Hi there, just after some advice and understanding really, as I can't go on anymore as if i'm just 'unlucky' with my periods and the build up to it.
For the past 2 years my periods have become irregular, heavier, and more painful. These are the symptoms that I have during every period, and they get noticeably worse every single cycle
Pain and throbbing when I ovulate? It's as if I can feel my eggs moving almost, and I get waves of pain and aches.
Periods seem to be coming 4 or 5 days early every month? Which means that I don't know even the week when I'll be due on anymore
Awful pre-period cramps the day before period starts, plus a strange hormonal smell the day before, Im very aware of it, this has been for about the last 4 months.
From day 2 of my period, the most awful gastro type pains in my lower abdomen, that seem to send an agonising shooting pain to my anus? (sorry), which comes in waves that last maybe 5 minutes at a time. This also comes when I feel the need to pass wind or go to the toilet. The pain is sometimes so severe it makes me sweat, and cry and feel like I might pass out.
The other type of pain is a nasty throbbing pain in what feels like my lower pelvis, on the right side, and in my womb (feels like its from the womb as its almost like a contraction pain during labour).
Sometimes, even the largest tampon I leak through after an hour during day 2 and 3. I leak quite often, now every period for the last few months I dread, I want to stay home during my periods and hibernate from the world, because of the worry of leaking and bouts of pain.
The pain which I get sometimes when inserting and pulling out tampons makes me feel sick, and also sometimes sends my womb into spasm type feeling?
I get extremely fatigued, yet restless from ovulation onwards.
I'm certain that I'm leaving out other symptoms, but these are by far the worst.
I've visited the GP about this over the last year about 3 times. One time was told this is just what women can go through at my age (32) , once referred for ultra sound, where they found my copper coil was perforating my womb, and put it down to that (well I now have a new copper coil thats been checked twice and is sitting fine, so how can it have been that).
I have a GP appointment booked in for 27th sep, and this time, I won't be leaving there without a referal to gyno.
Last night I ended up at urgent care from the womb pain intensity, which is why I know it now needs to get serious in someone listening to me that this CANNOT be 'just woman problems'
Please, if anyone can relate to the above symptoms let me know, so that I don't feel like im going mad. So far all my symptoms fit in with endometriosis, right?
Thanks and sorry for the long essay,
A very worried, miserable mum of 2