I am so glad I have found this page where I can connect with ladies who are suffering the same thing. My names Rose and Im 24. 7 years ago I got my first bouts of "IBS" I always had super heavy periods from the age of 12 when I got my period. I got diagnosed with IBS at 17 when my stomach would swell up to a horrendous size. I would find it would get worse around my period. Eventually things have gotten worse over time, I sometimes suffer with Dyspareunia and when it started to happen i thought it was normal and put it down to other reasons. Had a coil fitted 2 years ago but I had blood clotting, painful mini periods or bleeding, carried on having Dyspareunia (painful sex). Once I had the coil taken out after a year due to still having pain and wanting to regulate my body back to normal, things just got progressively worse. At first I thought it was just from the coil being removed but the pain has been excruciating, Im an athlete and coaching is my job but unfortunately, I was unable to work, the bleeding was so heavy and so painful I would be bed bound. I first started to get extremely low blood pressure, dizziness and it eventually led to me almost passing out, I would then be bed bound for 2-3 days. I saw a gynecologist in September 2016 and he diagnosed me with Endometriosis but just gave me the contraceptive pill to subside the pain. In fact it got worse, I was unable to work properly the pain was so severe. I returned home from the middle east 3 months ago in the hope to get booked in for a Laparoscopy appointment, I've been pestering my consultant but i'm not getting things really done and appointments are 12-16 weeks apart at times. I've been struggling really badly, since the end of January I have had 3 periods and pain and dull aching in between, my periods are so heavy I can barely leave the house and the pre-period faze is horrendous as I feel low energy, dizzy, light headed, faint and just exhausted and once im on its a combination of all. I've been getting issues with my bowls not just the obvious 6 month pregnant look but rectal bleeding and lose bowls, I did have a flexible sigmoidoscopy but luckily it came up clear but I am so worried the endometriosis is on my bowls and my diaphram as i get pain at the base of my chest (top of the stomach) now almost everyday when i'm due or on my period. I just want to know how you ladies cope with it, I'm young but I will be honest when it gets so bad I have had suicidal thoughts. It gets so bad at night that i think the worst. I've called begin for help to my consultant but they just tell me i have to follow procedure and that appointment is now not until June. I would love to hear from someone on how I can get through this and if they know a doctor in the UK I can possibly pay to give me a full diagnosis and a solution.