Hi, I have always had horrible heavy and painful periods and really want them to stop, I just can't cope with it.
The problem is that I never seem to be taken seriously, I always feel like I'm basically being told to grow up and deal with it because it's unpleasant for everyone. But it isn't unpleasant for me it's unbearable.
I can't go anywhere during my periods because I can only go 1 hour before needing to change my tampon (and if I'm not quick enough pad too) which also means I'm exhausted from getting out of bed several times a night every hour. Combine that with cramps, joint/full body ache, hot flushes, headaches, upset stomach uncomfortable pressure/bloated feeling and I just can't take it, I often burst into tears because it's all too much.
I have been on the combined pill for a few years which doesn't do anything to help other than make it a couple days shorter (3/4 not 5/6 days) and I now control exactly when I start and can prepare for it. I have no interest in ever having a child and never will despite the rude opinions from others that I will change my mind.
I had a telephone doctors appointment (with a temporary doctor filling in for the day at my GP) which was completely useless because he didn't listen and decided that it was the pill causing my problems even though I did say that was why I was taking it and my bad periods started long before the pill.
I have been reading the NHS app/website pages on heavy periods and found there could be several causes for heavy periods and possible treatments, none of which the useless doctor even mentioned (he basically just shoved a new pill at me and his problem was solved).
I have never been very comfortable talking about my periods (or myself at all) and this all feels like a hopeless loop of trying to build up the confidence to see someone and then being brushed off.
How can I get help if they just don't listen.
Has anyone heard of Endometrial ablation (the lining of the womb is destroyed and stops periods)? It's one of the things I read about and maybe hope I can get if possible.