Endometriosis

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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… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Sad because of flare up hi feel bad for me pls

Sad because of flare up hi feel bad for me pls

So I haven’t had a period since I had a lap surgery in April and was put on continuous birth control and felt SO much better. However, this week I’m in the middle of breakup with my boyfriend which is literally breaking my heart in half and been very stressed at work and with my living situation. I now know stress really does make it worse because I am in my first full blown flare up since my life changing surgery. When I google how to not be stressed it says things… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I'm sorry Olivia! I can tell you for myself, I've been where you are. Please know that it gets better. The sun is going to shine again, I promise. Take… read more

posted 3 days ago

Yeast Infection Suppository Okay After Hysterectomy?

Yeast Infection Suppository Okay After Hysterectomy?

UPDATE: My dr contacted me back and said I’m ok to use a regular cream for yeast infection. Others may get a different answer.

I had a hysterectomy/excision surgery 2.5 weeks ago and I'm 99% sure I have a yeast infection. I have my post-op visit on Thurs and I already left a message for my doctor but has anyone come across this situation? I'm impatient so I figured I'd ask here. I was told probably 5 dozen times, "DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN YOUR VAGINA FOR 6-8… read more

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

It’s not fun being patient! Lol We only got married in January and sex has been painful because of the endo. I think he is ready to get this show on the… read more

posted about 14 hours ago

How do you deal with fatigue

How do you deal with fatigue

I'm so tired and no amount of sleep will cure my exhaustion. Coffee and energy drinks aren't helping and I don't know what to do

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

This is one of the reasons that caused me to go in and get checked out.

posted 1 day ago

What was your turning point where you knew something was wrong? And how long did it take from there to get diagnosed?

What was your turning point where you knew something was wrong? And how long did it take from there to get diagnosed?

Was there a specific time or symptom, or issue that caused you to know something was wrong or not ok?

And once you knew how long did it take for you to get a diagnosis, and what were some of the issues you experienced in trying to get diagnosed?

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

The day I found out that my two cysts were gone, but I had abdominal pains from hell. Later that day I vomitted, then fainted. thats when I went to ER

posted 2 days ago
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