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Severe pain

Hi all- I went to my dr yesterday. I had an ultrasound about a month ago which showed a small cyst on my right ovary but was told it was nothing to worry about and another ultrasound needed to be done in 3 months to double check. I’ve had extremely severe periods and severe period pain since I was about 15 and its only got worse over the years (i’m now 20). When I spoke to my dr yesterday I expressed my concerns that endometriosis can’t always be seen on an ultrasound but she said just to wait and see what the outcome of the next ultrasound is in March/April. However, I began my period yesterday afternoon and I am in severe pain. I cannot move, I can’t walk. The pain is literally making me Cry. Does anybody have any advice? I just don’t know what to do anymore, I am literally desperate.

Medications: i am on the highest dosage of ferrous fumerate, 1 folic acid tablet a day, and have just been put on the pill (not the combined one). This is as well as taking the maximum dose of ibuprofen daily whilst on my period.

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no advice but you are not alone in pain - I am too and struggling so there is some sad comfort in the fact we are not alone!

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Definitely! Thank you! It’s just so draining isn’t it! I’m having to spend the day in bed today rather than at uni because I can hardly move😞

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Ive struggled today. Stupid things like driving and each bump in the road hurting.

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I completely understand😞 I hope you get some answers and less pain soon!

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I did it!! I kept pushing it with the Dr and finally am being taken seriously! I ended up at the walk in centre last weekend because my pain was so severe. I then requested a phone call from my gp who rang me on Thursday and suggested that I may have endo, he has put me on the mini-pill which should (!!) stop my periods (his thoughts being no periods=no pain) apparently if this is the case then it points to endo and he will have me referred to a gynaecologist for a laparoscopy!

I am honestly so happy!

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My enough was never seen on an ultrasound. You have to push fir a laporoscopy.

Pain that severe is almost certainly endometriosis. But only a lap will confirm it. I use mefenamic acid, ibuprofen, paracetamol and cideine to get on top of my pain. It's hideous. Ask your doctor for stronger pain meds.

Sorry hope you get some help soon.

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Weĺl done its a step in the right direction

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