I am looking for anything you can provide really, support, advice, help!
I'm coming to a point where I feel like I've hit a brick wall and having a break down.
My story begins with heavy periods, excruciating pains and abnormal discharge. Lets say this started around 4 years ago...
I plucked up the courage 2 years ago to go to my Doctors to discuss my symptoms. I would have a period every month which would be painful and heavy, causing the embarrassing leaks and the expensive toiletries. When I wasn't on my period I would have brown discharge, sometimes thick and sometimes runny - This is my main problem.
I feel like I don't have a break, I will either have a lot of discharge which requires a pad or a tampon when it's excessive, a period or break through bleeding.
Within the last year I have been given at least 7 different contraceptive pills to try which in some cases have made the discharge/bleeding worse. I have put on weight and I'm recovering from depression. I have suffered with anxiety all my life and this just adds to the stress.
I was given some acids tablets for the tummy pains - Christ - this made them 100 times worse and caused horrendous constipation. I have had many days off work due to all this and no one really understands, they just think 'she's off with period pain, she's a wuss' I can't describe how draining this all is physically, emotionally and mentally.
I've been referred to multiple Geni who just test for STDS - I COULD SCREAM AT THIS POINT. I don't have a sexual transmitted disease I tell them I've done all the tests and they don't listen... they just test away again making me feel humiliated, then they just fob me off it's nothing here's some more medication and live with it.
I went to the hospital for an internal examination by a Geni as I was referred for suspect cervical cancer.... luckily I was given the all clear but again his response was 'You will just have to live with this'.
I've had ultrasound scans, external and internal and cysts were located at one point and they concluded this was the cause of my pains. I had another scan after kicking up a fuss with the Geni last week and I've been told by the receptionist at my GP.. "Normal - No Action" and down went the phone.
I've never heard of Endometriosis before and I'm trying to get as much information as possible so I can put a case towards my GP. Are your symptoms similar to mine? Does anyone's story sound like mine?
Can anyone help me. I don't want to suffer in silence anymore.
I appreciate anyone who is reading my story. Thank you so much.