My heads in a bit of a spin after two trips to Hospital this week and having been poked and prodded throughout numerous tests to try to work out what's causing my pain.
I've had pain for the last 6 months or so, seemingly cyclical, always in the left side of my lower abdomen and it has been getting pregressively worse each month until this month when the stabbing comes it practically cripples me.
The pain was initially a feeling of fullness/pressure and I originally thought it might be bowel related as I have a food intolerance that is fairly tricky to avoid, although the pain is different. However I then started to get short, sharp stabbing/pulling pains with it sporadically, like something was attacking me deep inside. Bowels and everything were working fine so just put it down to some weird pain cause by my copper coil (it causes a lot of pain any way) Last month the pain got so bad one morning when driving to work I had to pull the car over until it passed, by the time I could get a doctors appointment my Period had come and the pain subsided.
This month however the pain is off the charts. It's been 9days today and the pain has been getting stronger. I'm on morphine and that's not even touching it. They've checked for contorsion of ovary, cysts, infection etc and all negative. They're now thinking Endometriosis but say not sure as my pain hasnt seemed to increase the first few days of my Period. we'll today is day two of my Period and it's been the worst yet, I've spent most of the day in bed on morphine and can't get comfortable or sleep because it's so bad.
Also the last few days I've started to get additional pain up towards my left ribs, not stabbing, more like a tightening. Then also a prickling/fizzing feeling across the middle of my lower abdomen.
My periods have been really heavy for a while now but again I put this down to the coil. I've also been exhausted for months now but had put it down to work stress.
Now I look back I can see that everything my be connected to this and the more I read about endo the more I'm beginning to think it could be.
Does anyone have any tips on dealing with doctors? So far mine are making me feel like I should just go home, take the painkillers and shut up. I've already started keeping a diary since I was admitted to Hospital but any other suggestions welcome.
Sorry for jabbering... foggy head.