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endometriosis is my question :( help me
What is the correct way to take anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for endometriosis pain?How can I find out about self-management courses for endometriosis?I’m not depressed, so I don’t understand why my doctor has suggested taking anti-depressants to help with endometriosis pain.My doctor told me pregnancy will cure my endometriosis, should I to try to get pregnant?I am feeling very isolated and alone. What can I do?
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Hi lilly :) NSAIDs, such as Ibuprofen, Ponstan (Mefanemic Acid), and Voltarol (Diclofenac),are anti-inflammatory drugs that can help to reduce pain – but they do not work in the same way as normal painkillers such as paracetamol. They work by reducing the production of the pain-causing chemicals (prostaglandins) in the body. For them to be effective, they must be taken before the prostaglandins are produced. E.g. your doctor may ask you to start taking them a few days BEFORE your period is due. Even though you may not be in pain then, they will be stopping or reducing the production of the prostaglandins – so the pain should be reduced when your period does start. Self-management courses enable people living with long term conditions to manage their symptoms. They run over a 6 week period for people with chronic conditions. These courses have a proven track record of benefiting those living with a long term illness and should not be under-estimated. The courses are free of charge. Your GP or local Primary Care Trust will be able to provide information on courseNeurotransmitters are chemicals in the body that help to regulate messages to the brain. These messages include: pain, pleasure, anxiety, panic, arousal, and sleep. Although anti-depressants are produced to treat depression – they also have a side effect of helping to block neurotransmitters carrying messages of pain into the brain. Anti-depressants are often prescribed for the management of chronic pain. Although they are effective for some, they don’t work for everyone, and have side effects, so please discuss this treatment in full with your doctor and make sure that you have understood all the aspects.Endometriosis is a potentially chronicHaving endometriosis can make people feel very isolated, either because the symptoms have an affect on your social life and relationships or because you feel as though no-one around you understands
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Infertility due to endometriosis can be related to several causes. The first is if endometriosis affects the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes. An egg must travel from the ovary, past the fallopian tube, and to the uterus for fertilization before implanting into the uterine lining. If a woman has endometriosis in her fallopian tube lining, the tissue may keep the egg from traveling to the uterus. It’s also possible that endometriosis could damage a woman’s egg or a man’s sperm. While doctors don’t know exactly why this occurs, a theory is that endometriosis causes greater levels of inflammation in the body. The body releases compounds that can damage or destroy a woman’s eggs or a man’s sperm. This can keep you from getting pregnant.
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It's like I read something beyond human belief. Like, Aliens are on Earth. The way put it. That pregnancy can cure you of your medical condition. Whatever you call it. Endo-something. Never mind the medical terminologies. What kind of a doctor suggest pregnancy as a treatment??? It could turn the tables. Making things worse for you. What if the baby develops that endo-something? You should consult a better doctor, I say.
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Listen who said that you are not in depression. Clearly you are full of depression. It's a real thing. The doctor must recommend you these medicines. See the thing is that about pain The more you feel the more it felt. That is the reason for which doctor gave you those pills. Don't worry it's completely normal. Everything is fine for you. I don't know why endometriosis is going to cure by getting pregnant. I don't think this. I never listened that as well. I am really sorry. Well don't worry about me of course. If the doctor said this. Than it means it is true. It doesn't matters what I say. I am sure you are going to get well soon. Take care alot dear.
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Hi there! I think you'll do well with the pregnancy. Kids are a blessing. And if this can help cure a problem you should go for it. However, I won't advise it if you feel you have to. Kids shouldn't be thought of as a burden. Anyway, it's all your choice really. And your partner's. Think it through and go for it!
Hannah R xx
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Well, that's just pure medical field related stuff. I can't answer you much. But, yeah! Some of these endo related things are quite complicated. Just take a second opinion, if it looks pretty inconvenient to you. I mean it's really important! Rest is up to you. So, yeah!
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Hey. I am so sorry for you. You have to follow the instructions of your gynaecologist. Endometriosis is another type infertility that woman may face. Sometimes it is impossible to conceive of it. My sister was 19 when she was diagnosed with it. She was never regular. She thought it is not a big deal. So she married at the age of 22. She tried to conceive for 4 years but failed. IVF and IUI didn't work for her too. In the end, she went for surrogacy. It was her last option. She went for it to a clinic in Europe. Such infertility should be treated on time otherwise this can cause a bigger problem. Now she has a baby.
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Hi Lily! so sorry for the tough situation you're in. I just want to let you know that there are still people like you. Well, it's not an advice but yeah! I've sometimes heard Obstetricians saying that! They ask you to have these painkillers, anti-depressants and keep trying to conceive...So, yes! But, still I think more importantly you need to have a second opinion on this case. Wishing you all the best. x

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