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The Pill and Endometriosis

Postby Natty » Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:55 pm

I've been on Dianette since i was 13 (i'm now 19). The purpose for taking it was to regulate extemely heavy periods. I am now wanting to change to another pill such as Yasmin, as I put on an average a stone a year with dianette, and aslo I don't think my body reacts as well as it used to to it.

At present, i'm suspected of having Endometriosos. In the past few months, i've noticed spotting in between perods, which in 6 years ive never had before. For the past 12 months i've been having random attacks of lower abdominal pain, mainly at night during sleep. 3 years ago, i came off dianette to see if my periods were still unbearbly heavy, after 9 months of waiting, i found that they were. This and a lot of other symptoms point to endometriosos.

I'm going to see my GP in the morning to ask to change my pill. Has anyone with this condition found a certian type of pill to be better than others? I'm hoping these abdominal pains will dissappear. Can anyone offer any advice?

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Postby Cyndi USA » Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:22 pm

My friend gets the shot BECAUSE of endomitriosis. That's all I can offer. I hope that you can get this taken care of.
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Postby maz » Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:12 pm

Hi there,
I must say, i was on microgynon, and changed to dianete because i had problems with my skin, i was on this when i was diagnosed as having endo, and had an operation to laser it off. I stayed on dianete for a while, but found that i was getting bad mood swings from it, i went onto Cileste, and was spot bleeding, and am going to try yasmin for the forst time at the end pf this period.

the fact that i was on the pill did not actually make the pain that much better - as far as i can tell, if you have endo, the pain will be bad no matter what, but my doc told me to take 3 months worth of the pill at a time so i only have a period every 3 months, maybe you should talk to your doctor about that. But i would suggest, if you really believe you have endo and its not just bad pains - ask to have it checked out, the only way they can do that is through a laparoscopy. I was always fobbed off and told i was just unlucky, when i went private, the doctor was astonished i had lasted with the pain for so long, dont wait, if it is endo, you will want to get it sorted so that it doesnt grow too much, i had to have it lasered cos it was so much, that was my only option. my period pains were ok for a while, but they have begun hurting again, now i know i have to go back and see if it had returned. dont leave this.


Postby missC » Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:16 pm


I was on microgynon, jasmin, dianette and celeste was my 9th different pill. None of these failed to lighten my periods and when i was diagnosed with having endo, my gyno suggested that i carry the pill over for 3 or 4 months. I only managed 3 as i got depressed and the pains were still there, since i have been taken off the pill and have been told the only way to cure or get rid of most of the endos is to have a baby. The laparoscopy i had proved unsuccessful at getting rid of it all.

Try carrying over your pill for a few months and see if your periods lighten. If not get a laporoscopy.

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Postby k9trainingbiz » Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:20 pm

Lower abdominal pain doesn't just mean endometriosis. The pill will usually help that situation tremendously. Don't mess around with abdominal pain; it can be many things. See a doc!

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Postby lily.27 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:50 pm

i was on dianette for over 7 years but stopped taking it to try for a baby but its been 3 months now and still no period i went to the doctor and ive had blood tests done and am having a scan done in a couple of weeks as he thinks that i have endometriosis, i have been looking into this and there seems to be a connection with endo and dianette, yet no warning in the pill packet.

the pill i was on before dianette was called minulet, this gave me a thrombosis in my leg and i never stopped bleeding, got pregnant on it, then it was taken off the market as women all over were getting thrombosis.

we go to doctors to get help with medical problems/issues and end up worse off than ever.

i am sick and tired of having my body messed up by pills sorry to moan but i really am we all take these pills because we think that the dr knows whats best for us, but im starting to believe that that could be the worst advice around, so much so that my son who has ADHA is treated the natural way i will not put him on any medication at all, god only knows how it might affect him later on in life.


Postby Natty » Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:40 am

Thanks for the advice.
I got referred to a gastroenterologist a year ago and saw him again last week. He said 'i think you're barking up the wrong tree - i think you should go see a gaeyno as i don't think theres anything wrong with your bowel' !! after a bloody year! so i'm waiting now for a scan and to be seen. After thinking that it was my bowel and having all these tests repeatedly done, i get told this!
I've allways taken 3 or 4 packs of dianette in a row, to minimise bleeding, as i'm allergic to iron tablets so its bad news if i get anaemic! hopefully, by some miracle, i'll find that switching to Yasmin means the pains stop!
how awful though is that, if it was dianette that was causing such distress all along??!

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Postby miss c » Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:48 pm

sometimes doctors do know best but after being put on hold for 6 years i think we as women know whats going on in our bodies!! My doctor never recognised that i had endo, then i started working for a gyno as her nanny and she set me up with her gyno friend who got me sorted straight away. If you want to stop the pill, stop it, you may find that the pill was causing more harm than good. By going natral you can see what really is happening to your body over your cycle.
Plus if you are starting to try for a baby you need at least 3 or 4 months to get the pill out of your system. (even though i have heard that you are more liable to get pregnant just when you have come off the pill).
I have to wait til after the laparoscopy to try for a baby as my chances are not good at the moment.


Postby trac » Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:06 am

I was wondering if anyone has been taking Yasmin for awhile. My gyno thinks I may have endo cause of the bad pain every month and bloating I get and has put me on yasmin. I am supposed to take it daily and not get a period. anyone get any bad side effects from this pill as I am going away for a month so I have to get prepared.

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Postby mqt mich 33yrs old » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:52 am

i have been getting the loop shot for 5 months an it doesnt work my bleeeding is stilll bad the pain is always there am i think it is growing onto my kidneys an thry really hurt my kidneys been hurting for 1 year or longer an the docs here are now doing something about it....i have 3 kids an what gets to me your kidneys can shut down my kids need me an they are 9 months an 2 yrs an 12yrs next step is surgery so they say an dont know if that will cure females need this cure so it will be all gone



Postby Kip (CANADA) » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:46 am

I think I've had endometriosis since I was about the age of 3. This may sound crazy to all of you, but that is when I started having unexplainable problems, and my poor mother took me to dr. after dr. and so on. They all thought I had a bladder problem, so I was pumped with antibiotics for pretty much all of my life up until a few years ago(I had been tested for other things, but they always found nothing) I've always had "woman" pains, and have often lived with pain thinking it was normal. Three years ago, I was rushed to the hospital with such extreme pains that I thot I was going to die. I was sent home the next day and told that it was probably just an upset tummy, or the flu. Ever since then, I have been going from Dr. to Dr. seeking out an answer, and I finally found one who listened! He referred me to a specialist, and I will be going for a laproscopy soon to determine if endo is what I really have. He admitted that he doesn't have much knowledge on this subject (which is unbelievable!!!). I am just wondering if anyone out there has any of the symptoms I do? I've had extreme abominal pains, side pains, pains in my stomache after I've eaten, and pain in my lungs.(Is it possible for endometriosis to get that far?) I am married and have three wonderful kids and I'm only 30---if anyone has any advice for me or if you know of a good DR. that would be great!

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Re: The Pill and Endometriosis

Postby jackeline-samuel » Mon May 14, 2018 6:27 pm

I've tried with neural therapy with my endometriosis (adenomiosis) and was very helpful.

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