I'm convinced I have endometriosis. I've been told that I more than likely do.
I'm 20 years old and suffer with painful irregular periods. I've suffered with depression from about the age of 14 and have even been to physio with back pain.
I started my periods when I was 13 and have never had regular periods until now (I'm on the 4th try of a pill called trinovum which increases hormone level as you take the course). I have pretty much every other symptom of endometriosis too.
However, my doctor said that she won't put me in for tests as I'm not planning a family any time soon. I don't know what to do as it does affect me on a daily basis. Sex with my boyfriend can sometimes be so painful I have to lie on the bathroom floor with a cold flannel on my head to stop myself passing out (sounds so stupid)
I just would like some advice on what to do next. I would love a family one day but I know it can reduce your chances of conceiving and the pain is really getting me down.
Thanks if you've read this and also if you've responded. I know it's an essay and a half.