My endo is driving me bonkers!

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you ever been on the pill before? My doc put me on it with no breaks (in other words I don’t take the sugar pills, just each pack of active pills back to back) for my endo to reduce pain/buildup and it helped immensely. Maybe something to discuss with your doctor?

Post # 4
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@chercee:  How did your appt with your GP go? have you seen a specialist before? I currently see a reproductive endocrinologist for my endo, and seeing a RE (vs OB-Gyno) has been so beneficial. Do you currently take anything for your endo? I switched from Medroxyprogesterone/Provera to Aygestin recently, and it helped. I was feeling like my old medication wasn’t working so well (I was on it for 3 or so years, tried Mirena for less than a year when it ejected, and then back on the med). I take it continuously so no period. No period = I’m only borderline anemic when I don’t take my iron supplement (I was severely anemic to teh point where I had a blood transfusion – only one – due to how bad it was). 

I have some friends with endo who have benefited from diet changes. I haven’t eaten red meat or pork since before i was diagnosed with endo, so I hesitate to say that it’s a diet change due to health but i do feel better overall since I switched (my idiot GI says I did this change for my health, which is not true at all). A few friends have gone gluten free – I did it for over 6 weeks and no change, other than I craved gluten like no one’s business. I used to eat a lot of soy products (I was also vegeterian, and later vegan), and minimized that sicne I read some literature about soy and its health ramifications (it was actually for a class, adn then read more to understand it better). Several of my friends with endo avoid soy

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