I was diagnosed several weeks ago, after a laparoscopy. I was expecting to have endo - my grandma, mum and sister all have it - so that wasn't a surprise. Symptoms wise, I'm relatively "lucky" - I don't have the incredibly painful periods and infertility that my family members struggle with. My main symptom is pain during sex.
I haven't had sex without pain in nearly two years. I've been with my boyfriend for three years, and he's always been really supportive and caring. He says it doesn't matter, but it does to me. I can't come to terms with being 22 years old and possibly never having a normal sex life again.
Mainly, I just feel so alone. My boyfriend says he understands, but I don't think he fully can when he could have sex with someone tomorrow and it would be perfectly fine (he wouldn't of course, but that's not the point.) I keep pushing him away, and picking fights with him. I can't seem to stop crying, and I don't have any friends with the condition, and I feel like my friends don't really understand. They keep saying sex is more than penetrative sex, which is easy to say when you can have any sort of sex you like.
Has anyone got any advice, or things that might help? Mainly I just want to know that I'm not as alone as I feel.