So You’ve Been Diagnosed with Endometriosis, Now What? Endometriosis in Real Terms.

Chloe Hodder

Founder, Green Body Mojo

Being diagnosed with endometriosis is a mixed bag. On one hand, you feel relieved to have confirmation that the pain you have been experiencing is not “just period pain”, as you were probably told
for the first 5 years of visiting your GP, nor is it
something
more malignant.

Yet, receiving a diagnosis is deeply personal and can become ingrained into our identity. While endometriosis is part of your story,
it needn’t define you as a person. The aim of this post is to step outside of the diagnosis and start looking at endometriosis from a physiological sense, rather than as an experience outside of your control. This way endometriosis can become
a whole lot more manageable.

Look at the word “disease”. Take a minute to really look at it.

What do you see?

‘Dis-ease’

Since ‘dis’ is the latin prefix for a negative or reversing force, disease is a neater way of saying ‘lack of ease’.

…Meaning disruption to body’s natural flow (of blood, nerve and lymph). 

As in nature, as in the body. There is a root, a reason and conditions that cultivate the current climate.

 

5

Climate

Chronic pain, chronic fatigue, endometriosis…

4

Conditions

A set of conditions cultivate our current climate.

While research into endometriosis is in its infancy, we know imbalances within the body disrupt ‘ease of flow’.

 

Think of the guy at the gym who only ever seems to smash out bicep curls. His biceps get bigger, sure, but overtime his shoulders draw in, destroying his posture and resulting in back problems.

Internal imbalances within the body put extra pressure on the liver and digestive system, leading to a backlog of excess hormones and toxins.

This results in a host of symptoms presenting, such as pain and fatigue. 

Yet symptoms are signals that something is wrong (so don’t shoot the messenger 😉

When you’re laying on the bathroom floor in a fetal position feeling like you’re going to throw up, pass out and implode, all at once, from the undescribably agonising pain, can it seem like the problem? Of course. I’ve been there too.

…But listen to these symptoms and they will give you clues to solving the true problem…

3

Reaction

What is my body reacting to?

When the main line of defence fails (the immune system), a chain reaction can set off a series of presenting symptoms.

The human body is remarkable in its ability to cope, so it’s reacting to current conditions for a reason.

 

Our job is to identify what our body is negatively reacting to.

I healed chronic fatigue fully and got my endometriosis under control using natural methods (no conventional painkillers or medication required) by getting strategic and viewing them as a puzzle to solve. 

Getting strategic puts you in an objective frame of mind, which I find helps to remove some of the emotional charge. 

More than anything though, getting strategic makes you pro-active. Can you heal chronic fatigue? I believe so. Can you heal endometriosis fully? That is yet to be seen. …But can you make it a whole lot more manageable so that it doesn’t dictate your life? I certainly have. 

My Results

In my early twenties, I barely had the energy to get up out of bed. Often, I would lay there for hours, willing myself to move. I dropped out of college. I couldn’t hack a job. I spent two years barely leaving my room, let alone the house.

When I walked I often had blurred vision and was dizzy, frequently passing out and finding myself on the floor. My muscles and joints ached constantly. Sleepiness would wash over my like a drug and I would be unable to stay awake. I had multiple food intollerances, brain fog and my hands were weak and would shake. 

…My GP told me I had chronic fatigue and, well, that was that. Please close the door on your way out.

So what I did was buy a laptop. I spent those two years feverishly researching holistic health.

I was able to resolve every single one of my symptoms and heal chronic fatigue fully, plus, get my endometriosis under control. 

In a nutshell, these were my results…

 

2

Root cause

At the root cause is a catalyst:
weakened state + event

Research is yet to determine the root cause of endometriosis, but what we do know if this: 

Inflammation is at the root
of all ‘dis-ease’.

At the time, I didn’t know I had endometriosis. While I had been to the doctors numerous times for my extreme period pain, I was told my options where either painkillers or synthethic hormones (The Pill) which would stop my cycle completely.

