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one4islands
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I am trying to put two and two together.

About the 12th day after my period begins every other month or so like clock work I get pelvic pain.

This has been going on for years.

This time it's happened two months in a row.

With this pain comes tenderness as if someone reached up inside of my female organs and had a boxing match.

It hurts to cough, to sit, to walk.

Aleve usually relieves the pain to a certain extent.

With this pain/tenderness also comes bloating.

I usually have a very flat belly, but every morning now for the four days my belly is bloated and stays that way all day-eating makes it worse.

Today is my fourth day with this pain and it is so uncomfortable.

When this cycle hits the pain can last from a day or two to a week.

It disappears and all is back to normal until it starts again.

Tonight I managed to excercise hoping it would help, only made it worse.

I remember posting something a month or so ago about yeast overgrowth.

I have no tongue coating, except in the morning when I get up and it brushes off easily when I brush my tongue while brushing my teeth.

Today I have noticed that "beer" smell in vaginal discharge though there is no increase in discharge or itching.

I've noticed that smell in the past and it only lasts a day or two and disappears.


My gut gets a bit rumbly way low down, but I blame this on the Samento and flax. My BMs seem to be normal whereas last time I posted regarding yeast they were a bit "fluffy".

I'd appreciate any feedback.

I know to cut out all sugar and white carbs.

I just started OLE. I also take biotin, Samento and use coconut oil and flax seed which I believe are to help w/ yeast.

I also take Florastor and a 50 billion count probiotic.

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So sorry you are having discomfort and pain.

With repeated and continuing problems it would be best to see your gyn so they could determine what the problem might be.

Could be totally unrelated, a complex hormonal problem, Lyme related, etc.

It would be difficult for any of us to make that "guess" and I wouldn't want to see you being misled and later regret not going to a doctor.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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I've been dealing w/ this for years.

I've had ultrasounds done.

I've been examined when I've had the pain.

They recommended laproscopic surgery to rule out endometrosis.

I will schedule a gyn appt.

Thanks:)

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One4islands - I have had a laproscopic surgery for endometriosis and the massive pain that came in monthly menstrual cycles was greatly reduced.
It is the only way you can diagnose endometriosis.

I also had yeast propblems for years (before lyme treatment).

You can PM me if you want for more information.

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The answer is yes. The menstrual cycle is related to fluctuations of hormones that occur in a cycle. there may be a point in that cycle when the metabolic load on your body is such that your immune system becomes challenged and yeast can suddenly proliferate. It makes sense that this would ooccur at roughly the same point in the cycle each month, and if it happens more consistently in the winter months it has a connection to lower vitamin D levels.
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Thanks for the insight DL!!

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When I was ill with Candida back in the 1970s I had endometriosis. I was in the kind of pain in which I had to lie frozen in bed, couldn't even roll over or I felt like my insides would burst. For all I know, they even could have!

I also was diagnosed with recurrent ovarian cysts, and given your pattern I have to wonder if that is going on here.

What helped?

Castor oil packs.
(Plus a Candida program, of course).

CASTOR OIL PACK INSTRUCTIONS:

Heat up the thick and viscous oil. Make sure you use a throw-away cloth because this oil is thick, it will stain and please be careful for your bedding. Cover the compress with a towel to prevent staining.

Put the warmed up oil (not burning hot, please) on a cut-up old towel or flannel cloth. Cover with another old towel. Put a hot water bottle on top, and lie down with this on your lower abdomen to cover the area causing pain. Apply this for at least half an hour, a full hour is better. Keep the compress warm with the hot water bottle or electric heating pad. (I prefer the water bottle but whatever works for you is best).

Candida can cause endometriosis and recurrent cysts.

You might also read about the herb vitex, it works via the pituitary-adrenal axis to balance female and male hormones, each alike. I have seen it be somewhat progesteronic but it' s supposed to be amphoteric (balancing to hormones, no matter which way the scales are tipped). It can in fact be very balancing and according to phytotherapy authority David Hoffmann, can also reverse endometriosis if the extract is taken daily for at least one year (was it two years?) It helps a lot with breast cysts to and other hormonal complaints. www.healthy.net see Herbal Medicine center, written by David Hoffmann. YOu can read about vitex there.

CAUTION: Do not mix hormone-impacting herbs with mainstream hormone-affecting medication. Talk to your doctor.

I always recommend a liver support program anytime you are balancing hormones with herbs. The liver screens out excess hormones from the blood. To keep it detoxified and healthy is to aid its balancing capabilities.

Think of more than just detoxifying your liver, think in terms of buildig up liver strength and protecting the liver. Schizandra and milk thistle are both excellent for this, shielding the liver from toxins and encouraging new liver cell growth (in the case of milk thistle). Schizandra also supports hormone balancing and could be helpful here alongside the vitex. Ginger and turmeric are also good liver protectors, but milk thistle is the first one to think of.

If you take ginger capsules routinely, be aware that it is a blood thinner and should not be routinely supplemented together with blood-thinning medications. Occasional is fine, it's the build-up effect that you want to avoid.

This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and does not diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Drugs and herbs may interact, talk with your doctor. Make sure your doctor supervises and knows about any supplements you are taking. This information is for adjunct support under your doctor' s supervision and does not substitute for professional medical advice.

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Just like clockwork the pain comes and then it goes.

This time the pain lasted 6 days, which is longer than 4 days last episode.

I woke up yesterday morning a new woman.

The pelvic pain/tenderness was completely gone and the bloating has gone down.

So odd, that something so painful can disappear overnight as if it never happened.

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