My Endometriosis - Period from Hell
As if I don’t have enough to contend with!! The parasites / infections / infestations are bad enough. All I need is for my endometriosis to rear its ugly head!
I had the period from hell on Friday. It started 2am, early hours of the morning. I’ve suffered from endometriosis (diagnosed as severe) since I was about 18 years of age. That’s when I first noticed the symptoms and the pains. It took 9 years for it to be diagnosed!
It was something I just thought I had to put up with but in my early 20’s the pain got so bad I was fainting and nearly blacking out. I was suffering intense pain, sweats, dizziness, and quite heavy periods. My cycles were all over the place, some months my periods would be 30 days, 35 days or even 40 days. I was never regular. I was diagnosed with endometriosis after having a laparoscopy done and it was found that I had severe endometriosis. I was a MESS inside. My left ovary was BEHIND my bowel. :crying: Everything was sticking together in my pelvic area because of the endometriosis.
Some women can have endometriosis and not even know they’ve got it. They can even fall pregnant quite easily too. Oh, but not me. I suffered miscarriage and I’m sure endometriosis played a part although the doctors told me this was not the case. Just bad luck! Bad luck - it was through IVF I fell pregnant so it wasn’t as if I could just ‘try again’ as everyone kept telling me. Don’t you just hate that!!
My periods have been ok for quite a few years now. I’ve had the usual period cramps but not like what I used to suffer…………. until last Friday that is. I’m concerned my endometriosis may become bad again. I’ve had treatment in the past for it but nothing long-term. No laser surgery. I’ve taken Synerol, a nasal spray which suppresses the endometriosis and it certainly helped. Endometriosis can really affect your life too. It is very debilitating and I remember the days I used to dread my period. Are those days back again? I can only keep an eye on things for now. It’s one bad period in a very long time but I don’t want to go back to the days when it was every month. I couldn’t even go there.
Thank you for your comment. I wrote that post a long time ago, when my endometriosis was still a problem and I was still enduring bad periods.
Today, my periods are much better, regular and without much pain, just the odd cramping. Endometriosis isn't easy to live with, I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis many years ago and I had excruciating pain for many, many years, before my diagnosis and the pain continued for a long time after too. Over the years I've had treatment in the form of a nasal spray and also injection to help with my endometriosis. I've also had ivf treatment many times. I believe ivf can help with endometriosis symptoms too. I believe it's the same nasal spray I had to help treat my endometriosis and also when I had to take it early on in ivf to suppress the hormones before starting the injections which were in preparation for eggs.
Miscarriage is very hard to deal with, I've been there too and my heart goes out to you.
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