I feel like there comes a point in everyone's medical journey where your doctor either say they have no further options or they try to re-treat with something that you've already tired. Like trying something you've already tried will magically work now? Isn't the definition of insanity trying the same thing over and over expecting different results? We are often looked over or just end up going in circles. You are now at a crossroads. What do you do?
Your two choices from here are to listen to your doctor and re-visit past treatments or you try and go it alone and figure out some alternatives that work for you. I've decided to take my health into my own hands and try to come up with alternatives to try for myself. Being that there are only two medications to try for Endometriosis, Lupron (tried and hated that) or Visanne (already on a double dose of that), I felt I needed to try something new. My doctors sure aren't offering me any options I like or any alternatives to try.
The first time I tried cannabis I fell in love with it and never looked back. I been smoking daily for the last 5 years and I feel it has greatly benefited me and my symptoms. It truly is a plant with many healing properties. Recently, I thought if that helps me then other natural remedies could help me as well. I've started to explore some other avenues and that's how I got started with product testing. I kept seeing members of the Facebook page and private group asking the other ladies if they'd tried different products. I look forward to trying things like essential oils, pain rubs and any other products I see mentioned. Check out the product reviews I've done so far here.
I'm so tired of just masking symptoms of the problem with medication rather than actually helping control symptoms. What I've learned is that doctors are just trying to treat the symptoms and not trying to actually treat/work to cure the disease. Do you think doctors and hospitals make money from healthy people? Why would they want to lose a customer? These organizations make money from sick people. They are in the business of making you think you need to take all these medications and see them all the time. Now I'm definitely not saying medications don't help because they can. Some have helped me when I needed it but maybe there are better options we can try.
I'm excited for you to be along for the journey of holistic and alternative medicine. I think it's important to ask questions and really know what's going on with your body. I never believed anything could help me and I just accepted that I would always be in pain but I realize that's not true!
Comment below with any products that you'd like to see my review or any other alternative medicine you think could be really beneficial to the people in our community. What has helped your Endo?
My name is Kristen McRobie, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis when I was 21.