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Diet Made Me Pain Free

I’m Laura and I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I am a very proud, 29-year-old wife and mother who was diagnosed with severe endometriosis at age 13 following three exploratory surgeries. Since then, I have had an additional 15 surgeries which have helped to partially manage my symptoms. As if that all wasn’t bad enough, I was subsequently diagnosed with Adenomyosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). To make matters worse, I was recently scheduled to have a full hysterectomy due to constant, unmanageable daily pain. Because I did not wish to undergo such a drastic measure, I requested a second opinion. I was devastated by the thought of being unable to have more children. My life changed drastically when, soon after, I received a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis. I quickly educated myself about this condition, and once I made changes in my diet, relief came almost immediately! I went from being in almost constant pain to being nearly pain-free in just a few days!

Now, four months later, I have a massive reduction in menstrual pain and no daily pain (when I stick to my diet). In addition, my pelvis is no longer inflamed, which means I do not need daily pain medication. This positively affects many areas of my life! What’s more, my hysterectomy has been cancelled and I am looking forward to extending our family in our own time. I no longer take days and weeks off from work and I am a much happier person!

Laura Hall

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