Is gaslighting more probable when someone complains about symptoms of endometriosis vs. when the same person has other issues like a headache or high blood pressure or etc.? If so, why?
I say yes, because that’s exactly what happened to me. I had onset of symptoms in middle school for all of my issues, and only migraines were acknowledged. None of the many symptoms of endo were even acknowledged for years, and I even had a few doctors lecture me about the fact that I was not in fact experiencing pain and that I should stop exaggerating.
I think so. After diagnosis and excision I asked my (now former ) doctor why doctors never ask patients to describe an average period. It would have quickly identified my endo 20 years before I was diagnosed. Her response? “Why would we ask? It’s subjective. That won’t tell anyone anything.”
Um… hospitals use subjective 1-10 pain scales for treatment constantly. Isn’t ALL pain and feeling itself subjective?