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Living with endometriosis

Women speak about living with endometriosis.

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“Endometriosis can be a very taboo topic. Not only do so many suffer silently due to what is seen as embarrassing from a social standpoint but I have…
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Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey with endometriosis? My name is Katy, I’m a journalist and radio presenter from…
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What advice would you give to someone who thinks they may have Endometriosis? If you think you might have endometriosis, it can be useful to record…
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I started my period when I was 12. They were always painful and heavy. I have a distinct memory of putting a tampon in and going to a drama club and…
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It’s taken me 30 years to get a diagnosis and I know I’m not alone in being told it’s normal or just a ‘bad period’. I want to help to bring change…
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I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2007 and spent years trying to manage the pain and live a “normal” life. My mental health suffered and I didn’t…
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My name is Emma but on Instagram you will know me better as mummyspaininthearse. I first started my periods when I was 10 years old in quite a…
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Endometriosis just makes everything harder - being a mum, being a partner, being a friend, being a sister. For so long I thought the pain that I was…
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I started my period when I was 11 years old and I thought it was normal to be doubled over in pain every month. It only took 22 years to realise that…
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I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis in August 2014. Receiving this diagnosis was the culmination of an awful journey I’d been on since…
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For me being diagnosed was a pretty fast process, although I did the research and had to put forward the suggestion that my symptoms showed it could…
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"What kept me going the most was thinking of Natalie, her pain (both physical and emotional) – caused by endometriosis – is far greater than any…

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