I'm new to the site and looking for support. I'm 23 years old and have suffered painful and heavy periods from the very beginning. Always felt like I was fobbed off whenever I went the doctors. At first I was put on the combined pill which helped a lot but after couple years I had to be taken off due to migraines. That's when the problems really started.
My periods became a nightmare. They were so painful I would get no sleep, couldn't eat, couldn't move and I would just vomit and shake. My doctor sent me for an ultrasound and I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries and they questioned endometriosis but there was no further investigation.
For years I put up with it, tried the arm implant and the mini pill but ended up bleeding for almost a year so I gave up. I was at university at the time so life was stressful enough. I even started getting into trouble with work for taking so much time off.
This year after numerous visits they finally sent me for another ultrasound and started me on a low dose combined pill. Before I got the results I was rushed into hospital a month later and had emergency surgery. A cyst had ruptured on my ovaries.
Since then I'm told there are no more signs of polycystic ovaries but now they're finally treating me for endometriosis. I'm currently waiting for a laparoscopy. Having to wait as I had one few months ago when I was rushed in. I have had a hysteroscopy, an ultrasound and a colposcopy so I'd like to think it's being dealt with for the first time after years of complaining. Although every consultant I see reminds me how young I am to be going through this and call me an anomaly.
Even though I'm currently under investigation I'm still suffering in the mean time. Dreading the idea of more operations. I wish there was a quick solution. Not to mention all the worrying I do over my job!
I know I'm not the only one out there but when no one else close to me suffers I sometimes feel I may be seen as dramatic. All I want is some understanding.
I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this. I feel like all I do lately is complain to people who don't fully understand.