Does anyone here suffer from both conditions and if so, any advice on managing?
Both conditions are chronic pain conditions, and I'm finding them interacting with one another to an increasing level. Because both are fuelled by hormones, the week before and during my period is an absolute mess. My joints become entirely hypermobile, achey and sore, because of the increased levels of hormones in my body, and then my endometriosis causes a great deal of pain because that's when endometriosis flares. I'm finding myself two weeks out of four in such a level of debilitating pain, and I'm not sure what else to do.
I already follow a diet designed to limit the levels of hormones I'm putting into my body or encouraging my body to create, I weight train twice a week and I keep active with walking my dogs. I don't take the pill and I use cocademol for intense flare ups, but may be having to look for something more.
I'd just be really interested to hear how others deal with having both conditions, or even just two conditions which interact with each other so heavily.