Have you recently been diagnosed with endometriosis? Even if you’ve been experiencing endometriosis for some time, receiving an endometriosis diagnosis can be quite a shock.
The Grace Private specialists have been supporting women through their endo journeys for quite some time and understand it’s not always easy. So, to help you, here are a few ways to get the support you need after an endometriosis diagnosis.
The best way to get the correct information about your endometriosis is to speak with your GP or gynaecologist. Every woman’s endo journey is different, so your doctor or gynaecologist can give you specific information about your individual condition.
The only way to diagnose endometriosis is through a laparoscopy, so your gynaecologist should already have all the information regarding your condition and share the best way to manage your endometriosis.
At Grace, our multidisciplinary team of specialists believes in treating the whole woman. Our evidence-based holistic approach allows us to give you the support you need after your diagnosis. While our GPs and gynaecologists offer expert medical advice, our Grace dietitian Sharnie Dwyer can give you the best advice on managing endometriosis symptoms through diet changes.
If you’re struggling emotionally with your endometriosis diagnosis, we’d recommend you speak with a professional. A psychologist can help you manage the emotional impact of the diagnosis and give you strategies to stay positive and look after your mental health.
While your doctor or gynaecologist is the best person to speak to regarding your endometriosis, educating yourself is also helpful. A greater understanding of your endometriosis will give you more control and confidence as you move forward.
Many people fear they will be a burden if they lean on the ones they love for support. However it’s usually the opposite.
Your loved ones want to be there for you and want to help you through your endo journey. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it, whether it’s emotional support or to give you a hand when you’re struggling with your endo symptoms.
It’s easy to get stuck in your head after an endo diagnosis, so we recommend reaching out to the endo community for support. Various organisations and support groups are available to help you through your diagnosis.
Since 1988 Qendo has provided support, education and awareness for anyone affected by endometriosis in Australia and New Zealand.
Qendo offers support for anyone with endometriosis or anyone caring for someone with endometriosis. You can connect with other people who are going through the same as you, speak with someone about your concerns, join the Qendo mentor program or check out their range of resources online.
In September 2012, Endometriosis Australia was started by Jodie Dunne and Donna Ciccia, who strongly believed that something needed to be done to make a positive change for girls and women with endometriosis in Australia.
Endometriosis Australia aims to increase recognition of endometriosis, provide education programs and work to fund endometriosis research. On the Endometriosis Australia website you can find a range of resources, updates on upcoming events, information about the latest research as well as links to support groups around Australia.
If you’d like to connect with a Grace specialist to help you through your endometriosis diagnosis, contact Grace Private online and start your journey with Grace Private. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you have all the support you need.