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Old 08-10-2010, 01:49 PM   #2
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Re: need help with endometriosis

blackmoon: There are some other women on here who have chatted about endometriosis. See if you can find their posts. I know Lupron injections are sometimes used to help with this. What happened with the laparoscopy? Did they cauterize the endo? What's happening here is that you've got too much estrogen in you and the endo loves it. The Lupron reduces the estrogen levels in you. It's used for endo, fertility and in men it's used for prostate cancer. I don't think the BCP is going to help much because it's got estrogen in it too. You'd be better off using just progesterone alone. Progesterone will also help lower the estrogen.

You might need to see an endocrinologist to see exactly where your hormones are. It's sad to say, but if it can't get controlled and you can't become pain free, then the other option is for a hysterectomy. You don't want to do that if at all possible - you're too young and probably want to have kids. Look up the other posts and see if you can get some better outlook on what the others have done.