Crippling pain made me take myself to emergency one day while living in Karratha, WA, Australia.
The surgeon couldn’t determine the source of the pain so put me on 3 courses of the strongest antibiotics, in case I had some infection right up in my lady parts. These tablets destroyed my belly, gave me chronic diarrhea, nausea, and “seasickness” when I moved. I couldn’t handle the smell of humans, so after 1.5 weeks I kicked them to the curb. Meanwhile, the pain in my lower abdomen had not relented. I also noticed that I could no longer tolerate dairy, which I had eaten my whole bloody life, and it didn’t help that I was eating a S&%T load of yogurt to help with the effects of antibiotics (viscous cycle).
My period had stopped also, (I had been regular for over 10 years, even when I was on the pill for 3 years). My husband and I then drove and moved to Sydney, NSW where I was determined to fix, my now long list, of inconvenience belly and hormonal problems! A colonoscopy confirmed I was indeed now lactose intolerant, soo no more cheeeseeee…. and due to inflammation no more gluten…….. living near Zumbo’s bakery was not helping my situation! Alas, a strict diet and still no period! I then began acupuncture at Health Space, Bondi with the incredible Maggie, who also suggested Dr. Claudia Lee at U Clinic Surry Hills. during this time I also discovered Your Tea at a hormonal talk with Dr Nat, in Bondi. I starting making my own bone broths and was strict with 3 Tiny Teas a day. Dr Claudia also tested me with Bio screen and made custom probiotics to heal my gut. After 2 years of no period-(amenorrhea) , PCOS, endo, diarrhea, bloating, chronic stomach pain, mood swings and so much F%^&king frustration I was back to feeling like a female human again. I still do my Tiny Tea every 6 months and drink fertility tea in between.
Thank you for being problem solvers and helping me in my long journey to health!