Sometimes you’ve got to let your hair down and enjoy a night out once in a while but boy do I pay for it the next day😩
I hadn’t been out with my friends for such a long time as I had a three week period recently where I had heavy bleeding, my skin broke out, anaemia and I was constantly flared up with the worst mood swings, I’ve had to apologise to those close to me for putting up with me 🙈
Wednesday night I went for dinner with my friend at Oyster Creek Kitchen in Southend on sea, why did no one tell me Oysters are no good on the tummy?
So obviously I had to try them as I had never tried them before, what a bad move that was! Before I had even left the table my stomach blew up, luckily I was wearing lose trousers and I wasn’t far from home.
I finally got over my Endo flare up after 3 days and managed to have a lovely weekend. I find when I eat clean and stay clear of anything that contains gluten, dairy, caffeine and wheat I’m okay. I won’t even have cows milk in my tea because something so small will flare my stomach up for at least 3 days. Sometimes it flares by itself so at least I have a little control over it by controlling what I eat.
My flare ups usually go like this … il eat something like say a yogurt, dairy then after half an hour il look like I’m 7-8 months pregnant and il barely be able to breathe.
Il be like this for an entire day and night, I then will have trouble sleeping because my stomach will start to cramp so il take pain relief, codeine but usually that doesn’t quite touch it so il then take a more efficient pain relief such as morphine which I now self medicate from home.
After a day of an Endo flare up from eating something tiny like a yogurt or simply by being made a cuppa tea using the wrong milk, il spend my night being unable to sleep because my stomach is swollen and cramping. The next day il feel the effects of morphine and codeine where I can barely function and find it hard to even string a sentence together.
The day after il avoid morphine because I hate the feeling it gives me although it does target the pain, after taking morphine im sick. So day three I spend the day with the shakes and sickness.
It’s hard to avoid all these foods, sometimes I just want to eat what I want but I can’t afford to have a flare up and be even more uncomfortable than what I am on a daily basis already without them.
Endometriosis stage 4 and Frozen Pelvis Disease causes me to feel constant back pain, this pain is not so bad in the day although I have become more tolerant to it. My bowel is stuck to my pelvic wall and my stomach is full of cysts that grow up to 8-9cm in size, When the evening comes I’m in agony and taking codeine which I now function on completely.
It’s crazy actually how my mum took one codeine tablet a couple of weeks ago for pain and couldn’t stop throwing up, I sometimes take up to 8 codeine tablets per day but they barely affect me anymore.
Surely it’s not good for my body to be having to take endless amounts of strong medication? I keep being told to try medical marijuana has anyone else used this for pain? How do I even get it ?
I feel it’s important to write this blog after having the worst start to the week then finishing it feeling as well as I have done in a while.
But that doesn’t mean I’m not in constant pain, what do you use for pain relief? Ite been almost three months since I was told I had to ban gluten, dairy, wheat and caffeine from my diet, so I’m still learning what I can and can’t eat.
Three/ four days out of seven I won’t even fill hunger, so it’s hard to keep my weight on. Not that I’ve ever been bigger than a size 10 but I can’t even remeber the last time my size 8 jeans didn’t feel lose on me.
I would love to hear from you and i would like to hear your advice for medication that doesn’t leave me sick like morphine does
Thank you for taking your time in reading my blog
I will be writing a new blog this time next week 💖