I have been having chronic pelvic pain since April of 2015. My doctor initially thought that since I am prone to ovarian cysts that I probably had one rupture. He put me on naproxen and progesterone thinking that would solve the problem. I still had a bit of dull cramping over the summer and fall. The in November, I began to get severe pain in my left pelvic area. I went back to my Gyno and he said that my left ovary would have to come out. When I went to my "surgery consultation" my doctor suggested that I first try to go on an antidepressant because studies have shown that they sometimes help with chronic pain such as I am having. I went on Zoloft that same day, and after the second dose I was having a lot of trouble thinking straight, so my doc put me on a lower dose for a two week trial. After that I upped the dose back to the original 50 mg dose. Within a week I realized that this is not working, so I called and scheduled a consultation to have the surgery that we had originally talked about before he decided to put me on this medication.
My question is, has anyone had any success with using antidepressants for relief of chronic pelvic pain? I was hoping that this med was going to help so I could avoid surgery, but now I am going to have to bite the bullet and have the surgery done, and just hope that it works.