Hello, I am new here, but have been suffering for 30 years. I have had very heavy, very painful periods for all these years. Doctors didn't really care, and still don't. Over the years I took the pill, had an unsuccessful coil implanted and last year had an endometrial ablation. The coil had to be removed after three months because of pain and complications, and the ablation hasn't worked. I was diagnosed with PCOS around 5 years ago. I was finally sent to see a gynae last year who diagnosed cycts on my ovaries, polyps and endometriosis. I am sat here in great pain because I can no longer get mefanamic acid, apparently there is a production problem. My gp just says to take ibuprofen and paracetamol but this does not even take the edge off the pain. The pain runs from around my belly button to my knees. This condition has ruined my life for years, and continues to do so. I am on the verge of losing another job because I cannot work because of the pain and the flooding I get, and they are fed up of me having time off. The gynae refused a hysterectomy because I am only 43, am overweight and because of the cysts I would need a total hysterectomy, however I feel this is my only option. Sorry, its not well written and I feel like I am venting a little bit, but I can't cope with the pain and fed up of not daring the leave the house in case I flood everywhere. Any guidance much appreciated.