Hi all, for the last few years I have been struggling with heavy periods (with clots), they are irregular and they are extremely painful to the point I'll be curled up on the floor crying. I have been spotting and bleeding between periods. I get a lot of lower back pain. I have trouble with my bowels and get a lot of pain and discomfort. I have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years without such luck. I am also constantly so tired and struggle to leave the house or go out for more than a couple of hours - during my period this is almost nothing at all as the pain gets too bad. I have lost countless jobs because I just do not have the energy, and have to have so much time off work.
At one point, I ended up in hospital with possible appendicitis and they did ultrasounds but then they mentioned endometriosis and told me to go doctors. So off to the docs I went, and again they didn't listen. I got fobbed off with contraception to sort my periods out even though I wanted to try to and conceive for a baby. But it doesn't calm them down at the minute. They put me on the mini pill due to me not being able to go on the normal pill due to my risk of blood clots as they run in the family. Now a doctor is listening. She wants to run one more blood test just to double check for any other illness and says if that's clear then she will push me for more tests. Has anyone else had trouble getting doctors to listen? What else can I do? and any tips on what I can do to manage these symptoms in the mean time while im waiting for them to do the correct tests to comfirm this.. I am becoming so depressed, me and my partner have split up because I was so tired and constantly unable to do anything, unable to conceive and just became so withdrawn! I feel so alone.!