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Is anyone taking birth control for endometriosis?

I am a 36 year old female and I had surgery in almost 2 months ago for two ovarian cysts.  She removed them along with my left ovary and tube.  She said there was so much endometriosis around the bladder and behind the uterus.  She couldn't get to it all.  She didn't even think I had it because a year and half prior to that I had a tubal and I was perfectly clean.  The two cysts were endometriomas.  When I went to her 3 days after the surgery she said I will need a hysterectomy.  I am totally against it.  I need a second opinion.  Anyway, she started me on Seasonique which is a bc and you get your period every 3 months.  I was so nervous about starting it.  It has made me gain weight, my boobs are a lot bigger, though I am not happy considering I have a poochy belly.  I get very emotional and then very irritable.  When I use to get my period I knew my body well, I was use to the pms.  Now, I feel like I don't even know who I am sometimes.  I have had some people tell me I am in perimenopause since I had one ovary taken out.  I have had others tell me that is not true.  What is true?  I have researched many things on the internet just to come up dissapointed.  I read both yes and no.  One thing is for sure, if you loose both ovaries then you go into surgical menopause.  Now that I have insurance, I want to go off the pill but then I am scared because I don't want the endo to get worse.  I feel the pains around my bladder and I know it is there.  Right now I don't have the money to go see another doctor.  I have to pay the deductible before they will cover copays ect...  If any of you are taking bc for your endo how do you feel?  How long do you think you need to keep taking this?  I don't want a hyster, but then I want to find a doctor who can take out all the endo.  Wouldn't the endo come right back?  Please anyone that could help me I would feel much better.
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hi there I have endo inside my ovaries and at the pouch of douglas - behind cervix - my growths inside my ovaries are 3cm I will only be having my operation in about 6 months to try remove the growths - are you seeing a specialist?  how large were your growths?

till my operation my specialist has put me back onto the pill to help the endo from getting worse - he is the top specialist here he says any pill will work so I am taking Femodene ED and have no side effects to it also try a suplement called comiga vite its omega oils its clinically proven to help with endo so its worth trying - my specailist said to take 2 of them before going to sleep - you get it over the counter and it can do no harm as its all natural so worth trying

take care
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Hi. I had endometriosis on both ovaries and tumor on my right ovary and 10 cm chocolate cyst. I had lap done (at the age of 19) and my right ovary was removed. Since than I was taking Yasmin pills (they are ok, because there aren't any unpleasent and serious side effects). But, because I have problems on my left ovary, too I had to do another lap, but I didn't want to, so I went to a puncture (they sucked the cysts and the blood). After that I took Zoladex shots for 6 months (they make you go into the condition of an early menopause). I was 22 while I was taking Zoladex shots and I felt horrible! Hormonal disbalance, mood changes, irittabillity, depression, decreased sex drive, weight changes, sweating a lot... It was like in hell! After that I continued with Yasmin again, because my body needed to come back to normal. So, I am 23 now, I am taking Yasmin to recover a little from the Zoladex shock and when I decide to try to become pregnant I will stop with Yasmin. I think that endometriosis is always there, maybe medications and pregnancy make some space, and endometriosis is gone for some period of time, but it's not forever gone. Every solution is just temporary. In some cases endometriosis dissapears after pregnancy or after surgery and medications, but I think that's rare, at least form my experience and of the experience of the women I know. Everything happened so early and so fast in my case, so i live faster and I think further. It influences a lot on the life habits and on everything. But, that's a part of our lives, so we must learn to live with that and to accept all bad things and to try to make some things that we can as much better as we can. So, Yasmin are good and exercises and diets help to feel better. Just try to relax and live as healthy as you can. Think pozitive and enjoy in the little good things that are part of the life. And second opinion is very important! So, don't decide anything untill you talk to other doctor.
Take care and don't worry too much! I know how awful it is, but we can't avoid some things and we must deal with them. Wish you all the best!
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I was on birth control for years and used in continuously for months at a time (Yasmin) and it didn't stop my endometriosis.
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