About Me: Female, 38, Mississauga, ON, member since May 2006
Please visit http://www.hormonesmatter.com/my-battle-endometriosis-migraines/ to hear more of my story.
I was diagnosed with stage IV endometriosis at the age of 30. My first surgery was June 2006 and they found this; extensive intra-abdominal and pelvic adhesions, Cul-de-sac Obliteration, sigmoid colon endometriosis and mesenteric cyst. My ovaries were stuck behind my uterus and attached to each other (kissing ovaries)
I started feeling pain when I was 13 when i first got my period. The doctor suggested that i could have endo but that was that and i never returned and accepted it as normal. I suffered for 15yrs of pain and after the birth of my daughter which i truly believe was a miracle it got even worse. I was put on the birth control pill (marvelon21) continuously and it helped with the hormones and acne. I was on that until my surgery so about 8 months. I had my surgery than was put on Lupron for 3 months which i suggested that i discontinue because of the pain and vaginal dryness it was causing. I had a continuous vaginal infection for 2 months straight, nothing like i have ever had in my life. So now I am back on the pill and gaining wait and feeling bloated once again. I feel that it has already started to come back, which i know is possible so soon.
I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, IBS, possible MS and now have serious congestion in my sinuses that i never had before. I am tired and maybe just need people who can relate to what I have been going through. :)
"There are multiple steps you can take when it comes to pain management.
1) Excision of the disease by an Endo specialist.
2) Pelvic Floor therapy by a licensed doctor that can do internal and external pelvic floor therapy.
"I know of many women that have conceived with Stage IV endo. I can here panic in your response and sometimes just even the stress of thinking about it can lower your chances. Many people that give up trying end up conceiving later as wel..."
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