From what you have written and from what I know by research as well as my own journey it sounds like you do have it.
1) The pill helped with pain, that is an indicator
2) Heavy Bleeding
3) Fainting and vomiting from pain
What can help for now is aleve, a heating pad and rest if your doctor will not give you anything stronger. I would even suggest changing doctors because she doesn't seem to know about Endometriosis and the crippling pain it causes.
If you let me know where you are I can help you find a great Endo surgeon which also deals with fertility and Endo.
Let me know
PS.. Your pain is real and it isn't in your head.
Thank you for the reply! I am in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Would you recommend I try and find a nurse practitioner or gynecologist?
I would recommend a general practitioner (I am from Canada and that is what we call our family doctor) that understands the impact of endometriosis so that she can work with you not against you.
I might have some other endosisters that live around there so let me get back to you on the family doctor thing. :)
You are in luck as well because you are in the same area as one of the TOP Endo specialist in the states. So yay!!
Dr. Charles Koh
Reproductive Speciality Center (http://www.reproductivecenter.com/contact.html),
2015 E. Newport Avenue,
Mary's Hospital Medical Arts Building,
T: (414) 289-9668
*Dr. Koh asks that prospective patients get in touch with him directly by email. He also operates in Singapore and is planning to start a clinic in Hong Kong.
*Dr. Koh is recommended by Dr. Redwine as the most skilled endometriosis surgeon in the USA.
Specialisation: GYN only
Bowl/urinary tract surgery: Does all urinary tract and bowel work. Ubersurgeon!
I would call yes. You can actually call to see if they approve your insurance so that would be a good thing to know .
I would recommend seeking out an endometriosis specialist, or fertility/endocrinology specialists. They will have more experience dealing with endo, especially since you're trying to conceive. Anyone who says you just need to take "aleve" for pain that sends you to ER, is being incredibly dismissive, rude and incompetent. Also, have you ever been tested for fibroids? They tend to be the cause of this heavy bleeding you are describing. Endo can cause some heavier periods, but personally, I have stage 4 endo, and my periods have always been on the clock, 5-7 days, only heavy for first 1-2 days only. So I would recommend getting examined by a good professional as soon as you can to figure out what might be going on. Good luck love