Update: 2013. The below post is from 2007. I’ve since healed (functionally cured) my endometriosis: Endometriosis? Mine responded to natural care. Here I email the MD who mocked me when I refused her “care”
The real disease I deal with. I thought some of you might like to know more as most people don’t know what it is. Frankly I’ve spent little time understanding it myself even though as I’ve begun studying now it seems I have what is called Stage 4 endometriosis, the most serious you can have. I have severe pain several days a month now. Endometriosis is NOT run of the mill menstrual cramps. It is much much worse. To put things in perspective though, I do not have it nearly as bad as some people do. Some people have debilitating pain every day of their life. I’m not there yet. I just have it about a week a month.
My periods stopped while I was on high doses of Risperdal and I didn’t have to deal with the Endometriosis for many years.
I have been having increasingly painful periods for several years now since I got below 4 mg of Risperdal.
All the medicinal treatments for Endo are horrible and cause psychiatric problems for people who are sensitive, so I cannot take any of the western medicinal treatments.
I’ve begun treatment with an acupuncturist and hope for the best. In the meantime sometimes I get really bummed out because it seems I will never be well.
I am however researching as many natural alternatives to care as I can, since once again Western Medicine fails me and has nothing for me but surgery. I will not hesitate to have surgery again once I’m strong enough, but my body is so weak now it would be a big mistake. I hope that in the mean time I’ll learn to heal myself. I’ve had surgery twice already as a young woman before taking the Risperdal.
Here from a website called Endo Resolved is a description of what Endo is: