I am 26 years old and I’m soon to get laparoscopy surgery to determine if I have endometriosis or not. I am reaching out to see if anyone can relate to my story For four years I have suffered with excruciating pain in my pelvis. Walking, sleeping, driving and any general movement becomes unbearably painful but also sometimes as if my head and leg is no longer connected. When I tell my leg to move the reaction time is slow. I’ve gotten scans, many MRI, physio and many dr appointments and now I’m waiting to see if it is endometriosis I have. The pain worsens two weeks before my period and also two weeks after. My cycle is long and irregular so I usually have 1-3 weeks with less pain. But sometimes it doesn’t stop continuously for months. It feels like how people describe sciatica. Sharp, shock like pain that travels down legs and up spine. This pain prevents me from living a normal life.
I am young and used to be a dancer but now walk like I need a walking aid, I need assistance getting out of bed sometimes and exercise is Not imaginable. Coughing, sneezing and laughing send shocks to the pain. I finally want to be able to discover the cause for my pain so I can therefore treat it effectively.
Can any of you relate to this kind of pain? Other symptoms include extremely heavy and painful periods that cause nausea, extreme mood swings, dropped foot, painful gas, swollen abdomen on same side to pelvis pain