Hey everyone 👋. I've had issues with my periods since I was a teenager but I've always been brushed off when I've gone to the drs for help for them. Paracetamol and ibuprofen doesn't touch the pain and I spend at least three days of my period bed bound. Last year I was diagnosed witho PCOS and I've had trouble conceiving a baby. I've had two misscariages and and ectopic pregnancy in the space of 7 months. When I had my surgery to remove my tube the surgeons found and adhesion in my womb and said they had to cut through it to reach my tubes, (are adhesions a possible indication of endometriosis?) I mention all of this because this was the beginning of a wake up call for me. The pain of my misscariages and the ectopic pregnancy were no worse than my normal period pains. The only difference was that the doctors gave me stronger medication to help. I went to a newer GP at my surgery and she thinks there is a strong chance that I have endometriosis.
In an ideal world I wouldn't have anything wrong with me but seeing as this isn't a new occurrence, I just want to be diagnosed with something so I can get treatment for the pain and help to have a healthy pregnancy. I feel like I'm going crazy, so many dr's have told me it was normal period symptoms that now I'm actually being taken seriously I'm beginning to doubt myself.
I'm so scared that I'm going to be told it's all in my head and I'll be back to dealing with it alone. The real kicker is that the pain lasts past my periods now. I get maybe a week out of a month, pain free and I'm finding it really hard to cope with emotionally. Just always being unwell and not being able to do the things I want/need to do. How do I cope with this? Is this going to be my new normal?
Sorry for the long post! You're heroes if you read this far lol. X