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Oct 18
04:15
I'm going to a new doctor next year but I'm convinced my current doctor does not believe me about my pain. I think she thought I was just trying to get pain pills or something. I have sharp pain in my right ovary. It seems to effect my sciatic nerve as when I get cramps in it, the pain shoots down my right leg and I feel it in the bottom of my foot. It barely responds to over the counter painkillers. I once took 1600 mg of ibuprofen in throughout one day so I could go to work. The thing is, it typically only acts up every time I have a period and sometimes randomly. My gyno's solution was "just stop having periods then" so that's been what I'm doing. However I need to have about 4-5 periods each year to prevent breakthrough bleeding and side effects. So when I have my break week, my side flares up for about two weeks. I'm really getting tired of being told the same things over and over. She tells me it sounds like endometriosis yet will not really talk to me about diagnosing it since my "birth control is working." I really wonder if I should go to a different kind of doctor or something.
 
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Oct 18
04:23
I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. My partner threw his back out a few months ago and it took a doctor literally seeing him react violently to the pain of moving an inch before they would believe him. Going to another doctor is a good idea, I would also recommend writing down your thoughts before going to your normal doctor so that you can say what you need to say and don’t get talked over. It is worthwhile to think about what you’re hoping to get—there’s good reason that your doctor is hesitant to prescribe painkillers since they are addictive. If taking your pill without breaks helps to treat the issue, maybe it’s possible to get a low amount of painkillers every few months when you need them.
 
Oct 18
04:54
Thank you. I don't want pain killers if I can avoid them. I'd much prefer a solution or at least a diagnosis so I know how to care for it.
 
Oct 18
05:04
I highly recommend getting a referral to physical therapy. A women’s health specialist PT if one is available. Hormonal changes can cause increased laxity of your ligaments which would explain the increased pain during your cycle. Learning some stabilization exercises for deep core, pelvic floor, and glutes could be extremely helpful at alleviating your pain.
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Oct 18
09:49
Maybe try keeping a diary of when the pain is, how severe and where it is and they can then have some sort of reference to look back on to x
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