What has been the lowest point in your life?

Only really one situation comes to mind. I think it was when I was about 13 or 14 years old and I hadn’t been diagnosed with endometriosis yet (that wasn’t until the age of 15). I was in excruciating pain. 1,000mg of ibuprofen every 4 hours couldn’t take the edge off of it. On a scale of 1–10, 10 being the worst pain imaginable, it was easily a 50. Everyone said it was normal for a girl with her period to have bad pain, diarrhea, vomiting, severely heavy bleeding, etc. but I knew it wasn’t normal.

In a nutshell, I couldn’t take it anymore and I called my dad. I didn’t know what to do. I hinted at not wanting to be alive anymore but I would never commit suicide. In later years I did beg doctors for a hysterectomy but they wouldn’t budge.

I had a lot of emergency room visits – I think that time ended up in one, but I was always sent home and told I was fine. No one believed me.

But after 4 years of suffering, it was discovered through laparoscopic surgery that I had endometriosis. Treatment wasn’t easy and had complications too, but I don’t miss those younger days.

I am happy I went through them though, in a way, because my sister didn’t have to suffer like I did. She had the start of some issues and they started treating her immediately for endometriosis (it runs in families). And I was also able to discover my aunt had it – she suffered like I did – but after she told her doctor about endometriosis as a possibility, she had such severe endometriosis, she had to have a hysterectomy. If I didn’t experience it and spread awareness, I wouldn’t have helped and continue helping others.

Girls & women, it is NOT normal. You don’t have to suffer. Get help for it.

Reference: https://www.quora.com/What-has-been-the-lowest-point-in-your-life

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