Like many of you, I'm in pain and don't know what is causing it. I started having bloating about a year ago, and then intermittent pains on my sides and back. About 4 months ago I started having abdominal/lower pelvic pain along with menstrual cramps at odd times like right after my period ends or nowhere near my period. I've gone to a gynecologists who tested me for PID. It came back negative but she still gave me antibiotics just in case. I took them for a few days but this made my pain really bad so I stopped taking them. She said my symptoms are not a typical presentation of endometriosis but that's what it could be. She suggested a lap or birth control. I don't want to do either of those.
I also have hypothyroidism and was told I needed to increase my thyroid medicine dosage around a year ago. I increased the dosage when the pain started and I noticed the pain got a little better. Around the time I increased the thyroid meds, I went to see my internist who did a stool analysis which showed I have digestive issues. She prescribed a bunch of herbs. Since then some the pain has gotten worse. The only thing that has improved is my bloating. I no longer have it because I take enzymes with every meal.
I don't know what to do anymore. I don't really trust my internist since the pain has worsened since I have been on the herbs for a month.