Hi all, love reading your posts each morning on the bus to work, they give me hope and reassurance that life isn’t just rubbish for me but for lots of us and that there is a light at the end of this tunnel for many.
We have been trying to conceive for almost 3 years with no luck at all, had bloods showing I ovulate (very well apparently), an external ultrasound which showed a cyst but it’s not in the ebdrometrial line so they aren’t concerned, and a clear HSG with no blockages or obstructions. Hubby’s tests all fine too and we are both in good health, never smoked, don’t drink too much, do good amount of exercise etc. So fertility clinic have put this down as ‘unexplained’ and we are on the waiting list to start IVF in May-August next year.
However - this past year my periods have been horrific, I’ve needed time off work as I often am in so much pain I cannot stand. I have diarrhoea, constipation and just a general upset stomach for the week before and week after my period which is basically half of the time. I’ve been back and forward to the GP who although sympathetic has said that the only things I can do (other than a contraceptive pill) are take strong painkillers (I’m now on 60mg codeine 4 times a day, 500mg naproxen twice a day and paracetamol to keep it topped up). To me my symptoms seem like endometriosis so wondering if there are other tests that could be done if those I’ve had haven’t shown anything so far? How did you get a diagnosis? I just really don’t want this to waste a chance at the IVF or slow us down anymore once our time comes next year.
Thanks so much x