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Does anyone know anything for endometriosis that I haven't tried?

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June 19, 2019 / By Alethea
Question: I am 23 and have been struggling with endometriosis (endo) since I was diagnosed at the age of 15. I have been on all kinds of birth control and major pain meds specifically for endo. nothing has helped.My doctor kicked me off all meds last October. I have been on nothing 4 the past year. I am 23 and have been struggling with endometriosis (endo) since I was diagnosed at the age of 15. I have been on all kinds of birth control and major pain meds specifically for endo. nothing has helped.My doctor kicked me off all meds last October. I have been on nothing 4 the past year. I have been on the depo/Lupron shots shots and i have had about 3 or 4 surgieries for it. I have been on the depo/Lupron shots shots and I have had about 3 or 4 surgieries for it. I have been on the Depo/lupron shots for about 2 years. I have had about 3 to 4 surgieries for it.
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Tucker Tucker | 7 days ago
Have you done the Lupron / depro provera shots?. Have you had any surgery for the Endo - i know this does not cure it but it removes it and then you can go on the shots to lessen it. When you say pain meds was this anti inflammatory's as i know these are also supposed to help. Have you also tried Oil of evening primrose oil, calcium tablets and vitamin B12 tablets. As its worth looking into the alternative medicine side also. I have Endo and after just having had more surgery for it i'm trying all sorts of combinations now, I'm on the vitamins at the moment. trying not to have to take the lurpon shots if at all possible
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Tucker Originally Answered: NEED HELP (ENDOMETRIOSIS)?
I found the following website, but you may have already been there. I ended up having a hysterectomy due to mine. Although there is no cure for endometriosis, a variety of treatment options exist. Goals may include: relieving/reducing pain symptoms, shrinking or slowing endometrial growths, preserving or restoring fertility, and preventing/delaying recurrence of the disease. PAIN MEDICATION: Over-the-counter pain relievers may include aspirin and acetaminophen, as well prostaglandin inhibitors such as ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, indomethecin, and tolfenamic acid. In some cases, prescription drugs may be required. HORMONAL THERAPY: Hormonal treatment aims to stop ovulation for as long as possible and may include: oral contraceptives, progesterone drugs, a testosterone derivative (danazol), and GnRH agonists (gonadotropin releasing hormone drugs). Side effects may be a problem for some women. SURGERY: Conservative surgery seeks to remove or destroy the growths, relieve pain, and may allow pregnancy to occur in some cases. Conservative surgery can involve laparoscopy (outpatient surgery in which the surgeon can view the inside of the abdomen through a tiny lighted tube that is inserted through one or more tiny abdominal incisions. Also referred to as "belly-button" surgery.) or laparotomy (more extensive procedure, full incision, longer recovery period). Hormonal therapy may be prescribed along with conservative surgery. Radical surgery, which may be necessary in severe cases, involves hysterectomy, removal of all growths, and removal of ovaries. ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT: Complementary treatment options may include traditional Chinese medicine, nutritional approaches, homeopathy, allergy management, and immune therapy. To learn more about alternative therapies, see: The Endometriosis Sourcebook, Overcoming Endometriosis, and EA newsletters Vol. 17, nos. 2, 3, 5-6. hope this helps..
Tucker Originally Answered: NEED HELP (ENDOMETRIOSIS)?
Endometriosis is not curable, but the cysts can be removed so that the pain is decreased. Sometimes they do come back, especially if your endometriosis level is high. I have been living with endometriosis for over 6 years, and have had three different surgeries to remove the cysts/masses. It keeps coming back, and there is no help for someone in my position except a hysterectomy. Some people get lucky and do not have a recurrence, but for others it's a life long ailment. So, for now, I live with the pain until I have the children that I can, then, eventually, I will have to get a hysterectomy if I want relief. Stay strong, it's not so bad when you get used to it.

Rhett Rhett
Shot in the dark here: Contact Columbia Labs to see if you can be enrolled in their study of vaginal lidocaine. website: http://www.columbialabs.com/lidocainevag... specifics on the study: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00...
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Melvyn Melvyn
search this website for endometriosis and you might learn somethings you've never heard from your Dr. http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/progesterone-summaries.shtml
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Melvyn Originally Answered: I haven't gone to the bathroom in 4 days?
A fiber is good when taken in conjunction with plenty of water. Too much fiber is bad as it will further add to the blockage. Overuse of laxatives is bad as that leads to laxative dependence (you need a laxative to poop). Over the counter saline enemas contain sodium phosphate which is highly salty and irritating. If the suppository did not work I suspect you will pass the saline enema without results other than a burning sensation in the rectum. Have mom go to the store and get a combination hot water bottle/douche/enema syringe. Fill the bag with warm (105F or less) water and add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of backing soda per quart of water in the mix. Have her give you the enema slowly and then help you retain it for 5 to 15 minutes. If that fails to produce a BM, have her take you to the hospital because that is fecal impaction and needs to be removed.

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