I'm new here...but it's been so nice to see posts that I can relate to! Helps me not feel so alone.
I have been suffering excessively for a long time, and finally my doctor has told me he thinks I have endometriosis and I have a gynaecologist appointment Wednesday to hopefully confirm (after waiting 8 months!).
Ever since 13 when my first period started they were heavy and I cramped the whole way through. I went on birth control pills at 18 and things seemed better. At 22 I went off the pills right before my wedding and got pregnant immediately (I believe hyper ovulated?) and then was symptom free during pregnancy. After birth, I started cramping - a lot - even though my period had not returned due to nursing. When my period came back 1 year postpartum, it was worse than ever. It's been two and a half years of hell. Constant cramping all the time, back pain, sharp stabbing, bloating, hard abdomen, pain during and after intercourse and fatigue. I've gone back on birth control and it hasn't helped at all. I'm at a loss of what to do and at 25, I am just depressed and anxious that this is forever
I know symptoms vary so much person to person - but does it seem likely to be endo? I've been so emotional about the whole thing, it's just nice to have a place to get it out! Thanks for reading