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Some tips when you have your period

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Coping, Exercise, Expert, Pain, Treatment | 0 comments

Some tips when you have your period

Every month it comes – your period. As women we follow our monthly cycle. What you feel one day can change to another day. Having your period can be terrible days if you have pain and other problems connected to it. But, there are some things you can do to feel better. And there are also things you´d better avoid. The period is a natural state and should not be the hell that so many women are experiencing. Slow down The reason you bleed for some days every month, is to get rid of old endometrium (the lining of the uterus). The endometrium is very important to feed good nutrition to the...

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5 Steps to Reducing Endometriosis Pain with Natural Methods.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Pain | 0 comments

The hardest part about Endometriosis is when we have those pain days. You know the ones – the throbbing, the consistent and ever incessant pain that just won’t ease up. It lingers all day and just kinda sits there…. not budging. I used to reach for the usual Codeine and pain-killers my doctor prescribed, until I worked out that these seemingly harmless “helpers” were contributing to my pain levels. See, for me…. these guys meant more frequent toilet runs to wee and less frequent toilet runs for number two’s! I was usually constipated after taking...

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Yoga poses when you have pain

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Exercise, Expert, Featured, Pain | 2 comments

Yoga poses when you have pain

When we are in pain, sometimes we just want to roll up like a snake, after we have taken the pain killer(s), heated the heat pad and drawn the venetians. The pain can be so bad we can´t bear it and this is one of the biggest problems if you have endometriosis or other pelvic illnesses. But there are other ways of coping with pain. Here I´ll share some yoga poses you can use when you are in pain.   Long deep Breathing The Long Deep Breathing is very important to reduce stress and pain. Whenever you feel pain (or stress for that matter) remember to breathe long and deeply. The long...

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Pain Gate Theory and Managing Chronic Pain

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Coping, Pain, Symptoms | 0 comments

The “pain gate theory” refers to the concept of a neural pain gateway between the central nervous system and the brain. By managing to “switch off” the signal as much as possible, living with and managing pain can be so much more effective. This article explains the theory further. The list below are strategies which can help “close” the pain gateway: Distraction by having things to do and planning ahead Distraction using specific distraction techniques Pacing yourself in your activities using time rather than pain as a prompt to rest of change...

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Pacing for chronic pain

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Coping, Featured, Pain, Symptoms | 0 comments

Pacing for chronic pain

  Pacing is a well known technique used to manage chronic pain in conditions such as endometriosis, and also chronic fatigue. Getting used to the idea of doing slightly less than we want to can be very difficult; so many of us make the best of “good” days by doing EVERYTHING we couldn’t do after a few bad days. Unfortunately this can perpetuate the pain and tiredness, and “pacing” is a method which helps conserve energy and pain by taking an active approach in the management of it. The  idea is to break the cycle of pain, anxiety, tension, stress, more...

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Back to basics: what is endometriosis?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Diagnosis, Featured, Pain, Symptoms, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Endometriosis (pronounced end-oh-mee-tree-oh-sis) is a painful, chronic and sometimes debilitating gynaecological disease which affects millions of women worldwide. It occurs when tissue similar to that which lines the uterus (called endometrium) is found growing outside of the womb, usually in the pelvis (although it can be found anywhere in the body), and develops in to growths or lesions. Endometriosis is most commonly found on or around ovaries fallopian tubes lining of the pelvic cavity ligaments supporting the womb the area between the vagina and...

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