At the age of 21 she firmly knew of her condition and was warned by doctors to have a baby before it was too late.
She and engineer partner, Joshua, 25, weren’t ready for a baby and chose to wait, but Grace is willing to try anything to have a baby, including IVF, surrogacy and adoption.
She said: ‘When I was diagnosed, at every appointment, I was advised to have a baby because it could be my only chance and the longer I waited, the worse it would get.
‘I didn’t want a baby at 21, I wanted to get my health sorted.
‘My partner already has a child which makes it easier but we would like to have a baby together.
‘When we met, the first thing I did was explain my condition to him to make sure he wanted to stay with me.
‘We know it might not happen and its made both of us scratch our heads and think about whether we should try for a baby when we aren’t ready.
‘My friends are amazing and have offered to be surrogates. I would do anything.’
Endometriosis affects one in 10 women in the UK and the symptoms can be vast, ranging from migraines, bladder retention, chronic fatigue, heavy periods and severe constipation.
The condition can be agonising – Grace has been forced to take months off work as a trainee nurse and is taking morphine daily.
She also takes menopause medication to ease the symptoms and two years ago, Grace considered having a hysterectomy.
Grace said: ‘It started with severe bloating, nausea and I would pass out.
‘I became anaemic because I lost so much blood, I had symptoms of IBS and I was in excruciating pain.
‘The symptoms weren’t just during my cycle, they were constant.
‘I had some of the endometriosis lasered off and I’m on menopause treatment which shuts down your reproductive system.
‘It’s basically like I’m going through the menopause at 24. Doctors just don’t seem to know a lot about it and that makes you think it’s all in your head and you just feel crazy.
‘It took years for me to get a diagnosis because the condition is rarely heard of.’
Do you have a story to share?
Get in touch by emailing MetroLifestyleTeam@Metro.co.uk
MORE : Woman who got home from honeymoon to letter telling her she had endometriosis falls pregnant with miracle baby after eight years of trying
MORE : I’m only 23 but because of endometriosis, I already have to consider freezing my eggs
MORE : Bodyform launches #PainStories virtual museum to raise awareness of endometriosis
The lifestyle email from Metro.co.uk
Get your need-to-know lifestyle news and features straight to your inbox.
Not convinced? Find out more
Thanks for reading the whole article. If you wish to get an daily update about Women says endometriosis symptoms have people thinking she’s pregnant , click on the bell button to subscribe for the notifications.