Sorry if its a bit of a rant.
So im a 24 year old single mum to a 4 year old and I am in my last year of studying nursing, because of financial reasons me and my daughter live with my parents so I can afford to get a career. I have had "IBS" since I was 11 but had a lap surgery last month confirming it was endo all along.
During surgery I had the mirena coil fitted and I feel it has made me much worse. I am in pain every single day - some days it feels as bad as labour cramps - I feel sick every day, my boobs hurt terribly most days and my mood has been horrendous! I have always prided myself on being very calm and level headed but since the surgery I am angry at everything and anyone - this is actually very depressing for me to feel anger towards my child who is my whole world. I am currently on codeine, tramadol, paracetamol and cyclizine all day everyday but it is doing nothing for the pain. My doctors say they wont give me stronger and I must just be overly sensitive to pain - I delivered a 8lb baby without pain relief or gas&air so I dont think that is the case. My parents don't understand how I can be in so much pain and are constantly moaning at me about all the painkillers I already take. My mum says I wasnt this bad before so it can't be as bad as I think. My dad says I need to "buck up my ideas and be a real parent" as some days I struggle to get out of bed from pain and sickness.
I just feel like noone understands what I am going through (apart from all you) and its really getting to me.
I have also had what is now my 4th infection in a month on my stiches and the sharp pain and smell is debilitating - I shower every morning and night no matter how bad im feeling so its not a personal hygiene issue. My body is very bad at fighting infections (after my daughter it took me around 10 different antibiotic to help).
I have been treated like a drug addict looking for a fix whenever I ask for my repeat prescription or a stronger medication. I went to A&E as advised and yet again they treated me like an addict asking what drug exactly I had came into get. They sent me home after ineffective oramorph as there was nothing physically wrong with me. I now actually work at the same A&E as a student so don't feel as if I could go in again as they all know me personally now and it would cause me embarrassment as "its only period pain, it can't be that bad!".
Im just physically and mentally exhausted now and I can't cope anymore, I don't know what to do. X