On December 2016 I decided to start eating clean / do endo diet. My doctor told me I have to change my diet to lower the pain level. It’s not an easy road for me. There are sometimes that I slipped and eat the inflammatory food more than what my doctor allowed, which is once a week.
I started to track my food and ibuprofen intake on December 2016. I also tracked my pain level so I can conclude what is the relationship between my food and my pain level.
Sneak peek of my journal:
It has been almost 5 months since I started my endo diet. The highest pain level has lowered from 8 to 5. My best performance was on March, I only took 7 ibuprofen in 1 cycle with highest pain level 5/10 and only 9 painful days.
At the end of March I slipped, I drank dairy several times, I ate wheat bread, and I ate fishes more than I should be. On early April I did the same mistakes. The result was I had 11 painful days with 19 ibuprofen was taken. From 7 ibuprofen back to 19. We can see how significant the effect of dairy and fish to my body.
At the fourth week of April I did another stupid things, I ate duck meat three times in a week. I also ate a bunch of sweet peanuts snack. I know I will pay for this on my end of April – May cycle 😖
As you can see, the endo diet actually works to lessen the pain. The problem was me, I’ve been unable to keep on track.
I liked it when I didn’t have to take so many ibuprofen. I liked it when I have less pain. But it’s so hard to be consistent😞
I’m not giving up yet, I will try again. I will do better this month!