Endometriosis story

  These stories can help other women so they do not feel so alone when trying to cope with effects of this disease.

Could I have endo???

by MSL

I am 19 and only have periods once a year, if that. Between my first and my second one was 23 months, then it was 5 months, then 15 months.

It has so far been 6.5 months this time. I have pain in between cycles but there is no rhyme or reason to it.

Sometimes I have throbbing in my sides (mostly my left) and sometimes I have pain in my lower abdomen which can be a dull ache, or a stronger pain.

I went a year and a half (between first two) without any spotting. Then off and on spotting for 5 months till I reached my doom of 23 months. Surprisingly, for as long as I go in between cycles, I only bleed between 7-9 days.

It starts out slow, gets "rough" and then slows down. First two were the worst. My 15 month one was not as bad as I thought it would be or I thought it should have been, which alarmed me to some extent.

Again, I spotted once a month (roughly 40-50 days in between) once I hit 10 months before the 15 month distance. This past year, I noticed moodiness and some depression and anxiety (who wouldn't be anxious?) and some fatigue that is off and on.

I am not sexually active so do not know about pain during sex. I got backaches after first one and before second one. Sometimes I feel bloated. Never been to a doctor.

Also this fall, I seem extremely sensitive to cold. Have very hard time adjusting to temps. Do you think it is endo or something else? I have some symptoms of endo, but period cramps have not been debilitating yet, so I do not know.

Only other thing I currently suspect is maybe thyroid issues. An advice?

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your most common endometriosis symptoms.

You might like these

As featured in: