Tired all the time with sharp pains in pelvic area
I'm 28 years old. I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011 after many painful periods, so bad that my blood pressure would drop and I would end up in the ER.
I was on birth control for about 10 years and a few years ago I came off of it to try to get pregnant. After coming of the birth control I started having very irregular periods and severe pain symptoms.
I kept telling my doctor and he said we should just chalk it up to a bad period. I finally got tired of hearing it when I was in so much pain. I found another doctor who decided to do exploratory surgery.
I has the surgery in May of 2011. My doctor told me he found spots of endometriosis on the front of my uterus and that he cauterized the area. After the surgery I was fine for about 4 months, I had a regular 30-33 day cycle with some cramping but not severe.
After the 4 months I began experiencing the severe symptoms and agony at other times of the month, my cycles got longer some months and then were normal other months.
I'm constantly tired, nauseous, at times I have pain down my legs and in my tailbone, as well as in my pelvic area. At times I also have symptoms when urinating & with bowel movements.
At this point I have been trying to get pregnant for a few years with no luck. I feel like I never have enough energy and its causing my to miss out on things cause I'm so tired all the time.
It's hard for people around me to understand what it is like on a daily basis. I always feel anxious not knowing when I will get my period and how bad the symptoms will be from period to period.
I'm glad I am able to share my story and to read stories of other women who suffer from the same thing on a daily basis, I know I'm not alone.
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