Dieting with Obstacles - Endometriosis & Dieting

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04-28-2006, 09:53 PM
I was just recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis, and was put on continuous Birth control pills to control it...I've found that I've gone kind of up and down in my weight, mostly up, while being on the pill...anyone dealt with this :?: Or have endo that can relate....and maybe share their experience.

04-29-2006, 05:38 PM
Hi Amanda :hug: to you! I had endo. I was diagnosed when I was in my mid 30's after 10 years of PAIN and had laproscopic surgery to remove some adhesions. I never took BC, because at the time I was trying to get pregnant (adhesional removal did the trick ;) )

As miserable as it sounds, I found that if I could force myself to do it, walking relieved the pain when it was the worst, usually midcycle and during TOM. Sometimes I'd walk for hours.

I also self medicated with wine, which did lead to weight problems :(

I don't know how old you are or your situation, but the endo did get a lot better after I had my second child. Mine was stage 2 at the time of surgery, so it hadn't totally impaired my fertility. I went through menopause fairly early in my mid-forties and was thrilled!

I hope the BC pills help you. Once your body adjusts to the hormones, they shouldn't cause continuous weight gain.


04-30-2006, 01:48 AM
Thanks Mel! :hug:

Since my surgery in February I've kind of sunk into depression mode. I was on so many medications, 10 at one time, for over 2 years, and gained about 30 extra pounds, which may not seem like a lot, but when you are 5' tall and small can really tell! :( Before I got really sick, which seems like a lifetime ago now, I was a gymnast, never had problems with my weight, but now I look in the mirror and barely recognize the person staring back at me.: ( It's truly been frustrating! Since being on the pill I've been breaking out in acne like a teenager, which I've never had happen in my life, so I just feel really unattractive, and uncomfortable in my own skin. I wonder if I'll ever be able to get back into shape again, and get frustrated when I think I've lost weight but then the next time I weigh myself it is back to what it was before, or higher! :mad: I don't know how to tackle any of this, or where to even start!