Hello, looking for someone possibly in a similar situation. I have experienced horrendous painful and heavy periods for over 13 years. About 5 years ago I realised this was not normal and when I felt confident enough to seek help as I couldn’t stand the pain any more I visited the GP. They suggested I try oral contraceptives. Over a couple years I tried 4 different types which did ease the pain and also made my periods lighter but I experienced terrible side effects on each contraceptive so could not take them any more. The doctor has referred me in the past for an ultrasound of my stomach area as endometriosis was a possible diagnosis which all looked ok- I did not have the vaginal ultrasound at the same time and I’m wandering now whether it is worth ringing the doctor again to request this? In the past few years I also had a cervical scan which was for a different reason and apparently everything was ‘fine’ would this also mean that there is no possible endometriosis from the scan I had?
I have been given mefenamic acid which I take at the start of my period but at 1am this morning I woke up with the most unbearable stomach pains, I have been up and down going to the toilet due to the pain, I feel sick, the pain is spreading down my legs and I feel like I am going to be sick - because of this I have had to miss work as I cannot possibly function or leave the house. I also take co-codamol on top of the mefenamic acid and can honestly say I get no pain relief whatsoever. Anyone in a similar situation? Or is it normal to be bed bound in absolute agony for a few days each month 😞