Arrgh hormones why does everyone think I'm mad?
I've had trouble with painful periods since being 21 (I'm now 37) the cramps would be so bad I'd pass out! I've had a laporoscopy, hystoscopy and recently another laporoscopy. They've come back clear however the doctors think I may have adenomyosis (causing the cramps) tried every contraceptive pill, anti inflammitory etc going to no avail.
I've been on antidepressants for the last five years as my mood swings were so dramatic, id tried to explain to my gp that hormones were causing my problems however blood test was done and I was advised my hormone levels were normal (try explaining that to my last two boyfriends who couldn't do anything right) I have weight that gathers round my middle, I don't have any children, I've been told my cervix is too tight and when I mentioned I was going to buy some Natpro rather then have the merina coil, my gp had no clue as to what i was talking about and looked at me like I'd really lost the plot.
I've scoured the internet and feel i know more about me then my gp now and I'm certain that synthetic progesterone in the IUS is not for me. I know my levels are out but how do I get them tested if my GP is reluctant?? I know to start taking the cream I've bought 14 days after the first day of my period and I understand that if it is working and I feel better then I was right but do I need the tests first??