After a life of excruciating pain whenever I menstruated I have found an acupuncturist who has apparently healed me. After two weeks of acupuncture last month I had virtually no pain and didn’t even think it might be the acupuncturist. I simply thought it was some sort of odd reprieve. But when I saw her the following time she told me that when she deals with hormonal issues and endometriosis that the pain is the easiest thing to relieve. The hormonal insanity and infertility take a little longer.
Well, I am now in my second month of having a pain free menstruation. It’s really mind-boggling. I’m talking horrible, laying in the fetal position and squirming about pain. Pain for which I’ve never found any pain-reliever that helped all that much. I ended up simply using Ibuprofen because all the other ones not only didn’t work but made me sick in various ways. Ibuprofen makes me sick too. I get incredibly spacey on it when I’m taking the maximum 800 mg dose every 6 hours around the clock. I don’t even need that now!! Anyway, the acupuncturist says that it might come and go for a while, but two months pain free is beyond anything I would have ever expected.
You know they tend to treat Endometriosis with about as much finesse as they treat psychiatric problems. They use drugs that make people profoundly ill. I learned 25 years ago that I would not take any of the hormonal drugs that they use to treat it. So instead I’ve had surgery twice. Surgery is not an option now as I would not tolerate anesthesia so I went to the acupuncturist as a last resort. Hallelujah!!
I have to say, though, my diet which is stellar is also a good diet for endometriosis. I bet that if I wasn’t on this diet I’m on I wouldn’t have these results. I am a member of a endometriosis yahoo group on natural treatment and holistic healing and it just so happens my mental health diet for withdrawal is pretty much the same as the endo diet…I think it’s simply called a HEALTHY DIET!!! Helps with all that ails you!!
Oh, and get this, I got my cholesterol tested the other day and I WAS NOT fasting. And it was still only 184. It used to be about 220. I don’t watch my cholesterol intake at all. I watch my CARBOHYDRATE intake!! I eat no sugar, no refined grains or refined foods in general, and just a small amount of whole grains. This has been proven to be more effective than cutting out cholesterol. Too many sugars and carbs raise cholesterol. Cholesterol is not what makes you have bad cholesterol…it’s a myth and my body proves it, though I realize it’s just a anecdote. Anyway there is plenty out there written about the cholesterol myth…go have at it with google. Oh, also, importantly, it’s not so bad to have moderately high cholesterol…like 220 is still not unsafe…but they start pushing statins on you when you are just over 200 and statins are potentially also very dangerous drugs. I’ve read studies done in Europe where they found moderately high levels of cholesterol in women my age and older were actually protective. But pharma won’t have you learn about that if they can help it.
It is important to eat all organic, hormone free meats, as well as things like butter and milk products though since otherwise they all mess further with your hormones, and hence your endometriosis. Oh, pesticide free veggies are important too as pesticides are actually xenoestrogens and mess with your hormones too!! Anyone with PMS take note.
So the disheartening news is that I found a masseuse I was really excited about because he deeply massaged my muscles and flexed my legs and arms as though they were being used. It’s a sort of Thai massage. Since I’m so weak and hardly mobile I was thrilled to have this manipulation done to my body as I figured it would help fight against atrophy. Unfortunately, after my first appointment, I stood up and my achille’s heel had been hurt. I was in severe pain for 24 hours but then it went away very quickly and completely. The masseuse struck me as very gentle so, though I called him, I made it clear I did not blame him. He told me he expected it to clear up quickly and it did.
Well, I’ve been looking forward to going back to see him on Friday, but he called today and dumped me. He told me he didn’t want to work with someone with my “condition.” I don’t know what the fuck that was supposed to mean. He also told me he couldn’t have possibly been responsible for my injury. Never mind that it didn’t hurt when I went in and it did the minute I stood up on his mat, AND he worked for like ten minutes on my feet and ankles. Like I said it was really gentle so I didn’t BLAME him in some sort of “you are incompetent” way, but there is no doubt that the massage triggered the pain. So I figure since I told him I have a psychiatric history that he disbelieves me or finds me hysterical or something even though I was very nice to him and even said I found him to be very gentle and I thought it was very weird that I should be hurt. And I was ready to go back to him.
The only other bit of info you’re missing is that I presented myself to him in my very weak state. It was clear I was extremely unwell. I usually don’t go out when I feel that bad, but I thought he was a professional and that was what I was seeing him for. Also I explained very well, in detail, before I saw him what my “condition” was. So I don’t know what happened.
I was devastated and I cried when he rejected me.