... when I first attempted pain management. ... (31 replies)
... I'm glad the pain meds are helping and you had a couple of good days! Hopefully, the zombie effect will wear off. ... (31 replies)
... The new meds the pain doctor has me on seems to be working to a point. ... (31 replies)
... MOST DAYS...especially lately I'd rather be anywhere but here in this pain ravaged body. I understand even what you say about diagnosis of serious illness. I often refer to endometriosis as "cancer with a life sentence". ... (31 replies)
... When the gyno went in for a look to see what the initial problems could be in Feb 2012, he did not find any indications of Endo and when he did the hysterectomy in Sept 12 he looked again and found no indication. ... (31 replies)
... is causing more side effects than pain relief. ... (31 replies)
... Hey ladies, back from time off now. So here is my latest medical update.
Saw my Pain Doc and he gave me Gavapentan (?) up to 900 mg a day for the cramps, my GP finally did some blood work (after 19 months) and it shows normal across the board including hormones, but the Psychiatrist put me on an anti-depressant and an anti-anxiety med. I feel like a zombie, all I now want... (31 replies)
... Got an update, but not the update I hoped for. I apparently have arthritis in my lower back and hips. That is all the scans showed, The doc now has me on pain medication. He thinks that during the hysterectomy that some nerve endings got cut and that is the reason for the cramping. ... (31 replies)
... suffered for it last night. Back to normal, I got about 2 hours uninterrupted between the hot flashes, waking to go check the doors, dogs and stove. I see the Pain Doctor on Friday for results from the bone scan last friday. ... (31 replies)
... ADHD helpful for that. But of course that doesn't help the pain issues. ... (31 replies)
... I totally get the fragmented sleep which happened very quickly post-op, even before any "menopausal" symptoms started. And I also experienced going from 0 to OMG in 15 seconds. I used to be such a cool, calm, collected person and EVERYTHING became overwhelming. I was so irritable and STRESSED. If you are deficient in estrogen, taking estrogen should help both of these issues... (31 replies)
... I did not think adhesions could be seen on any imaging. It's possible that the cramping could be bowel related. The bowels get displaced after hysterectomy which can alter their function. And diminished blood flow and innervation after hysterectomy can also alter bowel function. ... (31 replies)
... e when you are in so much pain, naturally it affects your emotions. Don't get me wrong...therapy can be helpful to us all, but it doesn't "fix" your cramping or pain during intercourse. I'm not sure why they are performing the bone scan and MRI. Ironically, I had both of those recently, too... ... (31 replies)
... perience is well documented in previous posts. It's long and it's depressing, but hopefully will keep someone else from suffering like I do. I am 20 years post hysterectomy with removal of ovaries. ... (31 replies)
... Thanks StLouis, I have seen a urologist, pain specialist and am going to see a therapist about stress. My actual "doctor" is seeing me next week to talk about HRT. ... (31 replies)
... I am now 17 months post Hysterectomy and I have had nothing but problems. ... (31 replies)
... I've today seen my doctor. She said A 7cm cyst of the ovary in a post menopausal woman needs to be removed with surgery. The cyst and the pelvic organs can be assessed and tissue testing done. Although usually benign, these tumors can be cancerous and the only way of knowing for sure is with surgery. She went on to say that in a post-menopasal woman a full hysterectomy,... (12 replies)
... Hi Again
Yes I have tried BCP but had to stop as I started getting migraines with aura and the risk of stroke was too high.
My ultrasound showed fibroids the largest one is one inch in size. I have been offered the 3 monthly injection or the mirena so not sure what to do next. I was hoping that all this was going to stop on its own.
Thankyou to everyone who has... (16 replies)
... I also allowed myself to think that hysterectomy cannot be so bad since so many women have them. Another big mistake! ... (12 replies)
... I have a 7cm cyst on my left ovary. I'm to have a full hysterectomy on the 27th February. My doc has said it's unlikely to be cancer but the only way of being absolutely certain is to have surgery and send the cyst to pathology. ... (12 replies)