I've been reading your posts and replies and wondered whether you might be able to help me?
I'm 21 and for the last year or so, I've been getting painful periods. Nothing majorly painful, but I used to be so lucky and not have any problems, so it's got worse. Then, since the summer, I've had periods bad enough to cause me to need to stay in bed for a day or so. Then, this time, it was so bad. There was a day when I was walking home from my lecture and I thought I would collapse because I was in so much pain.
It's kind of a generalised stomach pain and nausea, although I have had periods of really severe cramps in my stomach and chest. I've also felt really breathless.
I've had constant nausea and pain for about 2 weeks now, and also, the tops of my legs have started to ache and my head hurts. I am so tired I've needed 12 hours' sleep this week, whereas normally I don't even need 8. I've been really thirsty and generally felt 'rubbish' and unable to eat much because that makes the nausea worse.
I tried taking Ibuprofen and that didn't make any difference, nor did anti-acid stuff. The Dr told me it was just sever period pain and to take ibuprofen regularly throughout the day, but I've finished my period now, and if anything, it's got slightly worse. I'm going to see a female Dr next week (if I last that long), but I'm not sure whether I should ask about Endo or IBS?
Can anyone relate to any of this?
Thank you very much