I've dealt with this for about 3 years now. Uninsured with no family doctor at all. I'm going to be 37 in March. It started out as severe mittleschwartz cramps at about 30 years old, then at 33 it really got out of hand: I would have my period which has been 4 days long for ages now, and about 3 days after it'd end, I'd be on the ground screaming in pain from sharp stabbing ovary cramps.
It got worse. I now have these pains about 22 to 26 days out of the month. I have gone to clinics for us poor folk and all they tell me is that I'm normal and it's ovulation.
I just started keeping a pain journal after my period ended on oct 11th, with the normal crap going on, and my latest period ended on the 8th and I've suffered these stabbing pains on the 11th and now today on the 14th.
I called the local ER and she interrupted me in the middle of saying what as wrong and said we dont have nurses here to talk to people. Go talk to your primary care physicain. I said I don't have one and should I come in to the ER? She replied I can't advise you what to do. And hung up on me!
I have not had any form of sex since march of 02 by choice. I'm very healthy, never had any std aside from one bout of a yeast infection in 03 which I don't know HOW i got, lol. No one has touched me but you know, myself. >_>
that cleared up but man. This pain is killing me but if the ER is even telling me to go fly a kite and free clinics assure me it's in my head and im just doing a month long severe ovulation, what am I to DO? Why don't they believe us with no insurance?
This pain is literally equivalent to mettleschwarts (whatever it's spelled); that sharp stabbing brutal pain where you can't sit, lie, stand, breathe, talk, nothing. Feels like a knife is going through me and it's always the same side too. If this :( is my head facing you, its on the left side from your pov.
But it's "Just ovulation".
anyone have any ideas????