Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light on this. I've had problems with my period for years and years now (I'm 26) and have tried various treatments. The pill/mini pill gave me terrible side effects, the mirena coil didn't work, various painkillers including Diclofenac, Mefenamic acid, Naproxen, co-codamol etc don't even seem to touch the sides. My pain starts around 3 days before my period and lasts around 4 days into it. I have intense pain in my abdomen, back, and down my legs, to the point where it's becoming debilitating. Penetration is extremely painful and I almost screamed during my smear test (which came back normal) and had to have the smallest speculum as a result. I had a diagnostic laparoscopy in February and the doctor said it came back normal except some very tiny cysts (I had a problem a few years back with one cyst which then shrank on its own). This was a huge surprise as I meet almost every symptom of endo. Ultrasounds all come back with no glaring reason for this pain. I'm now being booked in for a transvaginal ultrasound and I'm hoping this can give me more answers, but are there any other conditions I can research? I'm at my wits end as I am spending yet another day stuck in bed with a heat pad on.
Thanks so much for reading this, it's very much appreciated.