What are your endometriosis symptoms like?  

Like being stabbed over and over in your abdomen….crouching and grabbing your stomach, abdomen in hopes to squeezing the pain out.

What was your journey to diagnosis like? 

A short glimpse about myself : My journey with Endometriosis began at 15 when my periods were so unbearable and monthly of staying home suffering with severe cramping and heavy periods. I was diagnosed finally after an emergency operation at the age of 18. They found a 6 cm cyst and they removed my appendix at the same time. From that day on I had a total of about 10 surgeries to this day with my 2 biggest 2010- Total Hysterectomy and the doctor decided to keep my ovaries because I was only 33 at the time.

I was lucky to have gotten pregnant with IVF and blessed with twin girls in 2007. Very complicated pregnancy with a placenta previa and was hospitalized at 24 weeks gave birth at 30 wks. Dec 2017- Was my last surgery and hoped to put an end to my Endo by removing my ovaries and fallopian tubes. After this surgery I still felt a lot of pain and now back pains and intestinal problems plus put on meds not to get bladder infections, all back again. My doctor decided that going and operate in my cul-de-sac and near my Douglas pouch was to dangerous and out of her expertise, so the best solution is for me to start taking Dépôt Lupron. I’ve been taking Depot Lupron for over a year but pain still persisting and by the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2021 I was put on Orilissa and still not working so now they are thinking of operating again.