Hi, I'm 16 and for the last 2 years of my life I have been experiencing the most painful and traumatising periods ever. Every month when my cycle comes I throw up 3 -4 times, faint at least twice (sometimes even in the same day) and cannot even walk or concentrate on anything as the pain is so excruciating. I also experience chronic pelvic pain and painful bowel movements regardless if I'm on my period or not. 2 months ago I went to my GP about my symptoms and he suggested that it is normal with girls my age and prescribed me the contraceptive pill and said I have to take it for 3 months and report back to him. However last month (my first month on the pill) when my cycle came I experience the worst pain I had ever felt in my entire life, my mum woke up at 3 am to find me passed out in the corridor in a pool of my own vomit, I cannot recall anything from that night other than the pain. So I immediately went to my GP and complained and suggested that I could have Endometriosis as I had done extensive research on the disease and found that fitted almost all of the symptoms however my GP laughed in my face and said I was way too young, I started crying in the room and had to leave, all he did was prescribe me mefenamic acid (as if I hadn't already tried every painkiller under the sun). My parents have suggested that the next time my period comes they will take me into A&E to get hopefully get a 2nd opinion and clear answer as to why I am living in pain. Also the contraceptive pill has not helped in fact I now experience pain e v er y single day of the month even when I am not on my period, even though the pain isn't as severe as when I am on my period I AM STILL IN PAIN EVERY SINGLE DAY. I am currently doing my A - Levels and cannot afford to spend time missing school and being distracted by the pain during my lessons.
Please let me know if anyone else has the same issues and how you got diagnosed and what actions I should take?