My name is Carol and I am 45 years old. I had two children in the
early 90's (one by caesarian and a miscarriage in 2000 - no
pregnancies (that I am aware of) of since.
My vaginal ultrasound showed possible adenomyosis because of
irregular edges and an endometrial lining thickess of 20mm. This was
consistent with the type of pain and bleeding I was experiencing
(along wth gas, bloating, constipation & migraines around my period)
and I was not surprised to hear adenomyosis.
I have never been diagnosed with endometriosis, although I have had
some odd pains here and there when I get my period (kidney and back
specifically)and suspect there's some there. When searching for a
source for that pain, I had an Ab CT which showed free fluid in my
cul de sac - could that have been endo?
My doctor is reluctant to do a lap becoz he said my uterus feels
normal on pelvic exam (which I have always had around day 14 of my
cycle). When I insisted, he agreed to do an endo biopsy which I am
I really would like to hang onto my uterus, altho I will not take
birth control pills as he suggests, because I feel they amplified the
problem (throwing estrogen on an estrogen fueled fire...) I
certainly want to give gluten free diet, supplements, progesterone
cream and candida cleanse, etc. a chance.
Here's my question. I am concerned because a new symptom that has
developed around my period in the last few months is a weird
sensation in my legs - example - i cross my legs and the skin being
touched almost reverberates. In past months i have had some leg
muscle weakness, which I did not connect to period pain, but I now
realize must have been related. I gave up all Rx meds afraid that my
weak legs were some kind of side effect, but here I am 3 days from
Day 28, and here it is again. I am guessing it must somehow
connected to the adeno however I have never read anywhere about
anyone experiencing this symptom.
I have a tipped uterus and I am wondering if my enlarged uterus is
resting on my spine, or whether some endo tissue has attached itself
Does anyone have any thoughts? I have been cool so far, but this
kinda scares me. Thanks.
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