Does anyone else experience severe breast pain at times of endo pain? Also Alternative natural endo management tips?

Hi beautiful girls,

Firstly, what a wonderful site of supportive sisters trying to navigate our way through life with endometriosis. LOVE IN ABUNDANCE TO YOU ALL xoxoxox

I just wondered if any of you ever experience severe breast pain/tenderness occasionally with endo flare ups? This happens to me. (no im definitly not pregnant).

Also, i am 33years old, had two previous lap surgeries and have been on a Merina IUD for nearly 5 years. This merina IUD (not the copper one) had helped me to maintain a tolerable level of pain management, but now its wearing off and now its time to make some decisions (oh and the pain has intensified already).

I dont want another surgery (scar tissue from the last two is horrible). I WISH to be as NATURAL as possible and hate putting hormones/chemicals into my body BUT i have to be able to FUNCTION too... I am so tempted to go off the Merina but i need to know how do any of you function with diet changes and lifestyle changes to aviod all the pitfalls that severe and chronic endo bring with it?

Thank you so much for any info.. Hugs xox

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  • Hi there,

    I follow the advice in the book The Period Repair Manual by Dr Lara Briden.

    She is a world leading naturopath doctor who specialises in endo, pcos, hrt, etc

    At the start of the year I had the worst period pain of my life - hard for me to believe because it has always been bad, but also very bad fatigue.

    I messaged Lara, as she is my sister in law. I already had her book but had thought it was not endo as I did not have all the symptoms, or some of the most common ones.

    She said it was most likely endo due to the severe pain - like childbirth, and as bad as when I had a tooth pulled without anesthetic.

    So, for 11 weeks I have been following the recommendations in her book., |Diet change and supplements - oh man, I am so pleased I do!

    The last period I had, for the first time in my life, I could actually stop the pain with paracetamol!

    It is still ongoing, as this does take time to fix, but I am better, I get less pain at ovulation, my fatigue is lessening. I am very pleased.

    The diet is no smoking, no alcohol (or at least very little), no sugar, no dairy and no gluten.

    It can be hard at first, but now I am in the swing of it I find it really good, and I still get plenty of great food.

    If you are interested I suggest you buy the book and if you want to join me and a group of ladies from this site, I do a weekly email out of a menu and recipes - because the first step is the hardest.

    It can be very hard to begin, so I am trying to help by making it easier.

    All the best


  • Thank you so so much beautiful for your reply and advice!! It sounds like a great place to start - i will purhcase the book and would absolutley LOVE to be a part of your group - would you please let me know how i go about doing this? It gives me HOPE to know that you and others have had improvements using nutrition and suppliments xh

  • You can email me at

  • Hi could you add me to your email group re recipes! thank you xx

  • Sure thing, send me an email to

  • Id say accupunture helped mine as I get terrible breast tenderness Also I cut down on dairy gluten and sugar can't say I cut them out completey but keep them to a minimum and that has helped me also evening primrose capsules is great for breast tenderness along with vitamin b6 also have bath with lavender oil helps as well xx

  • Thanks beatutiful girl! This info is incredibly helpful and i will adapt your advice immeditately and hope for some relief :-) Blessings x

  • No worries lovely hope u feel better soon take care of yourself big hugs to u xx

  • I get bad breast pain as bad as I had in early pregnancy when I ovulate which is when I also get alot of cramping. Similar to Nicola above with my diet but I dont have any dairy due to a life long allergy/intolerance. Sometimes I find riding my bike helps, its actually often the last thing I want to do but I found out by fluke that it helps I think stretch me out and alleviate the pain a little even at times when I my walk has become more of a woddle! Definitely think that means things like yoga would help but I am.yet to try x

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