Hi im 27 and new to here but thought that i would share my story.
For years, for aslong as i can reember really, i have sufferd badly from very painful periods, extremly heavy bleeding, pain when urinating (just before and during period) i could not use tampons as uncomfortable and well pain during sex. But i was constantly told from gp that my periods where "normal" and did i seriously think they should be pain free. I'm not stupid and of course i didn't but on the other hand i did not think they should have been the way they where. Anyway I was lucky i had a baby boy in 2006 with little problem. It wasn't really untill trying for my girl that i became worried. It took me and my husband about 18 months to eventually fall preg. After i had her i then opted to get my tubes tied for other medical reason. When i woke from that opp i was told that they had found small signs of endo and "if we had of known whe could have done something about it" How was i ment to have known?? they then sent me home with no explination as to what it was or anything. Anyway i went to follow on appointment 6 months later to discuss options. they where awful, i ended up walking out in floods of tears. I went home and did some serious research into it and specialists of endo. I then found an amazing one Mr Duncan Irons in the north east, Durham university hospital. I got my referal to him and so glad i did. He made me feel at ease, like i wasn't going mad, and that i truley have a condition and it wasn't in my head. He booked me in for a laporoscopy, and endometrial ablation (removal of womb lining for others that don't know) we opted for this as obviously i will not be wanting/having anymore children. After opp i was told it was not a small amount of endo, and it was all over, My bladder had been stuck elsewhere, was all over the ligaments holding womb up, and that my tubes where coverd, he told me i had been so lucky to have my second child naturaly. Well im now 7 months on and have no bleeding atall, and endo pains where vertually non, but now i am getting signs of it growing back as i had to stop the hormone trt after opp. im due back to see Mr Irons next month so will update again then. Sorry for longggggg story. would be great to hear some of yours. Sending well wish's and pain free thoughts to you all x