I know your excited, I am excited for you :-) I hope you have a little patience for my story, because it's a GOOD one. I was finally diagnosised with endometriosis at the age of 28, I am now 47. Back then (believe it or not..NO one knew anything about endo. it was something doctors where just discovering. It was also an" all male" health agenda back then as well, but that it a different story. I had never had problems with my periods or uterine pain, I took birth control pills because I thought them the most reliable form of birth control. They were not paid for back then by insurance (trying not to get off track haha), so when I started having painful periods and a myriad of other symptoms, the docs didn't know what to do. They wanted to do a d&c or up my pill doseage. I (always one to believe, listen to your body) told them there was no way I was getting a D&C because I was young and the bleeding was normal to light. My period only lasted 3 to 4 days and I didn't want anymore hormones in me, since I had already been taking bc pills forever. Why at this age was each period getting more excuriating and I was starting to become ill 2 (like the worst car sickness you ever had) weeks before my period. They told me it was my age (28 by then) and i was perimentapausal and should get pregnant right away or have a hysterectomy.
My longtime fiance and I had just gotten married, because regardless of the outcome. Richer (poorer w/ med bills) sickness or health, it was the right time in our lifes. That didn't mean someone was going to tell us, "have kids right now, you dont have time to space them out or plan..blah,blah" I promise there's an end to this!! I started doing my own research, and found out about endometriosis and it could have been effecting women for centuries. I finally found an intern that would give me an endoscopy and sure enough I had the big E! The good news was my tubes were not scarred yet. So they gave me a brand new drug called Lupron. There was no low dose hormone therapy. I went straight into full fledged menopause at the age of 28. It was terrible, I did that for 2 years to see if the endo. would go into remission. It didn't, but by then they had provera. I had some other health scares so to make a very long story, short I went w/o a period for 8 years. Remember no hormone therapy, anything. but calcium. I decided enough and I went off everthing. I had gained over 15 pounds, everyone thought I had multiple personalities but my husband still loved me. I went over 12 months w/o any sign of a period, but the doctor warned me that I was still a fertile mryle. I was 35 and I figured, I'm not having a period, I'm losing weight,I feel okay, life is good. Almost 1 year to the date of stopping my medication. Life went from good to great. I found out I was 11 weeks pregnant with our now 10 year old daughter. So be patient, good things come to those who wait!! God Bless and You BETTER let us know, please? Sweetpea