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New pregnancy food lows Plain pasta mixed with mash. Don’t know what I ate last night but it made me really sick so today I’m sticking to plain and filling. On the plus side we have a scan (I think) and meeting with the consultant today to discuss my #spd GIVE ME DRUGS!! #carbmeup#thirdtrimester#34weeks#pelvicpain#pregnancydiet
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E N D - o m e t r i o s i s
I’ve been extremely lucky to have spoken to so many of you amazing strong beautiful endo sisters from all over the globe & just admire each of you so very much, waking up every day to face the same battle you left last night, continuing to drag yourselves from your bed each morning when a lot of the time all you wish to do is rest, you go to work, you look after your families and homes, to the world you “look fine” but inside you are a mess, exhausted, frustrated, feeling alone, sometimes feeling less of a women and that you are a burden or not quite enough, but you are more than that you are more than endometriosis, fighting against your own body day in day out don’t you see how beautiful that makes you?! How strong and resilient you have become, you are a warrior, you have a family of 176 million sisters you are never alone!
And although we fight this battle together it is a battle I wish for us to end, a battle I don’t wish to see our younger generations enter into, please please please do all you can to spread awareness and help us make noise! Don’t wait for it to happen to you or your daughters,if we can shake the ground enough someone somewhere will hear us and care enough to say no more!
**theres still time to register your names for the March in London THIS SATURDAY! Link is in my bio**
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Repost for Endometriosis Awareness Month The thing about #chronicpain is that it’s multifaceted and unpredictable. Since my last surgery 18 months ago I have almost no pain that I recognize as my old ‘endo-caused’ pain. Instead I have lower back pain (sharp and around my kidneys) that tends to happen when I’m stressed, I’ve eaten too much inflammatory food, not slept enough or done too much exercise that stresses my core; a little bit of cramps pain around my period that tends to resolve itself with anti-inflammatories and gentle movement; sharp random pains in my pelvis and upper abdomen that affect my ability to breathe and walk, and that I can’t figure out a cause for so I figure must be #neuropathic; and the #vulvodynia pain/itching/burning that is constant. I’m 99% sure these pains are all due to my body’s maladaptation to being in pain from the #endometriosis tissue for so long, and not due to any new endo growth.
For the last week I’ve had a pain that is quite unusual for me and really difficult to deal with. It’s sharp and stabbing level 9-10 acute pain, like I’m being stabbed in my vagina. It’s incredibly difficult to deal with this kind of pain without showing any outward signs of pain, or without eventually wanting to cry from exhaustion if I’m under any stress at all when I experience the pain. It’s led to me acting weird and potentially seeming rude around others and walking out of class even though the topic was really interesting to me.
Thankfully heat helps so I’ve just been surrounding myself with hot water bottles and my @smacs_packs heat pack. #repost @thechroniccaper
Endometriosis is present in one out of ten women, often accompanied by chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, bloating, and pain with menstruation. Traditional treatments include laparoscopic surgery and hormone therapy, while physical therapy and yoga have also been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms. 🧘🏻♀️🧘🏻♀️🧘🏻♀️
Another treatment option that has been shown to be effective for endometriosis is #acupuncture. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine where specific locations on the body are stimulated with thin needles.
While Western medicine can't explain how acupuncture works to relieve pain, there is clear evidence that it does. It's been proven effective in treating low back pain, headaches, neck pain, and general pelvic pain, and is being explored for many other applications. ♀️♀️♀️
In one study of young women (13-22 years old) with confirmed endometriosis and pelvic pain, the women were given acupuncture twice a week for a total of 8 weeks. The control group were given a sham acupuncture procedure. The authors found women in the real acupuncture group saw a 62% decrease in their symptom score, as opposed to less than 20% for the control group. The reduction in pain persisted through a 6-month follow-up after treatment had stopped. ♀️♀️♀️
A larger study confirmed these results, demonstrating that 10 acupuncture sessions (over 5 weeks) was enough to significant reduce pain intensity in a well-designed and controlled clinical study.
Patients always benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach to complex pelvic pain conditions like endometriosis. Adding complementary treatments like physical therapy, yoga, and acupuncture to surgery and hormone therapy can reduce pain and promote well-being without significant risk of side effects. ♀️🧘🏻♀️
For those of you who don't know, March is endometriosis awareness month! This is blog 3/7 of our daily blog countdown to the Worldwide EndoMarch & World Endometriosis Day on March 24th.
Painful sex is as intimate of a topic as it sounds 🤫 but it shouldn’t be! This topic deserves so much attention! I wanted to extend a huge thank you to @foriawellness for creating a line of products which aim to decrease pain, and increase pleasure. If you’re interested click on their tag & check them out! If you’re in a 420 friendly state, my absolute favorite product is the vaginal suppository(pictured here). The suppositories helped to relax my entire abdomen, relieve cramps, and relieve back pain too. If your state isn’t so friendly, the awaken product is great too (also pictured here)! I used awaken by spraying it onto a panty liner and wearing it. I was amazed how it helped to relax everything down there. I really wouldn’t post about a company unless i truly believed in the quality. Foria is an amazing all natural pain relief alternative #endometriosis#endoawareness#foria#foriawellness#spoonie#pelvicpain