I live in the UK where the healthcare system is variable. I haven’t had any joy with a GP as of yet and I can’t afford to go private. I have symptoms of endo, IBS and PID. I can’t work out what I’ve got but I’m living in so much pain and discomfort.
My periods are sometimes okay but often come with really bad cramps. Recently they’ve been lasting longer that 5 days. I’m 30yo with 1 child who is 10. This is really unusual for me. What isn’t unusual, sadly, is the random cramps I have in any given day. I’m so used to it now it’s normal. Also, the bloating. All the bloating that absolutely nothing can take away. I couldn’t stand up straight yesterday. My pain was a solid 9. I looked 6 months pregnant before bed. I’d taken remedies for trapped wind but there was nothing related to digestion that was relieving pain. No amount of going to the loo or passing wind helped. I have kept a food diary and can’t say I ever notice a pattern or have been able to identify trigger foods. The bloating most often happens when I ovulate. Sometimes not though. But I wonder if it’s linked to hormones.
This month I had spotting mid cycle. Never happened before. I took Naproxen and buscopan then had a hot bath. The bloating significantly improved but I’m not sure what helped it so I’ll need to try one or the other next time. The bloating is over my entire tummy. I do feel it high up but it moves about. My doctor did swabs to check for infection. Awaiting results.
Any ideas or advice?