My name is Lauren and I have had endometriosis for about 5 years. After using only birth control for the past 3 years, the pain was getting out of control and my doctor decided it was time for my first surgery. Last January (2011) I had my first laparo, with good results. My doc said he got a lot of adhesions and endo out. However, within a few months the left lower quadrant pain was back again. My doc put me on Lortab 7.5s until I had time for another surgery. I had another laparo, with more incisions this time, in December of 2011. It is now March of 2012 and I am back on the Lortab 7.5s everyday. My doctor said I have endometriosis, adhesions, and adenomyosis. He put me in a menopausal state before the last surgery to slow the endo growth; however, I started having night sweats and hot flashes. Now I am on estrogen to reduce the menopausal symptoms, but I am bleeding again and having INTENSE endo pain. My doctor doesn't seem to have a better treatment plan except narcotics and surgery and repeat. Does anyone have ANY suggestions so that I can lead a somewhat functioning life???
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