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My pain started building on Friday. I woke up to unbearable pain this morning. I so wish something would help this pain. The most helpful for me has always been a very hot bath. 3 hours later, minus the time on the toilet, the pain is still terrible. I haven’t been on any platforms in a few years, so I haven’t heard the newest info. I would love to hear your best pain relief technique. I will try anything at this point. Thank you.

I should probably be more specific about my pain. Starts in back, around to pelvic and down legs. Back and legs are the worst. Accompanied my nausea and diarrhea.

  1. This truly sounds terrible. Some of the techniques I've tried include using a TENS machine, pelvic physical therapy, a heating pad, gentle yoga stretches, and high-dose NSAIDS (approved by my doctor).

    As someone who is diagnosed with stage 4 endo, I also wonder if you know your diagnosis. This level of pain signals to me advanced disease and makes me wonder what kind of plan you have with your doctor in regard to treatment. I don't want to assume anything, so that's why I'm asking. Being in this level of pain is so hard to manage. I hope one of the things I suggested will help and I'm sure others will offer ideas as well. Take good care, Joyful_Dragonfly. ~Katrina, Advocate

    1. oh goodness, so very sorry to hear of the pain you are experiencing. Have your doctors not offered any advice or looked into what is causing these severe symptoms? I would definitely try bringing it up with them, because you should not have to go through this 🙁 Also, to get a better idea of what is going on. Is it just endometriosis? Is it like Katrina said, a more severe case of endometriosis than they may have told you? Hoping you get to the bottom of it.

      As for things to help with pain, heating pad is my go-to. Along with my TENs unit, weighted blanket, sometimes even an ice pack, essential oils, light stretching or walking (sometimes), watching what I eat on those real high pain days - making sure I stay away from any inflammatory foods. Pelvic stretches (I just look them up on YouTube).

      Hope you can find some relief and also more answers dear warrior. Please know, you are not alone, and we are here for you. So, reach out anytime. And keep us posted on how you are doing. Hugs <3 -Kimberli (team member)

      1. just wanted to check in and see how you are feeling dear warrior? Hoping you have been able to find some relief <3 Sending you good thoughts. -Kimberli (team member)

        1. This is exactly the pain i experience every month ,i would say like clockwork it is usually the first 2 days of my 7 day period that are the worst ,you should always be prepared ,stocked up with anti -inflamatories ,they work the best as in medication for periods above all other medication.Start by taking 2 for normal painful periods,but i take 4 on those 1st 2 days.Try and if it works for you ,be dilegent by avoiding all sugar,red meat,pork and spicy foods.Keep to simple ,plain ,non -rich ,fatty type foods ,like fish,potatoes never go wrong ,chips are fine,beans ,lentils,eggs are fine,cottage cheese,feta,plain white yogurt,mayonaise is fine,its things like chilli sauce,curry,bacon ,pork sausages,steak,rich sauces,most importantly SUGAR,just the sugar on a spoon from someone elses teacup has does send me into pain that lasts for hours ,and i realised it was something i ate or ingested because the pain only stops after ive gone to the toilet to do a no . 2,but first i have to take 4 anti-inflamatories,2 pain pills and 4 headaches tablets eg dispirin.Try these things ,it might help you ,its the only thing that gets me through.Look at the recipes and try making yourself some awe

          1. we are so saddened that you experience this pain monthly and know it all too well dear warrior. I am right there with you. So happy to hear anti-inflammatories do work well for you though. I find leaving out those foods you mentioned, helps me a lot too. Especially the sugar and red meat. Thanks so much for being a part of this community and sharing these tips with us. Hoping you are having a great week and feeling okay today! -Kimberli (team member)

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