I am awaiting an official diagnosis as I haven't had any internal tests... but every month I am off work for at least a day unless my period falls on a weekend day.
I cant stand up straight, walk or keep food down. The fatigue is as bad as the pain and I am in bed for most of the days whilst on my period. The weeks either side of it I have constant pain but usually managed with just walking or paracetamol. I took up running last year, but have had to stop as this sets off my period pain even when I am not on. It is now affecting my sex life as I get a lot of pain after climaxing. When I come on I am on codiene, paracetamol, tranexamic acid and mefenamic acid. The pain starts just below my knees and goes up my back to between my shoulder blades, usually feels like I have been sat on a red hot poker. I don't know what to do. I went on the pill but it sent me a bit nuts, I dont want any long term contraceptive as I hope to start a family next year.
I started my dream job a year ago and have just had my appraisal, my probation has been extended by 3 months due to my sickness. I have been told I am not a team player and that my continuous absences are affecting the team - this is true, due to the nature of my job.
I have no idea what to do. Seeing my GP on friday and have a gynae appointment in 6 weeks time.
I have just cut out dairy as an experiment, does anyone have any advice? I am getting desperate, I don't want to lose my job.
Please, if anyone can advise anything I would really appreciate it.