Since the cause of Endometriosis is unknown, it is speculated that the underlying cause may be the flawed immune system. So, I just wanted to share with you a list of supplements I take to improve my immunity and keep the inflammation of Endometriosis as low as possible. My CRP (inflammation marker) has improved from 6 to 1.5, and I no longer have candida. I still have some pelvic pain especially if i eat wheat, soy and sugar, and drink coffee (known to increase estrogen levels by 70%).
To cut a very long story short, after two years of continuous struggle, what has helped me most is:
Vitamin D (5000IU) as the best immune booster, and Omega 3 and Kelp, all three fantastic anti inflammatories; Berberine, Magnesium Malate, and Chromium for candida issues; Pycnogenol, an Antioxidant herb recommended by endo specialists for pain, 200 mg and up depending on the level of pain; also, Melatonin, excellent for pain and those who have trouble sleeping; B5 Pantothenic acid, L-methylfolate (active form of folic acid, B9), b12 (Methylcobalamin) and B6 for fatigue, as best energy boosters; Inositol and NAC for those who also have PCOS alongside Endometriosis and cysts; Calcium D-glucarate in general for the reduction of excess estrogen; L-glutamine for the repairing of the stomach lining, as the gut must work flawlessly to expel the excess of estrogen in Endo.; L-Opti Zinc Monomethionine to balance hormones; Milk Thistle for liver health, as this herb regenerates the liver helping it break down estrogen, and boosts Glutathione.
Glutathione , the master antioxidant , detoxifier, and immune system booster, levels should be raised in the body, by changing the diet or by taking a supplement.
Ideally, a quality probiotic if you don't drink yogurt or eat sauerkraut, and a quality digestive enzymes (I am still experimenting with these).
Diet should be anti inflammatory as well, otherwise there is not much use of supplements, and should ideally consist of fish four times weekly, chicken and occasionally other meats, no cured meats, salami or similar salty meats. Carrot juices, mushrooms and as much vegetables as you can tolerate. No wheat, no sugar, no soy and no coffee.
Don't ask me how much all of these have cost me so far...but everyone has some misfortune or other in life, and this is our cross to bear.
Please continue this thread and let me know what has helped you most in the management of pain, and immune system.