Hi since the age of 11 I have suffered very painful periods particularly on my right hand side as well as nausea, breathlessness, dizziness, feeling faint, exhausted and so on. At my old GP surgery there was a fantastic pain clinic ran by the Nursing team which was really good and set up a support network and meant I was able to live with it and manage it a bit, with the help of a prescription for tranexamic acid and ponstan. However, since moving the only option I have had is to go on the pill, which I think may just mask the problem and I don't really want to that. Any ideas/suggestions. I'm 24. Thankyou
Has anyone ever mentioned the word "endometriosis" to you?
I would insist to your new GP that you are referred to a gynaecologist for further evaluation to see if this is present. I mention endometriosis because this is a common cause of very painful periods and it can start from a young age as well. I also note that you have been given tablets that are often prescribed to women diagnosed eventually with endometriosis. The pill will mask the symptoms and not at all address the underlying problem.