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Hi guys. Just wanted to share my story of what I've been going through and hopefully get some advice because I feel very confused/angry at the moment. I'm 20 years old, I got my first period at 11 and have had problems since day one. I was prescribed microgynon 30 at age 14 to help my periods which I generally got every 2 weeks and lasted up to 14 days. The pain was unbearable and my life felt like hell because of this. The pill subsided things a bit for a year or two and then slowly the full blown pain and other symptoms returned. Apart from this I have developed various other symptoms over time such as frequent urinary tract infections and severe pain all month round. I basically have been dismissed for 9 years because of my age and basically it's just a "bad period" and I need to get over it. I currently take a combination of mefenamic acid and 15/500mg co codomol to try and control the pain. I finally found an understanding GP who suspected endometriosis and referred me to gynae which took a further six months. I had the apointment on Tuesday and I felt like it was a total diaaster. They were again very dismissive and told me that "some people just get pain for no reason" and that I'm so young and have plenty of time because I'm not currently trying to conceive. The doctor said my womb looked very inflamed and had "raw sore looking areas" ?! Which I found slightly alarming but apparently this wasn't an issue.. She also said that she suspects endometriosis but frankly didn't really seem to care and advised me to get the depo provera injection which I have heard nothing but horror stories about and I'm extremely anxious about getting it but I was basically told on the day that if I don't try it they won't help me further. I've switched to different pills a few times to try and control things but every time has been a disaster and made things worse. I feel even more confused & upset than I did before I went! Just really need some advice on what further steps to take. Sorry for the extremely long post. Thanks x
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