I was diagnosed about 6 yrs ago with stage 4 endo on my bowel as I was having problems conceiving and had terrible bowel pain for 2 weeks of the month (it would disappear the minute I ovulated). After 7 attempts at IVF I got blessed and pregnant with my twin son and daughter who are now 2. Haven't had a hint of endo pain since before I was pregnant until now so the lack of periods have definitely helped me. But in the last few months I've experienced a 37 day cycle with mid cycle bleeding and straight after a 19 day cycle (previously I've been a regular 28 days since my periods re-started when my children were 9 months old) and this month I've felt the faint discomfort of the old bowel pain, so something's clearly kicking off again in there.
I'm not sure what to do. I'm lucky enough to have my family so I have no qualms about getting rid of the whole works but I haven't got time to recover from a big op at the moment what with running around after my 2 toddlers. So I was thinking about going on the pill and taking it back to back to stop my periods again. I have an appt with my GP on Friday but I know that I'll probably be advising them about endometriosis and not the other way round!
If I do go for the pill do I need to request an oestrogen or progesterone based one? What's the best for tackling endo, I can't remember? I did try the POP about a year ago as I was still breastfeeding & it was the only one I could take, but I just bled continuously for about 6 weeks so stopped it.
Any advice from anyone would be gratefully appreciated.