Hi, I'm new to the site, but I am so desperate for some advice or anything really just some help.
So here's my back story, Endometriosis symptoms started at 13 when I started my periods. My mother recognised the symptoms straight away and I went on the patch which helped a little. When I became sexually active at 16 things got a whole lot worse. I knew since 13 I had Endo but because of my age no doctor was willing to send me to a gynae. Since I was 16 I was in A&E every 2 months for 2 years, staying on the ward for 3 days to a week getting pain under control. 1 month after I turned 18 I broke down in my doctors office and begged for a referral to the gynaecological unit in my local hospital. She finally agreed as I was ''an adult''. I was seen within two months and I could barely stand the internal. The gynae agreed possible endometriosis and seeing how desperate I was she put me on the Laporocopy waiting list. It took 8 months and on my 19th Birthday I went under general anesthetic and had my op. They found Endometriosis in P.O.D, around my ovaries and uterus and my bowel. I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in the same month after seeing a rheumatologist.
The method they decided was best for me at the time was the DEPO injection. which I started straight away (October 2014) which I continued with until June 2015 doubled with the patch.I was then told to go back to the patch by itself as I have a severe vit d deficiency and there's a high risk of osteoporosis However the past month has been unbearable. I haven't stopped bleeding, very heavy and clotted (sorry if TMI but feel it's relevant) and incredibly painful.
Despite being diagnosed with Endo, I'm being told ''it's in my head. That It's just because I'm stressed and have fibro''. I'm close to breaking point. I'm fed up of being told I don't know my body. I know what this is. I know it's getting worse and all I want is some help.
My question I guess is, does anyone know any other treatments that help? And what do I have to do to convince them it's getting worse.
Thank you for reading.