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hey, well i got my ultrasound results today. the verdict? no cancer, no chronic appendicitis, no visible cysts. whew. but, the doc thinks there's a good chance it's endometriosis. i won't be able to see the specialist for 4-6 months yet, and she said i could go on the pill to offset symptoms till then (if that's what's wrong). i'm reluctant to do this though, because i hate taking pills, and i don't need to be on the pill for any other reason. so... i'm wondering if anyone has found any foods, excercise regimes, ANYTHING that has helped them. thanx a bunch,midge.
 

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Sorry midge...no alternate remedies for me...the only thing was they had me on this drug which was like the pill...but for me the side effects of the drug were bad.(i cant remember the name of it now)...I first had it lasered off...then i had the uterus removed 10 months later...now 6 years later i had the ovaries taken out...its drastic but now finally i should have no more probs...btw i had 2 kids already..Good luck with it..its a painful condition..------------------AussieDeb
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Sorry midge...no alternate remedies for me...the only thing was they had me on this drug which was like the pill...but for me the side effects of the drug were bad.(i cant remember the name of it now)...I first had it lasered off...then i had the uterus removed 10 months later...now 6 years later i had the ovaries taken out...its drastic but now finally i should have no more probs...btw i had 2 kids already..Good luck with it..its a painful condition..------------------AussieDeb
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The Pill really helps my symptoms a lot, and unless you have risk factors that make it a bad idea for you, it's a relatively easy way of improving symptoms non-surgically. Sometimes they give women with endo hormones that can masculinize them somewhat... I would much prefer the Pill!!If you're already on other daily meds, it's not much extra trouble taking one more pill. I used to forget to take mine sometimes in college, but now that I have other medicines I take with it, it's hard to forget.
 

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The Pill really helps my symptoms a lot, and unless you have risk factors that make it a bad idea for you, it's a relatively easy way of improving symptoms non-surgically. Sometimes they give women with endo hormones that can masculinize them somewhat... I would much prefer the Pill!!If you're already on other daily meds, it's not much extra trouble taking one more pill. I used to forget to take mine sometimes in college, but now that I have other medicines I take with it, it's hard to forget.
 

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Midge,(You may want to post this under "Women's Issues", too.) Why do you have to wait so long so see a specialist? That is nuts!! Find someone else who can help you. Anyhow, I have had endo for years. I have had two laparoscopies. I have done the BCP, but refuse Lupron!
 

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Midge,(You may want to post this under "Women's Issues", too.) Why do you have to wait so long so see a specialist? That is nuts!! Find someone else who can help you. Anyhow, I have had endo for years. I have had two laparoscopies. I have done the BCP, but refuse Lupron!
 

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Hi Midge -I have endometriosis. When it was diagnosed about 2 1/2 years ago I chose to go on the pill. I wanted to try an alternative but I was already doing so much with herbs and acupuncture at the time (for my IBS) that I just didn't want to take on one more thing. Plus I had taken the pill in my younger days and had no bad side affects. I stayed on it for two years then went off of it with the idea in mind that I would go to the acupuncturist to get treatment and herbs. Luckily, the endo isn't so bad now but I expect it may get gradually worse. My oriental medicine doctor believes that is treatable and I have had good luck with him with other problems. So that is my two cents worth... Good luck!
 

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Hi Midge -I have endometriosis. When it was diagnosed about 2 1/2 years ago I chose to go on the pill. I wanted to try an alternative but I was already doing so much with herbs and acupuncture at the time (for my IBS) that I just didn't want to take on one more thing. Plus I had taken the pill in my younger days and had no bad side affects. I stayed on it for two years then went off of it with the idea in mind that I would go to the acupuncturist to get treatment and herbs. Luckily, the endo isn't so bad now but I expect it may get gradually worse. My oriental medicine doctor believes that is treatable and I have had good luck with him with other problems. So that is my two cents worth... Good luck!
 

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MIdge-Jen S has posted an excellent resource,Endometriosis association,the endo Sourcebook by Marylou Ballweg(sp?).Check it out at your local library,or can buy it.Lists different treatment options.I had endo for 10 years.lhad it lasered 3 times,was on bc pills,(didnt help much)took Lupron(for me this was great as it reduced the pain 90%,but it is the pits to be inyour 30's and have hot flashes,etc,it puts you in artificial menopause)I finallyhad total abd hysterectomy(inc ovaries) 2 yrs ago and have never regretted my decision.No more endo pain!!!!!!With any health problem,doing what you can to exercise,eat healthy,etc is going to be of benefit to you,IMHO>Good luck!Beth
 

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MIdge-Jen S has posted an excellent resource,Endometriosis association,the endo Sourcebook by Marylou Ballweg(sp?).Check it out at your local library,or can buy it.Lists different treatment options.I had endo for 10 years.lhad it lasered 3 times,was on bc pills,(didnt help much)took Lupron(for me this was great as it reduced the pain 90%,but it is the pits to be inyour 30's and have hot flashes,etc,it puts you in artificial menopause)I finallyhad total abd hysterectomy(inc ovaries) 2 yrs ago and have never regretted my decision.No more endo pain!!!!!!With any health problem,doing what you can to exercise,eat healthy,etc is going to be of benefit to you,IMHO>Good luck!Beth
 

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Some investigations have been done, I recall reading, with various antiprostaglandins which may reduce the symptoms, not reverse the condition, but it is not close at hand. Maybe if you jump PubMed and look for those keywords you mightr come up with something that is helpful.I wish my memory was clearer or I had the time to root it out for you, but thats at least a thought where you might pick up the trail.If my memeory is in error I apologize for the time you are about to expend searching.
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Some investigations have been done, I recall reading, with various antiprostaglandins which may reduce the symptoms, not reverse the condition, but it is not close at hand. Maybe if you jump PubMed and look for those keywords you mightr come up with something that is helpful.I wish my memory was clearer or I had the time to root it out for you, but thats at least a thought where you might pick up the trail.If my memeory is in error I apologize for the time you are about to expend searching.
MNL_____________ www.leapallergy.com
 
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