Is your endometriosis keeping you from enjoying your life? I know mine is. As I’m sitting here writing this, I’m in a funk because yet again my endometriosis is keeping me from something that I’ve been looking forward to for a while now. Why can’t I go out and enjoy myself and have fun? It’s because I’m bleeding heavy and I’m in a lot of pain to where all I want to do is stay balled up in bed. That is not living!!!!
About 5 months ago, I decided to try another form of birth control, Depo-Provera (contraceptive injection). I had already tried it about 5 years ago and it didn’t help me, but I decided to try it again. Doctor’s say that it takes about 6 months for your body to adjust to being on birth control, but after 4 months my body was not liking it.
This birth control increased my pain and caused me to bleed heavy for 15 days straight. Then, a week after my period finally stopped, I got my period again for 5 days. I was extremely weak, I had migraines, severe cramps and was very fatigued. I didn’t know how I would make it through each day.
Recently, I passed out at work and was taken to the hospital, due to loss of blood volume from being on my cycle for 12 days straight and was confined to bed rest because I was extremely weak and dehydrated. Thankfully, the doctor felt that I didn’t need a blood transfusion.
I was told to follow-up with my OB/GYN, which was pointless because all they did was give me birth control pills to get the bleeding to stop. They never told me what I should do, or the steps we should take to avoid this from happening again.
My endometriosis is worse than others but better than some, which is crazy. Just like everyone who has this, I just want to live a normal life and not have to cancel plans because my period came on unexpectedly and won’t go off.
I definitely don’t want to constantly be on bed rest because the pain is excruciating and because I’m weak from bleeding so heavy. If no doctor wants to take us seriously or help us to live normal lives, then it’s up to us. We have to live our lives the best way we can. Don’t let Endometriosis win!!!