Hello! I recently stumbled upon endometriosis and I have so many symptoms I'm convinced that I have it. I've always complained to the doctors about period pain and cramps but they just say to take more pain medication... Last month was the worst yet. I tried to get up and go about my day but the pain and nausea was so bad that I had to crawl back into bed crying! I have a very high tolerance for pain but it is out of control. I've also been getting more and more cramping during ovulation. Symptoms:
Frequency/urgency of urination
Shortness of breath (just standing there sometimes!)
Horrible cramps during first 2-3 days of menstruations
Cramping and bloating almost all the time now
Weight gain (only slight so far)
Feverish during periods
What do you for it? How did you get diagnosed? I've never heard a doctor suggest endometriosis but it seems like my symptoms fit the bill and warrant testing. I'm in the US so maybe the doctors here aren't eager to diagnose it... No idea. I just ordered "endovan" and REALLY hope it works. I'd love to avoid surgery and dealing with doctors altogether. Has anyone used that and found that it worked (or didn't)? I'll post again after I've tried it. Their web site says if you don't see improvement in two months you can get your money back so I'll let you know if that happens too... Good luck to all of you!