Hi, I'm new to this site and found it like many others looking for answers to the symptoms I'm experiencing. At nearly 47 years old it appears I'm quite old to be suffering the symptoms associated with 'endo'. I had an endometrial ablation almost 2 years ago due to suffering from very heavy periods and apparently I have a couple of fibroids too. Recently the pain I suffer just before and during the first 24hours of my period have become so excruciating I can barely breathe. Always under my ribs and into the left side of my back, along with what I'd describe as the usual period pain in my lower abdomen and back. The sensation is like really severe indigestion coupled with burning but yesterday I got a pain so severe between my ribs I actually couldn't breathe and any movement was crippling. I assumed I'd pulled a muscle in my back but having searched on the internet I found this kind of pain going up into the ribs during menstruation is quite common and can be linked to menstruation and endometriosis.
I will be going to see my GP but want to go armed with as much info as possible as it seems there is little understanding of it here in the UK?
I'd like to know if the pain I'm experiencing is what I suspect and is there any successful treatment out there for it? Or have I just read too much on the net and jumped to the wrong conclusion.
Any advice would be welcomed.