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Endometriosis??

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  • Posted By: kels01
  • August 13, 2007
  • 07:32 AM

i recently found out i have endometriosis. anyone who was on here in about january may have remembered my posts about my ovarian problems...i had a cyst the size of a golf ball removed and thought the pain would be gone, but it's not. heres the problems...i've been on loestrin 24 to control it and now i am on the nuvaring due to the loestrin not helping with pain at all. i was prescribed meclomin (sp??) for pain and also have a prescription of vicodin. neither are helping with pain, and the vicodin is really more of just a pain than anything because i can't drive, go out, work, etc. when i'm on it. i'm in pain all the time. i find its the worst in the morning when i first wake up or if i hold my bladder for a long time. anyone that have this or have had this, what was the most effective thing for you to stop the pain? and also, how are surgeries for endometriosis conducted and do they stop it? and also one more (sorry!!) are my chances of having children decreased?

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  • i recently found out i have endometriosis. anyone who was on here in about january may have remembered my posts about my ovarian problems...i had a cyst the size of a golf ball removed and thought the pain would be gone, but it's not. heres the problems...i've been on loestrin 24 to control it and now i am on the nuvaring due to the loestrin not helping with pain at all. i was prescribed meclomin (sp??) for pain and also have a prescription of vicodin. neither are helping with pain, and the vicodin is really more of just a pain than anything because i can't drive, go out, work, etc. when i'm on it. i'm in pain all the time. i find its the worst in the morning when i first wake up or if i hold my bladder for a long time. anyone that have this or have had this, what was the most effective thing for you to stop the pain? and also, how are surgeries for endometriosis conducted and do they stop it? and also one more (sorry!!) are my chances of having children decreased?I was on feldene and if you take it regularly it helps with the swelling which is causing the pain, another one you can inquire about is etoldac, that one upset my stomach but everyone is different. Try and see about that it is worth a try.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2007
    • 02:07 PM
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  • I had endometriosis for eleven years. Undergoing various exploratory procedures. The only cure for the pain is a hysterectomy and believe me, its worth it! I have my life back now, instead of the ***l I lived with. I had doubts at first because it is after all a huge surgery and I didnt have children either, but i couldnt find a single woman who'd had the surgery who regretted it. So go for it!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2007
    • 04:51 AM
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  • I had endometriosis for eleven years. Undergoing various exploratory procedures. The only cure for the pain is a hysterectomy and believe me, its worth it! I have my life back now, instead of the ***l I lived with. I had doubts at first because it is after all a huge surgery and I didnt have children either, but i couldnt find a single woman who'd had the surgery who regretted it. So go for it!I don't mean to argue or anything but I've spoken to quite a few people who have had hystorectomys for endo and it has still come back. It has been proved that (although successful in most cases) a hyst may not work for certain. sorry.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 5, 2007
    • 08:07 PM
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