caret icon Back to all discussions

Out of control hormones

I was diagnosed with endometriosis about a year ago and I also have large adhesions on my ovary and uterus. I also have scar tissue remaining from one of my ovaries which wasn’t removed correctly. There are about 4 days in the month I am not in pain. My lower abdomen and lower back especially are in excruciating pain. I also have constantly engorged breasts and a swollen stomach.

I feel like I could live with all of this if it wasn’t for my raging hormones, mood swings, indecisiveness and overwhelming emotions. Does anyone else suffer with this?? My gynaecologist has suggested an injection to put me into menopause ans then hrt tablets. I am 38 and not sure what to do.

  1. Hi , thanks for sharing your experiences here. One of the difficult things about endometriosis is that it is so different from person to person. Hormone problems like you describe are common, though--you are not alone! (for example
    It's great that you already have a relationship with a gynecologist. There are always pros and cons to different treatment options, so having a clear discussion with your doctor about those is an important place to start. And remember that you can try a new medication for a few months and then continue if it's helping, or stop if the tradeoffs are not worth it to you.
    Please let us know what you decide and how it goes. Sending best wishes. -Audrey (endometriosis.net team member)

    1. hey, firstly, I am so sorry you're having to deal with all this. And yes, I hear you and so relate. I have suffered with mood swings and it's not easy, and PMDD too. I think the first thing you should do is have a good conversation with your gynae and doctors to explore what all the options are.

      In my case, I am on a combination of an anti-depressant plus hormonal medication. It is not perfect, but it ticks a lot of the symptoms off the list of crap I really don't have the energy to deal with 😉

      Just take it easy. Practice a lot of self-care, and by this I mean give yourself time and space to think what you would like to feel like. Write down the symptoms that disrupt your life the most. And ask as many questions as you'd like right here, and on our facebook page. Rest as much as you can.

      Keep talking to your doctors and put your needs and wants first. Like Dr Audrey said, there are several options, and not every approach will work, but the right one does exists, the one that makes everything a lot easier, FOR YOU.

      I hope this helps. - Jessie (team member)

      1. Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments and I will take on your advice as I definitely haven’t done this yet. It’s nice to know there are people in the same situation to help and give advice.

        1. We're always here for you! You have the support of an entire community here. 💛

      or create an account to reply.