So today I had to ring up work because of my period because I just couldn't move. I crawled upstairs when I needed to vomit. I've had severe pain and vomiting since I was 12 and my GPs gone from "it's because they've only just started" to "you'll be unsettled as you reach the end of puberty" and "it's your age". I'm 21 next month. I got sent for an ultra sound for polysistic ovaries (external) about a year ago. They never told me my results.... Oh, and although neither of the GP's have bothered to even touch my belly, nevermind any examinations I got told I probably have a small cervix and so the uterus struggles to come out so the cramps are worse and it will be fine once I have kids. (Bit rude, might not even want kids) I've been put on several types of the pill and my body did not react well. The gp doesn't really listen, gives me mefanamic acid, tells me I'm stressed and that I'll just have to "put up with it". So I always think I'm just being a whimp and push my way through the day but my mum admitted to me that she thought hers were bad but then she sees me and is shocked and thinks I should ask to be referred to see a consultant privately.
I've spoken to pharmacists which is how I found out about endo.
The other symptom I've read about is pain during sex but I don't know if I have this because I'm not sexually active and won't be any time soon.
So my question to you ladies is do you think going private? I wanted to ask this community I'm worried I'll spend all that money for my GP to be right -_- I know you're not doctors but many of you have had endo for years and wondered what you thought.