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The UNSPOKEN Truth Behind ENDO.. Opiates.

The UNSPOKEN Truth Behind ENDO.. Opiates.

So many of us deal with pain that would debilitate our lives, if we weren't able to sustain ourselves with some sort of medication to tackle the flair up. But what works the best?

Most of my doctors have put me on Tramadol first and Oxycodone when I explain how Tramadol doesn't do much for my pain. As well as nerve blockers and NSAIDS (Which I limit always to, when needed). HOWEVER, society has a different view on pain medication and I'm wondering if this has made anyone feel uncomfortable… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

medical marijuana has done miracles for me to manage my pain... it doesn't completely take it away but I can avoid screaming pain on the floor episodes more often...

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I think the biggest problem for me is, natural remedies are also only a band-aid. A band aid that is no where near as effective and immediate for people that live nonstop lives. Everyone has their own perspective on their condition as well as a different pain tolerances. Defining my struggle as my own as been the most difficult to each doctor I come across. They all want to assume they understand my systems, diagnosis, daily life, and have a preconceived notion on exactly how they can help me..WITHOUT hearing my story or understanding my chronic, everyday, all day, PAIN.

This post should be a safe place for women to come and discuss their level of pain and perhaps a need of medical care that they may not have found yet!

Any and all options are acceptable and any and all options deserved to be discussed!

I hope no one makes anyone feel like they've been doing the "wrong" thing. We are all different. :)

I hope we all find comfort here to b*tch and complain and help and console each other best way we all know how! 💛

Best of wishes !

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

YES. I have found plenty of people questioning my various pill bottles kept in my purse. Being somewhere that isn't home without medication that could help a nasty endo attack just makes me start sweating thinking about it.
I know what helps me are two heating pads, one on the lower back and abdomen, keeping ahead of the pain with medication, and pillows. I also know that if I keep my hands busy with my knitting while watching something funny like The Office, I think less about the pain and my current situation and think more of how happy I will be with a handmade sweater. But I know that there are many women on this site that have different techniques and different stages.
It's unfortunately a trial and error type of disease for everyone which makes it even more shitty.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

For the ladies exploring marijuana- I have 2 strains- one has les the. 1 % THC and all CBD so I have no high and my second strain has 7% THC and 12% CBD- helps with sleep and stress but not high to the point where I can function - my family doesn't even realize when I am on it...

posted over 6 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I often deal with the implications of needing Norco daily or pretty close to daily. I am always justifying how many I was given and how long they last and what else do I try and "Do you know how addicting those are?". It makes it so I don't take them sometimes when I really need them just because I am tired of being made to feel like a junkie. I have tried so many other things with either no relief or funky side effects. I puked for 17 hours after taking torodol and ended up dehydrated. Motrin and such make my stomach feel like it's eating it's own lining no matter what antacids I take. A heating pad helps significantly but it's hard to work and have a life connected to an outlet. Muscle relaxers help a bit but again they make me too foggy to function. Yeah, I know where you are coming from.

posted almost 7 years ago
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