Everything Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a tough condition to deal with. It’s overwhelming and scary because it takes so long to be believed and diagnosed (an average of 7.5 years and multiple doctor’s appointments). I’ve managed the condition for 26 years – and when I say I manage, it means I’ve found ways to ease my life but that in no way means that it’s still not challenging.

The point of starting this website has been to put together everything I know and have learnt through experience about endometriosis and conditions linked with it.

I often find myself sending various blog post links when I’m asked questions about endometriosis, so now, instead of me having to send multiple links and often missing out on other relevant blog posts, I thought to list all the endometriosis resources I have in this one page.

I guess I’m just trying to make life easier, so here goes…

All Things Endometriosis:

Let’s begin with some basics, because it’s always good to have your basics covered first before we really figure out how to help us through this condition.

So what I mean by basics is, I mean stuff like, what is endometriosis? is it something else other than endometriosis? How should we prepare for our doctor’s appointment? Can endometriosis be life threatening? How do I deal with the pain naturally? What’s endo belly? and the question I get asked the most – who are my doctors?!…

Here are links answering such questions:

Are Painful Periods Normal? Or is it Endometriosis, PCOS or Something Else?

Can Endometriosis Kill You?

My Experience: What is Endo Belly? What Does Endo Belly Feel Like?

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Natural Pain Relief – My Journey

7+ Things I Learnt From Endometriosis

Ultimate Guide: How to Prepare for a Doctor’s Appointment for Endometriosis

The Doctors Who Treat My Endometriosis & Adenomyosis

Endometriosis Diet & Exercise:

How you treat your body is really important. We need to help it however possible, whether that’s our diet, exercise and even our pain relief methods. Here I share how I manage it all:

My Diet for Endometriosis & Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

My Endometriosis Diet Friendly – Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Teas that Help My Period Pain

Yoga for Period Pain & Endometriosis – Does It Work?

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Natural Pain Relief – My Journey

Endometriosis Surgery:

I’ve had both types of surgery – ablation and excision surgery and there is so much I have learnt on my journey from them. I take you through each stage, explaining the types of surgery, how much it costs, how to prepare for the surgery, what to expect after it and how I am doing 6 months and a year on from surgery:

 

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Endometriosis Surgery: Ablation v Excision – Which is Better?

How Much Does Laparoscopic Endometriosis Excision Surgery Cost?

My Guide: How To Prepare For Endometriosis Laparoscopic Excision Surgery

My Guide: What To Expect After Endometriosis Excision Surgery

Six Months On: Endometriosis Laparoscopic Excision Surgery – Am I Better?

One Year on from Endometriosis Excision Surgery – Was it Worth it?

Endometriosis and Other Conditions:

I didn’t realise how many conditions overlap with endometriosis. It really wasn’t until a few years back when I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome that I realised all the connections with endometriosis. I share all the other conditions I go through and their links with endometriosis:

My Experience: Endometriosis v PCOS

Adenomyosis vs Endometriosis

My Experience: Connecting Endometriosis and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Understanding the Connect Between Endometriosis & Fibromyalgia

11 Ways to Treat Fibromyalgia if You Have Endometriosis

Can Endometriosis Cause Joint Pain?

My Experience: The Relation Between Endometriosis / EDS and Chronic Fatigue

My Battle with Endometriosis and Acne

Menstrual Products information for Endometriosis:

Menstrual hygiene is important and not all products will work for us – it’s not ‘one-size-fits-all’. So what are our options? And what about when we’re travelling? What could work for us then?

Chronic Illnesses & Menstrual Cups

Eco-Friendly Menstrual Products

Tips: Traveling with Endometriosis

Endometriosis Practical Life Lessons:

Endometriosis troubles every part of life, whether it’s school, work, relationships and our mental health. With these links I explain everything I have understood about these areas of life.

Why & How I Keep Track of My Periods

Tips: How to Manage School Work, Bullying and Endometriosis

Tips: Dating Someone with a Chronic Illness (like Endometriosis)

My Thoughts & Tips: Chronic Illness and Relationships

How To Work From Home if You Have a Chronic Illness

Spoonie Thoughts: Does Chronic Illness Change You?

My Plan – The Fear of Ageing With a Chronic Condition

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Those are all the links that should help you get started in learning more about endometriosis – especially that of a patient’s perspective.

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I have a podcast too. You can check them out here along with their transcripts or if you don’t wanna read them then they’re available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts too.

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am a patient and have created this platform to share my experiences. This is all purely informative and in no way am I providing medical advice. Please consult a medical professional.