Basically I have been experiencing symptoms of endo for 6 years now (I'm 17) and I have been to 2 gynae's to try and sort things out. I have been diagnosed but the first gynae didn't want to treat me so I went to another hospital and the lady there told me I needed to relax and the pain will go away, she said I didn't have endo (even though this was the first time we met and the only thing she saw was my face, no examination) She told me that if I took amitriptyline that it would stop the pain and calm the anxiety about it. I told her I don't have any anxiety, I just don't want to be in pain and I want a good painkiller and also to know what my chances are to have children but neither of these were seen to.
I have been feeling really depressed since taking these tablets and the pain hasn't gone or even eased and wondered why so I decided to look at the side effects and saw something about "If you start feeling suicidal, let your GP know immediately" I thought, hang on a minute, suicidal??? So i looked at the uses for amitripyline and it is used for depression! I know some of you have probably been told its an anti-depressant that is also used for pain but the fact my gynae, a professional told me that it was to take away the pain and didn't tell me it was an anti-depressant has infuriated me.
I know it can be used for pain relief but because she thought i was imagining it makes me think it wasn't the pain part she gave it me for. Some of you may think I'm over reacting but I have had alot of people doubt me when I know deep down, there was something wrong and I was right. It's just angered me that she thought it was all make believe for me. Sorry for the ramble but I just needed to vent.
Thanks in advance for any replies that are helpful.