I have just made my account because since my early teenage years I have suspected I have endometriosis, but every time I see a dr they tell me I just have "bad periods", are very patronising and act as though I am being a baby and just have no pain tolerance.
I have been on the microgynon30 pill for four years now to help and this is how bad my periods still are:
Periods very heavy and last 6-9 days
Extremely debilitating period pelvic pain like knives stabbing into me, often come in spasms so bad I have to hold my breath and curl up into a ball until it stops
Loads of clots and the blood is often dark brown or black even in the middle of my cycle (I know brown is normal at start or end but all the way through doesn't seem right)
I also have pain when trying to have sex
I also get severe migraines with nausea during my period that mean I can't function and have to stay in bed
When not on my period I have gastrointestinal problems including constipation, pain when going, sometimes blood and acid reflux and stomach pain and bloating almost every time I eat.
I feel really neglected by doctors and am at a loss as to how I can get them to take me seriously? I have told them all of these symptoms and they seem to think they are all unrelated, and have given me acid reflux tablets for my digestive problems, told me to take the pill back to back for three months at a time, and no help on my migraines or sexual pain at all.
Just looking for some support and advice because I'm feeling pretty alone