Im 21 years old and for the last 11 months have been getting terrible pelvic pain that just seems to be getting worse and worse. I have been on a contraceptive (depo provera) for about 5 or 6 years so I haven't had a period since I was about 15 (I've been off it for the last 2 months due to the surgery I mention later. The only time I had any bleeding was right after surgery, I would say due to things being poked and proded). Out of the blue I started getting these pains that, from what I remember, felt alot like period cramps. It then started getting more painful and frequent to the point it is every day, leaving me barely able to walk and in tears. It starts in my pelvis, can be left, right or in the middle, seems to spread to my lower back and then down my legs. I was taking Tramadol virtually ever day when it got unbearable just so I could try stay at work. I finally got a pelvic and torso ultrasound and internal vagina ultrasound (can't remember the technical name) about 5 months ago. This came back clear so I went to see a Gynecologist. He said it would most likely being Endometriosis and put me on a pain relief (I believe it acts on the nerves) called Gabapentin. I've been taking that everyday since and although it mostly works, it really messes with my head. Last week I got my Laparoscopic Surgery done to have a look and nothing unusual was found. I'm really at a loss of what to do now! I don't have Health Insurance or thousands of dollars so I'm going through the public health service and it takes months to get anything done and I have to fight doctors to get them to do anything. I don't want to be on pain relief everyday but I also cannot work without it. Any suggestions from anyone that has been through something similar would be so greatly appreciated.
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