This is the first time I have asked a question on here and its basically because I just dont know who else I can ask without getting the answer "well something has got to be done".
I am a primary school teacher and has endo for over 10yrs now. Due to bad migraines came off the pill just over a year ago. Luckily periods were not too bad (just) but this Christmas however my pain has increased significantly - very bad pain during ovulation and unbearable during period - which makes me think the pill is now def out of my system. Now prescribed tramadol and co-codomol. Both effective painkillers but I can not take them at work for 2 reasons - 1. they make me incredibly drousy, nausious and cant teach and 2. I work so far away from home that I cant drive and its too far to get a lift. I was also given mefanamic acid to take but these make me very sick and I cant keep them down. Since Christmas I have had to take 2-3 days off every month due to the pain and complete exhaustion of being on my period. I explained my condition to my head and deputy - both supportive - but my worry is this will keep happening - every month - what on earth can I do? Yesterday was so bad - I was in pain and had thrown up so I taught sitting down but then HAD to move around the room to be with the kids and literally got past 1 table and had to sit again - I am waiting for an appt to see a gyno but ultimately this is not going to go away and Im so concerned about how I will be perceived at work? I am off work today but so badly want to make it in tomorrow but I cant make that decision until the morning - ridiculous!