Hi, ever since I started my period when I was 14 I've always had really severe pains, I went on the pill which didn't manage much for the first 7 years. I spent every month in the doctors explaining how much pain I was in and felt I was ignored. It was getting to the point where I had to plan my periods to start on my days off using the pill so I didn't have to get out of bed, or risk having to phone in sick because I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I moved house and went to a new doctor who referred me to a specialist straight away. I went for scans on my ovaries and all clear, but was told I had the symptoms of endomitriosis, they would not put me on a waiting list for a larascopy as this was a 2 year wait and because I was 22 and very young. I changed my pill and this managed my pain better and stopped my periods after 6months of constant spotting. But then randomly, i woke up at 3am and ended up in a&e because I passed out in pain. This has happened 5 times since the first (in nearly 2 years) but hasn't resulted in a&e as unfortunately it's become a "normal" thing. I went back to my specialist who recommended me getting the mirena coil. I was open to the idea but when I tried to get this fitted, it got to the point where they apply lubricant to the womb to insert the coil and I almost passed out from the pain so decided not to go ahead!
I was referred again to the hospital where a Dr advised me to try the coil again with a local anesthetic. Which put me off, as to me, my body had already told me no!
I was asked to give this a go before being referred to get a larascopy, but it freaked me out and annoyed me. I've been trying to get help for 10 years (I'm 24 now) and feel like they're trying to deffer my problem another 5 years by fitting the coil!
I was open with my partner and made it clear that I didn't want the coil, because that means waiting 5 more years for the possibility of children and to find out wether that is even possible.
Instead i freaked out and came off the pill in May to see how my body is without added hormones. I have noticed my periods have become more irregular but much lighter and less painful. Has this happened to anyone else?