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  1. surfer doll

    surfer doll What the hell are you waiting for

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    Finally recovering slowly from Peptic ulcers diseases and Endometriosis:
    Side effects: The most common symptoms of endometriosis are pain before and during periods (much worse than normal menstrual cramps), pain during or after intercourse, and heavy or irregular bleeding. Other symptoms may include fatigue, painful bowel movements with periods, lower back pain with periods, diarrhea and/or constipation with periods, and intestinal upset with periods. If the bladder is involved, there may be painful urination and blood in the urine with periods. Irregular menstrual cycles and heavier flows are also associated with endometriosis, but women with severe endometriosis usually continue to have regular, albeit painful, periods. Some women with endometriosis may have no symptoms at all.
    Common symptoms of an ulcer include:

    * Burning, aching, and gnawing pain between the navel and the breastbone (epigastric pain). The pain may extend to the back.
    o Pain can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours and is often relieved by eating, taking antacids, or taking a stomach acid blocker.
    o Weeks of pain that come and go may alternate with short, pain-free periods.
    * Loss of appetite and weight loss.
    * A feeling of bloating or nausea after eating.
    * Vomiting after meals. There may be bright red blood or partially digested blood that looks like coffee grounds in the vomit.
    I have had three surgeries for my Endo and just stopped all of my treatment.... I'm so burned out from being sick, it seems like there is always something wrong with me....Guess cause I use to treat my body horrible and I am paying for it now.
    I'm just so mentally and physically drained.... I don't know what to do anymore.
    Sometimes I wake up in the morning and I can't get out of bed cause i'm in such pain.... now I just found out some more ne ws, thats really gonna mess my health up, and i'm just scared...... sometimes I feel like I wont make it untill i'm 30.... but like I said I have been feeling/ doing better, just don't know how long thats going to last.
    Is there anything that I can do to make myself not feel so burned out?
     
  2. Darketernal

    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    You need to make a road to recovery trip. Your body is like a plant, you need to give it what it needs. You walk in your body everyday , so you have to make sure it stays in good condition (this is worthwhile) because you make use of it ALL the time. Now how about starting doing things that are good for your condition. If you can walk, or make a ride on a bike, maby you can still swim. These things are all very good for your body to do on a regular basis. Eat health fruit, and make a continues serious attempt (without slacking off) to put your body back into a healthy stable condition again. It was an expensive lesson to neglect your body, and now you have to pay extra attention to it, to somehow what compensate it.
     
  3. surfer doll

    surfer doll What the hell are you waiting for

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    I know what you mean, its just the fact that I'm suffering cause I didn't do anything sooner, now I'm just dealing with it...... I am working out and eating as best as I can, it just doesn't feel good enough.
     
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    Well I was diagnosed with that 3 years ago, and if you are in so much pain ask your doctor for a pain reliever. I could not live with it either, mine were so bad that I would hurt so much that I would puke untill the second day of the cycle, and that was not good because I would not eat and I could no drink anything. So not only was I in pain I was hungry and thirsty. That takes it toll on a person, ended up in the hospital a few times. All I am saying is it will get better, if you are on medication it does help. So many woman go through life not knowing they have this, and just think it is normal too have these pains during there menstrual period. If you want too ease the pain for now, every morning I wake up where ever it hurts I lay a heating pad or one of those therma cares on and sit there till it takes effect, it helps me drastically. It has stopped alot of my pain along with the medication. They also say birth control is a option, you might want too check that out as well. DO NOT stop taking care of yourself, you DONT want too live with those pains along with others. Because it your pain was as bad as mine (like it sounds) then you would not be able too tell the difference between the other pains that could present problems. Eat right, and exercise regulary, that also helps. If you put your body to a routine, it will get use too it, and the pains will go away. Good Luck, if you have any questions about this, and since I have it as well, feel free to Pm me at anytime. And remember at least you know you have it, some woman just deal with the pain, and some have died from it. And the ulcers, I have never had them, but you need too take care of yourself, those are very dangerous, if one was to rupture there could be serious side effects, keep you head up and believe me life is worth living.
     
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  5. I can certainly relate with everything you've said. What a lot of difficulties and agony. I know all about both conditions, and while that's good - it doesn't really help you cope with the suffering. The thing that helps me is probably stuff that's very common sense for you and something you may already be doing:

    1: Body & Mind. Slow down when you're body needs you to. Exercise as you're able, and take care of your mental health. A counselor is valuable during a chronic illness or an ongoing battle where depression and difficulty is present. It gives you an outlet to express things that sometimes won't be appropriate around other people.
    2: Eat the appropriate foods that are good for your ailment and help prevent it from worsening.
    3: Keep seeing your specialists [that you like and who help] and keep listening to them.
    4: Always know your condition (s) very well.
    5: Reading books helps me to calm down my mind and raise my spirits, as do watching the comedy channel, or good DVD's.
    6: I use pain medication such as Ultram [not sure with your G.I. issues that it would be safe, but it works for me sometimes.
    7: Rely on a support system - including a counselor, your family, close friends, and the people on the internet support forums.
    8: Support groups are also helpful for the emotional support of dealing with Endo or other problems you may be facing.
    9: It's also good to see a specialist who specifically and only worked on Endometriosis. It's a complex condition and requires a professional who has devoted his life to finding out exactly all the details of who, what, when, where, why, and how. Any old doctor won't do when you're in the type of pain you're in.
    10: Praying and meditating are helpful for me. I practice a faith, and if you don't have one - finding yourself something you understand and can believe in would be useful. I read a lot of books prior to developing my faith, that's how I found my way.
    11: Hot baths, Heating Pad these may provide short term relief while you sleep or lay down.
    12: Herbal remedies: Some of these can provide relief for your conditions when used in the appropriate way.
    13: Pain management with a pain specialist may also be worth your while since they can work in conjunction with your specialist and primary care professional.
    14: Extra pillows on your bed surrounding you and under your legs: This may relieve some of the pressure or pain you feel at night and it may help you sleep more restfully.​

    It's important - if you want to live - to find resources like these and exercise them so that your spirit gets lifted, and so that you have the strength to fight on even when you're mentally and physically sick of being in agony. I'm not sure whether any of these will be useful, but they do help me.

    Is the peptic ulcer disease caused from Bulimia?
     
  6. Oh ok.
     

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