I'm new here. I'm 21 years old and have suffered with very very painful periods since I first started having them, pain relief doesn't alleviate the pain much and I often find myself unable to stand/carry out everyday tasks when I'm on my period. I'd class my periods on the heavier side but not overly excessive. I have pain when I'm ovulating but it usually subsides after a day or so post-ovulation. I also suffer with dyspareunia (painful intercourse). I'm at my wits end, I tried to have the coil but my doctor couldn't fit it unfortunately. Other birth control methods like the combined pill and the mini pill made me feel so poorly so I came off them. I've read loads of academic journals on endometriosis, sometimes I think I must have it and others it doesn't fit the symptoms I'm experiencing. Anyone with personal experience willing to offer me some advice? It would be greatly appreciated, this is really affecting my life not just during menstruation but other times too.
Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this!