Re: ahesions vs endometriosis

From: Stacy (
Thu Dec 11 16:46:32 2003

I am new to the board but so happy that I found it. I feel as if I am about to go crazy. My history is very long as well but I am at the end of my rope and don't know where t turn. I was told that I had endometriosis in 1998 and had my first surgery. Since then I have had six more surgeries including the removal of my left ovary and tube. I was sent to a so called gyno specialist after my regular obgyn said that there was nothing more he could do for me, since I was still have bad pain on my left side. Well, I went to the specialist and he told me there was nothing he could do to help me. But He put me on Nerontin which was horrible and didn't help. I tried lupron for over a year and it did not help I ended up having surgery right after I got off and they found more endometriosis. Lately I have been having the most horrible pain on my left side up under my rib cage, along with chronic pelvic pain. sometimes it is a dull ache and others times a sharp pain and the pain can radiate from my side down to my thigh. I also have chest pains and diarrhea at least 4 days of th week. I haven't always had the pain under my ribcage or the chest pain and diarrhea, it started about 1 month after my last surgey and keeps getting worse. I have had a CT scan, an upper Gi, ultrasound all kinds of blood work and it shows up nothing. I have brought up the questions about adhesions to my now doctor and he says there is nothing anyone can do. That can't be true. I can not live each day in pain, my family suffers just as much as I do because the pain is taking it's toll on me. Is there anything I can do that will help? Does anyone eles had this problem? If so how did you treat it. I don't want to have to take a pill everyday to be pain free. I want an answer. If anyone can shed some light my way I would be very grateful. Thanks

At Mon, 8 Dec 2003, Cecilia wrote:

Hi. I am new to the board. I will try and make this short, but you know how it is. The question is at the bottom of the page if you want to skip my history.........

Here is my questions (thanks for being patient): 1) How are the symptoms different between adhesions and endo? 2) Has any of you had success with surgery for either ( I keep hearing >stories about women only feeling better for a couple of months after

Any advice, ideas would be so appreciated!

Thank you

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