Hi I am new to the forum. I have suffered from painful periods all my life. I am 48 now! I had some relief whilst I was on the pill. However I had to stop taking it due to medical reasons! For the past 10 years or so I have been experiencing severe pain on the first or second day of my period this is especially the case if my period happens to be late! I start to burn up and break out into a sweat. I am stuck on the toilet with sickness and diarrhoea whilst almost passing out. Even though I feel that I need to go to hospital with the pain I would be to Ill to get there! This severe pain only usually lasts a couple of hours before reverting back to more manageable pain. I have been to the doctor on two occasions now only to be sent for an ultrasound which is showing that everything is fine! Does this sound as though it could be endometriosis? Has anyone else experienced this and what was the outcome? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read.