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Project Endo wristbands

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Featured, Support | 0 comments

Project Endo wristbands

  The Project Endo wristbands are here! In vibrant yellow, they feature the text #endowarrior // projectendo.com ❤❤  with our logo. Made from high quality woven fabric they feature a barrel lock to keep secure on your wrist, like a festival wristband;  shower in them, keep them on 24/7 and wear with pride! Every purchase helps to support us and the work here at Project Endo as well as spreading awareness. The bands cost £3 each, including postage to the UK, and can be bought using the button below. Please note that due to postage charges, we have had to specify a minmium order...

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Tulip Online

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Featured, News, Support | 0 comments

Tulip Online

Tulip Online is a brand new initiative for people in the workplace suffering and living with chronic illnesses. The site acts as a trade union offering support and advice for chronic illness sufferers in the workplace. They can be found online and on Twitter @TULIP_online   Posted with...

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Yoga poses when you have pain

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Exercise, Expert, Featured, Pain | 2 comments

Yoga poses when you have pain

When we are in pain, sometimes we just want to roll up like a snake, after we have taken the pain killer(s), heated the heat pad and drawn the venetians. The pain can be so bad we can´t bear it and this is one of the biggest problems if you have endometriosis or other pelvic illnesses. But there are other ways of coping with pain. Here I´ll share some yoga poses you can use when you are in pain.   Long deep Breathing The Long Deep Breathing is very important to reduce stress and pain. Whenever you feel pain (or stress for that matter) remember to breathe long and deeply. The long...

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Pacing for chronic pain

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in Coping, Featured, Pain, Symptoms | 0 comments

Pacing for chronic pain

  Pacing is a well known technique used to manage chronic pain in conditions such as endometriosis, and also chronic fatigue. Getting used to the idea of doing slightly less than we want to can be very difficult; so many of us make the best of “good” days by doing EVERYTHING we couldn’t do after a few bad days. Unfortunately this can perpetuate the pain and tiredness, and “pacing” is a method which helps conserve energy and pain by taking an active approach in the management of it. The  idea is to break the cycle of pain, anxiety, tension, stress, more...

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Back to basics: what is endometriosis?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Diagnosis, Featured, Pain, Symptoms, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Endometriosis (pronounced end-oh-mee-tree-oh-sis) is a painful, chronic and sometimes debilitating gynaecological disease which affects millions of women worldwide. It occurs when tissue similar to that which lines the uterus (called endometrium) is found growing outside of the womb, usually in the pelvis (although it can be found anywhere in the body), and develops in to growths or lesions. Endometriosis is most commonly found on or around ovaries fallopian tubes lining of the pelvic cavity ligaments supporting the womb the area between the vagina and...

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Meet our team: Shireen

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Experience, Expert, Featured, Team | 2 comments

Meet our team: Shireen

Meet one of our lovely team of Project Endo volunteers, blogger and warrior Shireen Hand. I was diagnosed with endometriosis back in 2005, when I was 21, after suffering with pain during sex, terrible periods and repeated cases of thrush and cystitis since I was 12. I have tried numerous hormone treatments, contraceptive pills and devices and diets but to date, nothing has worked. Over the past few years, my endometriosis has taken a turn for the worse and after being diagnosed with osteopenia, as a result of the hormone treatments, I’ve now been told my endometriosis has spread...

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