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What is your endometriosis story?
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@Courtney_J Hi, I had 10 years at least of chronic pain because of endometriosis but wasn't diagnosed until the end of 2017. It took a while to get an official diagnosis, I went through various formulas of birth control and NSAIDs that did nothing. It wasn't until I had a really bad flare that lasted more than a month that I was finally diagnosed. I've changed to a different pill in the past year and it has worked a bit for me, but some days the pain and fatigue is still unbearable.
@endome I went through several doctors before I could find someone who would actually listen to me. I was having INSANE pains at my period that would cause nausea and vomiting. I couldn't get out of bed. I won't even talk about trying to use the bathroom also. I would also sometimes get flu-like symptoms. I was in my junior year of college and trying to get a doctor at the health clinic at school to listen to me and not send me away with Tylenol was awful. Even when I went home to see my regular gynecologist, she didn't really believe me and basically told me it was in my head and that I should watch my weight. Eventually after a few more doctors and a specialist I finally got someone to listen and was eventually diagnosed.
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As you know, endometriosis is a condition that is common, yet poorly understood. Many women experience varying symptoms (or sometimes no symptoms at all!), which can lead to misdiagnosis or lengthy waiting period for a diagnosis.
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