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About 10 years ago, I started noticing the pronounced pelvic pain. It lasted not just when it was that time of the month, but all month long. I was getting sharp pelvic pain along with a constant dull ache. For years I’ve used heating pads and taking baths to try to help with an upset stomach or abdominal/pelvic pain. I really wanted it to stop, so I started going to a gynecologist.
At first, all they did was put me on birth control pills to see if that would make my periods more manageable. Let me tell you, it did not. Not only that, but I have been on several different kinds of birth control pills over the course of 10 years and I still don’t know when to expect my period. They did not help with regulating my period at all.
Two years ago, it started getting worse. My stomach bothered me a lot (frequent vomiting and nausea) and I started experiencing bad back pain and interstitial cystitis. It all started snowballing and I wounded up in the ER a few dozen times. I would often end up in tears and couldn’t function. In the middle of the night, I would feel pain. Some nights I’d spend 6-7 hours in the ER.
Many people tried to tell me I need anxiety medications because they believed all of this was in my head. After all those years, I finally found a doctor who wanted to do an exploratory laparotomy. She diagnosed me with endometriosis. It is still a roller coaster ride every day of my life, but at least I can put a name to all of this pain and misery.