Posted 6/27/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -6)
Sorry to hear about your pain and all. I'm glad you are feeling better. I hope that all goes well with the gi. I had endometriosis, polycystic ovary, irritable bowel and diverticulosis and I had no clue what was hurting me when. They gave me one kind of pain pills for one thing and one for the other and told me if the one pills don't work, then it is the endo and take the other pills, and vice versa. I finally got a hystero after much suffering. If you really feel you need to go that route and you are done having kids, I can tell you that there has never been a day I didn't thank God I had it done. I didn't realize how little estrogen I was getting and that my ovaries were not functioning hardly till I went on estrodiol patch. It made me feel like a kid again, gave me energy and improved my health and skin and brain function. One thing docs don't like to tell you is that estrogen preserves brain cells. I've been very happy with it, though I was so scared and afraid that I would regret it--even thoughts of having a late child now that mine are all old--but that would have been such a bad decision. So I thank God for it and know that if you have to do it for pain (which I was begging for it) or whatever, it always a bad thing, it can be good, really good, make you feel so much better. I was in my mid thirties when I had it done. Just wanted to let you know how it worked out for me positively in case you have to go there. I hope you feel better soon.
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments