ok so it has been awhile for me to be on here i try to come on as much as i can but with my 2 yo and my promotion at work time sdoesn't seemto be readily available. well here is my issue. any one who has been on here or read my bio knows the 6 year long struggle i was on with endo and TTC. well......... me and my hubby have tossed around the idea of trying again weighing our options of wheter it was something we should do or if we should just count our blessings with our little miracle and be thankful. neither one of us wanting to pull the lets do it trigger. well my hubby did that today. he decided we should go ahead and give it another shot. i have told him if we try again i will only do it for 6 months which is when medical intervention is suggested. of course i have already scheduled a consultation with my ob next week because i am not blind to think that we will need to devise a plan up front,. i believe he wants to start me on chlomid again out the gate after stopping my bcp's. i am just nervous now. i have made it clear 1 more mc and i am done. i cannot go through all that again but everyone i know knows what we went through but i know no one other than you wonderful ladies actually understand the true depth of everything and the mix of emotions and my rambling lol i just want to say thank you up front and when i start to loose it a little just keep me sane lmao.
love you ladies wishing you pain free days/momentsView Thread
as you already know the more you leave the more your adhesions will continue to grow elsewhere.
but removing everything will not be a fun trip either.
have you discussed doing ablation with your doctor where they burn the endometrial lining from your uterus pertty much achieving the same thing where you dont cycle because there is nothing left to shet. that is outpatient and much less invasive and achieves the same minimal releif you are looking forView Thread
know i have been replying but not filling in much on my front so here goes my hot mess lol. i had my son as i posted 11/2013 well i was doing ok at first and then low and behold ugly mr.endo starts rearing his ugly head again. so i was mainting by staying on constant BCP's which took a couple tries to get one that didn't make me crazy but i finally found one . well then on that one i started spotting about the second week into one month and i figured hey must be breakthrough bleeding so i waited it out and refilled my next month well then no name "big conglomerate chain food store" gave me the one that makes me bleed so woohoo here come more blood from just 1 day of taking it before i noticed and went all unchristian like on them and got the correct ones by the damage was done so i have been wavering every day between spotting and a light flow for about 6 weeks now. i went to my ob yesterday who Rx me an estrogen boost medication because he does not want to pull me off BCp's unless it is the last resort because he know how painful it gets. so i opick that up today alhough his first RX was well have another baby hahahahaha funny man. i told him we planned on trying beginning of next year (oh no) lol and unless he can guarantee one right away he will just have to wait until i am mentally prepared to do that again so he made me promise to get with him before we start to make a plan of attacjk so i am guessing he wants me back on clomid-oh what fun times- my poor hubby and the pain sucked. so we will see how the esrogen boost goes its for 5 days on top of my BCP's.
well that is that son is great DH is great other than the obvious issue that comes wuith bleeding for 6 weeks lmao. but i will keep yall posted on how it goes.
i would love an update from everyone i feel soo out of the personal loop\
am sorry to hear about your problems. the upside is you have taken the first step and are actively trying to help yourself. the problem is most doctors are not familiar with endo. my ob flat out told me they spend 1 section maybe a class or tow out of their whole schooling on it so it is almost a fly by section. i would search out a different doctor i do not know what area uyou live in and you mayneed to travel but there are a few specialists out there. also although i know you are probably not looking to have children going to see a reproductive endocronoligist is always a good move as endo is linked to infertitlity they always have more knowledge on it. and BCP's are used to help control endo there is no "cure" for it so not even lupron will do that all are measures to keep it under control some women have relief for years some a few months. and i understand about the BCP's and it can be a trial and error with them i have found two that just make me bleed like crazy and so i have to make sure to steer clear of those. i suggest lupron as a last measure and only with a doctor who is very familiar with it. it does have side effect since it is a form of chemo. some women like with all medications do experience long term side effect from it. i did 2 rounds of it and found out i was pg and never took the third and i have not had an issue since other than the endo came back after having my son. also please remember a hysto will not fix it. unless they took everything meaning ovaries uterus cervix then the endo still has hormones to feed off and there are sooooo many women who have it done being told it will "fix" it then have issues later and the doctors dont believe them then either becuase the doctors are misinformed. since you say you are close to menopause the decision is yours. i would first and foremost find another doctor. then work oon a treatment plan with them. BCP's are the least invasive to try. if you find they are not any good for you which should be apparent right away call your doctor and have them changed. some women cannot handle the higher hormones which is why there are a few out there that are lo dosage pills. then my doctor will not do lupron unless it os after a lap surgery to ensure the best possible chance and he always Rx medication for the side effects andonly do the 1 month shots do not accept the 3 month shots because everyones body absorbs differently so it may wear off too soon or not soon enough and the 1 month gives you the option to discontinue treatment.View Thread
endo can only be firmly diagnosed unfortunately by a lap surgery. the doctors are usually flagged by something like an odd looking cyst or severe unexplained pain or bleeding. my doctor found a large "cyst" that didn't look right on my ovary which turned out to be an endometrioma that almost fully engulfed my right ovary and then they foud the rest
so to the initial question as shannon said yes it can mine was founf on my bladder bowel intestines kidney culdesac area as well as the usual ovary and uterus.View Thread
am not sure of any numbers exactly. i know that can be a very stressful and scary situation.
i would suggest for you to go and see a reproductive endocronologist out the gate.
i normally say to try other option first but since you have extenuating (yeah i cant spell) circumstances i would just visit that option up front . just see what he/she has to say. develope a plan and go from there. it is always better to have a support system instead of taaking shots in the dark.View Thread
have not heard anything either that directly links it to endo.
it may be that you already had endo and it caused it to flare that i have heard.
millions of women have endo and never know. but since it does cause lining issues and inflammationanything inplanted will cause irritation and pain. i would say it would probably be more of a trigger and less of an actual cause. i have requested it but due to my sever endo my doctor refuses to give me it so its on the pills again haha.
anyone who is feeling that depressed over it needs to talk to someone, anyone about whats going on.
there are links on this page about how to file FMLA for your work. this is a incurable disease and therfor falls under that and you can even file for intermittent FMLA so that you cannot be penalized for what most consider excessive doctors appt. my hubby did not completely understand at first until my 2nd lap when he was actually shown pictures and told directly by my doctor that he was surprised i could even function with the severity and he has been much more empathetic since then. i encourage anyone who even just needs someone to talk to to post on here even if there is no answer and at least vent or email me directly if you like it listed in my bio.\