Endometriosis UK

Lower back pain anyone??

Im am finding back pain so draining and dibilitating. Its hard to function and is making me depressed. I cannot work or do the things i want to do and i feel stuck. My consultant seems to think the back pain might not be related to endo but i have read so many women have this problem and I just wonder what treatment you have received??.. I have had 3 laps, my womb repostiond and zolodex, and now i am on progesterone pill continually but i am still having very painfull periods. Would love to hear back that it isnt just me :/ xxx

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Hun that's awful,

Have you tried having some acupuncture or yoga?

I find hot stone massages help a lot with back pain.


So sorry to hear about all your pain. I get back pains and have found bikram yoga really helpful that and calcium and vitamin d supplements. Also I have completely cut caffeine and put myself on a gluten free diet. It's not perfect but has helped a lot. Hope you feel better xx



Sorry to hear you're in so much pain. I have it myself (have had laps and laser surgery and hormone injections etc!) and know how it can hugely affect your life and everyday things.

I think you need to be careful with things like yoga, as they do help for some people, but some types can be quite extreme and actually make the pain worse.

I recommend perhaps seeing an osteopath - i have seen one recently for my lower back and it has really helped me. If you ask them to be gentle and explain how serious the pain is they can really help.

They also will listen to your body as a whole rather than focusing on just one part.

I find that painkillers don't do much if the lower back pain is due to endometriosis, but gentle massage can be brilliant as it also relaxes the body and therefore the pain feels less and means you can get about more easily.

Please don't feel alone - I am in constant pain, which ranges from intense back pain and pelvic pain(which i am feeling so sick from as i'm writing this!) and have had to stop looking for work as the pain is just too much at the moment and i can't commit to social things with friends as i am in so much pain. It does fluctuate over time, though, and nothing lasts forever so don't feel too sad!

Does the back pain come alongside pelvic pain? and does it get worse at any particular time? (during period, etc?)

If so then it really sounds endo related.

But then you can also get referred pain. I get it down my legs too.

I have been told i suffer from IBS too but it all feels like the same endo pain!

Please dont feel alone - i feel your pain and it's good to reach out to others who know what you mean.

Take care and hope you start to feel better soon


x x x


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