How to help your partner with their endometriosis

Todays blog is more for the partner of someone with endometriosis, and has a few small tips for how to help your partner when they’re struggling with a flare up. A lot of the things you can do to help are common sense, but can often get forgotten about. Run a hot relaxing bath – […]

How to help your partner understand your endometriosis

I always find it difficult to explain to people just how much endometriosis can affect me, and how it makes me feel. It’s a very unique pain that can be hard to understand if you have never experienced. This puts our partners in a very difficult position, because it can’t be easy to support someone […]

Endo Myths: Age

One of the most damaging myths when it comes toendometriosis, in my opinion, is that you have to be a certain age to have it.Going to doctors and telling them about your symptoms should not be met withthe response “you’re too young to have that”, because that’s just not true. Ifyou have periods, then you […]

Endo Myths: Causes

A quick internet search will show you that doctors aren’t exactly sure what causes endometriosis, but throughout history there have been a number of theories. I’d like to start by saying that some of the theories I’ll be discussing are historical myths, and others are from the current school of thought. The first myth I’ll […]

What is Endometriosis?

We’re going to start at the very beginning here, with the most googled women’s health question of 2018, what exactly is Endometriosis? How does it affect us? And more importantly, why does it affect some of us? Back to basics – endometriosis is where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside […]

Introduction to Endocation

Hello! Welcome to my first blog in this series, that I’ve titled Endocation. Around Christmas time I’d been trying to work out what to do for Endometriosis awareness month, when I saw a lot of vloggers doing Vlogmas. This gave me the idea for doing something every day, but (if you follow me on Instagram […]

The importance of taking time for yourself

Yesterday I took a last minute day off, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long while. This year has been a really tough one – it’s been full of death and despair, and that’s before I bring any of my pain, diagnoses and struggles into the picture. During this […]

All About Livia

With a tagline of ‘the off switch for menstrual pain’ it’s not surprising that many of us with endometriosis had our interests peaked. I reached out to the people behind Livia to find out more information about this seemingly miraculous device, and to gauge whether it was too good to be true. My questions to […]

The Role of Online Support

In an age where the majority of people are willing to share their entire life story online, without a second thought about content (is it appropriate?) and audience (are they actually interested?) there is still one area of people’s lives that most seem unwilling to share freely – health. This is understandable. Medical details can […]