I have suffered with extremely painful periods since I started having them at 11, they've gotten progressively worse over the years. I've also been diagnosed with B12 deficiency and have injections every 2 months for it.
My experience with my GP was horrendous, he made me feel like I was making my symptoms up and basically said there's nothing wrong with me as the ultrasound he sent me for came back clear and if I had endo, with the pain I'd been saying I had, something would have shown up. After doing my own research I found that you can only be diagnosed with endo by having a laparoscopy 🙄
Luckily I was able to see another GP and she was able to refer me to see a gynaecologist after collapsing at work due to the amount of pain I was in. I think it's quite sad that people have to collapse before they believe that there is a genuine problem!!
I think I waited 2/3 months until I had an appointment. My consultant was so helpful and listened to everything I had to say and was quite shocked it's taken so long for me to be at this point, I explained there were days I had driven to work so out of it on co codomol that I didn't even know how I'd got there. It got so dangerous I just had to let work take money from me for not being able to come in! (They weren't very supportive)
I've been told I'll have to have a laparoscopy to diagnose and treat suspected endo. I'm so nervous as I've never had any hospital treatment but at the same time so happy that I may finally have an answer to 12 years of pain, fatigue and an array of emotions due to various pills and emotional downs as going on with everyday life with such severe pain was just not able to happen.
Is there anything I can do to help me heal and do you think it's wise to have a Mirena Coil fitted if I'm diagnosed ?
I'm 23 with no children and have heard some horror stories about it 🙈
Thank you 😘