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Hello, I've been having symptoms of endo since I was 11, so basically since I had my first period. Anyway I'm nearly 19 now so it's nearly been 8 years and I still havn't done anything about this. As far as symptoms are concerned I currently have so many that it's obvious to see it's not just IBS that happens to be worse when I'm on my period because I have quite a few non IBS symptoms that are endo symptoms. I know I should see a doctor and get a diagnosis but my pain is no where near as severe as it was before I went vegan. I've only had 2 incidences of what I would call severe pain since being vegan and they were both in august which is normally when my worst flare ups are along with in feburary.
So I basically feel like I would be moaning about nothing because I know so many people suffer with a lot worse and I did suffer with a lot worse. But at the same time the symptoms still effect me and I have noticed some newer ones. I am in some sort of pain more days than not, normally just mild-moderate but it is very bothering when you have an active lifestyle. I am also now permenantly bloated, well pretty much. I basically look pregnant all the time no matter what I eat. Trust me throughought the last 8 years I've experimented with cutting so many things out of my diet that could possibly be making me feel worse.
I basically don't know how to approach a doctor or even if it's worth it. I feel like I need to be on deaths door to justify it tbh... and I also would not know where to start if I was to see a doctor. It's been 8 years of my life. And that's a very long time to talk about in any detail, and an impossible time to talk about in a 10 minute appointment.
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