Natural pain management for Endo?

Hi Ladies,

I was wondering if anybody knew of any ways to minimize pain without painkillers? Specific fruit, veg, vitamins etc?? I am in a lot of pain but I have been taking way too many painkillers and I'm worried about the negative effects it could have on my stomach, liver and my personality. I work in an office 9-5 and I'm finding it increasingly hard to focus and work properly while suffering the pain but I also have the worry of overtaking painkillers in the back of my mind :(

Any advice would be greatly appreiciated.

Much love xxx

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  • Ginger is suppose to be good and bit d, but I've tried lots and no help, I like you take to many pain killers sometimes and would love to cut back xx

  • Hi, I take a vitamin B complex with a probiotic included, I have found that this really helps. The B vitamins help with the bodies red blood cell formation and also convert glucose into energy, I also try to keep my carbohydrates to a minimum just before my period.

  • Yes! I have in the last 7 weeks gone through a major diet change and use if supplements ( vitamins) due to horrific pain during periods.

    In this short time I am already in less pain.

    I recommend the book The period repair manual. Lara Briden.

    She is a naturopath doctor who has helped thousands ofwomen.

    Or check her website larabriden.com

    The book is the best though, as it is easy to keep going back to look through.

    I am looking forward to how different things will be for more once I have been on the diet a few months.

    Hope that helps

  • i second the recommendation of the period repair manual, so so helpful! Also there a book called 'Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition' which is supposed to be quite good although i've not read it yet myself.

  • Thank you so much! I'll definitely have to look into the book

  • hey!

    I found a nutritional therapist who specialises in women's health and hormones who really helped me, i would def recommend doing the same if possible. It just helped to have someone outline everything and talk me through why certain dietary changes would help. i've seen a lot of success with it.

    hope this is helpful!

    Hannah x

  • Did you find that this was expensive? x

  • Turmeric is a natural anti inflammatory. It needs to be taken with pepper and oil so it absorbs rather than passes through the system - if you google it you'll be able to find the exact recipe but I've found its a really great complimentary therapy x

  • This is very difficult to keep doing well. Supplements of tumeric are much easier, you can take the higher doses needed for period health. Also, tumeric has to be heated in home remedies to work properly.

  • I've heard fab things about Tumeric thanks so much for the recommendation x

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