Since I was 17/18 I'm now in a weeks time 24 I have suffered severe period cramps, dizziness, severe fatigue and mood swings, hot sweats etc you name it. The Dr's put me on the contraceptive pill to supposedly help them, I'm just convinced they've made them a lot worse over the years.
In the past 2/3 years it's gotten worse and I am now physically sick the day before and then every day of my period (that lasts a good 10 days!) and bed bound. I'm also always rushing to the toilet and the gas is another thing (so embarrassing!) I feel also the only way to describe it is when you're having sleepy gas for an op at hospital to be put to sleep. But your body is still in severe pain. I just can't physically and mentally do anything. It's even worse when I take tranexamic acid and codydramol as prescribed by my Dr's to just 'get on with it'. They do nothing for me at all and in fact just make me throw up even more.
I've been fired from a job because they just didn't understand and I felt it silly of me at first to tell them the real reason for my absence. Even when I did they were nasty about it. I then managed to get myself an office job and luckily the first 8 months I had my periods on weekends so by the time I went back to work I was okay. Then they started becoming really irregular to the point I was convinced I was pregnant (I wasn't) I got called in to the office numerous times and told that luckily I was having to be made redundant any way as the company was closing or I would have been more than likely to be sacked, again, because it wasn't a good enough explaination.
I've now been out of work for 10 months and whilst I've been looking forward to getting back to work again now that an opportunity has come up that is going to be a very demanding job I just can't help but feel like the same things are going to happen again. I have noticed I snap out at people that don't understand without wanting to, one minute I can be crying non stop literally unable to stop myself feeling the most depressed I've ever been, the next wanting to hide myself away and my anxiety goes something crazy! I feel like it makes me have two personalities every month and I'm so done with it
I've just come out of a 10hr sleep as the only thing I can do to help myself is sleep. I've been told I've got a job interview Friday morning for another office job and what once I would've been overjoyed at I am actually considering not going as feel it's pointless and I'm so down I'm in this much pain and its holding my life back. I'm trying to do all the best I can to try and work for myself as I can't see another way around it but with bills to pay and my redundancy money now very low it's a struggle!
None of my family or friends understand at all and say it's just 'hormones'. I feel like it's going to take me forever to find a doctor or specialist who will take me seriously and investigate further.
If anyone's got any tips or advice etc I would be so grateful and would love to hear your stories.