Hi everyone, I'm new to this so please bare with me.
I've had pain on and off for years but have been on the pill since having my daughter nearly 8 years ago. Recently I started getting much worse pain all through the month, throughout abdomen, tops of legs, lower back and especially in my ovaries. I have been to the doctors repeatedly and had all the usual tests and scans which came back with nothing. 3 months ago I had an appointment with my gyne (who I have previously been unhappy with the way she spoke to me). I explained all my symptoms and she treated me like a school child trying to get out of gym class. My husband came with me and was quite cross with how she spoke to me. I had not mentioned endometriosis but she acted like I had gone in trying to diagnose myself, she told me in no uncertain terms that I did not have endo which I was obviously happy to hear however she then sent me off with Norethisterone for 4 months to stop spotting.
The first month I took this was the most horrendous pain I have encountered, I felt like I was in labour and the spotting was worse all month. I rang the hospital and refused to take no for an answer, I could not continue with this pain for 4 months, let alone the extra pain caused by the side effects of the huge amounts of codeine I was taking. I have been back and they have now booked me in for a laparoscopy suspecting endo. The problem with this is that my pain has now subsided a fair amount, it is still there but not as bad as I've continued with the meds.
Basically I wandered if anyone else has taken norethisterone and if it takes the edge off the pain or if my pain was something else! I'm very confused and my gyne has not told me anything helpful, I obviously don't want to have unnecessary surgery and am also worried she will be rude and even more patronising if nothing is found.
I know this sounds pathetic but she scares me a bit and I'm worries of how to deal with it.
Thank you for reading this essay and for any advice you may give.