I felt that I was just getting older and it was just a change in my body so I accepted that reasoning and thought nothing of it. As time passed the pain became more and more intense. At this point I knew that something was going on. I would have flare-ups and could not do anything but ball up and cry on the floor. I could not move. I went to my OBGYN and she told me “it’s just a heavy cycle” or “you’re just getting older” or “the pain is just in your head”. REALLY???