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Endo and mental health

Hi ladies,

We spend a lot of time talking about treating the physical symptoms of Endo and little looking at the inevitable impact it has on our mental health and wellbeing over time. I've set up this fb group to support eachother and share our experiences on how Endometriosis effects our mental health and it's knock on effect on us as individuals, our work, our relationships and the lives we lead.

Do you suffer with anxiety/depression because of Endometriosis?

Do you suffer with loss of identity/self worth because you can no longer do the job/activities you used to?

Do you find it difficult to find a sense of purpose in it all?

Are you struggling to see a way forward alongside managing your symptoms of Endometriosis?

Are the treatment options of surgery or hormones effecting your mental health?

Do you feel worn down with having to advocate for yourself whilst unwell with symptoms?

Are you facing difficulties trying to conceive, having fertility treatment or coping with infertility?

Feel free to share your story, thoughts, and experiences along with any resources you have found helpful. You can post your memes, gifs, vlogs, blogs, poems, and drawings too.

The group is called Endo and MEntal health. All are welcome to join x

facebook.com/groups/2158766...

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Hiya unfortunately I don't have Facebook

But itdoes affect mental health a lot...

For me personally

I'm dianogiesed with bipolar n borderline personality disorder...

Everyday is a struggle...

But we have to keep going x

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We absolutely do have to keep going. Love and strength to you x

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How ironic!

I would love to join, however, I have recently deleted the Facebook app (not my account) as going on the site does not currently help my mental health. I have depression and anxiety which has not been good since I started getting symptoms in line with Endo. ( I’ve not yet been diagnosed, waiting for a scan next week).

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I totally get that there is definitely a balance to be had. If/when you do go back on fb it would be lovely to have you in the group x

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Hiya Brizzlebird

I’ve just joined! Don’t want to miss out on the Group :)

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This is so fab and have just requested to join. I think it's a very much overlooked area of endo (along with fatigue) and one I'm hugely struggling with currently. Huge thank you for setting this group up 😊😊😊😊 x

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Sorry to know you are struggling. Hope the group helps a little x

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I thank you so much for sharing this! I am suffering deeply and so is every single woman that has this terrible condition! I wanted to do something similar I think talking about it is the only way to go through day by day! I will defiantly join on fb also outdoor activities would be a great idea! Like book clubs or afternoon tea! I am up for it if anyone else can join in! Also depending where we all ladies live! I am in south London area, Crystal Palace if anyone lives around let me know! Xxx

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I love those ideas! x

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brizzlebird I can’t seem to find the page on FB? What’s the name please x

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Hey, the link on the bottom of my post its called Endo and MEntal health x

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What a great idea. I'm struggling massively at the moment and it's having a massive knock on effect at my work and with my partner and children. Cry every day wishing it would just all go away. Wanna get back too how I was before all this happened. Will def join xxx

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It can all be so hard. Hope you feel a little less alone with it being in the group x

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Thanks for all the lovely messages x

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All are welcome x

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