I don't live in the UK, I'm from the Caribbean, but for about two years now I have been dealing with horrible period pains. So it turns out I have Fibroids but the pain after reading up on Endo seems to be more symptomatic of it, as many other Endo symptoms I have. I actually use to experience this discomfort from my teenage years but after having two kids and being 38 it has tremendously gotten worse. My Dr mentioned possibly Endo but we did nothing for a difinitive diagnosis. The pain starts in on side of my but and near my vagina on one side only. The pain would have me in tears. I was put on Depo for the fibroid and it seemed to help those symptoms only the Depo put alot of weight on and I spot for weeks so I was put on Noristerat. That agreed with me more but I feel the symptoms more than I did with the Depo. I am reading a book about healing Endo naturally and found that cutting out gluten and eating more fruits and vegetables organic has helped since my last break through bleeding symptoms were not as horrible. I took an Aleve and it helped with pain for a few days. I have an appointment to see an OBGYN in the US next month but I am apprehensive about the solutions Medical Drs give. I hate the idea of surgery, reading your post helps me because I'm like other women understand, it's not on my head. Pray for me on this journey of healing as I pray for you.