I've joined this evening in the hope I might find women who actually understand how I feel/what I'm going through, and from some of the posts I've read, I'm in the right place.
I'm 23 and I've been being treated for endometriosis for around the last 3 years, but it took around 4/5 years of painful episodes prior to that before they began treating me by artificially putting me in the menopause through injections every 4 weeks.
I feel like this is such a huge part of my life because it affects so many aspects of it, and my friends and family offer advice/support they best they can, but I don't think they understand the impact it has to me physically and mentally.
Not only for the fear of pain or another episode ending in hospital or operation etc, or even being in the menopause, but also my worries for the long term and the fact the medication I'm on should only be used for around 18months.
I feel silly saying it but I get stressed or upset when I think about it and I worry that people think I'm overreacting (especially doctors or medical professionals etc).
If anyone can offer me any advice on how they've dealt with their diagnosis or any tips on how to make being in the menopause (even though it's artificial, I still have all the usual associated symptoms like hot flushes and mood swings etc) bearable, it would be so appreciated.
Thank you x