While waiting to start my class I felt this pain in stomach, 30 mins later it got worse so I rushed home to discover I started my period. Then it went down hill from there.... the throwing up, cramps so bad I wanted to die, headaches.... it all started at once. I called my husband to beg him to come home and take care of me. I am lucky enough he caught a ride and took care of my while his was on his lunch break. Ever since I started my period six years ago I always got sick the day I stated them. Cramps so bad that all I could do was lay in bed with a hot pad and cry. Three years ago I went to the doctors and they put me on birthcontrol and told me I would have to deal with the pain, so I have been dealing with the pain. About 4am I finally was able to hold down some water and sit up to watch some tv. Around 6am I jumped on fertility friends website to ask some ladies is they had horrible cramps and were able to get pregnant. They all told me their stories and most of them had this disorder called "Endometriosis". http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/endometriosis/DS00289/DSECTION=symptoms
website explains what Endometriosis is: "Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond your pelvic region.
In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would: It thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. And because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. Surrounding tissue can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions — abnormal tissue that binds organs together.
This process can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period. Fertility problems also may develop. Fortunately, effective treatments are available." (Mayo Clinic Staff)
The treatment is surgery.
I have some of the symptoms like painful periods, and during my period I get fatigue, diarrhea, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods. The other symptoms of this disorder that I do not have include pain with intercourse, pain with bowel movements or urination, excessive bleeding, infertility (of course I do not know if I am infertile).
A lot of my friends have my symptoms, then again this disorder affects 7 million american women.
I am worried I might have this so I made a doctors appointment for next Friday, hopefully I will get some answers if I have this or not. I am lucky my husband has good health benefits.
My husband and I talked that if we cannot have children then I could go back to riding horses. Before we were married I owned a very spunky quarter horse. I sold my horse before we got married because I knew we could not afford both a kid and my horse. My passion to be a mother is greater than my passion for horses. I could not afford to get hurt while riding if I got pregnant, I always ended up on the wild horses. If I have to have surgery, I hope my family can handle this because we just found out my dad has lung cancer (from being deployed so much).
So this is all for now, prayers are always welcome.
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