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    Posted: 27†September†2016 at 9:28pm
Hi ladies
Just curious those who have been diagnosed with endo what treatments or things you do to help with it?

I don't get any symptoms luckily but since being diagnosed while TTC I've started trying different things and researching what I should or shouldn't be doing and it's quite overwhelming!

My acupuncturist said I should cut out wheat and dairy at least 80% of the time so I've been trying that.
I've also read that tampons aren't a good idea, I've switched to organic ones but can't give them up fully yet!

What do other people do or have tried?
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I was diagnosed with stage 3 Endo before I had my daughter it was removed and barriers put in I was also diagnosed with PCOS too I took clomid to have my kids and every 4ish years I go back for surgery to have the adhesions (scarring) cut and last time they had to unstick my bowel from my stomach and stomach from my side as well as unstick my ovaries. No diet would fix that unfortunately but I did manage to have my 2 babies.

I'm trying natural this time and took coq10 for better egg quality so we will see :)

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Treatment for endometriosis usually involves medication or surgery. The approach you and your doctor choose will depend on how severe your signs and symptoms are and whether you hope to become pregnant. Doctors typically recommend trying conservative treatment approaches first, opting for surgery if initial treatment fails. Your doctor may recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Your doctor may recommend hormone therapy in combination with pain relievers if you're not trying to get pregnant. Supplemental hormones are sometimes effective in reducing or eliminating the pain of endometriosis. The rise and fall of hormones during the menstrual cycle causes endometrial implants to thicken, break down and bleed. Hormone medication may slow endometrial tissue growth and prevent new implants of endometrial tissue.
Birth control pills, patches and vaginal rings help control the hormones responsible for the buildup of endometrial tissue each month. These drugs block the production of ovarian-stimulating hormones, lowering estrogen levels and preventing menstruation. This causes endometrial tissue to shrink. Menstrual periods and the ability to get pregnant return when you stop taking the medication. If you have endometriosis and are trying to become pregnant, surgery to remove the endometriosis implants while preserving your uterus and ovaries (conservative surgery) may increase your chances of success. If you have severe pain from endometriosis, you may also benefit from surgery ó however, endometriosis and pain may return. Your doctor may do this procedure laparoscopically or, less commonly, through traditional abdominal surgery in more-extensive cases. Even in severe cases of endometriosis, most can be treated with laparoscopic surgery. If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, your doctor may recommend fertility treatment supervised by a fertility specialist. Fertility treatment ranges from stimulating your ovaries to make more eggs to in vitro fertilization. Which treatment is right for you depends on your personal situation. Discuss this issue with your doctor again. This is very important, because it is a serious disease.
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Understandably, you want quick relief from pain and other symptoms of endometriosis. This condition can disrupt your life if itís left untreated. Endometriosis has no cure, but its symptoms can be managed. Medical and surgical options are available to help reduce your symptoms and manage any potential complications. Your doctor may first try conservative treatments. They may then recommend surgery if your condition doesnít improve. Everyone reacts differently to these treatment options. Your doctor will help you find the one that works best for you. It may be frustrating to get diagnosis and treatment options early in the disease. Because of the fertility issues, pain, and fear that there is no relief, this disease can be difficult to handle mentally.
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Unfortunately, this disease is very insidious. There are many treatments for endometriosis, but curing this disease is not so simple. You mentioned that the doctor advised you to follow a certain diet, this is really true. With endometriosis, it is recommended to avoid many products that can aggravate the course of the disease. However, you should not give up. Today, reproductive medicine is well developed. Therefore, even if you have problems with conception, you can correct the situation, the main thing is to keep a good clinic.
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Yes, unfortunately, endometriosis is a very annoying disease. It is really very difficult to cure him. In addition, many women are afraid that endometriosis will not allow them to become pregnant. You are right, at first, the doctor can prescribe a conservative treatment. It is also very important to follow a diet and discard certain foods. Of course, if there is no improvement and the disease begins to progress, the doctor may suggest surgery. In general, this is a very effective method.
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