I was recently diagnosed with endometriosis after years of suffering with what I thought was normal pain. Had periods that could last over 2 weeks, be so heavy I'd bleed through a tampon an hour and the most excruciating cramps that sometimes caused me to faint or vomit and I'd always be doubled over in agony and no pain killers could touch the pain. I thought this was what having a period was and I had to suck it up.
Last year I started getting period like pains constantly regardless of whether I was on or not. Sometimes they were just a dull ache and others times I'd feel like I was being stabbed in the abdomen and was in agony. I also started to feel tired constantly and when my period came on my bladder would be really overactive for the first few days which I'd never had before. It felt like I was going to burst if I didn't pee every 45 minutes to an hour. Making the journey to work which is under an hour could be bladder agony as by the end I'd be crossing my legs so tight and praying not to wet myself as well as suffering from hellish cramps. I'd usually have to run straight for the loo as soon as I got off the train. As soon as the first few day of my period were over I'd stop feeling the need to desperately pee constantly. My periods were constantly heavy and even more painful than before. I'd literally be lying on the bathroom floor curled up in agony and crying for at least 20 minutes and sometimes hours including when I was at work. I finally caved and went to the doctors. After lots of tests, scans and a lap endo was the verdict.
In October I was told to start taking the pill on my next period to try and ease my symptoms only problem being I haven't had a period since October so haven't started. My cycle has always been erratic not helped by some stress I'm also under just now. I can go a few months between periods, have 2 in a month, have a 3 week long period or just be regular. My cycle does what it likes! However the daily pain is getting worse. I constantly am cramping, going through naproxen pills as they are the only thing that works a bit and have to sit at my desk at work with a hot water bottle which is embarrassing. Today is the worst it's been. I honestly feel like I'm dying from the pain. I can't sit, stand and have been sick twice. Have been curled in a ball or bent double most of the day and now night. Am going to phone doctor on Monday but what can I do to help this pain?