These stories can help other women so they do not feel so alone when trying to cope with effects of this disease.
My story begins with something good. I am very fortunate to have 4 wonderful kids. My endometriosis never interfered with any of my pregnancies. I am 40 years old and realized I had endometriosis in 2007.
I had surgery to try to remove the endometriosis. They wanted me to take the lexa pro, or whatever the stuff was that put you into menopause. I couldn't do that at that time in my life. There was way too much going on with my husband’s health for me to be getting hot flashes and mood swings.
It is now 2012 and I am in trouble. My endometriosis has gotten so bad. I am always so bloated, constipated and there is pain in that area also. My back hurts steady. Things are getting bad and I am getting worried. Now the next problem is that I do not have insurance any more. I kept putting this off because i didn't want to get a hysterectomy.
Well great now I am screwed. People I know are getting surgeries to lose weight, I mean some of these people don't need it they haven’t even tried to work out or change their diets. It’s a quick fix and insurance is covering it.
Now here I am the person who is working and in nursing school full time with 4 kids, who doesn’t qualify for any state programs because I make 45$ to much. So I'm not poor but I'm not middle class and sure as hell not rich.
So if anyone out there has any ideas of what has worked for them in reducing the pain, bloating and all the other stuff. I just hope I can get the endometriosis cleaned out a bit and soon. I'm just not ready for the plumbing to be removed.
It would be hard to accept that no matter what happens I could never ever have another baby again. I think I need to see a doctor and really see how much fire i am playing with here and how close until I get burned.
If anyone has alternative ways to help with their endometriosis please send it to me. My email is: email@example.com
Title: worth a try!
I have this book Recipes for the Endometriosis diet...by Carolyn Levett. I have been using it for 4 months now and think that it makes a difference to me. It sounds really impossible at first but it's easier than you think - cut out dairy, wheat, red meat, sugary foods, processed foods.
I'm not bloated any more and don't have the terrible cramp. I sometimes have pains but think that might still be related to my laparoscopy. Try it - I think it is helping me!!
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