I had seen research on the dangers associated with the use of longterm use of NSAIDS and while stopping my period completely would be so very convenient, I didn’t want to mess with my hormones. Every drug has a side effect, and masking the the signal rather than treating the cause just didn’t sit right with me.

When I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis via a laparoscopy (10 years in the making), my convential options now expanded to include surgery.

Surgery would be intensive, and as the results don’t last and can cause scarring (more pain), that was out too.

What can you do when conventional 
medicine doesn’t have a good solution?

We can get back to basics by gaining an understanding of our own physiology.

So let’s go back to the start.

1

Foundations

We must give ourselves all of the raw materials required to build a strong body, repair and rejuvenate at a cellular level, detox efficively and maintain good health.

Are the foundations in place?

At the time, I didn’t know I had endometriosis. While I had been to the doctors numerous times for my extreme period pain, I was told my options where either painkillers or synthethic hormones (The Pill) which would stop my cycle completely.

I had seen research on the dangers associated with the use of longterm use of NSAIDS and while stopping my period completely would be so very convenient, I didn’t want to mess with my hormones. Every drug has a side effect, and masking the the signal rather than treating the cause just didn’t sit right with me.

When I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis via a laparoscopy (10 years in the making), my convential options now expanded to include surgery.

Surgery would be intensive, and as the results don’t last and can cause scarring (more pain), that was out too.

What can you do when conventional 
medicine doesn’t have a good solution?

Get back to basics by gaining an understanding of your own physiology.

So let’s go back to the start.

What we know is this: Chronic inflammation is at the root
of all dis-ease.

…And something can be done about the inflammation. 

  1. We can reduce inflammation through nutrition, movement, relaxation and re-balancing the body.

     

  2. We can work on ‘ease of flow’ by improving circulation, nerve movement and lympathic drainage.
  3. We can support the liver so that it can process excess hormones and cleanse the body more effectively. 

…Remove the fuel source, cool the heat and starve the fire of the oxidising agent it requires to burn.

The more we make endometriosis tangible, the more we begin to see what can be done about it. 

This takes use from somewhat of a powerless state (“this is happening to me and there’s nothing I can do about it”) to an empowered one (“I can do something about this”).

Empowered: your source of power – energy, drive, sense of self and purpose – is self fulfilled.

This is the crux.

You cannot change anything from a powerless state. Life will happen to you. You will feel uncertain, unsettled and be consistently looking for a source of power – outside of yourself.

For introverts, this could be excessive sleeping, increasing levels of isolation and escapism (this was me).

For extroverts, this could be an attachment and reliance on other people’s energy.

For either, the use of ‘pick-me-up’ substances like caffiene, alcohol or worse.

This is extreme case scenario.

 

Change your baseline, change your life.

 

For many with chronic conditions, energy is spent on maintaining a baseline. 

It used to take all of my energy to get through a boring day.

…And your life is dictated by pain and fatigue. 

I got fed up of writing off a week of my life, every month. I know for some, you’re in pain every single day. 

If your baseline ‘normal’ means being fatigued and in pain, and you don’t know what to do about it, it’s time to take the reins and get this under control.

Are you in? 

…Because unbridled pain wreaks havoc if unchecked.

I made the decision that pain and fatigue was not an acceptable part of my life, and got to work estabilishing a new baseline.

If you haven’t already, make that decision.

(The latin root of “desicion” means ‘to cut off from’. Nerd-fun.)

A decision is not a maybe, a perhaps or a hopefully. A decision is moment that changes the course of your life.

…Imagine you’re sailing. A bearing that is just one degree out, will, over time, leave you miles away from where you intended and expected to be.

Endometriosis may not be a life-threatening condition, but chronic inflammation can leave you more vunerable to other health complaints.

So while research is being carried out on endometriosis, and that will be fascinating I’m sure, there’s no reason to wait-and-see.

