Hi, if you have read my previous posts then you will know I have been suffering for a while and I am no further forward. However I am now at the point where I'm not taking no for an answer from my GP and I'm going to get diagnosed.
Since my last post my GP has told me to continue taking my pill with no breaks what so ever and when I do get a bleed through, stop the pill for a week as normal. I don't understand how but after 3 packs continuously I got a bleed, so I did what was asked and I must say it was one of the worst periods I've had, not so much heavy but so painful, I was laid up for 3 days. After this I decided that this obviously isn't the solution for me, so I went back to see her and she tried to do a internal examination however she couldn't because the pain she was causing was unbearable and I couldn't take it. So after this she sent me for a pelvic ultrasound (the one with the cold jelly on your belly) as I told her my concerns on endo, she told me that if I had endo it would be seen on the scan, however everything else I have read states that the only way endo is confirmed is through a laparoscopy. The scan came back clear however they raised the issue of my bowel, I have had IBS since 17 (I'm 28 now). The scan showed I was very gassy and it was very active so she wanted to test me for gluten intolerance, So I had the blood test at the beginning of the week and am awaiting results.
I don't think I'm intolerant to gluten but is this a normal thing to rule out?
I believe it is my womb that is the problem and aggravating my bowel however the dr is exploring the other option of it's my bowel affecting me womb/periods.
Are GP's so reluctant to send you for laparoscopy? They just don't seem to understand that periods shouldn't interfere with day to day life, I am now in so much pain I manipulate my pill for a bleed to come at the weekend so I don't miss any work, however sometimes that doesn't always work out and I've had to miss a few days from work.
I have read through other posts and am experiencing the same symptoms, I can't even walk in the first 2 days of my period, I feel like a sharp pain down there and going to the toilet is no fun at all. I'm in so much pain I don't know if I'm going to throw up or pass out at times or both even.
Any advice would be good.