HRT for Endo

Hello everyone, I'm new here. I have had endo since (I think) my late teens but was only diagnosed at 30. I'm on a waiting list for my 2nd lap but it's going to be months away sadly. We were trying for a baby, but the docs have recommended that I go onto HRT to alleviate my pain symptoms, which are horrendous at the mo. I've never heard of HRT for endo before so I'm just reaching out to see if anyone else has experienced this. I'm curious if it worked for you? If there were any side effects etc? Thank you.

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  • No I've never heard of ladies taking hrt for endo symptoms not unless they are taking it along side zolodez injection that puts you into a temporary menopause, are you with a bsge specialist centre??? If not I would consider changing to one, good luck xxx

  • Thank you. No, I'm not with a bsge specialist centre. I've just had a look at the website but there aren't any near where I live. Fingers and toes crossed the HRT will help with the pain then : (

  • I have to travel 1/1.5 hours to my bsge centre but it's worth it to see specialist, xxx

  • Hi Rosecha,

    My reply is not about her but pain.

    I have always had horrendous pains at periods.

    At the start of this year it for worse to the point of almost vomiting and it feeling like child birth.

    Even though I worked 8 years in emergency medicine I am a bit anti drs and pills.

    I started 10 weeks ago on a naturopath recommended diet and supplements.

    I have so far had really good results. I have some way to go before I have no fatigue, but the last period I had, I could stop the pain with paracetamol!

    A miracle for me, as pain relief has not helped for a few years.

    I suggest you take a look at Dr Lara Briden online. She has a website, blog on fb, a book- which is the best purchase I have ever made.

    She has successfully treated thousands of women. Worth a look.

    All the best


  • Thank you Lisa. I'll take a look at her website. I have started to reduce dairy, but it's so hard (cheese!!). It's definitely worth a shot. I'm not sure how I'm going to cope like this for months waiting for the lap. Hope the diet continues to work for you. It sounds like you've had an awful time. Take care

  • The biggest things is sugar, but the diet is no dairy - exceptions are organic butter, ricotta & heavy cream, these are so low in casein they can still be eaten.

    No gluten and def no sugar. I use a little bit of honey sometimes for a desert treat.

    I miss cheese too, but because I have for years used goat milk and yoghurt I have started to use a goat cheddar. Me and one of my boys find it fine, whereas my husband and one boy don't like it.

    That said, sometimes in recipes they don't notice it, it depends how you use it.

    If you want to try this, grab a copy of the book, it so works!

    Also, I am happy to email you recipes and menus, as that is how I keep track of what I need to buy, makes it easier instead of eating something I am not supposed to.

    Although, that said, if I went to someone's for a meal, I would just eat what I was given, except for desert.

  • Im in a simalar predicament to you, my partner and I are trying to concive, I had my first lap when I was 29 so was aware of the endo this had not helped matters! i have still been told to wait another year to keep trying which has annoyed me before they will consider another lap operation

    So I am going to go back see snother doctor and push for fertility tests, I think knowing makes you parNoid and doesnt help matters.

    Good luck with everything xx

  • That's what they told me last year! Wait another year! So I've waited and waited. I can't wait for my lap now. I shouldn't get my hopes up, but I'm hoping it will it easier to conceive. Good luck to you too x x

  • Cant help but think they just fob you off!

    im going to get another referal this week and push them!

    How long have you been TTC for x