I have been looking through these posts for weeks now and my story is like so many others. Started my period at 11, I instantly knew this couldn't be right. The pain would put me in cold sweats and I felt like my intestines were twisting and knotted, I would turn white! I was told by my mom I was being overly dramatic and that's what my period or gas cramps felt like. So I sucked it up for years and at 16 during a visit to my ob (can't remember much from that appointment) I was told I had a cyst and it would go away by itself, absolutely nothing to worry about. Fast forward to 18 yrs old, I'm having episodes of extreme pelvic pain. I mean curl up in a ball because it feels like someone is stabbing me all over my lower abdomen and vagina with a hot pocket knife. My mom takes me to my primary care doctor, he says appendicitis and sends me to the ER. The ER runs test, I think an MRI and x-rays, then they tell me they can't find anything. Diagnosis- cervicitis. In front of my mother they tell me it could be an STD. 😲 she took me to the ob a couple days later and they said I didn't have an std. I was feeling better by then so I went on with my life. I went back 1 last time a month later to my primary care, bad pelvic pain again. Diagnosis -spastic colon, he perscibes mild stomach tranquilizer. My mom never took me seriously again. Next I'm 23, still getting chronic pelvic pain but I don't bother going to the Dr. bc it's my cervicitis or period cramps I'm smoking pot to deal. Suddenly I'm stretching BAM! Excruciating lower back pain, I literally thought I fractured my lower spine, I find out later from a chiropractor my boss sends me to it's sciatica. Chiro says I have a curved spine, not scoliosis, and that was most likely the cause. I give him $40a week for a month then give it up. Still getting sparatic pain. I get pregnant at 26, hadn't been using any contraceptive for the past 4 yrs with my Fiancé and assumed he was infertile. Felt amazing during pregnancy, one month after I quit breast feeding all symptoms came back, I had a 3 months period that was black like tar, broke out in cystic acne, gained weight and my slight facial hair was way worse. My boss said something to me about my face so I go to a Derm and he says PCOS and perscibes a testosterone (androgen) blocker, I've seen results in the 3 wks I've been on it. I had an appointment today with a new primary care and she doesn't think I have endo or PCOS. And she wants poop samples. I've had terrible, irregular periods, pain during sex, urination, and bowel movements plus the back and pelvic pain. 10 years I've dealt with this, it's made me depressed, antisocial, I have anxiety, insomnia now, and my fiance just told me he is no longer willing to put up with my medical problems and wants his life back. I dread the next flare up. What do I do?????