Endometriosis Fertility Regimen

OK, here it is. I'm definately going to be pushing myself to be good to me and do the things I'm supposed to do, especially staying away from dairy and wine. I'm seriously thinking about doing these things for the next month and then talking to the doctor again. Also thinking about pushing on the adoption front. Need to discuss with DH.

Overall diagnosis
Endometriosis, blood stasis, liver qi stagnation, kidney yang deficiency

Symptoms
Heavy clotty periods, low back pain, short menstrual cycles, irritability and anxiety – especially when PMS

Herbs
Started taking these herbs about two three weeks ago.

Acupuncture
Every other week

Supplements
Multivitamin, C-1000mg 1x/day, B vitamin 1x/day, Vitamin E 400 IU 2x/day, evening primrose oil 2x/day, fish body oil 2x/day, spirulina 2g 2x/day, zinc 30mg 2x/day, acidophilus 2x/day

Diet
Avoid – dairy, wheat, cold foods, alcohol
Add – seaweed (kombu, hijiki), lemons, pineapple, oatmeal, rice, millet, wheatgrass, walnuts, pumpkin seeds
Teas – raspberry leaf, nettles, chamomile

Exercise
Yoga 2-3x/week
Elliptical machine 30 minutes 3-4x/week
Nothing too strenuous

Try to reduce stress by keeping up with work and house routines.

Resources
The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis
Randine Lewis's website - http://www.thefertilesoul.com/

The Fertile Female by Julia Indichova
Julia Indichova's website - http://www.fertileheart.com/

Comments

Debbie said…
Wow! That is a serious regimine! Good luck, I sometimes forget to take my prenatal vitamins everyday!
Mands said…
Hi Heather, thanks for popping in at my blog!
I am also doing acu and taking chinese herbal remedies etc.
Very interesting food lists. And my symptoms are spot on - funny, I always thought that I was symptom free besides infertility.
Thanks for a very informative post. Let us know how its going with all of this...