I’m 21 and have been dealing with unbearable periods and ovary pain for the past 7 years. I’ve been seeing a gynaecologist the whole time and been admitted once for a laparoscopy already, but the whole afternoon of surgeries were cancelled. This past year has been one of the most hellish I have had yet with the worst pain I’ve experienced yet, severe bladder pain, bowel issues, and gastritis from the overuse of painkillers. This whole time I have been repeatedly told these pains and issues are in my head and have had to repeatedly refuse being put on Amitriptyline (a low dose anti-depressant). It has been unbearable having to constantly justify that, apart from my pain, I live a very happy non-stressful life just to be listened to. I have finally now been given a date for my first lap on the 30th jan, and I am terrified of the prospect that they may not find anything. I know people have found nothing on their first and then found endo on their second or third, how do you deal with the doctors and their doubt afterwards? And how do you cope with accepting theres potentially nothing there causing your pain? Am so nervous that this will be the outcome and will feel so defeated all over again.