HELP! Question for you OB/GYN nurses - page 2

I really need some advice. I have severe cramping with periods and a hx of ovarian cysts. I have had diagnostic laps and I had my right ovary, and both fallops removed last year. My periods have... Read More

  1. by   ?burntout
    ((((Hugs))))....I have endometriosis and problems with ovarian cysts too....AIN'T NO FUN!!!!

    I would try heat.....I have been told that those Thermacare menstrual patches work well....( I have not tried them yet)

    I agree with deespoohbear on one thing....FIND ANOTHER MD!!!
    He sounds like an A$$!!!! I sure would not waste my time with him....
    Have you ever tried Lupron??? I took this med for 6 months because I was in so much pain from the endometriosis...I was in menopause for 6 months at 25 yrs old.....!!!!! ...was not to much fun around my house or job

    Good luck
  2. by   ZORYA
    My bday is Aug 20...There is a certain timeframe in each month that's right in between the two signs of that month..For instance; in say, Feb. the time frame is Feb 16th-22nd...If you were born during that time, you are considered a "Cusp"...Which means you have the qualities of an Aquarius and a Pisces...I personally have the qualities of a Leo and a Virgo.....
    How ya' feeling today?
  3. by   Flo1216
    What does an ovarian cyst feel like?
  4. by   acaringnurse
    it can vary from dull ache to severe pain.
  5. by   TheLionessRN
    When a cyst ruptures, it feels like someone poured hot coffee out on the inside of your belly. It is an oozing feeling, like hot lava.
  6. by   sphinx
    If you can see another Dr (second opinions never hurt!), look around for a specialist in pelvic pain, or perhaps a reproductive endocrinologist (they often work with women who have endo, and therefore tend to be really up to date on current methods). We are lucky in my city to have an excellent specialist in pelvic pain who looks at many aspects of pain and thus uses many approaches to treating it, inclduing alternative approaches (as well as surgery.......he also does more unconventional surgeries that many GYN's don't do, like lap hysts and pain mapping). Ther herbals may be worth trying, if you've had problems with the pill. I tried 5 different types of pill over a course of time, was on them continously (no break, except once every 3-4 months), and instead of stopping the bleeding and pain, I instead had continuous bleeding). I wish you the best in whatever you try, as I know what it's like. I finally had a hyst in May, and no pain, and of course no bleeding. I don't regret it for a second.
  7. by   TheLionessRN
    Thanks to you all who answered me. I went to my pain doctor that I have been seeing for my back since 99. He reassured me that I am not a junkie or drug seeker, that it isn't all in my mind and agreed to take on this issue til surgery. I have had second and third opinions. Removing the offending organ is the best option at this point in my life, and I look forward to the freedom that I think it is going to give me.
    The doc also referred me to a psychologist who specializes in patients with chronic pain, because he said we have issues all our own and they need to be addressed. I am so blessed to have this doc on my team.
  8. by   kittylouise
    Originally posted by ZORYA
    did you know that just one drop of essential oil (pure European essential that is rigorously tested for purity and content) contains several pounds of herbs and/or flowers...? This oil will take away any pain w/in 10 min AND it's been tested....Dr. Gary Young (who owns youngliving.com) learned a lot of his medicine from the Lakota Indians....
    Hi. Just saw this post and had to reply to it because, much as I am a strong believer in aromatherapy (I am studying it myself), I would be VERY WARY of anything Gary Young says. Please go to
    http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/young.html
  9. by   LilgirlRN
    If you don't like to take the pill and won't take Depo, what about the new contraceptive patch?
  10. by   TheLionessRN
    Thanks to all of you who answered my plea for help. I got a hysterectomy a little over 2 weeks ago and feel better already. Am recovering happily at home and look forward to starting a new job when I am over recovery.
  11. by   ShandyLynnRN
    So glad you got it taken care of! Dare I say congratulations???
  12. by   acaringnurse
    hey lioness,
    try menastil. you can order it on yahoo.

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