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Have you tried natural treatment to Endometriosis?

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I have been avoiding surgery, thus, looking for natural approaches. There's diet, which doesn't seem enough. So I would like to know what have any of you tried but the conventional medicine?

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I'm not the best person to reply as I'm still awaiting diagnosis (although almost certain I have it) - but have found diet, specifically cutting out gluten, to be a huge factor. I had 5 pain-free days between February and April when I was still eating it, versus 17 in a row from the day I cut out gluten. I also find exercise, yoga and 'de-stressing' (though I still struggle with this one!) helpful by setting time aside for me doing little things like colouring in, reading, even spending time with my cat. I hear meditation is great, too, though I've not tried that yet. Supplements have helped me hugely too (specifically magnesium, zinc, calcium, b6, b12 and d). 

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happyseal in reply to emiliejane

That's great...I have tried most of those..and yes gluten free helps really a lot. Calcium...mmm have to include that. And how is it going?

Hello,

Since my pain has come back I have invested lots of time and research into the gluten, wheat and dairy free diet and I am slowly cutting it all out. I am also taking some of the supplements the other girl mentioned. Overall I think it is too early to say how much the diet is helping as I have still been having sweet foods which they say are also a contributor to the endo pain. Yesterday was a fine example of the sugary things causing pain, I had baked homemade gluten free almond cake but that still had sugar in (although i opted to make with healthier' light muscovado) and in the evening i was crying in pain, but on days when i have the healthier options my pain is less. I will keep updating my progress for the diet, but it seems that there are lots of reasons to swap to the gluten, wheat, dairy free etc diet. Here is a source of info i found recently

 endometriosis.co.uk/ 

also i downloaded the book i found on here

endo-resolved.com/diet.html   

Sophie x

I have been to see a nutritionist again recently and even after a week of cutting out certain foods I am already starting to feel slightly better. Sugar is really linked to making my pain worse. I've stopped eating any processed food, gluten, dairy and sugar. I have purchased loads of supplements and am drinking pukka green tea & three mint tea. It has been expensive but I am seeing a difference. I did have some pain when on my period but nothing like last month and it didn't last as long. I've also bought myself a Fitbit to give me motivation to go for a walk on the days I don't usually exercise. I'm looking at finding some kind of mindfulness group or yoga and also considering acupuncture or shiatsu. I've had 2 lengthy operations and if I have another it would be to remove a section of my bowel so therefore I am looking at all possible alternatives first. 

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happyseal in reply to Wind_mill

Yes, I did spend lots of money on supplements too, and also organic cosmetics so I decrease the intake of toxins.

Hope you get better and won't need another surgery.

Try serrapeptase. it's an enzyme that breaks down dead proteins. worked for me

x

mm...will check for it. Thank you

Thank you my ladies...hope you all get pain free...love hugs

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