I'm hoping you can help. I first got symptoms when I was 14, told it may be endometriosis in late 20s/early 30s but when pain reduced on pill back-to-back told it wasn't and discharged.
I've now had to come off the pill due to high risk as I'm 42 and the pain is back with a vengeance. My GP referred me for a scan, which showed my ovary is 'stuck down' and endometriosis is again suspected. The pain during menses is pretty chronic - I'm taking mefenamic acid which I take alongside paracetamol. I am also getting daily stabbing pain, deep ache like period pain throughout the month. Symptoms during periods include the above but awful plus headache, leg pain, back pain.... the list goes on. I was also diagnosed with IBS in my early 20s which I'm guessing is caused by Endo having researched the symptoms.
I've been referred to hospital and I've been told I won't get an appointment until February at the earliest. They think I should see an endometriosis specialist (because it says suspected endo in my notes) but can't guarantee.
Have you any tips on whether there's any way to get seen sooner on NHS (as I've been waiting 28 years for diagnosis I'm a little peed off). And also, any tips on managing the pain as it's getting worse each month.