It's good to read people actually sharing real things. I've been trying to research anyone with the same problems I have, as I can't even really figure out how to tell my doctor of the pain. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, which my doctor therefore assumed all the pain I was talking about and symptoms of endometriosis where cancelled out and fake. I've been back so many times saying something is wrong and I know I'm not being stupid. I've been researching my own problems for a long time now, which in reality, if my doctor actually took the time to listen to me, I wouldn't need to do.
I've spent 4 years trying to receive a referral to a gyno. And have only now just received one, although I now have to wait 6 months to get in and see someone. And my referral makes me sound like an idiot "she thinks periods and sex hurts. We told her that's normal. She refuses to listen"
From what I've read, the cysts don't cause the pain, but endometriosis does. I Have all the symptoms Of endometriosis
I have noticed that the pain has progressively gotten worse as I've gotten older. It started off being every second period or so. although my period is never the same, so I a lot of the time can't prepare for it. Then I had pain every period. At one point I had pain constantly for 3 months straight and had my period 3 times in 2 months. Then intercourse started to be painful too. I thought maybe I might have an absys or something and it would go away, but it got worse. Now even thinking about sex makes me shiver.
My partner is getting very impatient with me, he believes I'm not having sex with him because I either don't love him or am seeing someone else during the day.
I also suffer with UTI's, occasional thrush and BV
So as you can imagine, sex is super enjoyable! (If only) I'm not even confident enough to not walk around with toilet paper in my underwear in case i randomly start spotting or have any form of discharge from any of the 5 issues I have going on.
And what's even better, there seems to be little, to no cure for any of these things.
I understand now how many lives these problems are ruining.
Thanks for your quistion, and apologies for blabbing on