Dealing with Endometriosis

Hi,

My name is Brianna and I live up in Northern California. I am 29 years old and am trying to deal with the fact that I was told I have endometriosis. It seems that this is the main issue why I have been dealing with infertility. Just looking to see how others have dealt with this.

Thanks. :D


Dealing with Endometriosis

Hi Brianna. I know this is not easy but I hope that you have the support of loved ones around you. I know that is what got me through some of my hardest times. Has your physician discussed any treatment options with you? There are options out there. Please let me know. We are hear to listen and care.

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Dealing with Endometriosis

Hi brianna, Sorry to hear you have endo. What treatment options did your doc suggest? How did you get to know you have endo? What is your stage?

I had stage I and we did a laparoscopy. We got to doing the surgery because of several failed rounds of treatment with clomid and injectibles. I believe it is gone now, but there is always a chance of recurrence after two years and you need to do best within that time.

Dealing with Endometriosis

I know nothing about endo, but am here to offer support. I do have a good friend with endo and would glad to ask her questions if you have any. Good luck!!!

just diagnosed w/ endometriosis

Hi, Brianna. I'm so sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. Has your MD done any surgery? How were you diagnosed? I have been experiencing infertility for the past year. I am 33 years old and in overall excellent health. After 6 failed inseminations, my MD did a laparoscopy 3 wks ago and found stage 1-2 endo. He said my next option would be to try insemination w/ hormone therapy. I apologize for throwing a question in here, but I am so overwhelemd right now...I am right now taking oral organic progesterone for precautionary reasons although my past bloodwork has shown good hormonal levels. Will my taking progesterone possibly prevent my period and mimic a false pregnancy? I certainly don't need a false sense of hope after a year of anguish.

Dealing with Endometriosis

Dear Brianna,

In addition to the treatment plan you choose to follow, you will find some helpful information on Natural Treatment for Infertility caused by Endometriosis on the Fertile Soul website. Here is an exert which details some of Dr. Randine Lewis' thoughts on lifestyle techniques that support conception in those with endometriosis:

"I encourage women with endometriosis to eat an organic, macrobiotic-type diet, free of dairy, wheat, and most animal products to calm the immune system. I discourage the use of tampons or any form of obstruction to the menstrual flow. I also have her supplement with flaxseed, evening primrose or fish oil, and take bioflavonoids like pycnogenol, a super-antioxidant helpful in muting immune responses. I then prescribe an herbal formula to clear internal Blood heat (the Chinese term for an immunologic response), and calm the uterus with acupuncture. Within a few months’ time, pregnancy usually will occur naturally. Sometimes the body responds immediately; other times it has taken up to eight months for some of my patients to conceive after beginning treatments."

Dealing with Endometriosis

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