Reasonably new to all this but here's my story. (Sorry its long!) Also I feel like a fraud because I live in Australia but posting on a UK sight haha!
So it started when I was 14 with a full year of bleeding with hardly any breaks. It was reasonably heavy but I don't remember having pain. I didn't tell anyone and I'm not actually sure why. Then when I was 15 I started to get my period which I think in the span of one year I had probably 4-6 periods (If memory serves). Each time I would get my period I wouldn't be able to move out of bed or from fetal position because of the pain. I also had diarrhea and nausea around this time. So I was either on the toilet or in bed for the first few days of my cycle starting. Sorry TMI.
Then when I was 16 I went on the pill where everything was normal and I was able to skip a few periods if needed. However, period pain was still bad for the first 2 days and I still had trouble moving when the cramps were bad and tummy ache with toilet visits still persisted, however pain killers would help.
When I became sexually active at 17 it did hurt sometimes but it was still enjoyable.
This takes me back to a year ago now when I was 20 and started to get spotting between periods even though I was on the pill. Dr put me on a stronger dose and dismissed me and other pains. Now im seeing new dr who sent me to gyno where he has booked me for a lap with suspected endometriosis.
I'm however doubting myself. My nan and cousin had endometriosis and fibroids, but am I just imagining my symptoms? I also have a very extroverted uterus which COULD be caused by endometriosis.
Is it possible they will find endo? I don't want to go for a lap and them not find anything. I'm seriously doubting myself.