Hi,my name is Jessie. I'm 33 years old. My husband and I have been together for 16 years. We have been blessed with 4 beautiful children. I've been living with endo for at least 18 years. Of course I didn't know this until I was about 23 years old . That was the first time I had ever heard of it. Previously through my teen years I had been back and forth to drs and hospitals and was always told it was a " bad period ". I was put on birth control at 15. I stopped taking it at 17. I guess because I was just tired of it (and being a rebellious teen😕) I guess it must of helped with the symptoms (again didn't know anything about endo) well fast forward... the years of double periods a month, excruciating pain, depression, headaches,back aches,leg pain, chest pain,ibs,constantly having to go to the bathroom the list goes on,i finally decided to have the surgery. It has not helped me in the least bit. If anything I think it came back and worse. I had stage 3..so I have no idea what could be happening now.