So as you all know the pain and so much more we go through w/ Endometriosis can take a huge toll on us. Physically and emotionally it's a lot to deal w/ and for others to understand let alone sympathize. So my question is how many of you also deal w/ Depression? I was diagnosed at 17 w/ Clinical Depression due to everything I had been dealing w/ from 13 on w/ my Endo. and people's opinions and influences on me. Lately I've had a pretty bad setback and have fallen into a… read more
Hi I was diagnosed with general extreme anxiety and chronic depression way before I was told I had endometriosis. I was doing ok until the endometriosis took over. I was on antidepressants but right now I'm only on sleep meds. I go to intense therapy 2 times a week. Having mental illness and endometriosis is a very huge battle there is plenty of days where I'm not only fighting the pain but I'm fighting thoughts of just ending it all. That right there I don't share with many people but we are all in the same boat here and it's easy to open up. I know in my heart I would not go thru with those thoughts in my eyes it's not a way out. Having a depressed mind and chronic pain is not fun. All I know is us girls are fighters and can make it thru anything!!! Keep fighting lady's no matter what your going thru or how hard it gets...
Yes! It has given me a panic disorder and major depression. I have been having issues with an eating disorder as well, because every time I eat I bloat, have pain, and cramp. Especially because I've been on my period for 6 months. It's hard. But I definitely understand what you're going through.
I have depression that started the exact time that my endo pain started! I firmly believe there is some type of relationship.
@A MyEndometriosisTeam Member I know all too well how that feels girl and I'm so sorry your feeling horrible!! That's the 1 thing about anti depressants they take months to have a full effect and start helping. But yeah I also have extreme anger like I go from 0 to 60 in nothing flat and I don't know why or what triggers me to get so angry half the time. Plus when I'm like that I lash out out my family and say mean, rude things I don't mean, it's just an easy target to take my issues out on. Lately I'm super sensitive and easily offended. And someone could say something totally innocent not meaning it to be hurtful and I'm offended by it. It's so odd all these emotions I've been going through, I hate feeling like this and the way I act, it's just messed up. So yeah I'm sorry girl and I truly hope your meds kick in and start helping you. Try not to stress yourself out over how long it will take just focus on it making you feel better! :) I know that's easier said then done but hey!
First of all thanks for bringing this topic up. I do believe that many of us also experience depression at some point. From my own experience, I find myself feeling depressed and anxious one week or so before I start my period and it persist a couple days after I end. Some of what I experience is sadness, lack of motivation, hopelessness like nothing matters and I don't feel like even doing my hair or getting ready. I also get anxiety and my body feels itchy all over. I'm lucky that these terrible symptoms go away after my period but I think a lot has to do with the strong support system I have at home. I do not take antidepressants