I was unofficially diagnosed with endometriosis right after my fifteenth birthday. At that point, I’d already been dealing with excruciating and irregular cycles for a little over two years, and desperately needed some kind of relief. My regular doctor had been monitoring the situation and was fairly confident that endometriosis was what I’d been dealing with, as my cycles seemed to get worse over time instead of better. Her medical solution was to put me on birth control as hormonal therapy. The first prescription we tried had me on my period for nearly three months straight! After trying multiple prescriptions, we finally found one that didn’t make it worse and regulated me, but I was still in excruciating pain during my periods. I had a ruptured ovarian cyst while I was on birth control, and missed a lot of school due to being in so much pain I couldn’t even get out of bed. The pain was so bad, even with the birth control, I’d be crying and miss anywhere from a day to a week of school each month. As I got older, I learned more about the effects long term use of birth control can have on a woman’s body. I wasn’t comfortable with the risks, but I didn’t think I had any better options as my medical provider never offered any solutions other than surgery or birth control. I wanted a family of my own some day, and didn’t want to choose between mild relief from my symptoms and the chance of having my own children eventually. When I was nineteen, I started doing my research.
Right around my twentieth birthday, I discovered the website for Endovan. At this point, I’d been on the pill for five years and was looking at at least five more before I’d be close to considering starting a family, and was pretty upset about what my odds of good fertility would be by then. I read a lot of positive reviews, both on the Endovan site and other review sites, so I figured I give it a try. Worse case scenario, I’d just go back on my birth control and keep looking. But my results were amazing.
The first month my pain was significantly reduced. By month four, my bleeding had decreased. I had more energy and felt way better than I ever had on the pill.
At the time, I was working as a waitress getting paid $2.30 an hour plus tips (which weren’t great). I couldn’t afford Endovan every month, so I took it for six months and then went off it. My cycle continued to be improved from when I’d been on the pill. I was so regular, I could predict down to the hour when my period would start. I never had more than intense discomfort.
As the years passed, my symptoms continued to be better than when I’d been without treatment or on birth control, but within the last year I’ve had more pain again. Still regular(though not as predictable as I was on Endovan), still not usually as bad as it used to be, but worse than when I’d been taking the Endovan.
At 24, I just got married, and my husband never knew me before the Endovan. He has seen my symptoms beginning to come back, so we decided to find some room in the budget for me to start Endovan again. We see it as an investment in our future, in a couple years we want to start a family. It’s never too soon to start taking care of my reproductive health again. So far, just three months in to the renewed regimine, my regulation is getting better again, and I can tell my body is getting rid of the build up its incurred over the past four years.
Endovan is the only thing that’s ever given me any relief from the pain. Endovan is the only thing that’s given me hope of fertility. I’m so glad I found this product!