Saw yet another Endometriosis specialist. This, I think, is number 4 or 5? Her suggestions, since I'm already on a double dose of Visanne, was Lupron (which was a hell no) or a drug that they've just started to try on Endometriosis but is really meant for fibroids. This drug is called Fibrisal and I'm supposed to try it for 3 months to see if I see any improvement in pain. Funny thing is that under my Health Insurance it's only covered (in full) for three months of your whole life time.
Fibristal shown to significantly control heavy uterine bleeding, shrink fibroid volume and reduce pelvic pain for patients suffering from uterine fibroids. Fibristal is a once-daily oral medication that is the first and only non-surgical treatment specifically indicated to treat the signs and symptoms of uterine fibroids. In long term clinical studies Fibristal was shown to safely and effectively control excessive uterine bleeding, shrink fibroid volume and reduce the significant pain and symptom associated with symptomatic uterine fibroids.
She would also like me to go back to Ottawa to have a specially skilled ultrasound tech do a scan to see if they can see any Endometriosis that has grown back. I was given Lidocaine injections in both sides of my abdomen in each end of the muscle. Lidocaine is a medication used to numb tissue in a specific area. She also said she wouldn't perform surgery without my previous specialist there.
My name is Kristen McRobie, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis when I was 21.