Hi I'm new to the group but finding it very helpful reading about people who are in the same position as me. I've suffered with severe pain from around the age of 16 but has definately been worse within the last 2 years or so. Doctors have never been very helpful in diagnosing me although finally I have been put forward for a laparoscopy to confirm whether or not its endometriosis. Would like to finally know the answer after years of being in constant agony!

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  • Dear Catm92,

    I have just come across your message and noticed that you have not had any reply to your post. I wonder if you might be interested in some information that Endometriosis UK can offer you.

    Firstly, here is some general information on endometriosis:-

    Ahead of a consultation with your gynaecologist, you may find it helpful to complete the following forms and bring them along with you. They are quite comprehensive forms that may help explain your symptoms when trying to move things forward with your specialist:-

    As far as pain management is concerned you may find the following of use. (see page 8 onwards for pain relief options):-

    I have also added a few other external links that include complementary therapies:-

    Finally, Endometriosis UK offer support options that may suit should a endometriosis diagnosis be confirmed. They are run by trained volunteers that have been touched by endometriosis themselves. They include face-to-face support groups usually run once a month and are countrywide:-

    Online support groups are available for those people who are unable to find a support group in their area or who prefer not to attend a face-to-face meeting. They do not use webcams to maintain anonymity. Again, they are usually run monthly:-

    Furthermore, there is a freephone helpline where you can speak in complete confidence:-

    0808 808 2227

    I hope this helps and I wish you well.

    Take care,

    Simonetta, Endometriosis UK

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