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Tens machine for endometriosis

(6 Posts)
Littlemissanxietyandocd Thu 25-May-17 21:43:43

Has anyone used a tens machine for endometriosis? And do they work? I need something to help at work when my pain flairs up

RufusG Fri 26-May-17 10:37:56

Questions to ask your doctor

You may think that if you become ill you just go the doctor and they give you a drug to take away the illness

What if your Endometriosis is caused - or made worse - by things that you eat, or don't eat ?

Here are some questions to ask your doctors about Endometriosis

* What causes it ?
* How will looking at it and scraping it help me get better ?
* How can I stop it recurring ?
* Could my illness be caused by things that I eat, or don't eat ?
* What can I change about my diet and lifestyle to help my body repair itself ?

These are easy questions to ask, but very difficult for doctors to answer as they know very little about Nutrition.
It may be worth asking them to refer you to a Dietitian or a Nutritional Therapist, as they specialise in Nutrition.
If your doctor won't do this, try a search for BANT and interview 10 local Nutritional Therapists who have had success advising about Endometriosis before choosing which one to work with

Search online for "anti-inflammatory diet"
This and the suggestions below may help to reduce the pain

Here are 3 well-proven natural ways to reduce the Inflammation that causes the pain of Endometriosis

*Increase your Vitamin D
*Increase your Omega-3
*Reduce your Omega-6

Here are some relevant references that may be useful to you:
Vitamin D Wiki
Optimise Omega-6/3 Ratio
How much Omega-3 ?
15 Omega-3 Foods
What to Do About Inflammation ?
Expert Omega-3

Some people have reported that eating specific foods like meat or dairy gives them an instant flare-up
Which foods make your Endometriosis worse and which help ?

yoohooitsme Fri 26-May-17 10:44:10

Yes and yes it can help and be reasonably discrete under clothes.

However this is a solution to help with the pain while you address the condition with your doctor not a treatment for the condition, which though I'm not a medic, I believe should be treated not coped with.

I ignored coped with it (undiagnosed) for many years rather than addressing/treating it. This may well have reduced my fertility and also I now have health problems that could be related to never addressing the endometriosis.

Littlemissanxietyandocd Fri 26-May-17 11:09:26

Thanks I have a lot of medication and will be going for a laparoscopy at some point just need something to help take the edge off while I'm waiting will order one and hope it works

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 26-May-17 12:36:56

What yoohooitsme wrote; particularly her second paragraph. I found that some GPs were not up to date at all knowledge wise when it came to endometriosis. I did not find a TENS machine to be all that helpful either.

When you have your lap op ensure that it is not just a diagnostic lap; you need it to be diagnosed and any endo deposits removed at the same time. You do not want any more surgery than you absolutely need.

MissBax Fri 26-May-17 15:37:26

Going vegan really helped my endo and I conceived after changing my diet too!

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