So I have been horrible pains for over a year now.
From the age of 11-18 I had horrible periods they were heavy, painful and lasted 2 weeks.
Then I went onto the pill soon as I went on this they became a bit lighter and shorter, also the pain was a bit better but I put on so much weight.
Over the last year the pain I experience in my low stomach is horrible I feel extremely sick everyday and the cramping and stabbing pains I get keep my up most nights in tears. I get bloated to the point where I look 9 months pregnant.
It has even made my sex life for me and my partner extremely difficult. Most of the time when we try it is so painful and it hurts my bowels so much that we have to stop, it is getting frustrating for him as we have not had proper intercourse for 4 months now.
At work I am constantly down and low, I am back and forth to the look about 4 times an hour its getting to the point where I dont even have the energy to get out of bed for work each day as I know they are getting sick of me constantly up and down to the loo and leaving work early for doctors appointments.
I have been to the doctors back and forth and always been told I have IBS but recently I went and seen a new doctor at my surgery and straight away she has said she wants to refer me to a gyno and see what they think, she is sending me for a scan which I am awaiting and has also done an internal.
She thinks it could be something like Endometriosis.
I was just wondering if anyone elses symptoms were like mine and how long it tooks for other people to actually get a proper diagnosis and if they were told at first it was IBS but actually turned out to be Endometriosis.
I cannot wait for this scan I actually want some answers I have been back and forth from the doctors and now just feel like I am been a burden to them think most of the doctors there were trying to make me feel like its all in my head but I know something is wrong I can feel it.
I would love to speak with other people who suffer enfometriosis I could really do with all the advice I can get and it would be so much appreciated.