I'm 21 and I've been having awful periods since they started, really heavy and painful, as a teenager I would often pass out and throw up from the pain. It all got worse when I had my first son, my periods got heavier and much more painful, I would be bedridden for the first few days. I fell pregnant again and we had another son. After he was born, it was yet again worse, Now however I have horrendous pain when I am not on my period, I am in pain most days, I bleed between periods, sometimes spotting, sometimes as heavy as my period. Sex has become painful and I bleed afterwards often.
I've been to the doctors, but been fobbed off with mefenamic acid. They finally did an ultrasound after a lot of pestering, and found polycystic ovarys, but told me that they aren't causing problems and that I do not have PCOS (which I can agree with as I don't have symptoms of that)
They want me to have swabs done, which isn't a problem, but I am unsure as to whether I can have them when spotting or bleeding as this is making it difficult for me to make an appointment. I feel like they aren't taking me seriously if I'm honest.
I'm bleeding now, my period isn't for a week and half (I'm on the pill so I'm pretty sure of when it will arrive) but I'm bleeding thick dark brown blood with very dark brown/ black clots in it.
I feel so lost, like no one is taking me seriously, like they just think that I am making a big deal out of my pain. I feel like the only person who really believes me is my husband, and that is because he is there to see it and has to pick up the pieces when I'm in a lot of pain.
Where do I go from here? Do I have Endo? Am I dying?! (okay not really but that is what it bloody feels like!)