Having my 3rd visit to the gyny this tuesday to get my 2nd GnRH jag and discuss getting a laprosocopy.
My background - I've been having problems with my periods every since I started when I was 14 and I'm now 20 (21 next month). It only occurred to me about a year ago that it MAY be endo. The past 3 years I've tried so many different contraceptive pills just to get some regularity and to help the symptoms. My main problem is they seem to get heavier every month. The pain is unbelievable, again seems to be getting worse each month. I also get massive clots. The pain is awful too, I've tried transexmic (?) acid and mefanimic acid along side various other painkillers and no relief. Then I got to the stage my periods were lasting 30 days long resulting in severe anaemia.I felt like i was going to pass out most days, so dizzy and faint and I had extremely bad heart palpitations and breathlessness. Even when my period wasn't here I was getting really painful abdominal pains and twinges, I even went to a&e as my mum thought I had appendictus. Things have helped with the GnRH jag though.
So I had my first internal at my doctor's surgery which was absolutely agony, I had expected discomfort but it was horrible. It didn't help I was nervous and tense so I knew I had to relax and calm down for going to the hospital. I had the next internal at the hospital and a speculum was used. This was excrutiating. I was crying, it took my breath away how much it hurt. I was prescribed norethistrone to take 3 times a day from day 5 to day 16 of my cycle. It made me break out but I continued with it as I so desperately wanted something to work. But I got major nausea from it and had to stop taking it as i physically couldn't eat (did anyone else experience this?) so at my last appointment i got an ultrasound and nothing was found which I was very upset about as I just want to know what's wrong but the registrar explained that endo doesn't show up in ultrasounds and the next step would be a laproscopy. In the mean time I got a GnRH jag. I got my period 17 days after the jag. It lasted 6 days, much lighter and hardly any cramp so I was very impressed. I know you can't get the jags forever though and they have given me alot of hot flushes which happen more frequently every day and are extremely unpleasant.
My main question is from reading up about laproscopies i'm rather shocked that so many people have had to have a few to get their endo diagonosed. I'm terrified at the thought I assumed it would be straight forward. Any tips or advice? Also it's actually quite good being able to type this all out and knowing that people will understand and take you seriously! The amount of times i've broken down from frustration is ridiculous!