Apologies in advance for the long post.
For the past year and a half i have suffered very heavy periods - coming to a head over Christmas / New Year when things were really bad (could’nt leave the bathroom for hours at a time!). After trying many treatments - the pill, the coil, the depo injection - I had numerous appointments for scans which showed I had several fibriods with a blood clot behind one of them. During this period I became very anemic and was prescribed iron tablets. I had an outpatient operation to basically have a look around and perform a d&c and fit another coil (which has helped with the bleeding), but the upshot is I need to have an MRI to find out exactly where the fibroids are before having another operation to remove them. Since the op (2 and a half weeks ago) i have been experiencing a lot of pain in my abdomen which is worrying me and I’m still bleeding. The hospital advised that both the pain and bleeding would stop within 5-7 days.
I guess what I’m asking is, has anyone else been in this situation?
I’ve been feeling terrible for weeks no doubt due to both the anemia and the MS. I take quite a cocktail of meds (tecfidera, pregabalin, amitryptilene, cetirizine and of course the iron tablets). For the past week I wake up in the morning feeling like I’ve slept under a concrete blanket with everything achey and heavy and on top of that the TN has reared it’s ugly head. All I want to do is sleep but I really can’t take anymore time off work as at the end of last year i was in and out for 3 months due to severe nerve pain and of course I’ll need more time off for the next op and recovery. It doesn’t help that I work in a small office (all males) who would rather stick pins in their eyes than hear about any womens troubles - just as i shiver at the thought of explaining any of this to my boss!
I’ve an appointment with my GP on Wednesday and I’m hoping she can help - but I won’t hold my breath!
Any advise would be gratefully received.