Endometriosis battle at age 17

Hello,

I was diagnosed last year at age 17 with stage 2. I then under went a long operation to remove the endrometriosis tissue, however recently my pain is back I have been taking the pill for a number of year to counteract the constant pain and regulate periods. I'm only 18 and I suffer from almost constant chronic pain. My a level studies are being compromised meaning I have to study a year longer. I'm struggling to come to terms with my diagnosis and that a year of my life has been altered due to this pain. I was wondering whether anyone had any tips on controlling or distracting pain especially when studying? I have tried a number of pain medications and heat.

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  • Hi, it's rotten isn't it.

    I find hot baths help, avoiding gluten and lactose, and gentle exercise as often as I can help. Also . mindfulness and relaxation.

    I also have to pace myself. I can't do too much on one day. If I have a busy day I get sorer.

    I don't eat any ready meals etc and avoid alcohol ( and non-prescription drugs )

    I eat a lot of veg, some fruit, nuts etc. And some dark chocolate :-/

    It is very hard when you have to limit your life and can't do all the stuff others are doing. I think it is ok to get angry and fed up sometimes but I try and limit it to 15 mins then I give myself a shake and say one of my mantras

    Where I am now is where I'm meant to be.

    What will be will be

    I like myself unconditionally

    Hope some of that helps. X c

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