Hi I am new to the group. I am 42 and have suffered most of my adult life with endometriosis, although I was only diagnosed at 32. I have had two lots of surgery, tried loads of pain killers and as I work as a PT and nutrition coach, I have a good diet with great supplements that help with the condition. I have had my symptoms under control for a while but recently it has become really bad again. I have recently had more scans and blood tests with no apparent additional problems. Has anyone else in their 40's experienced more intense pain and heavier periods, I'm wondering if it's my age. I know I'm not starting with the menopause as I have been tested but I'm thinking perhaps my body has changed again, with a new decade?? Also the Dr has suggested the coil but since I have no children I am worried this will be too painful to insert, has anyone else without children had any experience with this without having children? Any advice or success stories would be really appreciated as I'm feeling at the end of my tether at the moment.