This is a short version of my endo story.
I got my diagnosis April 2011 after an emergency surgery. Started having bad abdominal pains in the evening. Took some pain meds and managed to get some sleep. In the morning the pains got worse and I got into a cab to the hospital. They saw cysts and decided on surgery which showed endo.
Pains got better for a while but then increased again which resulted in another surgery Feb 2012. After that quite OK until August 2012. Started having pains more and more frequently and ended up in the ER for pain relief now and again and started having to take more and more strong pain killers. Got referred to a pain specialist and was/am on strong pain killers and Cymbalta. Finally decided to have a hysterectomy which was scheduled for May 2014. Now more or less 5 months later I'm still in pain and started feeling more nerve pains. Burning pain around the pelvic area and shooting down my legs. So now increased my dose of Cymbalta to 120 mg/day which does not make me happy thinking about more possible side effects. Anyone else out there having the same problems? Would be more than happy to share thoughts and hear if anyone has improved or stayed in the same place after hysterectomy.Thanks and I hope you are having a pain free evening or are feeling the best you can.