| | HELP! Need advice please...
OK, everyone. I need some big time advice. I have endometriosis. I went to the MD today and he gave me some options. I have NO IDEA what to do, so I thought I'd come to you all for advice. Who better to go to than someone who may have been there? My husband is not helping either, he just tells me to do what I feel is right because its my body.
Here are my options:
1. go on a low dose BC pill continuously (skip last week and have no periods). I was doing this for a couple months on a higher dose pill and got very nauseaus and had tender breasts. I was miserable! But I got pregnant on the lower dose pills before. So, I'm not too sure about this.
2. Have a laporoscopy done and have the doctor cauterize the endo. He would want me to get pregnant after doing this. Obviously, I'm not too thrilled about the idea of surgery. I am only 25 and surgeryed out!
3. Depo Lupron for 6 months. This is NOT an option for me right now because of everything I've heard on these boards. I talked to my doc about the things I've read from you all, and he swears that none of his patients report any of the side effects I mentioned to him. After all, they ARE only on it for 6 months. Will it really do much less damage in a less amount of time?
4. Get pregnant now. This is not all that bad of an option. However, it is the worst timing ever! We were thinking about planning this next winter to get pregnant, but not right now. We are in the middle of building a house (moving in 3 weeks), I am starting classes in about 2 weeks, and I don't want to be worrying about anything else at that time. Besides, I don't want the stress of all this to effect my pregnancy. Also, my baby is only 18 months old and I kinda want more space between them. THEN, my sister is pregnant (due March 3). We were pregnant at the same time twice before and it would be nice to let each of us have our "own" time. I also have been getting questions from family like, "Aren't you going to have a baby now that your sister is?" That makes me so MAD!!! And I know that if I got pregnant now, that people would be thinking it was because she is! I know I shouldn't care what people think, and I really don't, but it would be great to show them that I'm serious about not wanting to get pregnant just because my sister is.
Anyway, I am sorry for writing such a long post, but I felt like I needed to give you all the details so you could help me with my decision. I guess I should tell you that when I was on the continuous BC, my pain was COMPLETELY gone. But the nausea was unbearable so I had to go off it. Now my pain is back with a vengeance!! I really need to figure out what to do SOON!
Thank you all for your feedback.