This is my first post here & am looking for advice.
I am 35 yrs old & have had normal regular periods from the age of 13 and two normal pregnancies in the last 5 years (no problems conceiving etc).
However, in the last year I have been getting all the symtoms of Endo with long, heavy, painful periods & horrendous pain in my lower back that does not go away without prescription painkillers. I sometimes bleed after sex too. I've seen GPs a number of times, but they've just suggested it's hormonal & I should go on the Pill. I've also had ultrasound scans - cysts, fibroids etc have been ruled out. As I'm undecided about any more children I'm reluctant to take the Pill at the moment & believe there's more of an underlying problem like Endo that is being overlooked.
What I wanted to know is - can you get Endo later on in your 30s having had no problems previously, & how do you convince a GP to take you seriously?? I now dread each month as it's getting worse & really affecting everyday life.
Thanks in advance x