Glad your nerves didn't get the better of you and that you're now recovering!
As for treatment options, although your doctor may have suggestions or opinions, in the end, you don't have to do anything that you don't want to do. Some women are desperate enough to try Lupron, but I have a few close friends that have had bad experiences - still to this day - and I won't touch it. In my opinion, it's a short-lived treatment, and at the end of 6 months, you're left looking for another option.
You'll find a lot of us on here have found long-lasting relief with diet changes, acupuncture, pelvic physical therapy, etc. What I'm trying to say is that there are a ton of options to research and consider. There are a lot of promises about a certain food or a certain pill making it all go away, but in the end, a multifaceted approach is often what's needed to help the body heal. If you want a good, thorough overview of your options, I highly recommend the end book in my signature. It has almost every option possible - drugs and natural - and the pros and cons of each. It also dives into some of the research on endo so you have a better understanding of it. For me, it was the turning point - I decided to stop blindly following my doc's suggestions from one bad idea to another - and finally took control of my health. Wishing you the same as you recover and wrap your mind around what's going on!
Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health by Mary Lou Ballweg & The Endometriosis Association is my go-to book for information & treatment options. ******************************** Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Wexler is my go-to book for understanding the menstrual cycle, hormones, and fertility indicators.
Post by hellsbells on Mar 22, 2013 14:37:04 GMT -5
There is quite a bit of information in the drugs section about different therapies, they can give you a balanced idea before you make any decisions. I did around 7 months of Provera after my surgery. I think it helped somewhat but I'll never take hormones as an endo treatment again.
You wouldn't put sub-standard fuel in your car, would you? Patrick Holford's New Optimum Nutrition Bible is a fantastic source of information on how to heal your body from the inside out.
Glad surgery went well. Just so you know, a hyst is not a cure for endo (it can help with adenomyosis if that is the since of pain). Many women find excellent and long term relief from excision surgery from a specialst who can remove endo from anywhere, so I would investigate that before a hyst (or of you do decide on a hyst, have someone who can also excise the disease while in there). Take it easy with your recovery, and don't rush into anything you are not comfortable with.
Post by MustangGtGirl on Mar 26, 2013 9:34:03 GMT -5
I agree with Karen on the Lupron. I got to that desperate point and went the Lupron way. It helped but was only temporary. You have to do what is right for you most important make sure your Dr listens to you. If your Dr does not listen to you find a new one.