Hey everyone, I know I haven’t posted in a while, sorry about that, I’ve just been really busy. But, I have another medical update for you guys! Turns out, it probably isn’t endometriosis at all. Rather, my gynecologist, my primary doctor, and I, all suspect that I really have interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder disease. I developed UTI symptoms in March, and they haven’t gone away. I started researching IC, and almost all of my symptoms fit. I was peeing anywhere from 7-to-13 times a day on a bad day, my pain in my pelvic area was terrible, my urethra burned all the time, I was dizzy, nauseous, and had a host of other symptoms. I talked to both my gyno and my primary, and they agreed that it sounds like IC. While they haven’t officially diagnosed me yet, my primary did start me on 10mg of Amitriptyline daily. OH MY GOODNESS, that stuff really works! It’s about 80% effective for me, and the only side effect I have encountered is nightmares, which I can handle. I do have to follow special dietary restrictions, but it’s not too bad. And I’m saving $7,000 because now I don’t have to have a laparoscopy to find out if it’s endo, so that’s really good! I feel mostly like myself again! I have an appointment with the urologist next month to get an official diagnosis, but we are pretty sure IC is what it is. If you have this disease as well, message me. I always appreciate a kindred spirit, and would love to offer any advice I have, as well as share the experiences I have had.
Blessings upon you all. 🙂