I have posted on here before but need help again. This might be a long post (sorry!) A bit of background, I am 17 and have been suffering from horrendous periods (very heavy and very painful) since I started them when I was 13. I went to the GP many times and was put on different types of the pill. I can't take the combined pill because for some reason the oestrogen makes me sick, so I was on different types of the mini-pill. It helped for a while but recently hasn't helped whatsoever and was making me bleed constantly, so I came off it.
After going back to my GP yet again, I had researched my symptoms online and found this page about endometriosis. I had also found information about other conditions such as polycystic ovaries, but my symptoms related to endometriosis more. When I went to my GP, I told him about my symptoms and also mentioned endometriosis and polycystic ovaries. I have also been having trouble with my bladder and mentioned that also. At first the GP seemed interested, until I saw him scrolling through my medical notes and I am assuming he saw I have suffered with anxiety and depression. My mum who is a nurse was also there and noticed this too, since the GP's attitude changed when he had finished scrolling. He basically said it couldn't be endometriosis because of my age, and didn't want to refer me to the hospital for the period problems or the bladder problems incase it 'fuels my anxiety'.
Although I did suffer from anxiety for a while, and still am mildly, I have never really worried about my health until recently when it has really started to impact on my day-to-day life.
He eventually referred me to the hospital, but to the urology department. There, I mentioned my periods and was referred for an ultrasound to see if they could find any cysts. The ultrasound showed nothing apart from a reverted uterus and a thickened womb lining. I am due to go back to the urology department in April for a follow-up. I am very reluctant to go back to the GP as I feel they brush me off due to my age and don't really listen, the GP last time also commented it was 'abnormal' for somebody my age to be researching my symptoms.
However, I am struggling a lot now with everyday life. I am a college student 3 days a week and also do a work placement at a primary school 2 days a week. I have been having really intense abdominal and back pain even when I'm not on my periods. When I am on my periods, I feel like paracetamol/ibuprofen isn't really getting to the pain. The other day the pain in my back was so bad I couldn't walk that far and struggled getting up out of bed.
Due to this I have missed days of both college and work placement, and I am terrified I will get kicked off them. I don't know how to tell them what is wrong with me since I haven't been diagnosed with anything yet, I don't even know if it is endometriosis, it is just what I relate with the most and don't know where else to ask for help.
Does anybody have any tips for coping with school/work and this? I am worried that the primary school and my college are fed up of me not going, and I don't know how to tell them what is wrong.
Sorry for the rambling, I am going to mention my symptoms again on my follow-up and hopefully I will be referred to the correct department then so they can find out what's up with me, but until then, any advice is appreciated!
Thank you x