Back to all discussions

Other options?

Hello. I believe that I have mild undiagnosed endo (stage 1/2). Who do I talk to? My main symptoms are constipation, pelvic and lower back pain as well. I have already tried using a hot water bottle at night and sleeping pills plus paracetamol tablets too. I am considering talking therapy but not sure if it will work or not. What other treatment options work best for you and why? I officially am at my wits end here. Recommendations needed pronto. Also if you can suggest some reading resources on endo that would be splendid thanks.

  1. Hello @christiangirl96, thanks for reaching out. When it comes to confirm whether you have endometriosis or not, if that is what you’re after, I’d recommend checking out Nancy’s Nook on Facebook. It is a brilliant resource to find good doctors and specialists near you.

    I’ve had talking therapy for years, on an on/off basis, and it has helped me manage my disease. Anxiety and stress not only trigger my pain, but also worsen it. Finding ways to ease my mental health issues has helped with my physical symptoms. If it is possible for you to do some therapy, I totally recommend it.

    Other treatments that have helped me (apart from excision surgery), have been acupuncture (for my back and leg pain), pelvic floor therapy and massage therapy. CBD oil has also helped take the edge off my pelvic pain, and my TENS machine is my best friend when the discomfort is really severe.

    You can find some other pain management tools via this link:

    https://endometriosis.net/living/flare-ups/
    https://endometriosis.net/clinical/tens-pain/

    With reading resources, you have our full catalogue of articles, just type anything in the search menu. Additionally, I am including a few links with some great book recommendations by our advocates.
    https://endometriosis.net/living/books-live-well/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/books-pain/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/reads/

    I hope all of this helps, and that you not only get answers, but some good relief too. Do reach out to us if you need anything else – Jessie (team member)

    1. Hi there @christiangirl96. I just wanted to check in and see how you were doing. Hoping you were able to get some answers and also find some relief. Do let us know how you are doing and if you have any questions, we are here for you. Sending hugs and good thoughts your way! -Kimberli (Team Member)

      or create an account to reply.