Mufasa94

271d

Hi Endo babes! I haven’t been diagnosed with endometriosis yet but I was diagnosed with PCOS a few months ago. My periods are coming back but they have consistently been heavy, long, exhausting, and SO painful it feels like I have to stop everything I’m doing. I’m really struggling to find a doctor who will listen and not just brush off my symptoms. I’ve tried a bunch of different birth controls over the years but nothing seems to work for me and makes these symptoms worse.

I have a hunch I have both PCOS and endo but would love any advice you have around what I can do during this time to stay sane, advocate for myself, and figure out what is going on with my body.

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  • Jojo1084

    271d

    Have you considered working with a naturopath? I work with a naturopath that specializes in endo and women’s reproductive health. She spends so much more quality time listening to me than a regular doctor often does. She has more ideas/solutions that what regular OBGYNs have been able to offer me. The downside is that a naturopath is often expensive and not covered by insurance. It may not be something you’re interested in, but I just wanted to throw it out there because it has helped me! Sending love! 💕

    • Mufasa94

      271d

      thank you JoJo! I actually have an appointment scheduled with a nautropath on Tuesday! Do you have any recommendations or questions I should focus on as she is a naturopath? I’m open to medication but I think I’m going to a nautropath to really get the bedside manners and listening ear I’m hoping for!

      • Jojo1084

        271d

        Great! Just be completely open with all of your symptoms. Even if you think something might not be related to endo or PCOS, naturopaths are often looking at the whole person and how systems of the body are interconnected, so anything you can share is probably helpful. The naturopath will likely suggest bloodwork and give suggestions of supplements or dietary changes to make. One thing I found difficult at first was how many suggestions I was given and feeling like it was A LOT to incorporate at once. So my naturopath basically put the suggestions in order of importance/priority. So I knew which supplements and changes were most important and if I wasn’t as consistent with the less important ones, I knew it was still ok and I didn’t beat myself up about it.

      • Jojo1084

        271d

        Also know that a naturopath is likely not going to provide quick fix solutions. They will be suggestions that might take a few months to see a difference. Have to be patient! It’s hard though! ❤️

    • Lola808

      267d

      what has your naturopath given you that’s helped?

  • 100Percent_K

    263d

    The best thing I ever did was finding an excision specialist. Every other doctor was dismissive of my pain, but going to my excision specialist was amazing. They specialize in just endometriosis and spend all day with endo patients trying to make them better. She truly gave me my life back and has the most kind soul. She listens to all of her patients and validates their struggles, it was amazing

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