Hello. i decided to come here as you all seem so helpful and i wanted to get an opinion.
I started my periods when i was 10 (im 24 now) and have always been extremely heavy/painful. i went on the pill when i was 15 to calm these down. i have also taken and do take mefenamic acid as well as the usual pain killers. my doctors have always fobbed me off that this is normal however none of my friends at all suffer as badly as i do from my periods ( i do understand people have varying degrees of periods but i think you know when something is not right). so this year i finally decided to try and get it sorted as i feel like it is effecting my life. my periods last about 7 days with them being extremely heavy. i cant use a tampon and had to do this on holiday in 2014 but just kept bleeding through so i gave up on that idea! i get really bad hip pain and feel like it is traveling down my legs.
the pill does make it better as i had a break for 2 months not long ago and the period i had was excruciating - i couldn't move and felt like i didnt want anyone to touch me it was just that uncomfortable. sex is uncomfortable whereas it never used to be this has probably only happened in the past year. i get bad lower back pain and also get diarrhea quite a lot.
i had an ultrasound in December and she said she could not see a cyst but she would not be able to see the tissue if i had endometriosis from an ultrasound. i have now been referred to a gynecologist but the waiting time is long as they may want to do a laproscopy.
i just wanted to ask if these symptoms seem like i could have this? to be honest i really want an answer for everything so i know what is going on. i worry that when i come off the pill to try for a baby my periods will be awful/will have trouble getting pregnant. nobody i know has this condition so i dont really have anyone that fully understands. my doctor has recommended that i run my two pill packs together. but i find in the second month i get really bad period pain because it wants to come out so much. im currently on the 3rd period in 3 weeks.
it would be great if someone could help me out. i keep telling myself its not that bad and to get on with it as its nothing but i dread every month when my period comes. i feel exhausted and i am usually anemic.