Does anyone manage endometriosis without birth control?

Does anyone manage endometriosis without birth control?

I have been taking continuous birth control (about 1 period a year) for about 8 years. My endo is very well managed right now with minimal symptoms. However, I really would like to try going off birth control. At some point in the near future we will try to get pregnant - obviously I’ll have to go off BC then at the latest. But it drives me crazy not to know whats going on down there, and I seeing what my cycle is actually like would give me a lot of relief,… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Surgery is really my best option. Otherwise for pain, i have a combination of stuff i do, including a tens unit, heating pad, naproxen, and muscle pain relief creams and patches. Mine mostly hurts at certain points in my cycle.

posted about 6 hours ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Thanks for the answers ladies! I have never heard of cycle syncing and didn’t know what visanne actually was, so did some googling. @A MyEndometriosisTeam Member, what did you do when your endo started showing symptoms? And @A MyEndometriosisTeam Member how does cycle syncing work for you?

edited, originally posted about 6 hours ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I can't take birth control due to my risk of stroke. I haven't been on it for 7 years. My endometriosis didn't show symptoms until 2 years ago, so I can't compare really. Just know that life goes on without birth control. I felt mentally better after i stopped taking it.

posted about 10 hours ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Am taking vissane, I never used birth control for endometriosis.

posted 2 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I do! I use cycle syncing.

posted 3 days ago
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