After a year of asking to be referred, i finally had my gynae appointment today.
I have just taken 4 1/2 days off as my period pain (which started 10 days before i actually came on) was so bad that tramadol wasn't touching it and I was unable to walk or stand... they did an abdo and internal exam which was very painful. I'd already had bloods and swabs taken. They have referred me for an internal scan, as id only had an abdo ultrasound.. and my next appointment is in JANUARY.
I am so gutted, they have given me another pill to try (usually sends me nuts and i bleed continuously). And have asked I go to my GP for more pain killers. I cried for about 2 hours after the appointment as it just seems like another blow, I will have had 6 - 7 periods between now and my next appointment and with no further help. The consultant said she is reluctant to send me for any surgery or investigations as I want to have children in the next couple of years, we have just had an offer on a house accepted and starting a family is in our thoughts. We aren't trying to conceive yet and aren't married yet either but are hoping to be trying next year maybe. I am so deflated, I feel like no one I speak to is taking my pain seriously. My colleagues are either supporting or just bitchy, my (female) manager is a bully and I know I will be pulled into the office over having a longer period of sickness this month. I have applied for a new job but I know my absences are going to go against me I don't know what to do.
My boyfriend has private cover through his work so might get the ball rolling on going private. I have never felt so lost with this illness as I do now. I know that work is going to be horrible and the pain is every day now instead of just when I am on.
I just needed to have a moan and am begging for reassurance, does it ever get any better?!