Menstruating with endometriosis makes the already dreaded “time of the month” genuinely unbearable. Every cycle is different and I’ve personally even had a continuous period that lasted for three months, made me anemic and caused me to pass out, though that’s an extreme example.
Most of the time, they’re about a week long and the start of it is when the pain is the most severe. To explain this better, here’s a day by day guide to one of my typical menstruating weeks — without being on anything to manage my cycles — as an individual with endometriosis. Day One: This day is generally the worst.
I’m bent over in the fetal position on the couch, crying from the pain. It feels as though a knife is being jabbed into my abdomen and twisted slowly.Read more on themighty.com