Two years ago, I attempted to stop the heavy bleeding and bad cramps I was suffering as a result of my irregular periods. I have tried three different contraceptive pills over the past couple of years, all caused the bleeding to be light but constant. After bleeding for three months, I was prescribed Primolut N, which brought the bleeding back to irregular periods. I was referred to a gynecologist who did an ultrasound only to find nothing and send me on my way.
My second gynecologist was more helpful and had no doubt in his mind that I was suffering from endometriosis. When Zoladex failed to induce menopause and I continued to bleed despite continued use of the pill, I went back on Primolut until the gynecologist decided it was time for a laparoscopy. While I was under he did a tubal patency test and inserted a mirena.
Once I awoke, I was told that the tubal patency test had failed (my uterus had instantly contracted and the dye was nowhere to be found) and that I had adenomyosis. Since the insertion of the mirena, I have been in constant severe pain. I can only assume this is caused by repeated contractions of my uterus trying to expel the foreign body. I had an ultrasound last week that confirmed it was still in place and just had another Zoladex implant injected. I am still taking the pill and still bleeding.
Has anyone else ever experienced similar problems? I have just been prescribed some pretty hard opiates to manage the pain but long-term use is out of the question. I have had the mirena in for two months but both my gynecologist and GP want me to wait it out for a further four months before deciding whether or not it works for me. I can't even manage to work for an income like this... Advice?