I am an endo patient too. a mother of two grown ups. I have been in pain since 2001-2. I had all of acute pain on my lower abdomen and right side of abdomen. Upon checking I was diagnosed with endometriosis and appendix pain. my right ovary was in a bad bad condition and due to that my appendix got inflamed too and i had to get both removed. i was in constant pain day in day out. being an extremely active person i was confined and shackled in pain, bleeding, clotting, pain in other parts of body as well. i most likely have rheumatoid arthritis too for which i have never gone to check because I can't take another medicine. I started endeavor in 2010, and let me tell you it worked wonders for me. I was in bed for atlas 10-15 days in a month. I was constant complaining. i have iron deficiency too. I started taking my iron meds as well but with stool softener so one doesn't get constipated. make sure you take a stool softener along with the iron as it will be a relief. endovan has helped me a lot. I have been swimming after receiving the much needed relief from the pain. Swimming has helped me a lot too. my stamina, happiness, lifestyle changed a lot. i can go to the gym regularly now. after a while i got marina IUD inserted, and that helped me too but i did not stop taking endovan. eventually i stopped taking endovan as IUD is working well for me, so don't want to take a lot of meds. you will feel the world of difference if you try. I took my chances, and it worked out fine. I took iron for three years but with a softener. There has been no side effect on that part as well. I have heard a lot of people asking if stool softener can create problem but in my case it didn't. now that I don't use iron and softener I still have bowel movements just fine. My condition does take a toll on me but that is not very often now.
However, rheumotoid has been playing games with me lately. inflammation in my joints all over the body has been bothering me. i have swollen feet and hand, and it felt as though lava coming out of it. the throbbing pain in my entire body. my mind says i can accomplish 5 miles but my body won't take more than 2 miles. i can clean the house and do exercise. i can't combine two hard work together.
so just a week ago i read and researched on dry fast. I thought why not give it a try. it is a fast with no food or water for minimum 8 to 10 hrs, and then can be exceeded by hours you feel comfortable. I just dived in and did it for 16 hrs everyday starting 8pm to 12 pm the next day. its a miracle again. i am pain free and can combine three work in a day without a hint of stress. i plan on make it a habit with some changes. i hope this helps you.