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The Unbelievable Truth

I just am happy to have a place to share my story. I started at 11 and was always irregular but in 2012, my whole life changed slowly. I was on my period from 2012 to 2017 with not even a day break. I went to OB/GYN after OB/GYN. I had blood transfusions, I got so weak I couldn’t pick my own arms up to wash my hair or stand in the shower for that matter. The mental and physical pain got to be more then I could handle. I still suffer from the repercussions of it. I finally found a doctor to diagnose me and give me hormone treatments. I still have pain and irregular period and I’ve also gained so much weight and I have to have physical therapy but I’m glad to not bleed everyday. I’d like to note I refused a hysterectomy.

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Comments

  • Endo Warrior moderator
    8 months ago

    Hi @shyhippie, I am so sorry to hear of your ordeal! It’s horrendous that it took you 5 years of non-stop bleeding to get a diagnosis. I hope that you will find relief and adequate treatment. There are some dietary adjustments you can make to alleviate the pain and the weight gain. These articles may help:

    https://endometriosis.net/living/low-fodmap-1/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/low-fodmap-2/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/low-fodmap-3/
    https://endometriosis.net/living/kitchen-essentials/

    I am happy that you have found your way here and you shared your story.

    Christina (team member)

  • Jessie Madrigal moderator
    8 months ago

    @shyhippie thanks for sharing your story with us. It sounds like you’ve been through so much. I hope that you continue to heal, and experience less discomfort. I am sending you a massive hug, from one endo-sister to another – Jessie (team member)

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