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Hi everyone I had a laproscopy 4 weeks ago to remove an 8 cm complex cyst on one ovary and a very small cyst on the other ovary but I also had grade 3 endometriosis everywhere which was also removed. Today, my specialist gave me a prescription for Visanne (2mg progesterone only pill) as he explained that this is the best way to prevent endometriosis from coming back and then requiring another operation down the track as apparently even though endometriosis was removed, it can still come back. My concern though is the side effects. He gave me all the information about the pill and also said that I may not get all the side effects or only some of them. However, I am very uncomfortable as, I already suffer from reflux and very sensitive stomach ( I cannot even take Neurofen or antiinflammatory drugs as I vomit) and in the past I couldn't even tolerate the normal contraceptive pill. Visanne's side effects include: nausea and also headaches (i suffer from recurring migraines), depression (i suffer from severe anxiety), lack of sleep (i already suffer from sleeping problems), back pain and muscle spasms ( i have scoliosis and disc problem and i manage through plenty of stretches, massage and physio but cannot handle extra muscle pain etc). This is very concerning as I am not sure that I would be able to tolerate any of these side effects especailly that I am only 4 weeks post-op and still having discomfort in general from stitches and still recovering. Has anyone taken this tablet before and has anyone tried a different alternative to progesterone. Thank you.
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