Hope that menopause will be the end of your problems, in my case my ovaries were removed and I have to try to balance hormones to maintain bone loss. That's not as simple as everyone assured me it would be. If only I knew back when I as twelve what I know now. I may have been able to avoid endometriosis. I had painful periods from day one. My sister had them too, but she was given birth control pills when she was young to help regulate her hormones. I wasn’t given any hormones and I wonder if that is why she never developed endo like me. It would seem that using natural progesterone cream in opposition to estrogen at the first sign of trouble might just prevent endometriosis. I want to open the window and shout to every woman in hearing distance, “You don’t have to go through what I did!” Unfortunately once you have endometriosis it is tricky to control. Dr, Lee’s book, “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause” tells how to control endometriosis with progesterone if you still have your period by inducing a pseudopregnancy state which, if I understand it correctly, fools the body into thinking it’s pregnant and doesn’t need to start the monthly build up of endometrial tissue that you normally have with your menstrual cycle to get ready for ovulation. Because I’m in surgical menopause that wouldn’t work for me-no more cycles. What I need are directions to regulate my hormones to prevent bone loss and offset the effects of estrogen dominance at the same time not causing my endometriosis to be affected. If you can find copies at your local library of Dr. Lee’s books concerning estrogen dominanace,“What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause” and “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause” I would encourage you to read them. The titles do a disservice to these books because they are about so much more than menopause. I also would encourage you to obtain a copy of the Endometriois Association’s Newsletter Vol. 17 Nos. 1&2, 1996 about candida and endometriosis. The newsletter outlines the Association’s three part treatment plan for endometriosis that consists of: 1.Treating candida and eating an anticandida diet(no sugar, no yeast or fermented foods and eat complex carbohydrates 2. Having your hormone levels checked and treating any imbalances. 3. Testing for and treating allergies. In this newsletter Mary Lou Ballweg, the Association’s president, tells of her experience using this treatment and gives you an idea of what to expect. You often get worse before you get better, but in the end most people are happy they made the changes. It appears to be the best treatment method they have found for endo. You used to be able to buy copies of these past newsletters from the Endometriosis Association. Lately they are cashed strapped and have hidden their light under a bushel, so to speak, trying to get money by not sharing any information unless you join their organization. Kinda sad since one of their goals is to educate. You can check to see if they still sell these newsletters on their website without being a member. P.S.For those of you who haven’t read my post Autoimmune and FM you can read about my struggles with estrogen dominance and CFS in my profile.