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What causes Endometriosis Pain in our Bodies? Why do we keep getting this “pain” message?

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Pain makes us tired. It makes us angry, frustrated and reach for the Nurofen as quickly as possible! So, why does our body experience pain with Endometriosis? Well, we can blame it all on a messenger that exists within our body.

They are called Prostaglandins and they are hormone like substances found throughout our bodies. They perform some of the most important duties in our bodies, including jumping when we might hurt ourselves. They are incredibly important to us but….they are also responsible for causing us pain with Endometriosis.

See, you get good prostaglandins and you get bad ones. The bad ones are called Antagonistic Prostaglandins and they cause:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Blood clotting
The good ones do the opposite of the bad ones…. plus heaps more. They also protect our stomachs from burning by protecting the stomach lining.
Now, typically when we experience pain with Endo, what do we do?
Well, we reach for the Pain killers! Right? Well, the reason pain killers work is that they stop the production of ALL prostaglandins – including the bad ones. This is why you might experience a sore tummy if you take them on an empty stomach :)
What can we do naturally to reduce the PAIN signal we get from Endometriosis?
  1. Cut out the source of bad prostaglandins in the body. The Antagonistic Prostaglandins are found in animal products like milk, butter, meat and refined oils.
  2. Good prostaglandins are found in Fish Oils like Salmon Oils, Krill Oil and Omega 3 & 6 Oils. Chia Seeds contain massive amounts of Omega 3 &6 too!
  3. Increase your intake of Nuts and Olive Oil (organic and in a dark bottle). They contain Oleic Oil which inhibits the bad Prostaglandins.
  4. Eat more Coconut Oil in your diet. Coconut Oil will supply you with heaps of the right oils to help reduce inflammation and is also a natural anti-bacterial for the body.
Now, the problem with prostaglandins is that they are short lived in the body. So, my theory on this is that when we are about to experience pain or there is potential pain coming – usually around ovulation and menstruation…. we should increase the dosage of Omega 3 & 6 items in our diet. Well, that makes sense to me anyways :)
I have discovered a really awesome connection between Prostaglandins and Candida, so I will share that soon – just thought I better explain Prostaglandins first!
Please ask me any questions if anything doesn’t make sense :)

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7 comments… add one

  • Mimi

    I just love your blog!! I am so thankful for it. My endo has been pretty painful lately…..I’ve learned so much from your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to teach us!!

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    • Melissa

      Thanks Mimi! It is my pleasure. Try the Castor Oil packs – they do wonders and fairly quickly too :)

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  • Laura

    Hi Melissa,

    I wasn’t quite sure what thread was to best to reach you on to ask your advice. I work as a SEN teacher and was hit in the abdomen (accident) quite hard today – about 12 hrs ago. It now seems to be hurting a lot more than before but can’t work out if that’s stress and worry or real internal damage. Don’t worry I am seeking medical advice but would be grateful for your opinion.

    thanks

    Laura xxx

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    • Melissa

      Hi Laura,
      That doesn’t sound good. Not sure what “hit” means. Was it a child or a car? If it was a child, then it is probably not as serious but I would apply some castor oil onto it anyways and take a good inflammatory like turmeric. Definitely get it checked out – not something I know too much about sorry sweets.

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  • Sunshine

    Hello I’ve been with this pain for a while now. I work for six years on my job and had to quite because of this pain cause by endo. It have really had bad impact on my job husband child it stated to make me feel as if there no hope for it. On last years i decided to go to college when the pain came again while in my frist year of semter i had to finish in the operation room. After all that lost job no time with the husband or child because in bed all the time, and had removed all endo at least i though they did.Started to feel good for a while take the birthcontrol pills they gave me.Now it’s 2013 and GUESS WHAT? I AM IN PAIN AGAIN can someone please tell me so good news.

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  • Rachel

    Hi, really hope you can help me.

    I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 19 and ever since I have been on a number of different treatments such as different birthing pills, the coil and now I’m on the depo. I have not had a period since I was 19 due to the number of treatments. I am 26 now and even with all these different treatments I’m still getting pain. I was told that by not having periods the pain should be suppressed. .

    Recently I started with severe pelvic and vaginal pain for 4 weeks. The GP initially thought it was an infection and put me on two sets of anti biotics. The pain didn’t improve and the gp then treated me with a suspected uti and I was put on a further 3 sets of anti biotics and given morphine for the pain.

    I was then admitted to hospital for 4 days and they put me on a further set of anti biotics. They told me they ‘thought’ it was a uti and endometriosis pain. The specialist told me there is nothing they can do for me and if I was to have an operation later down the line they will not operate till the pain stops.

    Due to the excessive anti biotics I have severe thrush. Could this be causing the pain or flaring up my endometriosis?

    I feel so isolated and the pain isn’t improving. I’m still on morphine and I’m constantly in bed.

    If you could give me any advise I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Rachel

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