Hi i am new to this community ~ it is the first timei have felt ive needed endorelated support for many years....i started s?uffering wit endo as soon as i started my periods at13 but was not diagnosed until my 20's. I had quite a torrid time in 1994 ~ 10 weeks off work with surgery ~ but i was a lucky endo sufferer... i fell preg very quickly and pregnancy did give me absolute relief from,symptoms. I was blessed to (despite several early miscarriages and the suspected loss of a twin) to have three successful pregnancies (including twins) and have 4 kids. So other than heavy bleeding, pain and bloating i have beenable to carry on a relatively normal life. Other than the intermittent flar ups ~ oftenat the most inconvenient times (during chairing a conference has tobe one of my personal highlights!)
So now i am 45 and current symptoms...pain during sex, bleeding often after (including for several days after), heavy periods, curently every 10 days or so, constant lower backache, frequently feeling 'full'in my vagina, neck ache, muscle ache, fatigue, headaches, tearfullness ( despite feeling pretty level otherwise). Have had a pelvic scanwhich confirms cysts on both ovaries and calcification on one.
So question is...is this the early onset of menopause as my GP thinks or endo having it's last hooray in my reproductive years? Anyone any thoughts?
Apologies for any typos ~ bloody tablet has a mind of its own. Thanks x