Growing up with undiagnosed endometriosis from around 11 or 12 years old (the start of my cycle) until the time it was diagnosed (4 years later) I was in horrible, sharp, stabbing pain. Nauseated and crying with a super heavy flow, occasional vomiting and diarrhea, and pain that even 1,000mg of Motrin every 4 hours … Continue reading Building Resilience #1 – The Mantra
Please see the sidebar for the basics about my health. In a nutshell, I have a lot of health issues and I don't mind sharing what I do/am doing for them and what I am generally into these days. (This is not medical advice. This is my personal journey and experience.) For my mental health … Continue reading What I Do for my Health & What I am into these Days #1 – January 27, 2020
I believe it does, yes. But I think we need to treat our health in a well rounded way. For example: I have endometriosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, anxiety, allergies, migraines and a bunch of other problems. I take 2 prescriptions, Zoloft for anxiety (which I swear by) and Aygestin for the endometriosis. I … Continue reading Does alternative medicine really work?
I was told at a young age (around 12) that I can't let how I feel physically get in my way of doing things. I have endometriosis, fibromyalgia, ibs, chronic fatigue syndrome and more. I have found the advice helpful. I experience pain and feel unwell most of the day in some way shape or … Continue reading How do you continue to do your best when you feel your worst?
I think it is both physical and mental/emotional. Sometimes I get flares at random, and sometimes it is tied to anxiety or sleep deprivation. So I think it is both, but it comes and goes and varies depending on the day, how I feel, stress, what I eat, etc. Reference: https://www.quora.com/Is-Irritable-Bowel-Syndrome-mostly-psychosomatic
As someone who has a laundry list of health problems, the biggest thing I have learned is to “enjoy the journey”. Life hands us lemons sometimes and we need to use it to make lemonade. Granted, sometimes (or a majority of the time) I don’t feel well in some way. But I just focus on … Continue reading What are the greatest lessons you’ve learned from living with a chronic disease?
Ask questions and get answers to anything you want to know before and after. Most importantly, how the surgery will help you going forward and what your treatment plan will be after? Also, what will your recovery be like? How long? etc. Reference: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-tips-and-tricks-for-someone-having-endometriosis-surgery-for-the-first-time
Be your own advocate. Doctors in the USA have hundreds of patients. You have to keep up on research and you have to request what you need and be on top of your own health. Don’t expect them to do it.Enlist the help of both conventional and holistic health. Combining them together can bring great … Continue reading What do you want to tell newly diagnosed patients with the same chronic illness you have, that their doctors may not tell them?
In all honesty, I haven’t found one. But, I would look online and read how others are managing theirs. There is a great website called Endometriosis Support Online | Endometriosis Social Network - MyEndometriosisTeam and not only can you ask questions, get help and support, but you will find that you aren’t alone. Reference: https://www.quora.com/Which-is-the-best-book-for-the-management-of-endometriosis
Originally Answered: How do you find relief for pain caused by endometriosis? · I have found it requires a holistic treatment. I was diagnosed in 2001 and have been battling endo and other problems since then. I have tried everything from Pain Management and most hormone treatments to holistic and Eastern therapies. I have also done a … Continue reading How can you treat endometriosis?