Will making the decision that pain and fatigue is not acceptable magically make it go away? No.

But you will.

By being in empowered state you will make the necessary changes to reduce inflammation, relieving pain and fatigue.

I’m currently mapping out exactly what I had success with, in hopes that it will provide you will a shortcut to getting your mojo back. This includes my natural remedies toolkit that helped reduce my pain to minimal-none.

At the time, I didn’t know I had endometriosis. While I had been to the doctors numerous times for my extreme period pain, I was told my options where either painkillers or synthethic hormones (The Pill) which would stop my cycle completely.

I had seen research on the dangers associated with the use of longterm use of NSAIDS and while stopping my period completely would be so very convenient, I didn’t want to mess with my hormones. Every drug has a side effect, and masking the the signal rather than treating the cause just didn’t sit right with me.

When I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis via a laparoscopy (10 years in the making), my convential options now expanded to include surgery.

The surgery would be intensive (painful), and as the results don’t last and can cause scarring (more pain), that was out too.

 

What can you do when conventional 
medicine doesn’t have a good solution?

Get back to basics by gaining an understanding of your own physiology.

So let’s start at the start.

What we know is this: Chronic inflammation is at the root
of all dis-ease.

…And something can be done about the inflammation. 

  1. We can reduce inflammation through nutrition, movement, relaxation and re-balancing the body.

     

  2. We can work on ‘ease of flow’ by improving circulation, nerve movement and lympathic drainage.
  3. We can support the liver so that it can process excess hormones and cleanse the body more effectively. 

…Remove the fuel source, cool the heat and starve the fire of the oxidising agent it requires to burn.

The more we make endometriosis tangible, the more we begin to see what can be done about it. 

This takes use from somewhat of a powerless state (“this is happening to me and there’s nothing I can do about it”) to an empowered one (“I can do something about this”).

Empowered: your source of power – energy, drive, sense of self and purpose – is self fulfilled.

This is the crux.

You cannot change anything from a powerless state. Life will happen to you. You will feel uncertain, unsettled and be consistently looking for a source of power – outside of yourself.

For introverts, this could be excessive sleeping, increasing levels of isolation and escapism (this was me).

For extroverts, this could be an attachment and reliance on other people’s energy.

For either, the use of ‘pick-me-up’ substances like caffiene, alcohol or worse.

This is extreme case scenario.

 

Change your baseline, change your life.

 

For many with chronic conditions, energy is spent on maintaining a baseline. 

It used to take all of my energy to get through a boring day.

…And your life is dictated by pain and fatigue. 

I got fed up of writing off a week of my life, every month. I know for some, you’re in pain every single day. 

If your baseline ‘normal’ means being fatigued and in pain, and you don’t know what to do about it, it’s time to take the reins and get this under control.

Are you in? 

…Because unbridled pain wreaks havoc if unchecked.

I made the decision that pain and fatigue was not an acceptable part of my life, and got to work estabilishing a new baseline.

If you haven’t already, make that decision.

(The latin root of “desicion” means ‘to cut off from’. Nerd-fun.)

A decision is not a maybe, a perhaps or a hopefully. A decision is moment that changes the course of your life.

…Imagine you’re sailing. A bearing that is just one degree out, will, over time, leave you miles away from where you intended and expected to be.

Endometriosis may not be a life-threatening condition, but chronic inflammation can leave you more vunerable to other health complaints.

So while research is being carried out on endometriosis, and that will be fascinating I’m sure, there’s no reason to wait-and-see.

Will making the decision that pain and fatigue is not acceptable magically make it go away? No.

But you will.

By being in empowered state you will make the necessary changes to reduce inflammation, relieving pain and fatigue.

I’m currently mapping out exactly what I had success with, in hopes that it will provide you will a shortcut to getting your mojo back. This includes my natural remedies toolkit that helped reduce my pain to minimal-none.

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