I'm currently experiencing severe menstrual cramps. I feel the pain throughout my abdomen, legs, and back. I've been having my menstrual cycle since I was 12 and I've had painful periods since then, I'm now 30. I've tried birth control pills (Lybrel, Ortho Tricyclen, Seasonique, Ovcon 35, Microgestin), Lupron, painkillers (Vicodin, Vioxx, Ponstel, Motrin), and nothing seems to work. I had a laparoscopy to determine if I had endometriosis in 2005 and the results were negative. I also had a D&C at the same time. I've had ovarian cysts since 2005 and I have fibroid tumors, some have now calcified but I have several others.
I was taking Junel but after I started my current pack of pills 3 weeks ago, I've been bleeding. I saw my doctor on Thursday and he told me that he'd be switching me to Junel Fe 1.5/30 but I'm wary of continuing to take birth control pills at this point. He also informed me that my blood platelets were extremely low, I don't know if that's related to the lengthy bleeding or not. He prescribed Ponstel but I feel like I just threw $42 away for medicine that has never worked for me in the past. He's unable to prescribe stronger pain medicine so I'm out of luck.
Is there anything else that I can do? Thank you in advance for any suggestions or advice that you can offer.