Firstly thank-you for taking time to read this and consider the problem I am experiencing.
I have thought for a while now that there is a possibility that I have endometriosis. I have had dysmenorrhea from about the age of 16, I have had to call an ambulance before when I have been out because of the level of pain (naprogesic seems to help a lot). My bowels become overly active during menstruation and at other times I find myself not going to the toilet frequently. I also get pain during ovulation. Sometimes the pain travels down my legs and sometimes into my back. I would also consider myself to have a mood disorder, I jump from relatively happy to anxious to depressed to irritable and back again and I feel that what I eat really affects my moods (particularly protein and fats). I have tried so many things to overcome this difficulty - diet (many!), naturopath (many!), exercise (different types), meditation, spirituality, religion, medication, Mind Body work, doctors (perhaps I haven't done one of these as thoroughly enough as I need to). I am 29 now so have been on this path for a while (since 16). I have had an ultrasound a while back but I am now considering laparoscopic surgery, as this is the only real way to determine if endometriosis is there. I feel as if my whole life revolves around my cycle and I have spent so much time and money looking for answers. I also find my bouts of depression to be relatively frequent, enough to impact on my daily life and my interactions with others, I feel a tremendous amount of guilt for not being my best self (especially towards my ageing parents).
Any thoughts or advice? I believe in the power of soothing and positive thinking - I know that sometimes it can all get so overwhelming I let it get the best of me but I don't like feeling like a victim I know that I can overcome this.
Thanks in advance,