I've suffered with stomach and bowel issues for at least 4 yrs, and extremely bad periods since I started them age 10. I'm 26 now. I've always had horrible stomach and bowel issues when I'm on. The pain is so bad that I'd stay off school and now off work. It was always put down to I'm young, or not eating properly. And as for my stomach and bowel issues, it's shrugged off as ibs and gastral problems. The last two years, everything's been a lot worse, it's becoming rare that I have a day where I'm not suffering due to diarrhea, constipation, pain, and I always know when I'm due on as my lower stomach is so achy and it is constant pain in my lower back, shoulder and boobs. I'm constantly tired, headaches and dread everyday sitting on my loo! The period pains make me so weak, sleepy and sick, I can't even stand up without feeling light headed. I've recently lost weight, as I'm daily having diarrhea full of undigested foods. When I'm on, my whole stomach and bowel area is so so heavy and sore to touch, feels like my bowel is going to fall out!! My legs ache with every period I get. I get a horrid ache and pain down my left shoulder to elbow which wakes me. Ugh. I'd really really appreciate any advice on if this all sounds like endometriosis? I have an MRI scan next Thursday which I hope has answers! Thankyou x
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