I am nearly 47 and was diagnosed with endometriosis at 26. I had severe painful symptoms at ovulation until around 6 years ago when symptoms disappeared. Over the years I have had 2 laparoscopies and laser treatments. However about 3 months ago I got bad lower abdomen and rectal pain the day before my period and the nightmares of endometriosis came back to haunt me. Anyway no pain since until this morning when I got up for work and within 5 minutes i was doubled over in excruciating pain, broke out in pouring cold sweat, felt like i needed to open my bowels and was sick. The pain in my lower abdomen and rectum was so severe I almost passed out. and felt terrified. Managed to crawl to the sofa and curl up but it took around half hour to feel able to move to get some pain killers. I've managed the pain with pain killers for the rest of the day but my lower abdomen and back feel so tender and sore. I'm so scared! Don't feel i could cope with that kind of pain again. it's the worst i can ever remember and I have never actually been sick with it before. In the past I always got the pain at ovulation but the last two times my period has been imminent. Anyone experienced similar after pain free years or suddenly worse at menopausal age? i am definitely going to see my G.P.!!