These stories can help other women so they do not feel so alone when trying to cope with effects of this disease.
My endometriosis symptoms used to be very, very painful with my periods and at other times of the month as well.
I would feel sick and nauseous before and during my periods. I had bowel problems with constipation most of the time and then for a few days before my period I would get diarrhoea.
I would get insomnia and it would come and go in spells and then go away again. I would get more and more exhausted, more irritable, and would make all the other symptoms worse.
A also had huge problems with bloating all through the month. Some days my belly would look huge and it was very painful. It seemed to come on about 2 hours after eating so I figured this must be linked to what I was eating.
I started to make changes in my diet and started by leaving out gluten. This seemed to help a bit. I then thought it a good idea to do a detox and cut out just about anything nasty from my system. I felt dreadful at first, but then once I had cleaned out I started to feel better, less sluggish, and much fewer symptoms of pain and bloating.
So I now follow the diet that is advised for endo and so far so good. I have much fewer symptoms of endometriosis, much less pain and I sleep better too. So I am sticking to this diet and I have noticed if I stray from the diet with coffee or wheat then I feel sorry for it a few hours later.
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