Adrienne had a partially hysterectomy which only gave her relief for six months, which was followed by her sixth laparoscopy. She has also tried Lupron, birth-control and even resorted to anti-depressants a still suffers every day
This is Adrienne’s story ….
Well, here goes. After reading all the stories on here, I never realized that there were so many women out there that are/were going thru the same things that I am currently. I have felt so alone in this struggle for the past 4 years. Right now I am sitting here, with the weight of the world on my shoulders, trying to decide whether I should have my ovaries removed.
I had a partial hysterectomy in Feb. 2016, and that was supposed to be my miracle cure! Such a cruel joke that was played on me!!! You have to forgive my sarcasm, its about the only thing I have left. I was pain free for about 6 months after, and in Dec. 2016 I was going in for my 6th laparoscopy. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014. I was 24, single, foot loose and fancy free prior to all the problems.
I have always had horrendous periods. My cramps were like labor pains to me, and I have never had a child. When I turned 22, my life went downhill from there. My periods then grew from 5 or 6 days to 3 or 4 weeks at a time, and my clots would be the size of baseballs.
Yes, you read that correctly. I said baseballs, not golf balls. Fortunately, I was working for a large health insurance company at that time, and had pretty good benefits, so I could get whatever medical care I needed. And boy did I.
I then became anaemic, due to bleeding for weeks at a time, I was also taking Vicodin for the symptoms, and buying overnight maxi pads and wearing two of them at a time. I have averaged about 2 laparoscopies a year, just so I can be cleaned out, but the cycle never ends.
I'm pretty much at my wits end right now, and I truly don't know what else to do.
I wanted to have children. That has been taken away from me. I want to lead a productive life. That is being robbed from me because I am in agony every day. I'm so tired and the headaches are unbearable. Sleep is interrupted because I wake up suffering.
I have seen so many doctors and gotten second opinions. One doctor before I had my hysterectomy told me that it sounded like IBS and I should get that checked out.
I go to the gastro guy, and he tells me that whoever referred me to him was an idiot. I don't have gastro problems. At this point I was bleeding for 12 weeks, I looked like Casper the Friendly Ghosts' little sister because I was so pale, I had no energy, and I was in excruciating pain.
I begged them to take out my uterus. I told them to donate it to science. So here I sit still in agony every day, still taking narcotics and opioids which make me feel like I'm an idiot. Then I read on this site about the woman that had her ovaries taken out and still had problems because she was taking HRT. I don't know what else to do. This has consumed my life and I feel like I'm losing my mind.
I am a professional woman, and I can't see my clients because I don't know which one of my personalities is going come out while I'm there. I've done the Lupron, the birth control pills, the anti-depression pill, all to try and get some treatment success, I've gained so much weight from all the meds, which is really bad for me because I had gastric bypass in 2012, where I lost 137 pounds. I have gained 60 of them back due to this mess.
I have tried going off everything to see if I could lose it, but it didn't work. I'm really confused, frustrated, tired, and I just wish I had some answers.