Hi everyone. I've just found this site and it's great. I want to share my experience with others as it's taken so long for answers.
Since the age of 11 when I started my period I've suffered from extreme pain through my period cycle. I've suffered from sickness, dizzyness, extreme pain which stopped me from walking and more. Since it started I've been going to the doctors telling them my symptoms and they put me on the pill and mild pain killers which never helped!! The pain got so extreme I never took a break from my pill because I was scared by the pain.
It took me till early this year after changing doctors at the age of 21 for me to be sent to hospital for scans. They found I had a giant cyst on my ovaries which could be the problem. I had my surgery yesterday after waiting since march and the cyst had gone but they found large pieces of endometriosis all over the place (the sizes of it I had might of been the cyst they saw on the ultrasound). I'm hoping this will help me in the future now I have answers.
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to write about my experience so others can get help sooner than I did! I took 10 years and different doctors for me to get help. The annoying thing for me was my other family members also suffered from this which i told doctors but I believe due to to my age they didn't want to do anything so just left me to suffer! People need to get help asap as this has affected my life from missing school/college and depression.
Thanks if anyone reads this and hope they can get help too!