
I first started having symptoms at 15 (severe pain, bleeding constantly for 3 months at a time, to name a few). At 18, my GP recommended having the Mirena coil fitted. This stopped the bleeding and reduced the pain.
I had the Mirena removed at 23, not wanting to have it fitted again, so I tried 4 types of the pill during this time. Unfortunately, my symptoms reappeared. After many trips to my GP's and repeatedly getting fobbed off with 'It's just period pain', I came across one young doctor that referred me for an ultrasound and then to a gynaecologist. The gynae wanted to perform a laproscopy, hysteroscopy and fitting of the Mirena coil, with thoughts the mirena would slow down the endo.
I had the op in July this year, recovered relatively well... or so I thought. 3 weeks after surgery I was in severe pain, so went back to my GP. He sent me straight to the hospital as it was so soon after surgery and my blood pressure was through the roof.
The pain seems to have worsened since the op, I am almost constantly bleeding and have had quite a few days off sick from work - not great when losing pay.
I tried to remain positive until my first appointment with the consultant after my op. However, the only options I have been given is to:
a) Get pregnant
b) Put up with the pain & request stronger painkillers like Tramadol from my GP
c) have an injection to bring on the symptoms of menopause (consultant didn't sell this idea to me)
d) have my ovaries removed
I felt the consultant pushed the idea of pregnancy a little too hard. I am only 24 and don't really consider this a viable option at the moment. However, the consultant said if I left it too late it may be very difficult to conceive. I would like to have children, but I don't feel ready yet.
I feel completely lost, the options provided by the consultant seem extreme. I'm not really sure if there are any more options available. Any comments / advice would be much appreciated