Hi everyone. I had a lap last year to diganose endo and remove cysts. I also have endo on the bowel but as it was not causing me too many problems they left that alone. In my follow up consultation they suggested that I try the mirena coil to help control the endo and prevent reoccurence of the cysts. I tried to have it fitted before Christmas but they weren't able to do it (I haven't had children and they didn't have the right tools at the GP surgery). I was in a bit of a state about it all really and decided to leave it (luckily the surgery relieved most of my symptoms apart from the backache & fatigue) as Christmas was coming up and I was then going on holiday. I have now contacted my docs again to talk through maybe trying the mirena again to see if they can do it, but she has now also said that injections or the implant may be an alternative. I am now very confused and not sure what to do!! I have had very bad experiences on the pill (I've tried quite a few), suffering bad depression and other symptoms, so I am really concerned this may happen with other forms of treatment too.
The mirena seems a very popular option but I'm not that sure about the other two options? I think the injection she is talking about is the Depo one, if so, I have seen posts on here about that. I'm not sure about the implant. She said the main aim is to stop my periods. I'm considering maybe trying the implant as it seems so much less invasive than the mirena but am fearful of side effects.
I would really value some feedback from anyone who has tried these, particularly the implant as I'm not sure if it's widely used for endo? Thank you to everyone out there in advance for any comments /thoughts/advice and also for this website, it really is an invaluable source of info and support x