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Michelle’s Story (Endometriosis)

Michelle's Story EndometriosisHi, my name is Michelle Smith, and I am 23. I am having the most terrible cramping and weird periods ever and I don’t know what’s wrong. I just know there is something not right. I was told about a year ago that I had endometriosis, but they didn’t wanna do anything, and it has just gotten worse. I have gone to my regular doctor, and he told me I had it too, but still won’t do anything.

I can’t find anyone that will listen to me and treat me the way I should be treated, and it has made an impact on my life. My husband thinks I exaggerate, but anyone that has this awful disease can say they’re far from exaggerating. I just don’t know what to do if anyone can help please do.

Thank you for reading.

Michelle
Tennessee
Submitted 01/24/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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6 comments

  1. The same thing has been going on with me. If you can, go to a reproductive endocrinology doc at your state university. That’s what I had to do. I’ve been on pain medicine and birth control since age 14, now 29. Some Dr’s I’ve been to say pregnancy can cure it, if you can get pregnant.

  2. I can’t seem to post a comment here. Not sure why, as I’ve commented on other posts on this website. Might have to come back and try again later.

  3. I’m gonna have too try that cuz I can’t find anywhere that will help me with this and it just seems too be getting worse and its like its taking control of my life and thank you I will try that

  4. I have an appointment for surgery February 25 to see what stage endo I’m in and for the dr to remove any cyts growths and adhesions he can find as well as check my Fallopian tubes as I have been unable to conceive and am now 26 years old

  5. Dont’ stop fighting until you find a doctor who will listen. I gave up when I was in my 20s and now am struggling in my late 30s after 2 surgeries and countless meds. I wish I had fought sooner instead of just assuming that’s how my body was meant to be. I had started having symptoms in my early teens and I was 35 when finally diagnosed and when I found the right doctor he had be booked for surgery within a few weeks, had me seeing a GI doctor for my symptoms and was so understanding and supportive I finally felt like I wasn’t going crazy but there was something legitimately wrong with my body and there was a treatment. Its a long road, so don’t get discouraged. You will still have good and bad days. But at least you’ll know what’s going on and you can make a game plan to fight!

    • I wony give up I refuse to give up sometimes thats wat i feel like doing cuz its like there is no one that understands enough to help me but reading everyone else’s story’s and talking to women like you that gives me the courage to keep fighting. I have an appointment with another ob on the 9th so let’s just hope for the best:) and thank you so much for the encouraging advise I wish you well and god bless you:)

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