Tips on how to explain Endometriosis to someone.
Endometriosis isn’t something that a lot of people are aware of, they especially don’t understand its symptoms. I have found over the years that many people often refer to endo as “bad period cramps.” There is a lack of understanding that this disease is more than just pain during a menstrual cycle. It’s hard to try to explain how we feel to others. So I have put together some tips on how to explain endometriosis to someone.
Pick a time that works best for you to have this conversation. Make sure that it is somewhere that you won’t be interrupted or distracted. Be calm and open-minded.
1: Talk openly about your symptoms. Don’t just allow others to think it’s “bad period cramps.” Explain what your individual symptoms are and how they affect your daily life.
3: Allow them time to ask questions so they can learn more.
4: If you are speaking with your partner. Be sure to explain that endometriosis may cause painful sexual intercourse. Take time to talk about things that may be helpful with this.
5: Be honest in expressing ways that they can be supportive. If you need your loved ones to push you a little more some days or let you take time to rest, tell them. They can’t read our minds and they want to be there to support us.
Over the years I have found ways for my loved ones to support me through my endometriosis journey. Check out 5 Tips to help support your loved ones with endometriosis.
Learn more about my personal journey with endometriosis and how it led me to become an Endometriosis Health Coach.