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Hi! I'm new to here so I'm sorry if anything im doing is wrong.
Basically im 20 F
When i started my period they were always very heavy and very painful . So much so i missed out on months of school etc. I vomited , passed out, couldnt eat and couldnt move and it eventually made me too anxious to leave home because i was scared the pain might start randomly (even when i wasnt on my period)
I went to my local GP a few times (started age 14 going to GP about it , started periods about 12 ). They didnt take me too seriously until my mother brought me in age 15 unconscious with the pain. I was given an injection (Pethidine) then given an ibuprofen prescription the same day.
Then after another visit ponstan, then after another visit told to look into my diet then finally after seeing a male doctor(previously saw a female doctor) he gave me microlite. He also mentioned at the time it might be endo.
Everytime i go to the doctor these days they dont really mention anything to me about it since im no longer in that much pain. I go in, get my blood pressure done and come out with a prescription .
I've been on birth control since i was 15 so its now about 5 years constantly on it. I'm not sexually active so i dont need it and i would like to come off it . I also think (not sure??) you shouldn't be on it long term. i'm scared to come off it because as a university student i can't let the pain ruin my education again.
With the pandemic i feel like its useless to go now and that im possibly wasting their time. i'm also worried i'll end up on the doctors bed again unconscious when theres worse off people in the waiting room. I've never looked into if it was actually endo (or anything else for that matter).
If its worth looking into what should i do ? Who should i go to? I'm totally lost and feel like im making a big deal out of nothing but im honestly sick of being on birth control (it doesnt do well with my mental health and slight side note is that i'm getting a lot of migraines and my hair has fell out and i've some patches , wondering if it a cause of the birth control, another reason to want to come off it.) but scared to come off it because for once i'm able to have some sort of life.
any advice would help ! thanks!
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