Has your Endometriosis effected your work schedule?

Has your Endometriosis effected your work schedule?

I have recently been diagnosed. Don’t know what stage yet. The worst part of my pain comes at night. And sitting up for longer than an hour or walking for more than 5 mins has me in pain and fatigued to the point I might pass out. Basically, anything working my abdomen area makes it flare up and I’m in pain or overly exhausted. Is anyone else experiencing these symptoms?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I was just diagnosed a week and a half ago. Since then I have been taking Motrin, Oxicodine, and Tylenol. I was just instructed today to stop taking the Tylenol. And tomorrow I will be doing acupuncture. I also rub some oils on my belly to help with the pain. The only one I take at night is oxicodine. I take one before I go to sleep and two between 3 and 6 am depending when I take the first one. My late morning pain is always between 8-10 pain scale. Lastly I keep my heating pad on my stomach most of the night. On average I also get 4 hours of sleep.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yes I have! I’m a veterinary nurse so a lot of aspects of my job are quite physical. I’ve become so bloated I struggle to bend down without being in pain. This is a problem at work but so far at least my manager is being understanding. Limiting what I do etc. My pain is also worse at night and it often means I average about 4 hours a night. Are you taking anything ffor the pain?

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I'm staying home today because I just cannot deal. I have a really high pain threshold so people don't even know what I feel because it doesn't show on my face. But today is just not a good day. The pain, fatigue and heavy flow makes it near impossible to do anything. I stopped taking tramadol ages ago.. It really wasn't doing my body any favors. My heating pad givese some relief though but for most part I just put on a brave face and suffer in silence

posted 8 months ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I have used many oils ,physical therapy ,exercise daily when I can function and other vitamin supplements. When it is terrible I have used oxi and flexoril. Missed work due to pain on many days. Looking for another solution! Ugh

posted 11 months ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Be very careful with the oxycodine. It can be highly addictive as it is a narcotic. One of my sister’a friends took a narcotic pain killer (she took endone/oxycodone) regularly for endometriosis and she became so addicted she ended up in rehab. I suggest talking to your doctor and looking for another drug that works well but isn’t addictive.

posted over 1 year ago
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