i had two miscarriages last year after 2 natural births and, whilst I accepted this was something that could happen, my doctor ran blood tests to see if there was anything else, such as pco's, that was the cause.
since then I've been having some incredibly sore events that have led me and my doctor to go down the route of trying to ascertain if what i have is endo; namely the symptoms I experience are pains in the kidney area (triggered usually by certain foods, like chocolate or wine), unbearable pain some 10 days after my period across my groin and down my thighs, the feeling, sometimes, that my insides want to fall out of my body, then before my period, again, the pain I am losing more and more time of work and as each month passes the pain seems to be hanging around longer and getting more intense. I know it's only going to last a few days, but in those days it's so exhausting and so disabling that it completely brings me down...like i'm in the depths of the deepest depression. I am tired....really tired...I come home and see a million things that need doing and cannot muster the energy to even begin.
However, my periods, though shorter and heavier, aren't incredibly painful, thy're uncomfortable, but compared to the other pain it almost feels a relief when they come and sex is not always uncomfortable. I read some of the stories here and it seems you all suffer every minute of every day which makes me raise a huge question mark over what this could be and makes me reluctant to talk to my employees about this in case i'm wrong.
I've been to see a consultant and he has ruled out, positively, pco's and wants to further investigate the posibility that it's endo and as such has recommended that on my next period i begin a course of prostap and hrt.
whilst i see this as a positive step (can't be worse than 'this'), I am still reluctant to say "yes, this is what I have" and manage my life accordingly. My employee is being incredibly supportive, incredibly so and I couldn't ask for better....however, I still feel like a fraud masquerading under this endorella....how do you manage this before diagnosis?