Hi, I am 23 years old and have been trying to figure out what on earth my body is up to from the age of 15.
I have had painful and heavy periods from about the age of 15 (I started at 13). The pain has been so bad at times that I have blacked out and it has caused me to vomit. Not every period is this bad but more often than not I dread it.
I was put on the pill when I was 15 and this did help a little but I feel like just fobbing me off with the pill is not getting down to the real issue.
When I was 17 I was admitted to hospital with suspected appendicitis. I had ultra sounds which came back as normal.
I have been back to the doctors so many times now, I've had blood tests and scans. About 3 years ago I had a scan and they found a cyst. I was told if I had an attack of pain to go back to the doctors. I did have a terrible attack of pain and honestly thought something serious was happening. After about 20 minutes it calmed down to the usual agony and a night with a hot water bottle. When I had the follow up scan the cyst had gone?
I have been suffering with hip, lower back and leg pain from about the age of 16/17. I assumed it was down to having issues as a child but now after reading certain endometriosis pages I think it could be linked.
I also get a really dodgy belly when I am on my period. It's either I can't go or I have a loose tummy. I get terrible trapped wind like pain and have just put it down to the fact that my body doesn't like too many carby foods.
I do experience some pain during intercourse, it's a very sharp pain that I can almost feel in my back.
I don't have cramps the rest of the month but everyday my hips ache but I just have got used to this being my norm.