Endometriosis Survival Guide: 10 Steps Women Should Take Following Diagnosis by Samantha Bowick

Endometriosis Survival Guide: 10 Steps Women Should Take Following Diagnosis

What should you do when diagnosed with endometriosis? Here’s an endometriosis survival guide with 10 key actions everyone should take following their diagnosis:

  • Understand Your Diagnosis: Evaluate where your body is and research everything there is to know about endometriosis.
  • Form a Team: It takes teamwork and specialists to put your endometriosis on the defense. Having support is crucial.
  • Research: Researching endometriosis and all of the treatment options available is crucial in finding the treatment that works best for you.
  • Know Your Medications and Treatment Options: There are several types of medications that doctors may prescribe for symptoms related to endometriosis.
  • Keep a List of Your Symptoms: This will help you and your doctor determine what treatment option is best for you. Also, try to keep track of your period.
  • Know the Risk Factors of Other Diseases: Other diseases may exist with endometriosis.
  • Be Kind to Yourself: It is OK to take time for yourself and rest.
  • Decrease Stress: Stress can further exacerbate the disease.
  • Stay Up to Par Mentally: I know it's hard, but try to stay as positive as possible.
  • Stay Committed: Make a commitment to yourself to find answers.

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Elisa Schmitz
What a great checklist, Samantha Bowick ! Thank you for spelling this out so clearly. It's always best to have an action plan!
Samantha Bowick
Thank you so much, Elisa!

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