I've recently turned 18 and I've been struggling with my periods since I was 13. I've been passing out, being sick, collapsing from the pain, crying constantly and having mood swings which I'm taking out on my family and friends. I have no energy and I'm in bed asleep by 7 o'clock at night. I feel like I'm depressed and that no one understands!! I had my referral appointment at gynaecology yesterday and had been told I have endometriosis and need my 3rd laparoscopy. When I was 14, I was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis but after having my 1st laparoscopy it turned out to be a cyst on my ovaries which had burst, then when I was 16 I had my 2nd laparoscopy to have my appendix removed. I'm a nursery nurse so being in this pain and holding babies isn't a good mix. I'm having to have a lot of time off work because I'm flooding through super heavy tampons and pads every hour. I've tried 3 different contraceptive pills but they gave me migraines, I've had the depo injection but it made my hair fall out and now I'm on the implant and have been on a constant period for 6 months straight. I'm just wondering how others cope with everything as I don't know how to cope with it anymore??