my journey started in 2013 when me and my husband had been trying for a baby for over a year. I got referred to the hospital quite quickly, and endometriosis and PCOS were mentioned quite early on -to be honest I was quite shocked as I had heard how long it can take to be diagnosed.
I had all of the usual scans and in one scan was told it definitely looked like I had PCOS, due to all of the "holes" she could see in my ovaries.
I then had a laparoscopy and dye test, once I came around from the operation I was told I didn't have PCOS and they found a tiny bit of endo but it didn't matter because it was not enough to effect me.
I then moved to a different area, and was referred to gynaecology again, I had the scans and was told "it looks like I have PCOS" but I have not had a diagnosis and he also said it doesn't matter how much endometriosis you have - If you have any that means you have endo.
So here I am being told different things, I am taking clomid which I have ovulated on. My main problems at the moment are my extremely painful periods, on the first day I am in agony, I am sick, I have diarrhoea (sorry TMI), I feel like i'm going to pass out, my hands tingle like pins and needles and the pain comes in unbearable waves. This happens for a few hours, which completely affects my life, I dread when I come on.
I also bloat ALOT! I spoke to the nurse at my last appointment and she basically pushed this to one side and said it was probably IBS.
Since ovulating I have also found that I bloat more and find sex painful when it goes deep, and have to be careful with positions! which is not what you want during ovulation!
I was given mefenamic acid but this does nothing for me, I feel at a loss and feel I am battling the health professionals to make them take me seriously.
I am not really asking any questions I just feel like I need a bit of support because I feel S**T xx