Endometriosis ~ natural pain relief.

I've had a few people ask about this again recently so I thought I'd put a post up about it.

What is endometriosis:

Endometriosis is when the tissue that usually lines the uterus grows outside of it, on and around the pelvic and abdominal organs. People can have various symptoms. It can feel more intense when there is any sort of inflammation going on around the area, and often especially when ovulating. 

For me it started 11 years after my M.E began in 2010 when I had a relapse of my M.E. My symptoms ~ severe pain in my right ovary which radiates into my bladder, bowels, intestines, back and down my right leg. To me the intensity often felt like being in labour when I was about 5 cm dilated, the level of pain would sometimes make me feel sick. Mine only happens when I'm in the middle of my cycle when I'm ovulating. It has an affect on the workings of my bowel too and can bring on IBS symptoms and fatigue. It's been nothing like as bad as it used to be the last year, and for three months there I didn't have it at all, however it came back with a vengeance last month when I had a stressful situation to deal with. This month there has been nothing so maybe it has finally gone! 😊