Hi all, I'm just looking for a bit of advise from anyone that may have had difficulty gaining a diagnosis of endo (I think there may be a few from what I've read!) - sorry in advance for the long post!
I have been back and forth to doc and gynaecologist for years and still not really any further forward. My mum has endo and everyone I have spoken to about my symptoms have said they think I do too, but I haven't gained a diagnosis at all.
I've always had painful periods, but they just got worse over the years. I was put on the pill when I was 15 but that just didn't agree with me so was put on mefanamic acid (ponstan) to help with the pain but ot didn't do a lot. When I was 19 I think had the mirena coil inserted and when things got worse I was was sent for a laparoscopy but this was inconclusive. I've since been put in cerezette pill (still have coil in). Any scans I've had haven't shown up anything and now I'm almost 25 I'm still no further forward.
I am constantly tired, my sleeping isn't great (wake up most nights at least once and can't always get back to sleep straight away), any time I do exercise I get severe abdominal pain. Any abdominal pain goes through to my back and sometimes down my groin / thighs.
Getting really frustrated and just looking for any advice?