Ibuprofen as anti-prostaglandin worked for my pain

by Barbara Terao
(Evanston, IL, USA)

About 12 years ago I had severe pain episodes from endometriosis. Doctors I consulted recommended surgery and most wanted to do a hysterectomy at the same time.

I wanted to explore alternatives before I did something that drastic. I found a gynecologist who worked with me on a plan to prevent the pain by using ibuprofen (Motrin was what I used) the week before my period, one in the morning and one at night.

That was enough to prevent the build-up of prostaglandins, one of the causes of pain, and I've managed well with that routine. I no longer have disabling pain.

I also made a point of listening to my body and honoring my feminine side, which seemed to be what my ovaries were telling me!

Now I am considering laproscopic surgery for the first time, because I have an endometrioma or "chocolate cyst."

I've been waiting for menopause to come along and take care of the problem for me, but that does not seem to be happening any time soon.

I hope you all find the best treatment that works for you.

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