For those of you with endometriosis, what do you take or do to slow the return of endo after its removal? Based on the side effects I have from birth control pills, I think I'd rather endure a yearly laparoscopy to remove it. Here's some background info. Last month, I had a laparoscopy, the Dr. removed some endometriosis, and started me on Seasonale, so I'd have just 4 periods a year to slow the return of the endometriosis. It is the 4th birth control pill I've tried with the goal of making my periods lighter; however, I've had bad side effects with all of them and had to stop. Due to side effects (major breast tenderness, cramping every day as if I'm having a period, anxiety, etc.) from the Seasonale, the Dr. now wants me to take Yasmin. After reading about it, I'm reluctant to try it because it sounds like all the rest & cautions use if you have adrenal insufficiency (which I do.) In fact, my fibro/cfs dr. tells me I already produce far more estrogen than I'm supposed to, so won't all birth control pills just make this worse? By the way, I do want to have children when my health permits. I'm sorry to ramble. You all always have great advice and suggestions.