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Has Anyone Experienced A “lightning” Pain With Endometriosis?

Has Anyone Experienced A “lightning” Pain With Endometriosis?

i haven’t made a post on here in awhile, but here i am. idk who else to ask this to /:

i was asleep in bed the other night when i woke up due to this horrible pain in my right side (where my endo usually hurts). it was like lightning anytime i moved even an inch so i pretty much couldn’t move due to the severity of the pain. i got pretty scared because it still wasn’t gone after like 10 minutes and i couldn’t move but then it went away. is this an endometriosis thing?? my pain has been coming… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

thanks for all the responses, sorry to hear you are all going through it too! ): i actually know it isn’t my appendix because i’ve already had appendicitis haha! 😂 so i’m like ahhh what is this! xD

posted 26 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I mean in an ideal world medical professionals would be educated and trained in identifying and treating endo related issues but we live in a hellscape of ignorance and medical trauma. You should be able to go to the ER and get cared for without worring about anything. I'd also say in a perfect world, go anyways just to be safe. But I'd ignore my own advice and try and tough it out knowing how stubborn I am. At the very least document the severity, duration, and location of your pain episodes on a symptom app on your phone. There are lots to choose from so read the reviews and get one that you feel OK using. Describe what type of pain it feels like (stabbing, throbbing, burning, pulling, twisting, deep, etc) and what triggers the pain. Then using email or something recorded, report these episodes to your doctor if you have one. Do you have a doctor and health insurance right now? Also get in the habit of recording your diet and activity level and if you notice any patterns of pain happening after certain activities or foods you can try to avoid them and see if it helps a tiny bit. I can't mess with soy, alcohol, or pizza and heavy lifting makes everything so much harder for a few days after. It's not a cure but it will give you some tools to communicate and understand your situation as much as possible. 🫂💛

posted 9 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yeah doc thought I had appendicitis because at that point I had not got my dignosis but found it it was endometriosis it’s so bad it hurt so much as well you just want to stay in bed and cry because moving is agoney and no one understands how much it actually hurts they just say aww it’s a bad period of you have a low pain threshold or take painkillers and you will be fine and when you don’t want to get out of bed you are called lazy and it’s not fair because they don’t understand what it’s like

posted 25 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

This happened to me this week actually & raised some concerns i know im about to come on my cycle soon but jot sure if i should schedule an appointment with my OBGYN about it .

posted 26 days ago
A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

Yes. No idea exactly what is happening in my body when that happens. I just lay still and focus on my breathing and watch something on my phone until it goes away. I think it has something to do with one or more nerve in the pelvic area. It's a pretty terrifying jolt and i have definitely passed out before too. That being said - we should all ask a doctor about this in case it's something really bad and not just regular ol' devil endo. Especially for you since it's on the right side and that is where the appendix is located.

posted 26 days ago
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