The first thing you learn when living with endometriosis is that nobody knows this illness better than you. The second thing you learn is that despite knowing millions of people around the world suffer from endometriosis, ultimately you are going through your pain and suffering alone, because the pain of endo affects each of us differently.
In the course of trying to manage endometriosis, you will interact with doctors and surgeons, who then prescribe medication or treatments. This of course puts you in touch with pharmaceutical companies and the politics of surgical preference in treating endometriosis.
This is why it is so important to Be Aware – you need to be aware of what doctors and surgeons are telling you, what pharmaceutical ads are telling you, what support groups, forums and anything on the Internet is telling you, what books are telling you, and what alternative medicine practitioners are telling you.
It is important that no matter what anyone tells you about endometriosis or the treatment of this illness, you cannot believe they are telling you the whole truth. You must seek out the truth for yourself, because unfortunately when dealing with endometriosis, the truth is subjective.
Does the advice, treatment or medication you are being offered ring true for YOU and what YOU are going through with endometriosis? Has your doctor taken your whole relationship, living and work situation into account when attempting to treat your endometriosis, or is your doctor merely a tool for a pharmaceutical or surgical equipment dealer – is your doctor trying to get kickbacks by performing so many types of treatments or prescribing so much of a medication?
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