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I've had painful periods as long as I can remember, my friends say this isn't normal, but looking at the Endo symptoms I realise it could be a lot worse! I'm fairly regular, every 30 days ish, and usually will only have pain on day 1 (sometimes also day 2). If I leave the pain, it will escalate to the point where I have diarrhoea, will possibly vomit and nearly pass out. It will usually pass within about 2 hours. I've found that ibroprofen helps enormously but as we are trying to conceive I've been advised against taking it. Paracetamol helps a bit, but not a lot.
I am usually on for about 4 days, and pass a lot of clots. I wouldn't say it was crazy heavy, I use a mooncup and empty it 3 times a day. I also haven't had any pain during sex, or back ache, but I do sometimes feel ovulation.
My first doctor told me I was just unlucky and not to worry about getting tested. But I worry as I'm 35, we've been trying to conceive for 9 months and I don't want to have an underlying issue that might be causing in a delay conceiving. I've had blood tests done at the time of my period and they all came back normal.
I also realise 9 months is nothing in the grand scheme of ttc, I just want to do all I can before I get any older!
To those with Endo, does this sound familiar? Or would it be a lot worse?
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