Hi. I am 27 and have had pain in my lower back for quite a few months. It is getting worse and each month leading up to my period it is unbearable. I can barely bend or get out of bed. I get heavy aches in my thighs and in my pelvis. I also feel very tender in my lower abdomen. My stomach also swells a few days before my period and I could quite easily pass for four months pregnant. I am seeing a private doctor next week who specialises in endo to get his opinion. I was writing to this forum to get others opinion and see if they have similar symptoms. I'm 27 and this pain is horrific and I can't seem to go a day without painkillers which seem to only numb the pain slightly. Grateful for anyone to write back to me.