Anyway, I have PCOS and am not cycling regularly, so the reproductive endocrinologist feels it may be some time (up to 8 weeks) for the cyst to reabsorb. In the meantime, it hurts hurts HURTS if I don't take pain medication. Regular over the counter stuff wasn't cutting it, so they gave me Percocet, which made me useless ( I would have to sleep the first 2hrs after each dose and would wake up with a headache). Finally we've settled on Tylenol 3, which has codine in it and seems to be the best compromise.
So....my question is: Do I just take Tylenol 3 for 8 weeks? Is there anything else that people have done that has helped their cysts subside? I understand completely my doctor's perspective - she doesn't want to risk surgery if the cyst isn't damaging anything (except my quality of life!) and will likely go away on its own. On the other hand, 8 weeks is a long time not to be able to exercise or wake up without pain. :-(