I haven't been through it myself, but I can certainly understand not wanting to put yourself through another m/c. My mom, who also has/had endo (she had a full hysto) had 2 m/c, had my older sister, another m/c, then me and my younger sister. I don't know how she did it but to this day it still causes her pain. I've only gotten her to talk to me about it once, and even all these years later it made her cry. Had the other pregnancies made it I probably wouldn't be here, but there's only so much that even the toughest woman's heart can take.
You are certainly not alone. I have been doing pretty well day to day, but the pain during and after sex has kept me from being in the mood in a long time. Anti-inflammatories before and a heating pad after help a bit, so maybe give that a shot.View Thread
Hi Sadie, glad to see you're still around. I haven't been on here in a long time. I was diagnosed in 2008. I'm going to try and make more time to come on and support our fellow ladies - no one should feel alone! Hope you're doing well!View Thread
I had my lap back in 2008, and I had read that it can take a few weeks to heal. A month after surgery I was still in significant pain. My doc asked me to give it a while longer, and 2 months after I had nearly no pain. So I would give it a few more weeks, and hopefully you'll be feeling better.View Thread
Have you tried Lybrel? I've been on it for 2 years and absolutely love it. It's a continuous BCP, and if you have any spotting, try evening primrose oil (they even have it at walmart). I find that that works really well for lessening cramps and controlling bleeding. Hope it works for you if you decide to try it!View Thread
I went back for a follow up today and got a referral to a rheumatologist. It will probably be a week or 2 before I'll be able to go because of my work schedule. Hope to get some answers soon!View Thread
So my test results came back, and my xrays and blood tests for lyme disease, lupus, and RA were negative. I'm glad, but I still don't have any answers. The pain in my fingers and wrists has gotten worse, and my knee pain is still really bad. My elbows, ankles, and toes hurt too. Aleve helps but it doesn't do enough. Maybe it is fibro, but I don't have any muscle pains or tenderness which are characteristic of fibro if I'm understanding it right. Any other ideas? I'm going back to my doc for a follow-up, but if she still doesn't know after another visit, I think it's time to find a new doc.View Thread
I hate to be one of those people that only posts when they're having a rough time but here I am. I feel like I don't get any free time lately, but now that I have a new phone maybe I'll be able to use that to get on at work. Anyway, I hope that everyone is doing well!
I went to the doc on Friday, and it sounds like I have RA. They took xrays and are running bloodwork for RA, lupus, and lyme disease. Unfortunately RA makes too much sense because my mom has it and it's pretty common with endo. Mostly my knees are hurting - walking, sitting, standing, laying down, it all hurts. Stairs are the worst. I'm only 24 but I feel so old!! Over the last week or 2 my fingers, wrists, ankles, and even my elbows and toes have started to hurt. It's an aching, burning kind of pain. I'm staring to lose my mind already. Aleve takes the edge off the pain fortunately. For years I've felt like I haven't had much energy, but I've been especially tired lately.
I started having unexplained daily knee pain in middle school. They told me that it was growing pains and to do some stretches. That never helped. In high school they told me that the cartilege (sp?) in my knees was very thin. I don't know why this didn't throw up a red flag - I guess I was too naive and just accepted it. I can't help but be mad at my parents for not pushing for answers - shouldn't they have known better? Until recently, the pain has been better since then. The last few years I've only had pain when sitting too long, being really active, etc.. But now the pain is 24/7 every day, and affects more than just my knees. Since I was a kid I've always had to sleep with a pillow between my knees, or under them if I lay on my back. I wonder if I had juvenille RA since apparently you can grow out of that, and now it sounds like I have adult RA.
For those of you with RA, what meds do you take? I haven't looked too deeply into each of them yet, but it sounds like they all have some pretty nasty side effects. How common are those side effects? The tests should come back later this week, so hopefully I'll know something soon. I'm trying to keep a positive attitude, but it's hard.View Thread
I'm back from getting married in Jamaica!! I have to start catching up on all of the posts now! Everything was great (except that I randomly started spotting 2 days before we left to go down there)! Anyone who wants to see pics can friend me on facebook at facebook.com/compchick813. Let me know if that doesn't work since my privacy settings are turned up. How's everyone else doing?View Thread