What are your endometriosis symptoms like? 

The day before I get my period is the worst day. Suddenly, I’ll get the most intense pain in my pelvic area. It’s so bad that I physically can’t move without wanting to scream. I’ll take Naproxen and go into the shower and allow the heat to hit where the pain is intense. It will usually take 30-45 minutes for me sitting there until I feel like I can move again.

What was your journey to diagnosis like? 

I was young when I found out. The diagnosis was quick but the solution was “sorry, suck it up”. Now being older and having a kid, it’s actually gotten much worse. Due to COVID, I haven’t been given an appointment yet to get help from a Gynecologist because I’m not “bad enough”. So even though my pain and symptoms have been worse then ever. I unfortunately can’t get any help.

What has your experience with treatment for endometriosis been? 

My treatment isn’t great yet. Naproxen and hot showers are the only things that have helped me so far.