Hi everyone, this is my first time ever reaching out on a forum like this but I could really do with some insight. I was diagnosed with endometriosis 8 years ago, I had a lap and they 'lazered it out', so to speak! They warned me it would return, told me how the pill can help. The problem is the pill makes me really hormonal and I really didn't feel in control so stupidly perhaps, I stopped. For the past 2/3 years I have felt my periods become more painful, intimacy is a no-go and the bloating has returned. I am sure it's back.
This time around, I have not had a significant amount of bleeding but I am so exhausted. I don't remember this tiredness last time, perhaps because I had a different lifestyle (I was a student so had a lot less on my plate.)
I suppose my question is, is this a normal experience in endometriosis and how do people manage it day to day? It takes most of my energy just to go to work, I hate letting people down so I really push myself to get there. Problem is my weekends and evenings suffer. Do you all prioritise your work over your health needs too?