Hi, I am 44 & had an Endometrial Ablation & tubal ligation when I was 27. Pre-op, I had menstruals that lasted for months (my last period lasted 62 days); constant lethargy; hair loss; dark circles under eyes. Saw my ob 16x in 10 mos (full exam) & he continued to switch my birth control as he advised that I needed more hormones. I moved out of state & was referred to a great doctor who took one look (and tests) & advised that I had severe dysplasia, endometriosis, a few cancer cells on my cervix, and I was pregnant. After he found out the fetus quit growing & my body was too weak to miscarry, he gave me an ultimatum (as well as a dnc): Hysterectomy or an Endometrial Ablation w/ tubal ligation.
My periods never regained, however, I have debilitating pain that lasts for months because of my ovarian cysts. Generally I have severe lasting pain & with that, tremendous weight gain, but after several month & sometimes a little over a year, the pain stops & weight sheds quickly. I have tried epsom baths, muscle relaxers, apple cider vinegar, vitamins D, Calcium, B complex, additional B6, E, and hot castor oil packs (which feel amazing). I have recently started taking Resveratrol because... When you have ovarian cysts you basically do an elimination of agitators which generally are: caffeine, alcohol, sugar (all forms), artificial sweeteners, carbonated drinks, & Stress. If I'm missing any, please let me know. I have successfully omitted all the irrigators accept for the stress, but I do try with meditation. I've read that Resveratrol helps the female reproductive system, however I'm not noticing any difference (After 2 mos).
I was hoping by reading some threads and reviewing others' issues & experience, I could gain some additional insight & possible alleviation from symptoms.
I apologize greatly for the ever lengthy post. 17 years post-op - still sucks!
Is there anyone doing something that I'm not that has had success?