Hiya, new to the group, bit random but looking for anyone with similar problems...
I have severe right shoulder pain from about 3 days before my period each month. It peaks when my period starts and lasts for approx a week. It seems to hurt the most when I breathe out. I have now had 2 x shoulder exams, an x-ray, an internal gynae ultrasound, various gynae exams and am awaiting an MRI of my shoulder. My doctors are confused as am I!
I first noticed the link between the pain and my cycle when trying to get pregnant but probably had the shoulder pain for a year or so before that. It is getting progressively worse over time. My bubba is now almost 9 months and the pain stopped completely during my pregnancy and only started again when I got my periods back.
2 different GPs have suggested it could be endometriosis but the gynaecologist I saw said it can't be as I don't have any pelvic symptoms. I have always had heavy periods and cramping but assumed this was normal as have never known any different! I have never been able to use tampons as found them too painful and generally use overnight pads during the day which I have to change hourly (sorry if tmi) so I guess this actually is fairly unusual?!
I'm getting really frustrated with the pain which is very intense and stops me from sleeping. Have been prescribed cocodamol but it's only dulling it slightly. Getting annoyed with doctors telling me I am an interesting case and really want some answers now and preferably some kind of treatment.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Do you reckon it could be endometriosis? Help!