Hi all, I'm incredibly new here but have been suffering with painful heavy periods and ovulation pain/bleeding for the past three or four years. Doctors keep brushing off my concerns and other symptoms (depression, fatigue, back/abdominal/pelvic pain, IBS symptoms etc) and just offering me different pills - all of which just make my symptoms worse.
Today was the last straw. My GP just offered me a new round of pills (last I tried were Rigevidon - big mistake) this time supplemented with daily antidepressants. He reluctantly booked me in to see a gynaecologist when I pushed him, but the wait is 6 months at least.
I just don't think my symptoms are being taken seriously and I don't know what to do. When I asked about how they could diagnose endo, he shrugged, and said it wouldn't come up on an ultrasound and that he'll pass the fact that I suspect it's endo on to my gyno.
Now I've read that to successfully diagnose it I'd need a diagnostic laparoscopy - something that none of my doctors, over 3 years of appointments and specialists, have ever offered me. I highly doubt this will be done at my appt in 6 months, so I'll just be put on another waiting list then.
I'm based in Wales, and have heard that it's easier in England. Has anyone moved over to a private specialist for a diagnosis? If so, how did you go about it?
Thank you so much for reading