Hey guys, I'm new here. Signed to hopefully gain some new insight.
I'm 26, I was diagnosed at 18 in 2008 with endometriosis. At the time I think I was too young to understand the full gist of what was going on. My doctor and gynaecologist weren't the best at explain what on earth this illness was.
I had a lapraoscopy in March 2008 and was told I may need follow up in years to come. My symptoms faded thankfully and I am currently on the pill to control my periods. I've often had to change my pill as different hormones would have so many side effects on me. Until the surgery I was completely debilitated when on my period, sick vomiting, in agony and I was so moody! In the years after it was so much better. The pill aside from side effects has saved my life! I've recently been diagnosed with gastiritis and IBS. I've also been really depressed recently, I go through period of depression but nothing as deep as this, I'm anxious all the time and everything feels so overwhelming. My periods in the last few months are more painful and heavy than they've been in years. Could it be the endometriosis is causing all these stomach problems, anxiety and depression? I really don't know as again I was young and didn't have much explained to me other than what I looked up myself on forums such as this.
I do apologise if this sounds very all over the place I'm trying to cut a long story into short basic details. Any info or advice would be great.