I am 23 and have suffered with incapacitating periods since I was 13. I also get pains when not menstruating and have problems with my bowels. The pain is soooooo bad whilst menstruating and has affected me since I was 13. I have my laparoscopy is on Thursday to see if I have Endo. Gynae believes it could be on my bowels also so advised that if he finds it I will need a second surgery with another surgeon.
I suffer with severe anxiety and I am SO SO SO SO scared of getting my laparoscopy. I know everybody is nervous for their first surgery but I am unbelievably scared and I have been getting very bad panic attacks etc due to my fear of the general anaesthetic (i’m not scared of the surgery itself, but I’m very scared of the anaesthetic).
Please help!! Is there anything I can do/take to calm my nerves?! I really want to find out if I have Endo but at this rate I feel like I cannot go through with it because my nerves are consuming my life 😢😢😢