I was recently diagnosed with Endometriosis last month during my womans annual exam, along with two ovarian cysts. I underwent a Laproscopy Surgery two weeks ago to remove the cysts and the endometriosis, but unfortunately when they went in there, the dr. said I was a mess, they were able to get most of it but couldn't get all of the endometriosis that was near some of the organs. She did say my female organs were still in great condition though. On Monday, I went in for my post-op appointment and to find out my options for treatment. The options my dr. gave me were birth control pills, a birth control shot Depo Provera, or a strong treatment shot Depot Lupron, and of course, just leaving it be without any treatment, which would most likely result in another surgery within a year or so and risk damage to my female organs.
My question for anyone who suffers from Endometriosis, how bad was your situation and what route did you take to treat it? I am aware that this condition is not curable, and if not treated it can cause a lot of health issues down the road, one particular, infertility, which is my biggest concern.
I am 31 years old, just got married last October, and very much want to have a family in the future. My husband and I wanted to wait another year or two before trying to conceive. Now we are faced with this Endometriosis situation, and i'm trying to figure out my best route to treating it.
The first option my dr. suggested was the Depot Lupron Shot, basically because I still have the Endometriosis still there even after surgery. I did some research and reviews on this drug, and I have to say I am really scared and nervous about all of the side effects that would come along with it. I was told it would be two treatments, one every 3 months, and then after that I would go on birth control pills until we are ready to try and conceive. I just can't see going through all of the menopausal symptoms along with other side effects from add-back therapy. Has anyone been through this treatment?
Would also like some feedback on using birth control, either by pill or shot, as I have never been on birth control in my life. Just looking for some advise in trying to make this important decision. Thanks.