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Shyanne’s Story (Endometriosis)

Shayanne's Endometriosis StoryMy name is Shyanne, I am 19 years old and I have had endometriosis since I was thirteen years old. I’ve come to the realization that the older I get the worse my endo is getting.  I refuse to get the surgery and to take narcotic pills.

I’m use to the typical period list; tampons and chocolate, but I add on non-electric heating pads, Aleve, and Ibuprofen. I’ve missed school and I’ve lost jobs due to the unbearable pain. When I’m on my period my symptoms start a week before and last at least a week after (at least that’s how to this last period was).

I’m dealing with the depression of this disease taking over my life and not knowing what to do next. I am trying everything and anything to get rid of the pain. At this point living with pain is normal and it’s a matter of it becoming bearable. Today, December 10, 2013, I am three weeks into symptoms. I decided I’m done letting this take me over. I said no to the heating pad, I’m at work, and I’m going to get through my day. Well at least I hope I do. If anyone has advice please contact me

New Hampshire
Submitted 12/10/2013

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Lisa sasscer

    Hello. I’m Lisa. I had battled endometriosis since I was about 18. I am 31. I also had PCOS and PMDD. I say I had it because I just had a hysterectomy December 10 to finally end my problems. It was a very difficult decision to make that will change my life forever. I was like you, I suffered for years. I had to miss work and school, couldn’t leave the house sometimes. I would bleed so bad that I would get anemic. I had 2 surgeries to “clean me out”. They worked for about 8 months to a year or so then I’d be back to the pain. It also caused my to have a miscarriage and a blood clot. ( I thought only “old” people got blood clots) I also suffered the real bad depression. That was how I found out I had PMDD. I had went to several Dr’s, even saw a therapist because I thought I was depressed. Finally after a year of going from Dr to Dr, I was diagnosed with PMDD. It pretty much means I had pms, the camps, mood swings, headaches, etc, 24/7 instead of just a week a month. When I had my hysterectomy a week and a half ago, my Dr said that my endometriosis was so bad that my ovaries were covered in it and they were starting to grow into my bladder.

    I wish you the best of luck. I know you don’t want surgery, but that might be a very good choice for you. If you ever want to talk, you can email me or find me on Facebook.

  2. Darcy

    Dearest Shyanne, I can relate to your story and I feel your pain. For me it’s like being in labor for 3 to 4 days and VERY unbearable. I have resorted to the Lupron shots because, even though I am past my child bearing years, I’m reluctant to get a full hysterectomy. Somewhere along the line, I was introduced to Toradol (NAIDS). It works wonders for me. The pills are non narcotic and, very helpful. I know as women we try to be tough, sometimes we have to let our guard down and let medical science help. I certainly wish you the very best and if you ever need to vent, feel free to contact me.

    The Lupron actually shrinks the endometriosis and I’m able to get about 6 months of freedom from pain. In between the shots the Toradol is my salvation.

    Best wishes sweetie! <3

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