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Depression with endometriosis


Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share something with you that may sound quite deep so bare with me.

For years or as long as I remember I have had what I have found out over the past month being extremely depressed. At the time I did not identify it, my hormones were all over the place constantly, I started my periods when I was 10 years old so it did not do me any good at all. About a year ago, my periods started to become extremely painful and short which was unusual and my hormones were everywhere. As the months went on, the more pain I got the more deeply depressed I got. I went to my gp to discuss what was happening with my periods and she referred me for tests etc.

One night I felt so low of feeling in pain, I had enough of just everything. I hated myself and I just did not want to be here anymore. So I txt a friend I very rarely see and told her I was feeling. She talked me round not doing anything stupid.

It was then I thought I need help desperately! I ended up having to go private for my consultation and had my operation to remove cysts and endometriosis. It cost a lot of my savings and some insurance covered it too.

After having the surgery I cannot tell you how much better I feel, i am happier, I don't have a thick fog or black cloud over me anymore and I can see the beauty in life. I could not believe how down I felt all the time and never identified it as depression until now. If I had of waited for the nhs to give me a consultation I would have to wait until October this year!! God knows where I would be or what would have happened to me if I had waited that long!

So my point is this... keep going fight to get what you need! Us women are not always believed but we damn well should we know our bodies! If anyone is feeling like I did then my god I know how you feel.. taking health insurance out or saving up the tiniest bit of money can really help change your life for the better it certainly did mine!! Sorry for the long winded message but I thought if I put my story across I might be able to give someone a chance to really think how do they feel?

Sending Love to every single woman on this page xxxxx

3 Replies

I know how u feel I got depression and anxiety I was on the depo for 5 nd a half years nd they said I had ibs I was in a lot of pain on that and I come off the depo 1 and a half years and they said it could be endometriosis so I get my operation next month nd the pain you go through its bare able

Thanks for sharing your story. I think a lot of us can relate to how you feel. Hope you are enjoying life now x

I know this is an old post but it is exactly how I feel at the moment. I've cried everyday this year, I hope the surgery gives me my life back!

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