I am new to this forum and have joined because I have had endometriosis and have seen significant improvement since I started seeing a chiropractor, and I wanted to share this because it might be something that could maybe help other sufferers too.
I am a 45 year old female who has had very bad periods for the last 13 years or so, and the pain and discomfort got lots worse about 5 years ago. I have also had pcos, fibroids, ovarian cysts, miscarriages, you name it, I've had it. I tried chinese medicine and acupuncture all to no avail. Also I really changed my diet to be as healthy as possible but it made only a small difference. I got referred to a gynae consultant and ended up having a laparascopy 3 years ago and had endometrial growth removed which had been growing on various organs. It wasn't the most severe endometriosis but it was stage 3 if i remember correctly. But it was severe to me and was having a major impact on my life.
I noticed a significant improvement in my symptoms after the laparascopy and had a couple of months where i was pain free! But then the symptoms slowly came back to the point that last year I was suffering pain 2 weeks of the month and was really debilitated by it - my work was suffering because I was in such pain and feeling dizzy and out of it too - I was taking days off every month around the time of my period. I also had extremely achy joints which would last all of the pmt and period and beyond - mainly my arms and finger joints. And my confidence was suffering because I was not able to perform well in work when I felt like this. And I lost count of the number of social events/evenigns out that I had to cancel because I felt so ill each month for so long. So, most of last year I was pretty miserable because of this and I was in the process of being referred for another consultation to get a 2nd laparascopy when a friend suggested I visited her chiropractor. I was desperate, so I did. I didn't notice any changes for the first three visits but after that things started to improve and I have seen a major difference in how i feel each month. The pain has almost disappeared now and if I do have pmt it is for a couple of days before the period and then some pain during the period. Some periods I hardly know they are arriving at all, they are so pain-free. I still don't feel great during my period but I feel I have really started to get my life back after years of feeling so debilitated. And the woozy, dizzy, out-of-it sensation I would have all during my pmt and period is hardly there at all.
My chiropractor says its to do with inflammation I had at the bottom of the spine which affect the nerves and the blood supply to the organs including the womb etc which caused all my pain. I go and see her twice a month now for just a very short adjustment.
Anyway, just wanted to let the forum know that i have been greatly helped by my chiropractor and it has avoided me going for another laparascopy or going on the pill which is the only other suggestion any doctor or consultant ever had for me. And I really do feel like I have got my life back. So it might be something worth considering.
I wish you all the best