I’ve had really bad hip/pelvic pain for years which is still un diagnosed. I’ve had blood tests, seen physios in the NHS, private physio, chiropractor, osteopath and a muscoskeltal specialist and still no one has a clue what it is. I have been told to take ibuprofen, codeine (which makes me feel ill), nefopam and most recently amitriptyline nothing has worked for me.
I have started keeping a diary and have noticed that there’s a pattern usually a week before my period my symptoms get really bad as soon as my period finishes it seems to go. Prior to being prescribed the pill I use to pass out due to my periods, experience diarrhoea, extremely bad lower back and stomach cramps, heavy periods which were irregular and acne.
The pain always seems to come when I walk usually, but most recently the pain has changed it’s more in my groin and down my leg. My lower back aches constantly as does my hip all of which are on the right side, I had appendicitis in 2010 and the pain seems to be in a similar area to where I felt that. Recently I’ve had 2 weeks prior to my period where I’ve just felt as though I’ve had constant period pain, I struggle to sleep on my right side sometimes as well. I went to see my GP a few weeks ago and they just told me to take ibuprofen, but I’ve now booked in again and not sure if to ask if it may or could be endometriosis as my symptoms seem to fit many things.
Can anyone help?