So, the pain goes like this: about two weeks before my period, I start getting these HORRIBLE cramps. They're aren't really in my abdomen, more localized to my cervix. It comes in waves, and it's a very sharp, stabbing pain. It's almost crippling. I spend most of my time in the tub when the cramps hit, and if I'm up and about, I have to walk back and forth or get down on my knees to deal with the pain. It's so intense I can hardly stand it.
It will eventually ease up after a few days, coming back a day or so into my period. Then it comes back again about 3 or four days after my period is over.
Whenever I'm having this pain, my lower back gets very tight and stiff and tender. I also have a lot of pain during BMs when I'm cramping. I get migraines, and usually have the shakes and a lot of perspiration. It's horrible. Even having a full bladder is very painful when the cramps are in full swing. I also have to be careful when I sit or change positions, as sometimes it will cause a very sharp pain.
I have no idea what is causing all of this. I went to the gyno back in November, and he told me that he assumed it was an infection, and put my on antibiotics. I was also contracted and had my first HSV-2 outbreak in December, though the pain has been going on a lot longer than that.
I just don't want to be in pain anymore, but I don't have health insurance, and my fiance and i are struggling with money anyways, so it's hard for me to spend money going to the doctor. Does it sound like something I need to suck it up and make another appointment for?