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 […]

Glossary of Commonly Used Terms

When I first heard of endometriosis, and started doing my own research into it there were a lot of terms or abbreviations that I just didn’t understand. Today’s blog, aims to provide you with a glossary of terms, that you can hopefully refer back to when reading something that you don’t understand. I also found […]

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 […]

The day after World Mental Health Day

Today is October 11th, and there isn’t much notable about this day, except that it’s the day after World Mental Health day. And while many people who yesterday were sharing messages of support and talking about how we should end the stigma of mental health have gone back to their daily lives, there are still […]

Chronic Illness and Mental Health

The majority of my posts have been focused around physical health, but as today is World Mental Health day I want to focus more on mental health. It is just as, if not more, important as your physical health but many of us seem to neglect it. In the UK, currently 1 in 4 people […]

My first endo support group

Last night I attended my first Endometriosis UK support group. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, having never been to any form of support group before, but I was fairly sceptical about it. (I guess spending seven years being told your pain isn’t real makes you see most things from a sceptical point […]