Totally debilitated by endometriosis

by Christina

I remember back in high school, that my pains would be so severe that i would have to miss classes. As years went by I thought it was normal. I had two children, and after that my symptoms have increases also in severity!!

Right now, I have minor issues throughout the month, but as my period gets closer, the more pain I am in.

Before my period, I will start with just a dull ache which will slowly increase over a period of 2 weeks. At that point, my abdominal area is extremely sensitive.

I am unable to have intercourse, it even bothers me to try to "take care of myself". I can't allow for my children to jump on me. It hurts to bend over, wear a belt, sneeze, cough, or even have a bowel movement.

All of these things will send a shooting sharp pain thought my whole abdominal area! I will even have back aches that makes it difficult to sit up.

I will know exactly when my period starts, even if it is in the middle of the night! The pain symptoms become so severe that it feels like I'm in labor all over again (almost every month). I have taken two hydrocodone 10s just to stop crying! I would still be in pain. The severe pain will last between 3-5 days and will radiate half way up my back, and also down into my thighs.

I will just want to stay wrapped up in a heating pad, try to soak in a hot bath, and nothing is seeming to work any more. Its getting to the point where it is making me sick, dizzy (even without meds) and just wanting to lay around curled up.

I do not have insurance because it has gotten to the point where it has effected my work, and I had to miss too much work to try to keep a job. The pain is getting to be way too much for me to handle any more!

I have recently applied for a program called DARS, which helps people with medical problems that effect their job! I have seen two different DRs that say that a hysterectomy would be my best option and that would include removing my ovaries. It is scary, but I am willing to do what I need to make this all stop!

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