Hi loves, I hope you’re all healthy and happy.

I wanted to write you a little something, because I know that most of the people who end up here now a days do so either because they are having a hard time with anxiety, or adenomyosis. I’m happy to announce that I’ve come really close to figure the ladder one out, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

What I have come to understand is that this disease, for me, is very closely linked to stress. At least the amount and intensity of my symptoms are. As I have mentioned before, the only symptom I experience from this disease is excruciating menstrual pain. And when I do my best to lower stress in my life, the pain decreases substantially.

What’s important to understand, though, is that stress comes in so many shapes and forms. It is not just about taking it easy in my everyday life, having enough time to rest or sleeping eight hours every night. These things, amongst others, enhances stress in the body as well:

  • Having high blood sugar
  • Having too low blood sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine
  • Caffeine
  • Refined sugar
  • Feeling extremely sad, frustrated, angry or something similar

What I try to do, to make sure my period turns out as pleasurable as possible is to only ever hava decaf coffee, make sure to eat meals consisting of mostly fat and protein, eat every three hours, get enough sleep and time for myself, focus on the positive parts of my life and have healthy outlets for frustration and anger, drink enough water or herbal tea.

To be honest, following a protocol like this is really hard for me, as I hate routine and having to do something a certain way. It is a real exercise in willpower and adapting. Because this is so hard, I am still on a journey to figure out what hurts my body the most – and what I can get away with. From what I can tell up until this point, coffee is the thing that really make it or break it for me. And to be honest; I find that really, really, sad. But I also feel like this is teaching me how to find joy in other parts of my life; not linked to food or beverages. And that is for sure exciting, as well.

The protocol that I try to follow is the one that Alissa Vitti teaches in her book “Womancode”. When I follow her guidance to the t, my symptoms are barely there. Which is a wonderful thing to know 🤍

Anne-Line Erlandsen

Anne-Line Erlandsen, a 28 year old girl from Norway. I'm a certified holistic health coach studying marketing, and with this website I put my ass where my heart wants to be – in writing, self expression and creativity.