Hi all, I have just been recently diagnosed with endometriosis, or rather suspected endometriosis. I have been suffering with extreme cramps since the first time I had my period and it wasn't until I was out of high school that I realized that it probably wasn't normal. Unfortunately I made the poor decision of not going to a obgyn until about 2 months ago. He put me on some birth control to see if itd help with the cramps, but since then, its gotten worse, especially over the last 2 weeks. I've been experiencing very sharp cramps in my pelvis constantly to the point where it's making my life miserable and difficult to function (i.e. I cant sleep, work is difficult, etc.) I've also had lower back pain that sometimes travels to the back of my thighs.
I finally went back to my gyno 2 days ago and he decided it was more than likely endometriosis and that it was bad enough that some sort of action needed to be taken. I guess my question is this: he offered two options, going straight to Lupron or doing a laparoscopy. I researched both and lupron side effects make me nervous and uneasy. I'm not sure if it's something I want to take unless it's necessary and I really do have endometriosis. Did anybody else have to face this decision, and if so based on your experiences which one would you go with?