My pain started just after I hit puberty. I would cry with pains that would radiate down my legs, back and into my stomach; pain that would attack out of nowhere during school, the middle of the night, at a friend’s house, etc. At this time I was told a number of things were causing this but never connected it to endometriosis.
My hope for women battling with Endometriosis is that they are listened to, and that those listening really hear the suffering and pain that these women are describing. We are not women looking for attention, we are not women behaving like drama queens and we are certainly not women with pain that is in our heads.
Everyone loves a hot water bottle, but none more than those living with endometriosis and adenomyosis! Show your love on your sleeve, lapel, hat, bag!
I am one of the lucky ones…well at least that if I have endometriosis at all as I am, as yet, undiagnosed.. when I say I am lucky I mean that I got my period aged 11 and had them perfectly normally like clockwork every 28 days aside from one random agonising one age 24 that had me rolling around in pain.
Thank you to all the GE2020 Candidates who have pledged their support by signing the EAI Manifesto.
General Election 2020 provides an opportunity to request that the next Government (vote on 8th February 2020) will work with the Endometriosis Association of Ireland to help us improve the diagnosis and treatment of those living with endometriosis and adenomyosis in Ireland.
Progress on Glycomendo (Non-invasive clinical markers for diagnosis of endometriosis) project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 843862, H2020-MSCA-IF-2018.
Endometriosis Support Group GalwayEndometriosis can bring about challenging experiences. You can feel isolated and alone. Many women with this condition have shared physical, emotional, and social experiences because of the ways endometriosis has affected their lives. Our Endometriosis support group offers a comforting and encouraging environment where women can help and support each other during challenging times and gain techniques to help them manage this debilitating condition.
eam Ireland are proud to announce our 2020 EndoMarch to coincide with the worldwide events on March 28th 2020Join us in St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Dublin. Meet up at 1.45pm to begin walk at 2pm. The route is 5km with an option to finish at 2.5km. There is no required distance, you are invited to walk whatever distance you are comfortable with.
The EAI were invited to present to TD’s and Senators in Leinster House AV room. Raising awareness of endometriosis and the lack of adequate services in Ireland.