I had very severe period pain so I went on the contraceptive injection for 8 years. This stopped my period but I still suffered moderate cramps. I came off that 2 years ago as I am now married and want a family. I have had terrible crippling periods since, which when I went to the doc a couple of years ago I was told was just part of being a female! I have had cramping and sickness in the past few years which have been getting worse, every other day now. I was told it was IBS. I started getting bad cramps up to 2 weeks before my periods with about 10 days respite in the month. I have now had terrible constant pain for the past 20 days. Dull cramps and sometimes sharp shooting pains in lower right abdomen but I also have sporadic pain all over right side of body, in my chest between my ribs and sternum and sometimes an ache in right shoulder, numbness in right arm. Awful lower back pain. Bottom of spine very painful to even touch and sometimes shoots up into shoulder blades and into right side if my neck. Cramping is now across full abdomen. Stomach very bloated. Feel sick, have constant metalic taste in mouth. Sore heads, emotions on a knife edge, want to cry all the time and I have terrible fatigue. I get so tired I can blank out mid sentence. Periods are not completely regular, can vary between on the date or can go 5 weeks, but last period was 27th April. Still not here. Had lots of pregnancy tests which are negative. Have been trying to fall pregnant for a year but pain can be too sore which ruins the moment so my husband and I struggle to have intercourse often enough. I had some blood clots 2 weeks ago when at the toilet but it was not my period. Through tests it was discovered that I was passing blood in my urine but the hospital didn't think that it was a high enough level to be worried. They could not give me a reason for why it was there.Yesterday they found cysts on my ovaries but they said that they were not large enough, at 2cm, to be causing this pain. I have been to a woman GP who is certain I have endometriosis, she is very empathetic. She has admitted me to hospital twice in past 3 weeks with details of what she thinks I have and a stern letter telling them to not discharge me until they find the root of my problem. The doctors at hospital have now scanned and tested me for everything but endo. I saw a male gynecologist on Friday who gave me an examination, where I nearly hit the roof when he touched my cervix but somehow didn't think I had a gyno problem. The hospital have now discharged me for the second time and told me to just manage my pain. I have pushed and pushed to get a Laparoscopy. They have now said they will send me an appointment to get a vaginal scope but this may take a few weeks. I can't take the pain. When I was in hospital I was on morphine tablets which helped take the edge off, but now all I have is paracetamol, Ibuprofene, codine and heat pads. Docs worry if I take stronger painkillers I will become constipated and make symptoms worse. GP and myself are at wits end with the so called specialists. I am in process of trying to see my GP again but I have to wait till 13 June for my appointment. If I go to my clinic for an emergency appointment, I will get a different GP and I will have to start all over again. I want to get back to work and on with my life but I feel totally debilitated. Any advice or information from anyone who has had a similar experience would be appreciated.
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