Endometriosis and the Menstrual Pain Cycle

Posted on December 16, 2017

Pain is pervasive among women living with endometriosis. And while many members of MyEndometriosisTeam share how pain is often both excruciating and ever-present, they describe how pain is amplified during various stages of their period cycle. Pain is particularly acute at the start of one’s period, but can be felt throughout the cycle – from ovulation to mid-cycle to several days before the period starts. The pain can be so severe that over-the-counter treatments like Midol or Advil barely make a dent in reducing pain.

Source: Summary of discussions women shared on MyEndometriosisTeam and presented at the World Congress on Endometriosis, 2017.

What tips or tricks do you have for managing your pain? Share with others in a comment below.

A MyEndometriosisTeam Member said:

I really appreciated your comments on gabapentin. I couldn't figure out why my Dr prescribed it. I will be getting another GYN that I connect with… read more

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