I feel like I'm going mad, I have been to so many doctors for so long, I'm 25, I get extremely painful periods, I can go 3 months between them, they are really heavy when I do get it, I get pelvic pains all of the time that build up significantly towards my period, as well as ibs, among several other symptoms I have told doctors about for a long, im just being told that it's just primary dysmenorrhoea. My doctor says because of my age it will be primary dysmenorrhoea and secondary dysmenorrhoea is usually when you are older, but on looking it up myself I've read that secondary dysmenorrhoea is caused by another problem such and endo amongst other things. I just wanted to get the opinions of people who have endo, does this sound similar? I've argued with my doctor to refer me to get a second opinion finally with the help of my partner, who has had to take the lady few days off work (he works away offshore so had to stay home) because I was in so much pain I couldn't drive back home myself, I've missed my atop on the train from uni because I can't move, I've missed an important exam because I'm home alone and can barely move to find painkillers and i'm being told this is just normal? :/ one doctor just rolled her eyes at me when I tried to describe the pain, I feel like I'm going mad, I can't get any doctor to take me seriously and i'm worried that when I get an appointment with this specialist (she just wrote someone that deals with pelvic pain, after asking to be referred to a gynaecologist) they might just act the same, am I being ridiculous for wanting to find out if there's more to this? Does simply having dysmenorrhoea include all these other symptoms too?
Sorry for the long post, I feel like I'm hitting my head off a brick wall, anyone with any advice or opinions would be so much appreciated item.