(Closed) Put on continuous pill…possible endo?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The same thing just happened to me Thursday. My doc put me on the continuous pill because my periods are horrible and she thinks I may have endo as well. She told me that we may want to start trying to get pregnant after the wedding. No pressure right? My fiance is being very supportive and I’m just going to see what happens.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

One of the first things my now husband said when I found out I have endo is one way or another we will be parents because I was meant to be a mom. Made me cry cause hes a sweetie like that haha, but I really believe its true. I have had surgery to remove endo and adhesions and boy was it not fun last year. I do love since surgery not having my period because of the continuous pill I’ve been put on (and yay super clear skin), but what I wouldn’t give to just feel “normal” in there and be able to have my period every month without insane pain.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have both PCOS and Endo and my doctor did surgery long before we TTC’d – considering we haven’t started to TTC yet and I had surgery in November 2011. What are your symptoms? The problem with Endo is that severe symptoms don’t necessarily mean it’s a lot of Endo and very little symptoms don’t mean it ISN’T a lot of Endo. It’s just lovely like that. Lol. How long have you had symptoms or pain?

My mother didn’t go into menopause early but had to have a medically necessarily hysterectomy at age 35 or thereabout. She had Endo and something else. It’s a bit stressful thinking of how that could affect the child timeline, so I feel you on that.

I think it’s great that you both have supportive SO’s. πŸ™‚ My Darling Husband was extremely supportive during the TWO YEARS it took to finally be like, “Yeah we think it’s Endo, let’s do surgery” and throughout the process. <– My story is quite complicated, I won’t word vomit it up on your thread. πŸ™‚ If you *really* want to know, I’m happy to share, but alas it’s boring. Long story short – They didn’t think I had PCOS, just Endo. They were wrong and found that out during my LAP/surgery.

I’m not on any sort of pill right now because I rarely have a period (PCOS) but when I do, it’s a monster (Endo.)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have Endometreosis . I was diagnosed by laparoscopic procedure almost 4 years ago. There are stages of Endometreosis, mine was only stage 1. I am on BC and I take it continuous for 3 months before I have a period. The pill has helped with my excruciating cramps and it lessens the endometreosis from growing . By doing the Laprascopic procedure they can pinpoint where the endometreosis is at and what stage it is, your doctor can laser off the “scar tissue” so to speak. I am unsure if there is an association with early menopause and endometrosis… I did DNA testing with a company called 23andme and I am at a “higher risk” for Endometreosis and “typical odds” of having early menopause.  

Here is a website that gives tons of info on Endo- http://endometriosis.org/

 If you don’t mind me asking you what your symptoms are? 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  Aww I’m glad his comment could touch someone else πŸ™‚ I’m so lucky to have such strong support in him throughout all this mess. I am very much the same way, over emotional. I cannot blame the pill on that one though, always been fairly easy to tear up. Especially with movies lately gosh. Just watched WALL-E again the other day and cried like a baby lol. 

What brand of pill are you ladies on if you dont mind my asking? I am currently on Microgestin 1.5. Its a generic for some brand that is spacing my mind right now, but I get quite a few side effects on it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@AmeliaBedelia:  I’m sorry it took you so long to find out too! It took me around two years to finally convince them to do surgery as well and was absolute hell as I got worse and worse with no answers. In my case they didn’t believe I had anything wrong with me and thought I was making it all up. Oh yeah of course I want to “pretend” to have crazy painful periods, intense pain day to day, and horribly painful sex just to mess with them (end sarcasm/rant). Geez lol

Post # 14
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@PilotsGirl56:  Oh okay good to know thanks! It is thought to possibly be genetic as far as I know, but there are other theories as well. My mom doesn’t have it but many of my cousins and aunts do, all with varying degrees of pain/fertility. Weird that if I wind up having a baby girl she might have it but with no pain, tons of pain, or maybe not even have it at all (here’s hoping!) But yeah it is kinda confusing cause alot of it is still a big question mark. 

Post # 15
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515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PilotsGirl56:  I am on Ortho-Tri-Cylen and it took about 3 months before the cramps/pain went away. A major question that could differentiate from having just Endo or Endo and PCOS, do you have any hair growing on your face, chest… and before you started the pill were you getting periods regularly?  I don’t have PCOS, but I do currently have a small cyst ( my first) on my right ovary that has been here since January. My doctor is wonderful… when I first had Endo symptoms she didn’t make me wait to get the laproscopic, she new I wanted children someday and she knew I was is terrible pain. When Fiance and I start TTC at the later part of this year I know I will get my horrible cramps/pain back and  warm baths,heating pads,pain meds and yoga will be my life saver.

Post # 16
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

For me, being on the pill masked a lot of my symptoms of PCOS – super heavy periods, irregular cycles, etc. The minute I went off the pill back in 2008, my body went nuts. In 2010 (with lots of charting and monitoring) they diagnosed me with PCOS, and it’s been a struggle TTC since then. 

While you’re still not actively trying to fall pregnant right now, when you DO decide to go off the pill, keep track of those cycles. That info is really important in saving you time when/if you need to take things further. Good luck!

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