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So my health has been struggling for quite some time now, and I put things off out of fear but decided to finally get everything addressed this year. Im 29 years old tomorrow, and my periods have been heavy and painful for as long as I can remember, and they’ve only gotten weirder and weirder as time has gone on. I also fear cervical cancer as I put off Pap smears since I was 21 due to all the pain I was/am experiencing. I finally got one done the other day and it hurt me SO bad. I’m expecting an abnormal result. The doctor told me to relax because she “didn’t see anything suspicious so if I do have something it’s very treatable”, but I can’t help but worry because of everything else I have going on and all of my scary symptoms. I bled pretty bad after my pap, and it was definitely period blood..not just a little bit of normal spotting after the exam. I wasn’t bleeding before the pap, but I had just gotten off my period recently and it seems like it was blood that was trapped in there and couldn’t get out. But regardless of whether or not I have cervical cancer, I’m sure I have Endo anyway. Nothing “down there” functions properly, and it’s been a long and gradual process since I was 19-20. My bowels, my bladder, my uterus..it’s all messed up. I’m also extremely tired all the time and was recently diagnosed with POTS. I’ve seen a lot of women on forums like this who have both POTS and endometriosis, so it seems as though they go hand in hand almost. I’m just struggling on every level and was hoping someone out there has been through something similar. I haven’t been able to work in months, my appetite has been struggling really bad, and I just don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel at this point. My boyfriend has been supporting both of us financially, and I feel so worthless. I’d probably be on my death bed right now if it weren’t for him. I just feel like I’m too young to be going through all this crap and for my body to be falling apart like this
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