“I had years of bad periods and pain. Almost every month, I had to take a few days off school. Doctors kept telling me that I just had to put up with the pain, that it was normal and that I should get used to it!
My consultant even told me when I was 18 that I should just have a baby because that would make the period pain calm down!!!!! This wasn’t an option because I wanted to go to college, I wanted to go to university and more than anything… I just wanted to lead a normal life!
So I carried on pushing and asking for help and seeing my doctors. Eventually I was diagnosed with something called endometriosis. This was scary but a huge relief too! Finally, I realised that what I was going through wasn’t normal, it has a name… and girls across the country are going through the same thing!
If you are going through the same thing as I have, then I can offer only one piece of advice… don’t give up!”