Hi all, I'm new to this site...
I've recently had a laparoscopy and some treatment for what was described as 'mild' endo. Well, it may be mild but my god the pain is not!
I've been suffering with painful periods for years, but over the past 2 years it's become unbearable and accompanied with gastro/ stomach issues. Every month I am literally doubled over in pain for a good 48hrs, literally feel I could rip my insides out! After a trip to emergency GP, I was finally referred to a gynaecologist. He did a scan, said I had a cyst but didn't think there was Endo. He suggested I have a baby and see if that helped!!! I put my foot down and eventually I was given a laparoscopy.
I had some Endo treated but I don't really feel any better.
Im 33 and literally been on the pill since I was about 13, I came off 2 years ago. I don't want to go back on as my partner and I are considering children.
Anyway, my point is - no pain killers seem to help and I'm out of action every month for 48hrs.
I work as a police officer in a very male dominated environment and I'm struggling to explain how I feel and the effect my condition/ period is having on me. I've had a lot of time off and I'm really struggling.
Anyone had a similar problem? Any suggestions how best to tackle it?