This is my first post and I'd really appreciate any comments you have!
I was diagnosed with Endo back in 2008 after living with constant pain and heavy periods for years. Things came to a head when I was found to have chocolate cyst on my left ovary. It was recommended that I take the pill for 6 months to effectively 'shut down my ovaries' and stop my periods for a while. After trying many, many pill brands I found one that didn't make me sick or give me massive headaches!
So here I am 5 years later,still taking the pill for 6 straight months,then a week off and then back on it for another 6 months and so on....I haven't had a period now since November 2008.
However, I still get pain down my left side and across my abdomen. It's not constant and tends to flare up for a few days and then disappear. Sex is almost unbearable now as I am in a lot of pain during it and up to 3 days after!!
Last month, I was in agony for a week,with abdomen pain and headaches and bursting into tears for no reason! (Pretty much like I was having a period!!!Although obvisoulsy I'm not!!) I went to my GP and she sent me for a scan as she thought I may have another cyst flaring up. I got the results last week and everything was completely normal.
Although I can't complain about the treatment I have received, my Gynae and my GP have both been very understanding and helpful,thankfully I was diagnosed quite quickly too,which I am very grateful for.
However, am I going mad?! Surely if I am on the pill continuously then I shouldn't still be experiencing pain?? Am I imagining it?? Or is this just something I have to put up with??
I'd really appreciate any advice any of you ladies may have! Thank you!!!