It’s a question that used to go through my head all the time. I cannot stop taking pain pills, if my pain level is at 10 with pain pills, how awful will life be without?
I always thought if my pain was at 10 with pain pills, if I quit my pain would be at 50 or something horrible like that. In reality, my pain was a 10 with pain pills, and a 10 without them. The pain wasn’t exponentially worse, just different. Somehow a slightly better version of 10. I felt the pain just as I always had, but without the many pills I felt clearer. I felt like me again.
To this day that story makes me cry. It makes me cry to think that he could so clearly see the medicated fog had been lifted. The scary thing is, I can see it too. I talk to so many EndoSisters, and I can see it too. I can see the fog. Not because I was formally trained to know how medications affect the body, but because I know the fog so well.
***disclaimer*** I am in no way suggesting that anyone stop their medication. Nor am I suggesting that quitting medication is the answer. Every woman is different. The above story represents (and was) my rock bottom. My change in direction, my take control. January 2009 is when I stopped listening to the frantic panic in my brain, and began to listen to my body. I chose to stand up for myself. I chose to use my voice, where previously I had not. I do not know what life looks like for you, or how endometriosis affects you. I do know that taking a deep breath, exhaling, and doing what it takes to quiet the chatter long enough to hear what your body is saying will be the best first step you’ll ever take.*** I talk more about it here –> In order to start, you have to stop.
Have you ever been there? Feeling like a desperate heap of emotions wondering what to do to feel better? That’s where I come in. When living and dealing with endometriosis is overwhelming or you feel like there has got to be another way…that’s where I come in. There is no 5 step guide. Every woman’s endometriosis journey is different, and that is what makes the disease so difficult. I don’t have the answers, just a lot of questions. And somewhere along the way, we discover you. We discover you. As you begin to listen to your body, we then build a team of professionals to help you heal YOUR endometriosis.
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I’ve made the decision to not rely on narcs when I’m in pain because a) they don’t ease my pain (enough) and b) I know how dangerously addictive they are. As a 28 year old single mom with a great career, I have way too many other things to worry about than avoiding an addiction. Thanks for this post.
Good for you Katie! xoxo