Hi, I read an article about endometriosis and felt myself getting very teary as I related to the personal stories and symptoms a lot. Since my first year of having a period I've been having problems - excruciating pain and humiliatingly heavy periods. During my first year of uni my pain became so bad I started throwing up and then passed out. I woke to find my flatmates had called an ambulance. I was too embarrassed to say I was on my period and was told I'd wasted NHS money. I also became very depressed every month making it difficult to study or socialise. I've been on the pill for years and only taken a few months break a couple of times. After 2 years on the mini pill (a life saver) it stopped working for me so I decided to come off it to give my body a break. After a month I started experiencing IBS symptoms, then terrible migraines and OLD. I lasted 5 months before I was curled up on the floor covered in sweat unable to move because of the pain in my abdomen, back and thighs. Since being back in the pill I feel so much happier and full of energy. I'm considering the laparoscopy but not sure if it's worth it and would love some feedback or advice.