Hello dear Endocysta's! I've had my lap surgery last thursday to remove a chocolate cyst on my left ovary as well as clean up severe endo with an endo specialist surgeon. My next step at post-op appointment will be to get on hormone treatment to suppress endo. As far as I understand, that's the only treatment available. Has anyone tried anything different after treatment, like a holistic approach, and has it worked for you? And those of you on birth control, what's the name of the one you are using, what have you tried, what are your side effects, what should I watch out for? I've never been on any hormones, and I'm terrified of how my body will react. I'm reading horror stories of depression, huge weight gain, blood clots, hair loss etc. etc. I'm not sure which is worse, the side effects or endo coming back! (bald, fat and handicapped from a stroke but hey at least without endo right? super!). But since it seems to be my only option, I'm searching for the lesser evil. I've been prescribed Lo Loestrin, I haven't taken it yet, anyone have any experience with it? Any feedback and guidance will be much appreciated!
P.S. I should add, I'm taking the birth control for strictly suppression, not pain. Thanks!