Going gluten and sugar free and cutting way down on caffeine has had the effect of reducing about 50% of my chronic pain.
Another positive result, and I have to say this took me totally by surprise, is that after 10 months, my IUD has stopped trying to murder me from the inside, or at least that’s what it was feeling like!
I was suffering through stabbing pain for months and taking huge amounts of ibuprofen (up to 2400 mg/day) for weeks up to and through my period. If you have the misfortune to be totally incompatible with all forms of hormonal birth control, you can understand why I was at my wit’s end.
This month I’ve only taken 400 mg TOTAL of ibuprofen and finally feeling hopeful that my birth control and I can be friends. My cycle is getting more regular, too! This is so encouraging after months of pain and years of irregular cycles.
Jessica is so wise. IWHI is a sanctuary for women who have felt totally dismissed or unsupported by the conventional “women’s health” medicine and programs out there. Sometimes it’s serious conversations and sometimes it feels like a glass of wine with my girlfriends. No matter what, the information and support is top notch and one of a kind.