Sometimes it feels like finding a doctor who will try to get to the root of the issue and how to help you is impossible. I have been dealing with horrendous periods my entire life, and they have gotten much worse. I lost my job a year ago because I missed too much work due to the constant pain and bleeding. I've been seeing a specialist (after months and months of waiting) and we have been playing guinea pig with me. I've been on the depo shot since late December, and I haven't found any sense of peace. She said she wants to do a MRI and a laparoscopy but any time I go in for a check up she said she hasn't sent the paper work in. Does it usually take this long for a doctor to take you serious? Feeling really upset and defeated. She said she it is very possible it's endometriosis or pcod. I don't know get why they aren't doing anything, pain management anything.