History repeating itself

I was diagnosed with endometriosis 8 years ago. I spent so long trying to find the right contraception to help prevent it getting worse and lesson the side effects. I finally found it in the contraceptive bar that sits just under the surface of the upper arm. I had 3 years totally endo trouble free other then that little voice in my head wondering if I'll be able to conceive.

We decided that the time was right to try for a baby. Knowing it could take longer then normal, I had my implant removed straight away and to our shock we fell pregnant within 5 months. All was great during the pregnancy, birth and the start of Baby Charlie's little life was magical.

Eight weeks after having Charlie I decided to have the implant again as it worked so well last time. It started off great but 3 months ago I had a period and other then a few days here and there it hasn't stopped. This is where the dé ja vu starts.

Each month the pains get worse (nothing compared to what they were yet) and this month I've got a scarily familiar pain. I remember describing it to the dr as a sharp deep pain that doesn't really go completely. I'm gutted! I thought I found a way to live with endometriosis and now I have the dread that at any point in the next few months it could hit rock bottom once more. I know I need to go back to the dr but since being diagnosed I have moved from England to Scotland and never had to go to these doctors about it. GP's know so little about the condition. Last time I felt like I was screaming but no one could hear me.

I'd better get my megaphone out this time

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  • Hi Paulineb. I'm so sorry to hear that everything's started over again. I'm not sure where you are now based in Scotland, but just to say that the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary has a really good endo specialist - if there's any chance you can get referred there, you'll find sympathetic ears and people who know what they're talking about. Good luck!

  • Thank you so much, I'm seeing my GP on the 15th so hopefully she will be happy with me requesting Edinburgh. I don't see why not. Thanks again

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