Unknown pain

Last updated: March 2021

For years, I dealt with period pain. Horrendous pain! Excruciating! I was told over and over again that I was being dramatic and that I was overreacting. That it wasn't that bad. I was in so much pain that I would throw up and I would be unable to get up. When I was 30, I went to the E.R. because I felt like my insides were falling out. I was told then, that I have endometriosis and cysts on my ovaries.

I have been thinking that I have chronic fatigue syndrome because I did not know that it was a symptom of endo. I'm tired all the time. I can sleep late, take a nap, and still be tired.

Every doctor wants to do birth control. I've done birth control and it didn't help. I've told them that and it's still something they want to try. I've had my tubes tied after having my kids so certain types of birth control aren't available. I want a hysterectomy and I've begged for a hysterectomy. I've been told no over and over. I never know when my period will be horrific. When it is, I can't work and can barely function. After getting the pain to stop, I get extremely tired. Like, I can barely keep my eyes open, tired.

I have suffered for over 20 years. Knowing that other people understand what I go through, makes me so happy. I actually broke down in tears earlier reading others' stories.

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