Hi everyone I recently joined here to share my story with people who understand what im going through. When I was 10 I was vomiting a lot and having horrible pains, so bad that I had a term off school. During this time I was going back and forth to hospital under going tests until nothing come back after the final colonoscopy, they diagnosed me with IBS. For the past five years I have believed that I was a sufferer of IBS and couldn't understand why going to a dietician wouldn't help, but eventually learnt to live with it. I got my period when I was 11 and the pain was horrible! my period was heavy, and was coming nearly every 2 weeks. During the years (thinking my period pain was normal and I just had ibs) my cycle became more and more painful to the point where I would faint or collapse from the pain. Codeine was the only form of relief. Around 14 months ago I gradually started getting pain when urinating and doctors did a urine test and told me there wasn't anything that showed up and didn't prescribe me any form of medication. After seeing many doctors (even a gastroenterologist for possible chrons disease) and being told that 'Its all in my head' and 'all periods are painful', even after waiting 5 hours in the emergency hospital room to just be sent back with a weak laxative. Fast track to today and I couldn't be in more pain, its only gotten worse. I have been spotting brown blood for a weak and a half (despite my period due in another 2 months, because I have been using birth control for the past 3 years due to the severity of my period) two codeine tablets every 4 hours (which only give an hours relief), and when I walk it feels like someone is literally tugging on my uterus and ovaries! I have camp in 3 weeks for 5 days and have no idea how I will do it I have been on the waiting list for the gynaecologist for 3 months now and still haven't heard anything, even after calling them twice. My mum has endo (her uterus attached to her bowel) and I know that the chance of a mother passing endo down to her daughter is very high, we have fully looked into my symptoms and they all link to endo. At this point my family and I know that I probably have endometriosis and its just a matter of it being confirmed in a laparoscopy. I am currently taking my birth control, one and one half of endep, and 2 codeine tablets every 4 hours and I still feel like death. This pain is so unbearable and my friends keep insisting 'its just a stomach upset'. I don't use tampons because of the pain and have never had a physical exam - because of this I am fearing to see the gynaecologist! but at the same time I just want them to hurry up and diagnose me so I can work on treating my symptoms. The camp I have to go on is in three and a half weeks and I keep telling myself to go so I can prove that I can still do things even with this horrible, horrible pain and separation anxiety (I gained separation anxiety after giving up on my social life due to the pain). But how am I supposed to go if I am doubled over in pain crying after a walk or meal? Is their any stronger over the counter pain relief suitable for 15 year olds? does ANYTHING put this pain at ease?!
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