I'm 33 and potentially have endometriosis.
I've been on the pill since age 18 to control heavy periods - have had tests in past but nothing could be found. Few years ago I was put on cerelle and periods pretty much stopped until October last year. I've been bleeding almost constantly since though not particularly heavy. About 10 days ago I started to get severe cramping and bleeding worsened. Over last weekend it worsened to the point I was leaking through 2 maxi pads every 30-60 minutes and passing clots size of golf balls. I saw out of hours GP who prescribed tranexamic acid which has helped and I stopped bleeding on Monday night.
Went back to normal GP on Tuesday who referred me for blood tests to check for anaemia as I'm weak and light headed and to check thyroid levels (already take thyroxine). Also referred for ultrasound which thanks to private insurance I had on Friday where they said I have a small cyst on left ovary and potential endo or polyps. Now need to be referred to gynae.
I've started bleeding again, though not as bad as last weekend, and I have constant pain in back, lower stomach and legs, also extremely swollen abdomen and still weak and light headed.
Has anyone else found the symptoms to come on this quickly? Before last weekend I was feeling great - since new year I'd been doing new exercise routine and healthy eaten and had lost good amount of weight so now I'm just confused and totally miserable how I suddenly feel like this. Took a few days off work last week and worked from home the rest of the week but that isn't sustainable
Any advice very welcome.