The backstory: My endo started when I was 15 and the doctor put me on ibuprofen then birth control. I was on BC for 7 years then got off and started to heal naturally. The pain cam back and was much worse. 10 days a month of pain with 5 of those days requiring narcotics to even get out of bed. After diet, lifestyle, and other changes I was down to 2 days of pain. Now I'm taking 1-2 Alieve one day a month and able to work/function during my cycle. I still have some pain and I want none!
I haven't been the best at keeping up with self-care so I'm making a commitment to a self-love and self-care plan for the next 6 months. My issue is getting rid of adhesions. I don't have pain before my cycle, most of the time I don't know its coming until I start bleeding. On day one I get a dull persistent ache once my uterus starts contracting to get the blood out. Sometimes I can manage it with just my Dark Moon pain tincture.
Get rid of adhesions around my bowels and ovaries.
- Womb Massage 4 days a week
- Castor oil packs 3-4 days a week
- Yoni Steams 3 days a month (every other day starting 6 days before my cycle)
So far the hardest part of this has been the massage. I'm 1 month in and I haven't gotten to 4 days a week. It's not because I don't have the time, I think it has more to do with a deeper issue related to self-love. Or it could be connected to what/who I'll be when I don't have pain anymore. Or it could also be fear. I've done so much to heal myself over the past 8 years and I've done a lot of healing but it wasn't easy. Every time I tried something new and it didn't completely eliminate the pain, it drove me into a depressed state. I also have a fear that the endo will never go away since the environment is more and more polluted with endocrine disrupters everyday.
Still, I'm going to give this a real shot and let go of my fears. I will keep you posted on what I'm doing as it changes and I add things to the plan.