After going to multiple doctors and having many tests Dina still did not have answers to her painful symptoms. She finally found a doctor who took her seriously, had a laparoscopy where endometriosis was found. Her new doctor could only suggest Lupron to treat her endometriosis and she is now very concerned.
is Dina’s story …
I was just diagnosed with Endometriosis in June when I had a laparoscopy. I got my period when I was 13. Since then I have never been "regular" and I've been on probably 5 different BC pills. The first time I had the excruciating painful episode, I was 16 and asked to leave class to go to the restroom. I immediately fell on the floor in the bathroom in agony and started crying.
I called my parents to take me to the ER. I have been to the ER many times since then because the pain was so bad that my parents didn't know what else to do. I was on the floor crying. Of course every time that I went to the ER they said "unexplainable abdominal pain" Like that was supposed to make me feel better.
I went to many gastros, gyn's, and other specialists. I had upper GI's, lower GI's a colonoscopy, when I was 16. CT's, MRI's everything you could think of. Most of them thought I just had IBS.
I didn't have ANY of those symptoms. I've had lower back ache ever since I can remember, and my parents always thought it was ridiculous that I was in pain all the time, and that I was exaggerating.
When I came to school in Orlando I found a new GYN that my sister-in-law suggested. She was great at first. She seemed enthusiastic about trying to help me figure out what this pain was from. She scheduled me to have a trans-vaginal ultra sound. That was THE MOST PAINFUL thing in my entire life. Of course it found NOTHING. Then she gave up, but she assured me I definitely did NOT have endometriosis!
Then the next time I went to the ER they did another trans-vaginal ultra sound! ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! I insisted I had just had one but they wanted to do it anyways.
Finally I went to a new gastro and he thought I had a hernia and suggested a General Surgeon. And that's when I finally had the laparoscopy and she found endometriosis. So I searched for a new GYN to help me because my old one insisted I didn't have endometriosis, so I wasn't going back to her.
So I found one that was apparently supposed to be the BEST! He
really is! I love him and I've never had a male GYN so I was surprised. But, he
suggested the Lupron. He's 100% behind it and said that if I was his daughter
he'd put me on it. But now I read all of these horror stories and I'm
concerned. Any suggestions??
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