It is completely normal to feel you need emotional support as you deal with living with endometriosis. Endometriosis affects more than just the physical body and can have a profound emotional impact on those living with the condition. Don’t be afraid to ask your partner, friends or family for their support when you feel upset or confused. It is all too easy to shut your loved ones out because you don’t want to burden them, or because you think they won’t understand. If you feel able to talk to them, you may find that they are a source of great comfort and support.
Additionally, your GP should be able to refer you to a counselling service. Psychologists and counsellors can play an important role by helping to cope with the feelings of confusion, disbelief, chronic pain, infertility, and frustration that often accompany this disease.
Our Support Network plays a vital role in helping everyone with endometriosis learn to cope with the condition. Our Local Support Groups across the country give those affected by endometriosis the opportunity to meet and share their experiences with others who understand their situation; our Helpline provides information, as well as emotional support and a listening ear; and our Online Community allows those with endometriosis to connect with other endometriosis sufferers in a safe, online community.
For more information, visit our Get Support pages.
Looking for medical advice?
Please be aware that our support services are unable to provide medical advice and can only connect individuals with other endometriosis sufferers who can only talk about the condition based on their own experience. If you need medical advice, please contact your GP or endometriosis specialist.
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