I've had pelvic pain for about a year now, predominantly left sided. I have had loads of tests and am being checked for endometriosis. One ultrasound showed adenomyosis and a polycystic ovary but the most recent at an endo centre did not see this but did see pelvic congestion with a particularly bad vein on the left. I am having a lap next month to look for endo and adhesions and to remove the worst vein, ovary and tube. I am on ProStap to cut of oestrogen which may be making things worth, due injection 2 next week. If the ProStap helps then it will probably lead to a hysterectomy,
My pain has no pattern but is getting worse. I have pain at a 3/4 everyday (I use ibuprofen to get by). On worse days it is up to a 7 or 8 (I use Tramadol). This week I had pain so bad I could not get out of bed (took 2 doses of morphine plus Tramadol and Ibuprofen and until lunch for me to get up). I get ripping, tearing, labour like pains and pain in my cervix and bum. Sometimes it affects my legs and makes them feel like they are not working properly.
How do you folks cope with degenerating pain and having to take increasingly strong painkillers? I am OK with the Tramadol as they perk me up rather than make me drowsy but taking them after tea time is a pain as I don't sleep well when on them. The morphine made me feel quite woozy - like having a few drinks but with none of the fun feeling. I am OK to work and drive on Tramadol but know there is no way I could on morphine (probably breaks work health and safety rules as well!) and I am a bit worried as my absence days are creeping up and whilst my boss is lovely my colleagues are running our of sympathy as they are having to pick up some of the slack.
Any advice is welcome.