I was finally diagnosed with Endo a couple of years ago after 15 years of suffering. However my diagnosis was done without a Lap as the Gyno said due to my history of having had an op there would be a lot of scar tissue and the Lap would irritate this and cause more pain than good. But from all my other symptoms she was happy to diagnose me with Endo. It was lovely to finally have been listened to and to have an answer. The Gyno mentioned certain medications but said due to being young and not having had children yet she felt these would not be appropriate, due to the menopausal effects. So I carried on with no pain relief.
Since then I have been plodding along. However over the past year and especially the last 4 or so months I have been suffering daily and am lucky to have a couple of days relief, rather than the week or 2 relief. I have the excruciating abdominal pains where I can be curled up on the bathroom floor unable to move. Lower back pain. I feel nauseous everyday and some days this is so severe that I feel like I will be sick at any minute (but never am). I suffer from stomach problems and have pain when having a bowel movement. I also get "saliva mouth", where my mouth feels full of saliva even if I have a drink. I can feel light headed and have hot flushes. I also suffer from painful intercourse which can then cause abdominal pain the next day too. Sometimes a symptom can just come on with no warning. Due to all this I am not getting out and about much,therefore am not getting to see my friends and family.I am not being able to work and my last voluntary post dismissed me due to the days I was having off. With all this my mood is very low and I am very teary due to the pain and frustration of it all. I worry about the effect it has on my husband, with me being in tears, in pain and not being much fun for him. He is being a super star, gives me cuddles and reassurance and wipes away my tears. It just seems to have become unending.
I don't know what to do? Should I go back to my GP and ask to have a Lap? Although I am worried it may cause more harm. I just want my life back.