I too struggled with endometriosis for years. Like many, my pain was ignored and I was told things like “it’s part of being a woman” and other comments like that. I was taking naproxen from the moment my period started until a couple days after it ended. I had a laparoscopy but it didn’t help. I was also infertile and spent 2 1/2 years trying to conceive and undergoing various fertility treatments.
Something did help though – diet. I found a book in the library called the ”Endometriosis Diet”. It explained how certain foods cause the symptoms of this disease to worsen. It also clearly explains what endo is and how it affects your body (something I found doctors weren’t explaining properly). I immediately changed my diet. After a month, my next period was nearly pain free. I have never been so shocked in my life.
The next month I got pregnant with my daughter and had a healthy pregnancy. After my daughter’s birth, my periods came back right away and have continued to be pain free. I don’t follow the diet as strictly now, but I will when I am ready to try for my next baby. The symptoms of endometriosis can be unique, but if there is anyone out there who hasn’t tried the diet, I highly recommended it. Stick to it for a few months, and see if you notice a difference. Good luck, and keep fighting.
The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.