Hi! I'm new here and after some information. Reading back through the boards has been really helpful already
painful, heavy periods from the start. Bowel symptoms. A&E visits. Endless GPs, pills, painkillers, depo, being fobbed off.
Depression and anxiety.
Transvaginal scan 9years ago - nothing to see.
Basically after the scan I gave up. I take a lot of painkillers each month and work part time which mostly means when it's bad I don't have to get out of bed (lucky position to be in I know!)
So this period has been worse than 'normal'. Suddenly extreme pain, collapsed at work, vomiting in pain. Husband brought me home and I was in a absolute state. Drugged myself out with sleeping pills as nothing else worked.
Husband is making me get it checked out.
I'm so, so scared of being ignored again. I don't feel like I have the fight in me, even though I know something is wrong.
I know it might not be endo, but I don't know where else to ask.
I am thinking about cutting out my GP and going for a private consultation with a gyno who knows about endo. We can afford this, but not full treatment privately.
Has anyone else done this? Was it ok? Or should I suck it up and go to my GP.
I just want to be listened to.