These stories can help other women so they do not feel so alone when trying to cope with effects of this disease.
The best treatment for me personally has been with following the endometriosis diet.
I have been following the diet and been very conscious about good nutrition for the past 9 months now and have felt better than I have in years.
I have had endometriosis since I was in my late teens. I missed school for days at a time and sometimes I would pass out with the pain.
I had a laparoscopy which diagnosed me as having stage 3 endometriosis when I was 22 years old. I was put on BCP, which I tried for 3 months but had to give up as I was feeling so sick and nauseous every day. I tried various types of BCP but had the same problems.
My pain was getting worse and I decided to look into how I could treat this naturally as I did not want to be put on drugs for the pseudo-menopause.
I found advice about the endometriosis diet and decided to try it. I do not eat red meat, wheat, sugar, alcohol, dairy foods - except live yoghurt, and only prepare meals that consist of good quality foods.
I do not eat any convenience foods and definitely no additives or preservatives.
My endometriosis symptoms are much improved and I feel less tired, less bloated and am regaining my energy levels. I feel as though my immune system is in better order and I do not have all the minor colds, flu, and other health issues I used to deal with.
This has definitely been the best treatment option for me and I would recommend you try it.
Title: I'm with you......
I have also found that diet is a big help treating Endometriosis. My discovery was by chance after going on a detox retreat and learning about a raw food diet.
I was shocked to find that after just 3 weeks of this diet my symptoms were reduced, although I still have severe pain on my right side (my endo is on my right ovary)it only lasted for 24hrs where it would usually be 2-3 days. The flow which has always been very heavy to the point where I flood was greatly reduced and I only had 1 heavy day where it would usually be 3-4 days.
My periods usually last about 10 days but this month i was on for only 5 days!! If this is the effect after a few weeks of this diet I can’t wait to see what it will be after a few months.
I have been poked and prodded for years, been given a rainbow of drugs that had no effect on my symptoms. I have spent years in pain and in tears due to embarrassing moments where I have flooded or passed out in public and through all of it not 1 Dr or so called specialist has ever said let’s have a look at your diet, let’s see if by making changes we can help relieve the symptoms.
How much I would of been spared if just one of them was intelligent enough to look beyond the medical route and think outside the box. Science is wonderful but nature is a more powerful force.
I guess really that none of them care that much.
I say to any woman who has endometriosis to give a change of diet a go, not only will you look and feel so much better you may just make that time of the month better too.
I wish you all pain free good health......
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