I'm brand new here, this is a brand new concept to me but after yet another day spent crouched over on the floor in agony vomiting due to my period I have decided I can't just deal with this anymore. I'm training to be a Primary teacher and cannot afford to take days off whenever I'm in this much pain. I can only describe the pain as a contraction type feeling, I'm having to use Lamaze type breathing to power through the day and if I'm lucky a hot bath can ease the pain for five minutes. I want to sleep all day and this is even when I'm not on my period, I have very little zest for life and spend my month dreading my periods. I've been reading about endo and have an appointment with my gp tomorrow to discuss why I'm feeling this way. I'm aware that it could be many other things but I'm thankful for all these web resources that have made this a whole lot less alien to me!