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#51 JJ

Posted 30 November 2019 - 05:54 PM

View Postpurplekitty, on 30 November 2019 - 03:51 PM, said:

20's are sill available without prescription.

50's are not.

Good to know, thanks!

#52 livelifelovehappy

Posted 30 November 2019 - 06:38 PM

I was always like this. I was finally, FINALLY diagnosed with endometriosis at 38! It needs to be taken seriously, it’s not normal to suffer so badly. I already had so much damage at my surgery and it prevented me becoming pregnant for 5 years.

#53 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 02 December 2019 - 11:32 AM

View Postlivelifelovehappy, on 30 November 2019 - 06:38 PM, said:

I was always like this. I was finally, FINALLY diagnosed with endometriosis at 38! It needs to be taken seriously, it’s not normal to suffer so badly. I already had so much damage at my surgery and it prevented me becoming pregnant for 5 years.
The lag time for endometriosis diagnosis is often 5-15 years, depending on when women seek help from their GP/Gyno. Currently the 'gold-standard' for diagnosis is laparoscopic surgery, which many women put off because getting cut open to tell you that you officially have endometriosis is not particularly useful if nothing changes with your symptoms. Many women are only "officially" diagnosed when they are investigated for fertility issues. However, there is research now trying to figure out less invasive ways to diagnose endometriosis, which would be very useful.

Better education and awareness of endometriosis symptoms means that women will be likely seek help earlier and receive treatment earlier.

Most women feel some discomfort for the first 24-48 hours of their period but they can manage it with panadol and a bit of TLC (heat packs, a bit more rest, gentle exercise, etc). For many women, the heaviest bleeding is also in the first 24-48 hours but it settles down a lot after that.

But if you are suffering from extreme period symptoms (severe fluid loss, debilitating pain/cramps that wipe you out for several days, extremely long periods that last a week or more), then women should be encouraged to see a doctor for further investigation. And if the first doctor brushes you off indicating that you should simply "suck it up", seek a second opinion.

If your periods are seriously impacting your ability to participate in your life the way you normally would, see your GP.

However, keep in mind that for young girls, it can take a couple of years before their periods settle into a 'reasonable pattern'. Hence why it is important for girls to track what's happening.

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 02 December 2019 - 11:33 AM.





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