Hi everyone... please help.
I recently turned 20, and have started learning about endometriosis. All my life I have had incredibly painful periods, insanely heavy and I would bleed through sanitary pads easily. I’m tiny I weigh 6 1/2 stone and I’m 5ft! The blood I lose is so bad I have to have iron supplements every month. I am currently on the pill, progesterone only, and it’s great as I only have a period every 3 months. However I still get the symptoms every time I come towards the end of a packet and potential cycle.
I started finding it puzzling how my symptoms weren’t like everybody else’s. I first noticed the most horrific pelvic and lower back ACHE. I could describe it as a pain it was the most horrifically radiating ache. After this is started experiencing bizarre leg pain, starting in my upper thigh and radiating down to my ankles? Then I get an almost flank ache too!
Again, a hideous ache. Nonetheless, I don’t get period ‘pains’, it is the horrific aches, fatigue, weakness every time I am due on. As well as crazy sore boobs, nausea and low moods.
Anyways. I haven’t been to the doctors yet because I am PETRIFIED. I know this is a Endometriosis, everything on the symptoms and stories from other women on this forum I can relate to. I was wondering if some lovely ladies on here could give me a little bit of support, what the diagnosis involves and a bit of the science behind it? As a young women I am petrified of my fertility being damaged and anything else.
Thank you so much everyone.