Endometriosis UK Online Support Groups
Endometriosis UK Online Support Groups take place each month using Skype. The purpose of these groups is to provide a support and information to women who don’t have access to a local support group and feel isolated.
Each month our trained Online Support Group leaders choose a topic to focus on and discuss with group members.
Catherine, Ellie and Nicola are the Support Group Leaders for the Online Support Group.
My story: I was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2011 after a few years of frequent trips to the GP and hospital. I wanted to put my experience with endo to good use and help others who are going through the same thing. I was delighted to secure this position with Endometriosis UK, as I have used them many times in the past as a sufferer myself. - Ellie
My story: I was diagnosed with stage 4 severe endometriosis in 2011 after 7 years of misdiagnosis in a London hospital. Thankfully I was referred to some specialists at Royal Surrey Hospital. Both my bowel surgeon and gynae surgeon performed what they called pioneering surgery on a woman of my age. I lost 10 inches of bowel, my left fallopian tube – had much work on my pelvis to name but a few things. Unfortunately, I haemorrhaged twice and had to have 2 blood transfusions. My recovery was approx. 6 months whilst trying to hold down a full time job, relationship as well as all those other commitments being a woman . It was a struggle but I got through. Endo still throws obstacles at me but I am finding ways to get around it and will continue to do so… My experience of the disease prompted me to try and help other woman and show them that I am living proof you can get through. Rhea
My story: I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis in 2008 following many years of wrong or inconclusive diagnoses. I'd had problems with my periods since I was a teenager (a long time ago!) so maybe this was the problem all along. Now with a mix of surgical and hormonal treatment and lots of self care my health is much more stable. I started running online groups in 2013 and still enjoy organising the meetings and getting to talk to lots of amazing women and our expert guests. We all help each other. - Catherine
Who are the meetings for?
Anyone who is looking for information, support and comfort from other sufferers can join in with our group. Everyone will have the opportunity to join in and get involved in an informal fashion. We will also invite speakers to the group to discuss certain topics.
Please don’t be afraid to join in - you are not alone in this. I look forward to meeting you.
How do I join an Online Support Group?
If you would like to join the Online Support Group, please email your name, skype username and the email address it is registered to, along with your phone number to email@example.com.
The next meetings will take place on the following dates:
Thursday 12th October 2017
Eating Well for Endometriosis
with Nutritional Therapist Jackie Lynch
(see below for more details)
Eating well is of course important for overall good health and being aware of the possible impact of your diet and nutrition on your endometriosis could help you to manage the disease.
At this online meeting we will be joined by registered nutritional therapist, Jackie Lynch, who is a highly experienced clinician. Jackie’s WellWellWell clinic is based in Notting Hill, London. Jackie offers advice on eating well for female health. As well as her clinical work, Jackie is the nutritional therapist for the Mail on Sunday and has a regular column in Reveal Magazine. Jackie is also the Chair of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, the renowned training provider for nutritional therapy in the UK.
She has also published The Right Bite, a practical guide to making smart food and drink choices when you're out and about.
Please note, this meeting is on a Thursday instead of our usual Monday session.
Looking for medical advice?
Please be aware that our support services are unable to provide medical advice and can only talk about endometriosis based on their own experience. If you need medical advice, please contact your GP or endometriosis specialist.