- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
Hi Bees! I’m hoping that there’s some of you out there who have figured out how to deal with the lovely symptoms that come along with this disease. I have had endometriosis since my late teens (37 now) and underwent surgery last year for a D+C, laporoscopy and hysteroscopy to see if it’s getting worse. They classify me at about Stage 2 but with hundreds of diffuse lessions all over my pelvic floor, ovaries, going around the uterus, the Cul de sac. Since I’ve moved and changed several doctors in the past 17 years it’s hard to know for sure but I do have secondary infertility and PMS symptoms are def increasing, which is all in the past 3-4 years.
Most of all, I find that I’m fatigued like, all the time. I get enough hours of sleep( usually) and under the advice of my Obgyn, got rid of caffeine after noticing that I was getting bouts of insomnia 2 weeks before my period every month. So, done. No more caffeine since August which you can imagine is very difficult as I am in school doing pre-nursing :/ And along with that I also find that my focus is hardly ever there when I’m PMS’ing (again increasing). I become incredibly irritable, forgetful, make stupid mistakes. Every little noise drives me crazy and makes it almost impossible for me to study, write exams and if I do, do well on them. It’s as if someone gives me a Stupid and Distracted pill for 2 weeks out of every month! Hehe..Gotta laugh about it, huh?
Things I’ve done right: Changed my diet DRAMATICALLY early last year to an almost full vegan one which helps SO much with the pain. So my pain management is mostly under control since I’m helping to reduce the inflammation in my body. Do have to take a day of Advil on my first day but this is a huge improvement from my previous Percocet, heating pad and stay in bed for 2 days routine where my amazing man would take over housework, watching/taking care of the kids, picking them up from school etc..I would be incapacitated.
-Started going to the gym regularly (3 x week) for weights, spin, yoga. This is especially good when there’s no break in the routine like Christmas and New Years ( I use my school gym to save $ on gym membership. Yeah!) If there’s a break and it happens to fall 2 weeks before my period then it becomes that more difficult to go and it’s back to square one.`
-Trying to take advantage of the different phases in my cyle and how I can most benefit from them. I’ve noticed that I’m way more physically energetic in the first 2 weeks and more creative, introspective and analytical in the last 2 weeks. That helps me in my creative interests, not so much school.
-Just 4 days ago I decided to start taking the pill again. While I’m not a huge fan of it ( history of really bad side affects on most) I decided I’m going to see if it helps. So far, no adverse reactions.
Well ladies, thanks for hearing me out! Any of you have any advice from your own experiences or that of others you know that you can share with me? I’m really tired of being tired from this disease and wish it can go away completely. My future depends on it.