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Jen,26 & DH,29 WTT #1
Also, I was just like you, hearing "its all normal", "don't worry", "only come back if you can't conceive", however with my best friend about to graduate her internship (last 4 years after med school) and become an official ob/gyn, I can talk with her a lot. She told me the same thing the doctor did, which is reassuring, and a little upsetting at the same time. I want true reassurance. But her words exactly were that nearly 70% of women never know they have endo, and have kids just fine. In other words there are lots of cases of it, but also a lot of gals that don't see a doctor because of it, thinking, well, it just hurts really bad, and that's normal. It is, but not to the extent to where you feel like you're gonna die.
When you do find a doctor, they should put you on b.c. if you aren't already. Even if you are ready to conceive, it is worth waiting about 3 months to allow your body to become nearly pain free, because (as you probably know) when on b.c. your body doesn't build up that lining or release an egg :) Also, my gyn gave me a prescription called Bextra. It's an anti-inflamatory for your muscle (uterus) down there. I start taking it about a couple days before my period. Finally, Magnesium Oxide or 'Slow Mag' (brand) is over the counter mineral that helps your body deal with nerve impulses to the muscles.
I truly hope you find a gyn that can help you out. I had to be brutaly honest and say my cramps are keeping me from work. That got her (the dr.'s) attention.My thoughts are with you, and know that I'm right there with ya. Cuz when you're in so much pain, you think why can all my friends get their monthly, pop a couple of advil, and be fine. But I'm right there suffering with ya girl. In fact my 'Aunt Flo' is due any day now, so I've started my Bextra and Magnesium.
Thanks so much for replying. It feels so much better (even though this sounds bad) that I know someone else who deals with this too. I will check out the Endo boards.And until you get checked out by a ob/gyn. Don't worry yourself. I did, and slowly realized, I'd be okay to conceive.Last note; the best cure for endo is to get pregnant. After you have a child, your periods are nearly nothing. Lots of my girlfriends swear to this. So, for me, that's a reason to work to get in a situation where we can have a baby as soon as possible.*wink*
(((HUGS))) & Stay In Touch, Let me know how things are going :)Jen & DH WWT #1