News Archive March 2016

29 March 2016

“I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2008 at the age of 17. Since then I have had two lots of surgery and a concoction of painkillers. I wanted to run for Endo UK to raise awareness of a disease that needs more attention.”

Lauren and her boss Chick ran the Bath half marathon in March 2016, in aid of Endometriosis UK. A charity close to Lauren’s heart, having been diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of seventeen, she tells us:

23 March 2016
Advocate Emma

Endometriosis UK are recruiting new volunteers for our advocacy service. Launched in Autumn 2015, the service has been inundated with requests for advocacy support and we desperately need more volunteers to help those women who need it the most.

Advocates are trained to give support and guidance in,

13 March 2016
It took Kelly 11 years for a diagnosis of endometriosis

My endometriosis story began at the age of 11 when my periods started. I would bleed for 3 weeks, with one week break. This cycle was continuous and very tiring. I was put on the pill to try to regulate my cycle; different oral forms were tried with little improvement. My periods were very painful and heavy - it wasn’t easy dealing with this at such a young age. Later on in my teenage years I was transferred onto the depo injection which seemed to help my symptoms, but things still clearly weren’t ‘normal’.

12 March 2016

Endometriosis can be incredible isolating. Here, two of our volunteers share their experiences of the effect of endometriosis on their social lives.

Rhiannon is the group leader of our Tunbridge Wells support group. She was diagnosed with endometriosis after struggling throughout secondary school. Here, she discusses how endometriosis has impacted on her social life.

“At 19, being diagnosed with Endometriosis felt like the worst thing in the world.

10 March 2016

Simonne is a volunteer helpliner and has been affected by endometriosis for twenty-five years. She was diagnosed by laparoscopy and discusses the impact of endometriosis and fertility below.

8 March 2016

Becca was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2010, after suffering throughout her teenage years. She is co-leader of our Southampton Support Group and talks about how endometriosis impacted on her education.

7 March 2016

Leanda attends our Bristol support group and has a wide range of experience of endometriosis. She has suffered the effects of endometriosis for thirty years, and wasn’t diagnosed until she was 27. Leanda talks below about the impact of endometriosis on her mental health.

7 March 2016

Rosemarie is both a volunteer support group leader and advocate with Endometriosis UK. She balances her voluntary work with a busy legal career, and discusses how this has been affected by endometriosis.