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Hello everyone, I am new to this board, however, I frequent the thyroid disorders board.
Breif history on me... 28, 2 kids, hypothyroidism caused by Hashimoto's, bile salt diarhea caused my having my gallbladder removed 12 yrs ago, and now a presumptive diagnosis of Endometriosis....
I have always had some mild issues with my period and what not, but never really anything major up until recently... After I had my youngest which was in Oct 2009 I have had nothing but problems with my health.. I was diagnosed with Hashi's in Feb 2010 with a goiter that doesn't want to stop growing, and now this presumptive diagnosis of Endometriosis.. I have been having a lot of "mental" issues too.. Like being super irratated over nothing and angry ect.
Okay so the pain was bad enough this month to make me make a doctors appt..
Extreme cramping with spotting for around 7 day before actual period actually starts
Super heavy flow ( like I use a ultra absorbancy tampon with a regular pad and I am overflowing both in a matter of about 2 hours)
Pain with sex (when I not menstrating)
horrible pain the first 3 day inserting and taking out tampon
and this is the worst! horrendously painful bowel movements during the first 3 days of my actual period. It feels like my insides are being yanked out through a cheese grater through my bottom.. It actually makes me cry it hurts so bad...
I cannot afford a laparscopic procedure right now. So doc wanted to see if birth control would help, HOWEVER, I don't do well with it. It causes me to feel almost like I am "high" and headaches, nausua, crying, ect.
Does this really sound like endometriosis?
Can u get it after u have had children?
what other ways can be used to deal with it?
Thank you in advance for you help, experiences, and advice!