I'm new here and to be honest, I don't yet know if I have endometriosis, but while I'm waiting to find out I really just need to talk. I'm 18 and my periods have gradually been getting worse since I was 14.
It started out fine, I didn't even know what cramping was!!! Then I started feeling sick, the cramps got worse. It turned into pain, the pain got really, really bad. I could hardly walk, couldn't even go to the toilet and had to wait until the pain lessened to be able to go, sitting down was excruciating. Sometimes I'd gasp out and double up in front of my family which was awkward. Every single morning (not just periods) I wake up in pain or very sick because I need to go.
I thought that this was all normal!
In October last year I started feeling full way too quickly after eating. The feeling of fullness, like bloating, increased until I couldn't eat much at all. If I ate more then a couple of bites I'd get really bad chest pain. I still feel full all the time and I get chest pain but it is not quite so bad. It definitely gets worse with my period. Sometimes I'll be rushing around doing things and suddenly pain shoots right through me and I stop, shocked, and slow down. I'm on the contraception pill at the moment which has helped a lot, but I still feel really sick all the time. It gets worse if I'm walking up a hill or with the motion in a car or on a bus and even when I'm lying down at night. The doctors have pocked and prodded my stomach several times and last week it was definitely worse. Once, quite a while ago, I got my mum to rush me to the doctor convinced that I had appendicitis! But it was just ovary pain.
Does anyone else experience fullness, chest pain and stomach irritation with this???
After having had tests, scans and numerous visits to the doctor- we finally have been put on a waiting list to see the specialist for endometriosis. It took a bit of time to convince the doctor that it might be endo.
I'm not jumping to conclusions, but nobody has given me any ideas as to what else it might be and if it is endometriosis then it would explain so much.
The waiting, I guess, is the worst part. Because I have no idea whether I'm right or wrong. I'm really tired because I can't get to sleep for feeling sick and the sickness (and cramping) wakes me up really early every morning. I do correspondence school so its not a huge problem, but it is still hard to concentrate.
I suppose there must be other possibilities as to what it "might be" but at the moment, I can't find any. Either I'm "in denial" Or I'm "jumping to conclusions" which one, I can't tell! ;-D
So does anyone else just feel really sick all the time with endo, or is it something else???