I'm in Japan so this forum might prove useful. I was diagnosed with endo in November and have kept the knowledge of having it to myself pretty much. My male friends are hopeless about anything periods. I feel a bit stigmatized. Just told a girlfriend.
To get the contraception pill here you have to go to the gyno every month to get just one packet. It's ¥3000 with the 2/3 off national insurance discount. To put it in perspective, a coffee is ¥500, a bevvy is ¥500-1000 or it's around the same as dinner out in a Japanese pub for the night.
Mainly I'm wondering about tiredness. I used to be up with the larks every day but getting up these days is effort. I can get really tired. Taking the pill has been effective. Why does it cause lower energy?
Also culturally it's considered rude to question the doctor too much. He knows what you need to know so trust the wisdom of what you're told and don't ask for any more than that. We can communicate well though. He's fairly Westernised. Presumably it's only a mild case. Would he be able to tell through the camera or whatever it was? I haven't had much pain just a weird sensation and out of the ordinary periods.
Are there good foods to try?