Living with a long-term, chronic condition like endometriosis can be incredibly challenging. We spoke to Amy who shares some of her top tips for supporting someone with endometriosis.
1. Ask how you can help
Everyone with endometriosis has different experiences, so it’s important to know what you can do to best support them.
2. Learn about endometriosis
Although it is common, many people don’t know much about endometriosis, so it’s good to have someone who understands what you’re going through.
On average it takes eight years to get a diagnosis for endometriosis.
3. Involve us when making plans
People with endometriosis often have things which can trigger or worsen their symptoms such as certain foods, drinks or travel, so it’s good to know what to expect.
It’s always good to have someone there to listen to what you’re going through. You don’t need to have solutions or suggestions, just letting that person express how they’re feeling is helpful.
Find out more
If you’re feeling inspired after reading Amy’s top tips you can find out more about endometriosis by looking at the following:
- Have a read of our article on the facts when it comes to Endometriosis.
- Read Capital Radio’s Katy Johnston’s story of living with endometriosis.
- Endometriosis UK has lots of information on endometriosis and where you can find support.
- NHS Inform has information on how to manage symptoms of endometriosis and where you can find additional help and support.
- EXPPECT provide up-to-date factual information about endometriosis and possible treatments.