Share Your Story : Lindsay

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Lindsay was 16 years old when she was diagnosed with Endometriosis.  Now 21, she lives in Connecticut.  She is a volunteer Firefighter (thank you!!!) while still enduring several chronic illnesses: Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Bursitis, and Anxiety.  She doesn’t let it stop her from living!

Lindsay’s Journey: Since I’ve had my period I have suffered with horrible pain and bleeding that was far from normal. My pain wasn’t just in my lower abdomen, but also really bad pain in my lower back. I tried multiple birth controls to help control my pain, but nothing seemed to help. In fact, I had horrible adverse effects. I had suicidal thoughts and it made me anxious beyond belief. Part of the issue is due to the fact that I had my thyroid removed and my hormone replacement kind of mixed with the hormones in the birth control.

After trying several birth controls, I gave Depo Lupron a shot for 6 months. I stopped getting my period, but the pain still persisted. And once the treatment was done, it was hell all over again.

So my last try was a laporoscopy. They did remove the endometriosis, but I only got relief for about a month before my pain returned worse than ever before. Desperate for answers and for a solution, my doctor referred me to pain management, where I was denied because they felt that my pain wasn’t bad enough for pain management.

So now my only option is to see an infertility specialist just because he’s more educated on newer treatments for endometriosis compared to my OBGYN. I haven’t met with him yet but I’m hoping that he is able to bring me some relief. My pain has been the absolute worst the last few months because with every shooting pain, I get a fibromyalgia flare that goes with it.

I am doing everything to stay strong and positive and I’ve even started a blog in hopes to help other people suffering with this pain! You are not alone! 💜

Words of Advice for Us:  You are not alone and with the proper support system you can keep fighting and live the life you want to live!

The Last Word: Feel free to follow my blog and even add me on Kik if you ever need someone to talk to! My username on Kik is: lindsss_xo

I want to send a special Thank You out to Lindsay for being brave enough to share her personal story, struggle, and victories with us today.  You are a beautiful, brave, and strong woman.  Thank you!!!   And my own personal thank you for your efforts as a Volunteer Firefighter.  You’re never thanked enough!  Best of luck to your written E.M.T. exam, my dear! And best of luck with your upcoming specialist appointment! Keep us all posted!

And if YOU would like to share your story, please let me know.  The best part about this disease is the strong network of love and support from our fellow EndoWarriors, and our friends and family, too.

Yours, Lisa.

5 thoughts on “Share Your Story : Lindsay

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your persistent pain. I know it sounds crazy but look into pelvic physical therapy. I have been in pain for years and recently was diagnosed with hypertonic pelvic floor dysfunction which was probably caused by being in pain from endo for so long. It basically means that your pelvic muscles are contracting a lot more than they are supposed to. Think labor pains all the time! Hope you get some answers and relief.

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