Tens machine? Womb emblation V Hysterectomy?

Been to gynae consultant today, feel worse than when i went in!

Offered well told Zoledex only option; ive flatly refused after a terrible experience last yr!

Then emblation womb; do anyones thoughts on that please, would be greatly appreciated.

Also i asked about alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal meds, vitamins.

The consultants words ' waste of money' ' no evidence to prove theyre any good'

I asked about Tens machine, to which was praised as blocks nerve endings, but still the over riding statement made by the consultant today was theres no cure for endometriosis.

Thanks mr consultant!

Any advice greatly appreciated.

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  • Have you tried the endo diet? There are loads of good reports of success.

    I haven't tried the tens but my friend with chronic back pain swears by it.

    I have read good things about physical therapy and people in the US actually specialise in it just for endo - however I know that some ladies have gone the pilates route.

    The thing with alternative and homeopathic medicine is that there are a lot of charlatans out there and some people waste loads of money on it. On the other hand some of it's brilliant and really works with some amazing results. I have used vitamins and herbal tea and although it hasn't cured me I do see some improvement (evening primrose- mainly improved my moods!).

    I know how you feel - sometimes you can feel so down after seeing your consultant x

  • I take multi vits & iron & evening primrose & yes i would say helped my crazy mood swings i dont get cross/upset as much. ??

    Just feel so drained from everything & sick o seeing consultant!

    Im going to give tens a go & look further into vitamins.

    Thanks again for your kind help. Xxx

  • I use a tens machine regularly, it does help with the pain, but it us the referred nerve pain it helps with not normal pain so I find. I hope you find something that works for you x

  • Ablation was a god send for me. Completely cured my bad periods. Doesn't touch adhesion pain though. Painless more or less in and out of hospital in one day. Would totally recommend before considering hyst.

  • Yes i think emblation is a good try, i mean i know my body & it prob eont stop all bleeds as nothing has ever!!!

    But some relief from bleeding will be fab.

    As well as pain from tens would be good aswellz

  • Hi - can I ask if your consultant is a general gynae consultant or an endo specialist. It does not sound to me as if they are. An endo specialist surgeon can offer skilled excision surgery to remove endo as a deeper level than with laser. Drug treatments are only temporary measures and useful but not a longer term answer. I had 'total radical excision surgery'. This excises the whole top layer of the peritoneum, separating organs that have bocome misplaced/stuck and leaves, removes all seen and unseen endo and leaves you with a 'clean' abdomen when it heals. All done keyhole, Pretty lengthy operation (7.5 hours) but that was 2 years ago and by having it I avoided multiple laps for laser or patch excision, drugs and hysterectomy and loss of ovaries with all that entails. I have been pain free and back to relative normality these past 2 years and highly recommend this. The problem with ablation is that it will only work if heavy periods are the only cause of your pain. If you have endo, it will depend upon whereabouts in your tummy you have it. I had it on the outside of my bowel, cysts on ovaries, on my ligaments, on my bladder, diaphragm. If you have it anywhere but inside of your womb, then after ablation you would still have endo. It is important to make sure that the treatment you get offered is effective for the site and level of endo that is causing your pain. I really would recommend making sure you see a real endo specialist rather than a general gynae.

  • my gp has referred me to dr pickersgill in stepping hill hosp he is an endo specailist. app 14th may! :)

    i am lucky to have a very understanding female gp well two from the surgery i am at are very good. no fuss repeat prescriptions too without having to explain over & over!

    i do hope i actually get to see him though as ive been messed about so so much over the years, here in warrington. explainign time & time again what, when & why!

    ive read the articles too, again very informative.

    i would like womb emblation, ive waited years to ask the righht person. ive always kept being told your too young.....etc etc etc but seriously we cant have anymore kids anyway (husband has cancer), we have one 9yr old & i know hyst is too much but if i can have womb emblation to stem the bleeding with northisterone then i can just about cope pain wise with paracodiene 30/500mg & menefemic acid 500mg which lately chew like smarties :( i use a tens (ACE) & heat patches - so i need advice on pain clinic too.

  • i would like womb emblation, ive waited years to ask the righht person. ive always kept being told your too young.....etc etc etc but seriously we cant have anymore kids anyway (husband has cancer), we have one 9yr old & i know hyst is too much but if i can have womb emblation to stem the bleeding with northisterone then i can just about cope pain wise with paracodiene 30/500mg & menefemic acid 500mg which lately chew like smarties :( i use a tens (ACE) & heat patches - so i need advice on pain clinic too.

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