Tuesday 11 April 2023

Knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts of endometriosis #ENDOCHAMPIONS


Endometriosis is a disease in which apart from medication, it is beneficial if we take care of certain do’s and don’ts and follow them religiously so that our disease is not aggravated. In this post, I am sharing 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts which have really helped me live a better quality of life while living with endometriosis.


  1. Exercise or go for long walks every day, even if you find it difficult due to the pain, do less but do it, regular mild workout has always made me feel better because research has proved that regular physical exercise has a cumulative effect of reduction of menstrual flow, of ovarian stimulation and of the action of estrogen thus easing the endometrial symptoms.
  2. Do get yourself checked by a good doctor. We Indian women are taught from childhood to bear menstrual pain and that it is normal but it isn’t. It indicates an underlying condition and hence do get yourself checked by a trustable doctor regularly.
  3. Eat more fruits and vegetables and fish. What we put in our stomachs has a great impact on our disease. Light food rich in vegetables and fruits saves us from a lot of gut issues that come with endometriosis. Fish also is good for endometriosis patients but not dairy.
  4. Stay stress-free, and don’t overthink. Bearing the pain, bleeding, and fatigue every month on month undoubtedly stresses us out and can cause a lot of mental agonies when we struggle to do even the basic work. Some even contemplate suicide but we must stay strong and secure our mental health in whatever way we can. Also, we must not shy away from asking for help if the need be we are already doing our best 
  5. Keep busy in what gives you maximum joy: My way of making peace with endometriosis is keeping myself soaked in reading, writing, and helping others over calls and messages(through my endometriosis support group that I had launched recently) the whole day along with doing my mom duties which I equally love. All of these keep me busy, focused, and happy and give me a purpose in life. I had published my last 7 books in the last 7 years tucked in bed this way. The more pain I had the more I channelized my energy to create value for my readers.


  1. Don’t drink alcohol it worsens our symptoms. Yes, alcohol is known to worsen endometriosis symptoms because it raises estrogen levels in our bodies. Also, women who drink a lot are known to be more likely to develop endometriosis. So if you are an endometriosis patient avoid it. On rare occasions, you may have a glass of red wine which has a component resveratrol that has anti-inflammatory properties and this may actually help you.
  2. Caffeine too is harmful in endometriosis as Caffeine tends to increase endometriosis pain, can aggravate digestive symptoms, and may heighten the anxiety that often comes with endometriosis. For a coffee addict like me, I really needed a strong will to shift to coffee once a week and then decaf, and now totally off it except for some Starbucks dates. I don’t like losing my coffee conversations you see just that I had moved to hazelnut decafs without sugar.
  3. Don’t eat fatty fried and processed foods. Refined Sugar, Refined Flour, and Refined Oils, please restrict these and all fried and processed foods to rare occasions as they are really bad and can aggravate the bowel issues we face in endometriosis.
  4. Don’t ignore your symptoms. Endometriosis is an ailment whose symptoms vary a lot from patient to patient as the growth of the endometrial tissue happens in different organs for different people and hence the medication differs from patient to patient too. This is the reason why when someone asked me to share my prescription in our support group I contacted her in DM and explained to her the real reason. She understood it and consulted the doc the very next morn and got her own medicines delivered to her.
  5. Don’t pop over-the-counter medications. The biggest mistake I have done in my endometriosis journey I would say is popping painkillers one after the other to bring down the pain because I had important work to do and I could not get up until the pain subsided and this continued for years until I got a very strict warning from my gynecologist that I have already had the number of painkillers one can have in a lifetime and they are causing me more harm and side effects than anything else. 

       I don’t want you to repeat my mistake and don’t take over-the-counter medicines yourself. Our condition needs expert guidance and so get your medicines from someone who is trained to give you the right ones.


You too can become an #ENDOCHAMPION and help us spread awareness about this whole body inflammation by sharing our posts and connecting with anyone in need. Trust me together we can make a big difference because this disease and its ignorance can be really harsh and as a patient, I myself have contemplated suicide several times and would like to save many others from the agony. You can join the support group by clicking here: Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

If not anything else just by letting them share their pain with us, we can soothe them. I will be grateful for any support from you on this. You can read my EndoJourney here: 

A Tribute to an Endometriosis Warrior on a Mission

During April, I will pen several eye-opening posts about this disease. Kindly keep sharing them so that more and more people become aware of the available solutions for this otherwise non treatable condition.

You can read the previous posts of this series below:

A: An earnest endeavor: Launch of Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

B: Be Alert: What is endometriosis and important FAQs on it

C: Can Endometriosis be cured? Comparison of Allopathy Vs Homeopathy Vs Ayurveda Treatments Available

D: Detailed Diagnosis of Endometriosis in India

E: Endometriosis treatment cost in India

F: Fertility Issues Due to Endometriosis in India

G: Good news is Ayurveda treats endometriosis completely

H: Hysterectomy as a Treatment for Endometriosis

I: Involvement of a Family Member in an Endometriosis Patient’s Life is Vital

J: Joint Pain In Endometriosis

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my eighth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning about Endometriosis. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how you are finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 201920202021, and 2022.


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