Basically I'm at a loss. I've had a number of bad experiences with a number of doctors since earlier this year and I have no idea what to do now! I'll give you a quick background so you know where I'm coming from...
Around the middle of last year I stopped taking the pill and I haven't had a problem with my cycles since then. They've been pretty much regular (26-28 days) and haven't been out of the ordinary. My last period however was EXTREMELY painful. Now I've had bad period cramps my whole life (hence why I was on the pill in the first place) and it never really eased up even while I was on it. But this last one was excruciating and also heavier than normal.
I ended up seeing my GP about it because it caught me off guard and she just wrote it off saying that it was my cycle sorting itself out after being on the pill... That made no sense to me seeing as 1. it's been a year and 2. I've never had irregularity or anything like that before.
About a month prior to me stopping the pill I started to experience fairly severe anxiety, mood swings and a loss in libido and I still have all of these symptoms now a year later.
I'm starting to wonder if there's a possibility that I have some sort of hormone imbalance?
My mum has history of endometriosis, had a colposcopy to remove cells with low grade abnormalities prior to getting pregnant with me, got a pap test 3 months after having me showing CIN3 that resulted in her having the cells burnt off (twice), and had surgery to remove a cyst from one of her ovaries in her 30's (also after having me) but that's the only family history of anything like that. My GP tried to send me for an internal ultrasound when I was 16 to check for endometriosis which I never booked because the idea of that terrified me at the time but she didn't seem interested in re-visiting the idea at my last visit.
Super sorry for the long post but I really don't know what to do from here and I'd really appreciate any advice you ladies had!