My name is Ceri and i'm 29 years old. I recently joined this forum to find out how other people are coping with endo. After around 8 years of gynae problems the Drs finally came up with a diagnosis of endo (not confirmed i'm waiting for a lap).
Initially I was relieved that it wasn't a life threatening disease however after finding out more about endo I have been struggling emotionally. I can cope with the pain, i'm used to it. But the thought of dealing with episodes of depression for the rest of my life just pushes me over the edge. The past week I have been so low. It's just been a total nightmare, I have been extremely irritable with my partner and family. I just feel unhappy for no particular reason and want to be alone. I love my job but last week I had to drag myself out of bed which even brought me to tears some mornings. I am starting to hate myself for feeling this way.
I just don't know how to make myself better. I exercise regularly and this is a short term fix. I also have an eating disorder (which is undercontrol atm) so my diet isn't exactly great.
Does anyone else suffer with depression? How do you deal with it? Does the pill actually make it worse?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.