On Monday I was floored by searing pain. It was like someone was scrapping out my insides with blades whilst sticking a hot poker in an unmentionable place. I don't get this pain very often, but it's the reason I've been in a&e twice and why I first went to the doctor a year and a half ago.
In light of my very recent endo diagnosis, I think I can at least say I know what causes that pain. But it seems to me that whenever I try and explain what happened on Monday to my female family members, they automatically presume it's period cramp. And it's not (unless period cramp had suddenly changed to feeling like Satan is dancing on your ovaries).
They don't even seem to be willing to accept that it's a different pain altogether. I feel like they think that endo is just a name for bad cramps and heavy periods.
I'm at my wits end. I'm fed up explaining. I'm fed up playing it down. I've had enough of arguing.