Chronic pain

by Izzy

For the last 3 months I have been suffering with severe lower back aches and lower abdominal cramps that really hurts when I move and cough or sneeze.

I am taking a lot of Codeine and Paracetmol. It feels like the worse period cramps without the periods. Then with my periods it gets so excruciation I can hardly move and it makes me feel sick and dizzy.

I have had blood tests which have come back clear and an ultrasound which I am waiting for the results of.

They think I have got Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome but all the tests have been clear. All my hopes are on the ultrasound results for endometriosis or polycystic ovaries. I am 21 years old.


Title: Symptom of chronic lower back aches

Name: Amb

I have also suffered every day for 3 months with lower back period aches, I am on a cocktail of painkillers but only really get an hour of relief. I can't sit, stand, or lay for long and I am so tired of the constant nagging, dragging, aching, dull pain.

To make matters worse, I saw a Gynae Consultant for the first time yesterday and she dismissed my back problems and told me it was a case for Orthopaedics!!

So I have to wait for a referral to them before she will take things any further such as a laparoscopy. Don't know how I will cope until I see her in 4 MONTHS TIME!!

So sorry you are in this same debilitating pain.

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Pelvic pain
by: Anonymous

I was diagnose with Endometriosis at age 22. I was placed on birth control pill, and many pain killers that I don't even remember until finally they said I need a hysterectomy.

I had a partial hysterectomy a year ago and I thought that would be it. Well here I am, age 41, with the worse pain that I ever had in my life. I have been to doctor after doctor only to get blown off. I refuse to live the rest of my life in pain.

I am now being seen by a specialist who seems to understand what I am going through. My prayers are with anyone who is going through what I am going through. I am thankful for outlet such as this. I felt like was in this all alone.

I have faith that we will overcome this disease. Good luck to all and trust in God to send you the help that you need to face you problems. We can't give up now!!!!!

chronic pain symptoms
by: leanne

I suffered with periods, pelvic pain etc from the age of 10 and was admitted to hospital when I was 12, for the first time the pain was so severe I thought I was dying. They couldn't understand why I had these symptoms, they spoke about endometriosis but said it couldn't be that as I was too young!

Anyhow they made me suffer and finally at the age of 16 I had my first laparoscopy and I was diagnosed with grade 2 endometriosis. I got pregnant at 19, had my little boy at 20 and the dreaded painful periods, back pain, problems with my bowel and bladder. I had another operation at 20 and diagnosed with grade 3 endometriosis.

I had 3rd operation last year and now at 23 awaiting a hysterectomy, but all my problems I had they tried to say it was other things like ibs and just goes to show how wrong they cam be! X

by: Amb

I went on to have a Laparoscopy, the only definitive way to find Endometriosis, and low and behold I have it on Ovaries, Peritoneal Wall, Uterosacral Ligaments, and a tube stuck to my Ovary.

My symptom of daily lower back pain (now 9 months) is still being dismissed as linked to the Endometriosis, but, finally being referred to a Specialist rather than General Gynaecology :)

Keep fighting ladies, don't be fobbed off!! We know our bodies. x

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