I had outrageous pain in my back, plus my years of endo pain. I had surgery in 2012 and the gyno removed endo hitting a nerve near my spine. I felt great back relief right out of surgery.
Pain in new places
I was still recovering from surgery and complained that the endo pain across my abdomen was still there. She gave me 5 days worth of Vicodin and said Motrin from then on. It didn’t help.
More surgeries, more pain
I’ve had 4 endo surgeries, with different drs, and only recalled the back relief from Dr 2012. I wanted her to do my latest because I needed relief. She did a full hysterectomy and removed ovaries. The recovery was brutal, but even worse...I still have hideous endo pain.
Not feeling supported
I went to 2 post-op appnts, and still had a non-healing wound. I had an infection. I think she thought I was making up pain for pills. I requested another exam 2x. I tried finding a pain specialist, without success.
Trying to find help
A month later, I got a healthcare navigator to assist me in finding help. She asked my gyno to refer me to an endo clinic, and she would NOT. Why?! Why would a dr impede my search for relief?! I still don’t know. I got the ref from my primary, finally
Have you altered your diet to try and reduce your endometriosis symptoms? If so, did it help?