Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Mental And Emotional Impact.
If, like me, their doctors told them that their symptoms "were all in their heads", then they're going to feel anger, confusion and upset too. At worst, they may think they're starting to "go crazy." Being told that our pain is nothing and that it's not real is intolerable for those of us who feel it every single day. That's not real? I think it is.
I've received so many comments from women who have told me heartbreaking stories of what they've suffered since their tubals. Stories of being dismissed by their doctors, stories of feeling like the entire world is against them, stories of the symptoms interfering in their relationships with their spouses, stories of hormonal fluctuations causing extreme PMS, stories of being put on ant depressants in an effort to "shut women up" and many many other different situations. I am grateful to every single woman who has left me a comment on my post about my own personal experience, and I want every single one of them to know that they are not alone!
I would like to reiterate that if any woman feels like this, do not hesitate to leave a comment here. As a fellow sufferer I feel your pain, and I understand where you're at. I will not tell you that this is imaginary, or that it's all in your head. However, I will tell you to stand strong in your beliefs and don't give up. PTLS is slowly being recognized by more medical professionals, and my hope is that soon, it won't be dismissed as imaginary any more.
We deserve to know the truth about PTLS before we make the decision to have a Tubal Ligation procedure done, and we deserve the right to treatment for PTLS without having to endure the comments from doctors that it's not real. We also deserve the right to have treatment for PTLS without having to pay thousands of dollars out of our own pockets. This is a real condition, and we deserve the right to have it recognized as such! The emotional and mental suffering can be as bad, if not worse, than the physical symptoms, and it has to stop.