I've done CBT, hypnotherapy, group therapy, mindfulness, diet, excersise, essential oils...etc.
The mental impact has in my opinion, been just as hard to deal with as the physical pain. The emotional pain, has at times, felt unbearable. I get some emotional support from friends and family and partner but most of the time, I feel like I need specific emotional support. Such as through an infertility specialist. Ive tried psychotherapy, individual counselling and I still sttuggle. Over the years it has been painful but has helped in different ways. It is a journey that us women are on. And it can take time to try to heal the emotional pain. There are groups for endo and infertility too. As even if you arent actually trying for a baby, infertility can still greatly be an issue for you, with regards to the nature of the condition. And its torn me apart...the not knowing, the stress, the heartache. As well as the emotional pain of jobs lost, living with these symptoms and other illnesses and dealing with seeing other people pregnant etc. I think its a good idea to access this kind of support, if needed. None of us knows how long it takes for some healing and to get back to our normal. But there is support there and from each other and its what works for the individual as I can only speak for myself. Ive also been recommended for cbt with mind for depression and anxiety and Ive asked for a refferal to the gym. Anything that helps. But also doing things you enjoy when you can and music and writing have been a way for me for expressing emotional pain. I wish I knew how to deal with the emotional pain but Im trying my best. And I hope it works and for others xxxxxx
This is a good point. I have never actually considered the mental impact. Like the other answer I usually just ignore it. I do think regular enjoyable exercise helps. Just a casual stroll along a beautiful path is enough
To be honest I have just had emotional support from my family and my boyfriend. But I do most of the time find myself just pretending nothing is wrong with me and it's not happening. I joined this page to find out more advice and to have support from people x
My partner left me today and some of my family dont know what I go through. Its really tough. I feel quite isolated aswell and like no one wants me around. Its really hard. Sorry tp hear what you are both going through. Its so difficult to experience infertility. So painful. I hope we all find ways to access more support. Www.fertiltyfriends.co.uk is very supportive xx