Post # 1
I have been to two different GYN facilities that do not believe I have endometriosis. They believe my cramping problems can be solved by birth control. The issue that I am having with going on Bridal Party is my upcoming time like for TTC. We want to start trying Jan 2019, so I wondered if going on Bridal Party for a year is counterproductive to our goals next year?
I remember when I came off the birth control the last time it was two months of consecutive periods with a heavy flow and bad cramping. I am not looking forward to doing that again… The facility told me that it would be best for me to be on the Bridal Party for one year because it will help with my cramps AND (they said most importantly) after I come off of birth control it will be better for when we will try to conceive because my body will want to produce more eggs as soon as I stop the pills….?
I want to hear your thoughts ladies…
Should I deal with my cramping issue and stay off Bridal Party or go through a major body change to stop the pain for the next 11 months?
Post # 2
I personally would not go on birth control for that time. It takes my body a few months to adjust to going on BC, and a couple months to adjust to going off. Some people don’t get their periods back for months after stopping. I stopped BC 8 months before TTC just to be safe.
I think your doctors are being silly by not investigating your problems and just trying to mask the symptoms. If you want to TTC soon, you might want to consider changing doctors to one who takes your concerns more seriously for when you are pregnant in the future. That is just my two cents, though.
Post # 3
I agree with PP and maybe instead of going to a clinic which may see many patients that they throw BC to so they can get them out the door, maybe find an OBGYN with their own practice as I believe they tend to have more time with their patients. If you really have endometriosis it may be a little tougher for you to get pregnant so finding a doctor to help you now may make it easier once you actually start trying. GL to you!
Post # 4
be better for when we will try to conceive because my body will want to produce more eggs as soon as I stop the pills
Wow.. umm, no, tha’ts not how it works. A doctor seriously said that??
Ditch the doctor. If you believe you have endo, it shoudln’t be that hard to get someone to schedule you for a lap to officially diagnois it and remove it if it is present.
Post # 5
pinkshoes : feedthebeags :
I thought what they said was a bit fishy.. it didn’t seem like that was a correct way of thinking about Bridal Party. I did have a US done that showed normal thickness to the uterus, I guess thats why they did not want to schedule a lap, but again it is just a facility..
My Body has to go through SO many drastic changes once I go off of Bridal Party, that that in itself is pushing me away from deciding to do it. I totally forgot about the changes your body makes when STARTING it. Few months of changing for only 3-4 months of “normalcy” before changing all over again sounds harsh on my ovaries, not helpful ( like the facility says)
I believe I would have to see an OBGYN who have their own office instead. Is it true that it is important to see one before you start TTC, anyway?
Post # 6
You can’t diagnosis endo with an ultrasound. The only way to confirm it is with a lap. I think some doctors don’t like to do it I think because it’s an actual surgical procedure, you go under full on general anethesia and everything, albeit minor. I avoided a diagnoistic lap for a year or two cause my RE didn’t think it was necessary. (We finally did it anyways cause I just had to know one way or another and I’d read about silent endo being possible). But if you have very painful periods and classis signs, I don’t see why they wouldn’t do it to dx and to remove it. It could even be an issue while TTC. Maybe not an OB, but and RE may take your concerns more seriously as it relates to TTC even if you havent started yet?
Post # 7
I’ve done it for a few months at a time. I would come off it and all the pain and symptoms would return. My OB referred me to another doctor who wants to do the lap surgery. I’ve had surgeries on my abdomen in the past so she thought he would be better equipped to do the surgery robotically. I’m currently going through brain surgeries so he put me back on the pill to ease my pain and told me to call when I’m ready to have it done.
Post # 8
I love birth control pills and had horrible cramps (haven’t had my first PP period yet so not sure if baby fixed those lol) so I would take them.
Also your body doesn’t magically produce more eggs when you stop the pill. It goes back to making the same number it would have without the pills. Your doctor sounds like a moron.
Post # 9
My doctor suspects with high certainty I have endo as well. However she advised she did not want to do lap until I was TTC and experienced difficulty (endo can improve, stay stagnant, or worsen with time- it’s a real crap shoot). I was put on continuous bc (no periods) to help with the sypmtoms and “give my ovaries a rest”. I was only on about 6 months or so as I stopped my bc in prep to TTC this spring. It made my life SO much better, and for the 2 months I have been off, my symptoms have only been a fraction of what they were prior to bc. It was definitely the right choice for me.
Post # 10
endlessloop : AND (they said most importantly) after I come off of birth control it will be better for when we will try to conceive because my body will want to produce more eggs as soon as I stop the pills….?
What? That’s not how it works. Do not go to that doctor again.