Endometriosis is unique. Two women can suffer from Endometriosis but exhibit different symptoms and experience different levels of pain. What is universal though is, Endo sucks. I’m yet to meet a woman who thinks having Endometriosis is plain exciting and exhilarating. If anything, it takes out the light from aspects of life. Pain has a way of dulling experiences.
Different things work for different people. You may have to try different things before you find what works, but when you do, hang on to it with all you’ve got.
For me, ingesting Apple Cider Vinegar was a life saver. Literally. The pain levels went from unbearable ‘I’m.dying’ to a cramp here and there. Praise be to God (do I hear an Amen?)
Here are a few Endo pain management tips courtesy of Patty’s Beauty World that you can try out.
*A hot bath with 2 cups of Epsom salts mixed in, they also sell lavender Epsom salts.
* A heating pad.
*Gluten free probiotics daily and keep them in fridge, no dairy, red meat, soy, gluten and flaxseed.
*A book by Julie daniluk is good lots of recipes , book is called meals that heal inflammation.
*A tens machine can help pain, buy it at some pharmacies or on amazon, got mine for $35 on amazon.
*Castor oil soaked in a small all cotton towel, then squeeze out excess oil and place on your tummy. Then place a plastic bag on top of towel, then place a heating pad. Leave on for one hour lying down relaxing. Repeat 3x week and everyday on your period, it will help with pain, indigestion, bloating. The more you do it the better it works over time.
*Light exercise like yoga or pilates. Light stretching, yoga and pilates.
*Also I drink almond milk 35 calories instead . Peppermint tea, lavender tea, chamomile tea helps, dandelion or dandelion root tea and chai tea.
*Visanne is an endo drug that has helped a lot of women.
*Acupuncture can also help alleviate pain too.
*Ginger capsules 250mg 4x a day, Helps with cramps and nausea and it’s all natural. Also turmeric capsules daily helps with inflammation and pain. To add taste to your tea use manuka honey if available.
*Melatonin 20mg at bed will help you sleep and it is all natural. The body produces melatonin but some do not produce enough, so these pills really work great and they are all natural.
*Lavender essential oil is good to calm you and help with pain. Rub a few drops on your tummy to ease pain, and if you have a headache rub a couple of drops on your forehead. Also a drop of essential oil lavender on each temple. You can even smell it a little to calm you down.
Have you tried something that has worked for you and you’d like to share with other ladies? Please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post it.
All the best. I pray that you find something that works and healing all around.
Blessings upon blessings,