I got diagnosed with endo in 2001, 7 years after my symptoms appeared. I gotta say, I'm open to taking supplements and herbs, but in my case they have not been enough to handle my pain. I also take a non-narcotic prescription painkiller called Toradol, which makes me sleepy and has some side effects but works. I will never take Lurpon though - hear too many scary stories about that.
I belong to the yahoo group EndoNatural, where people post about natural ways to treat endo, including diet changes. Two years ago I did a very hardcore attempt at the Endo Diet to see if my pain levels would reduce, and unfortunately, that was not the answer for me (it's worked for others though).
I really like the endo books put out by the Endometriosis Association. I am a member there and think they are great advocates and information sources. http://www.endometriosisassn.org/cart_book.html
Good luck! I've found it so challenging to lose weight with endo pain, but as I look around on peoples pages, more often than not, people are overcoming some pretty serious things, so that makes me feel like I can too. I need to stop making excuses!
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