Truth, Theory, or Tall Tale?

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The treatment that worked to control my Endometriosis will work to control your Endometriosis.

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We’d all like to think that the medical community has such a hold on Endometriosis that they know which treatments will work for all sufferers.  But, unfortunately, it isn’t so.  It’s kind of a guessing game.

Lupron Depot worked for some women, yet doesn’t work at all for other women, AND can completely cause severe life-altering, permanent side effects for other women.

Birth control (pills, injections, IUD, etc.) may work for me, but it may not work for others.

NSAIDs may work for me, but guess what?  Not everyone can feel the benefits of these pills.

A change in diet may work for a lot of women in controlling or suppressing their symptoms, but not every woman.

A hysterectomy may work for some, but not all.

Having a child may work for some women, but not all.

Excision or ablation surgery may work to alleviate symptoms for many women, but not all.

Herbal supplements may help some women, but not all.

Eastern medicine, or other non-conventional treatment, may help a lot of women, but not all.

It’s a crapshoot.  Each one of us who suffers with Endometriosis must decide which course we will take.  Try numerous approaches.  Continue to fight until we (hopefully) find a course of action that helps alleviate the pain and other symptoms of this disease.

And yet, there are some women who have exhausted each of these remedies, but still continue to suffer.  Lost. Hopeless. In pain.

But the one thing we all have in common?  We all have each other.  Hang in there, Sisters.

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