Thank you so much for adding your experience! I am relieved to talk to someone who has also experienced these changes periods and the emotions and pain that comes with them and also the disbelief and uncaring attitude! Was the brown stringy stuff new for you? and did you experience this each month or just the first cycle?
I have booked another GP appointment at a different practice for a second opinion and hope I strike lucky with what this GP knows.... some GPs specialise in womens health etc while others seem to know less than I do about this topic.