Glad I've finally found somewhere to talk about endo and pain with women that are going through it to!
Background: Lower right abdominal pain 6/7 years, mittelshmerz diagnosis 2011, mini pill cerelle from 2013 to stop periods (stopped November 2017 as no longer controlling pain and started irregular bleeding), Laparoscopy June 2016 found endo, pain still persistent and taking Codeine fir pain control.
I've been having trouble getting taken seriously by GP's especially since my laparoscopy in June 2016, Gynae said he had removed the endo in surgery so there's nothing more they could do. GP wants to refer me to Gastro Specialist but won't do anything until I have had blood tests and been to a sexual health clinic.
I work a full time job 8-6 Monday to Friday and don't have the time to get the blood tests even though they were taken earlier this year by a different GP confirming that there are no abnormalities in any gastro areas. I felt insulted being asked to go to the sexual health clinic when I used to go for regular check ups as a uni student and only haven't been in the last year and a half as I am in a long term relationship and the pain started years before I was even sexually active!
I'm just frustrated and angry as I feel like the GP isn't taking me seriously and just halting any opportunity to get proper help. Has anyone else had a similar experience or have any advice?
I know I probably just need to suck it up and go along with the GP but just fed up with it now!