I've been suffering with bad period pains and pains at different points in my cycle for around two years now. I have been point on several pills which have resulted in pains and bleeding becoming worse, these were all combined pills. I have had scans at the hospital and also swabs, no infections or cysts were ever found. I was told to stay off any birth control pills for a few months to let my body go back to its natural state. I have done that and again the pin has progressively got worse. Two weeks ago I have been back to the doctor who has put me on the mini pill. My doctor has said I have showed many of the symptoms of endometriosis and that she is treating it as a gynaecology problem.
I have been in constant pain since last Monday and was advised by the doctor to take codeine and paracetamol for the pain. I am not on my period and last week was around ovulation time, the pain is predominantly in my right side, it feels like my ovary/ hip/ pelvis has been ripped out and my back also hurts. Codeine is helping but the pain is never constantly gone, it's hurting to have sex with my partner and my mood swings are becoming out of control. I have never experienced tiredness like I have now and I am struggling both to get up in the morning and make it through a day without any pain.
I'm struggling to find something to manage the pains although hot water bottles and baths help but this isn't practical at work. I'm just looking for advice and opinions on what to do next really and how people have gone about being diagnosed.