My name is Shyanne, I am 19 years old and I have had endometriosis since I was thirteen years old. I’ve come to the realization that the older I get the worse my endo is getting. I refuse to get the surgery and to take narcotic pills.
I’m use to the typical period list; tampons and chocolate, but I add on non-electric heating pads, Aleve, and Ibuprofen. I’ve missed school and I’ve lost jobs due to the unbearable pain. When I’m on my period my symptoms start a week before and last at least a week after (at least that’s how to this last period was).
I’m dealing with the depression of this disease taking over my life and not knowing what to do next. I am trying everything and anything to get rid of the pain. At this point living with pain is normal and it’s a matter of it becoming bearable. Today, December 10, 2013, I am three weeks into symptoms. I decided I’m done letting this take me over. I said no to the heating pad, I’m at work, and I’m going to get through my day. Well at least I hope I do. If anyone has advice please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.