I was given a diagnosis of endo by my GP 3 days ago. She told me to continue taking my birth control pills without having a break for bleeding and it should ease the pain. If not then I should come back in 4 months and she will try changing the pill. She doesn't want to send me for a laparoscopy as she wants to try the pill first. I have always had heavy painful periods but only in the last year have I had pain in the area all the time. Last year a different GP kept giving me antibiotics for a urine infection and then sent me for an STI check and then a ultrasound and transvaginal scan but they couldn't find anything and referred me to a gynae who said we don't know what the cause it but just take pain control and if it continues come back. So I lived with the pain. I have now been with my boyfriend for 4 months and sex was absolutely fine and not painful at all until 4 weeks ago when it was just a bit sore but then became unbearable. I also had extreme pain when urinating and my period was so heavy and painful. The GP gave me more antibiotics for a suspected UTI but the results came back normal and I also had a vaginal swab taken which came back normal. So I went back and said how much pain I was in and the doctor examined and thinks that I have endometriosis. I am so worried because I haven't been with my boyfriend long and we are unable to have sex because it's too painful and previously our sex life was problem free. I'm worried I won't be able to have sex again and also worried that I don't know where my endo is or anything without having a laparoscopy. I also fear for the future and having children as I am only 24 and my GP told me to consider it sooner rather than later. I don't know how to live with having this. I feel it is going to ruin my relationship even though my boyfriend is amazingly supportive.