Adenomyosis Journal: Dec 2016 – Apr 2017

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:

Adenomyosis Journal – December 2016
Dec 2016 – 16 pain free days, 15 painful days, ibuprofen taken 25*200mg, pain level range: 1-8
Adenomyosis journal- January 2017
Jan 2017 – 10 pain free days, 21 painful days, ibuprofen taken 18*200mg, pain level range: 1-7, violations: 26
Adenomyosis Journal – January 2017
Feb 2017 – 14 pain free days, 14 painful days, ibuprofen taken 24*200mg + 18*200mg (2 cycles), pain level range: 1-6, violations: 50+19 (2 cycles)
Adenomyosis journal- March 2017
Mar 2017 – 19 pain free days, 12 painful days, ibuprofen taken 7*200mg, pain level range: 1-5, violations: 13
Adenomyosis journal: April 2017
Apr 2017 – 16 pain free days, 14 painful days, ibuprofen taken 19*200mg, pain level range: 1-5, violations: 21
 

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!

Eating Clean: Day 60

Yes, I made it to day 60! Lots of ups and downs, but I made it 😊

I made my fave garlic spinach recipe for dinner, that was delicious!


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PAIN CHECKER 

NO pain.

I felt nauseous for hours after I drank a cup of coconut milk. Okay, no more coconut milk for me…

I should have got my period yesterday (22 days cycle like last month), so my cycle is back to 23 days if I got my period today or 24 days cycle if I got it tomorrow. Which will be good. 

I read  that Adenomyosis caused the monthly cycles getting shorter months by month. I’ve gone from 25/26 days cycle 5 years ago to 22/23 days cycle this year. It freaks me out 😭 I read that some people managed to lengthen their monthly cycle to 28-30 days and relieve the Adenomyosis symptoms by eating clean/ follow endo diet and do yoga/walk/exercise regularly. I want to be one of those women. It’s a lot of work, I know… And I’m still struggling… I haven’t done yoga in a month now, and I haven’t take a walk exercise in 7 days. Since I came back to China, I avoided to walk outside because it’s too cold for me. I’m from Indonesia, it’s always warm all year there. I often get sudden cramps in a cold temperature. It’s hard for me, really it’s hard… 😞

Eating Clean: Day 28 – 38

Another summary of my eating clean effort aka endo diet. I slipped here and there, that’s when I ate doughnuts, creamy mushroom soup, feta cheese, and drank green tea latte. As what I said in my earlier post. I paid for what I’ve done.











Eating Clean: Day 23-27

Another resume for my eating clean journal. I really think that this eating clean diet really help to reduce my pain level. By eating clean here I actually refer to the Endometriosis diet. I should have posted it as Endo diet instead to begin with. Oh well 😔 

Day 23




Day 24




Day 25 

As you can see, I didn’t peel my apple for my breakfast. I had nauseous all day after breakfast. I think it was because I didn’t peel the apple. It was just my assumption but I did blame the apple 😆




Day 26




Day 27



Eating Clean: Day 16 – 22

It’s been a week since the last time I wrote my food journal. I was in my painful time of the month, I just didn’t feel like to write anything. But I kept tracking my food intake. So, I’ll just dump it all in one post 😬😬😬

Day 16 a.k.a the first day of my period this month. It was the beginning of my painful days 😬




Day 17 a.k.a the most painful day of the month. I barely eat this day. My body was in so much pain, I had no appetite at all. I only ate mix nuts and goji berries all day.

Day 18 a.k.a. Day 3 of my period. I got my appetite back. I skipped my breakfast because I woke up late.



Day 19 (Day 4 cycle)




Day 20 (day 5 cycle)




Day 21 (day 6 cycle) -I skipped my breakfast because I woke up late. It was my husband’s birthday, so we went out to Indian restaurant for dinner 😊🎉🎊




Day 22 (day 7 cycle)