Hello everyone, intro and looking for advice Jul 29, 2016 19:59:51 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by nicole116 on Jul 29, 2016 19:59:51 GMT -5
Hi ladies, i have belonged to the site for a while but don't think I have ever made a post. ill start with my long story. I am 32 years old, with a 2 year old and a 5 year old. For as long as I can remember my stomach has always hurt a lot (since elementary school). When I was 17 I started having really bad pains in my stomach which led to my first gyno appt. They did a laparoscopy and found endometriosis, which was cauterized at that time. I was put on continuous birth control to stop periods in an attempt to lessen my pain. Over the years I continued to have period of time where I felt fine and others where I felt awful. Stomach pain, bloating, Epigastric pain, pelvic pain, lower back pain, tons of ovarian cysts, nausea, headaches. I just tried to ignore it because it was just my normal. At 26 I got pregnant with my son. During that 9 months I felt the best that I ever had. No stomach pain at all. I breast fed for 19 months, then got pregnant with my daughter. Both kids were c-sections. When she was 6 months old I got the mirena. Three months later I was struggling with horrible nausea, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, lower back pain again. It was affecting me at work (I'm a nurse). I had my second operation to remove more endometriosis and a large amount of adhesions. That was almost two years ago and I still never feel good. I have had colonoscopies, endoscopes, X-rays, ultrasounds, a HIDA scan for my gallbladder, tons of blood work and testing checking for crohns, colitis, h.pylori, celiac. All negative! I just want to cry. Sex has been so painful for the longest time I would just cry and not be able to do it. I tried pelvic physical therapy which helped me get through a rough patch. I feel helpless. All of my doctors say there's nothing more to do and that it must all be endometriosis. I am constantly nauseous and in pain and I don't know what to do. I guess I don't really have a question, just looking for comfort in others with similar situations. Thanks for reading my novel!