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Endometriosis Patients Get Their Fair Share of Stress!

Endometriosis Patients Get Their Fair Share of Stress!

I am leaving soon for a fun-filled day of adventure. Yes… it is medical-related. I’m afraid I do not have time to elaborate much since I can’t be late!!!

I will say that I’m thrilled to have seen we now have readers from several other places outside of the U.S. I have seen New South Wales, Glasgow, Mexico, Australia and others on my live traffic map!!!! This warms my heart because one of my goals is to reach out to people about endometriosis and chronic illness… and not just people in the United States!!!

So… welcome to ALL of our blog readers! This is Day 26 of my endo blog and I am still very excited to connect with others with similar interests.

I wish anyone reading this peace, well-being, and minimal or no pain if possible. Please keep checking back. I promise to post some more interesting stuff than this. I am in a crisis mode this week trying to stay out of the hospital. I promise you there are good articles to come. So please keep checking back regularly. In the meantime, please read through my archives so far. I only started blogging June 1, 2008 but there is lots in the archives already.


This article was ORIGINALLY posted by Jeanne this morning via “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” at It has since been modified and re-posted.

Due to technical limitations of the blogging software (or my lack of knowledge of a way to do it), I was unable to erase a comment I made in response to Yaya’s comment (her feedback is in comment #1 from 9:16 pm below). After replying to Yaya, I reconsidered my wording and thought it best to delete my response to her comment.

I didn’t see a way to delete my comment back to Yaya without deleting the original post too. I have reposted the original post AND Yaya’s comment (exactly as she worded it) is in comment # 1 below).

Therefore, the above post is identical to the original with the exception of this portion about time of day.

This article was posted by Jeanne via “Jeanne’s Endo Blog” at

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1 Jeanne { 06.27.08 at 2:05 am }

Publisher’s note:

The following comment/feedback post was created solely by “Yaya”. I have copy/pasted her comments on the blog as I received them on my email notification of her response to this post. The comments below were made by “Yaya” to me at 9:16 PM. I am publishing this comment manually but the words below were actually posted by “Yaya” this evening:



Yaya has left a new comment on your post “Endometriosis Patients Get Their Fair Share of Str…”:

Hi Jeanne,
I had today, what you refer to, as suicidal pain. Yes, pain so bad that I just wish my insides could be ripped out right away. My endo is flaring back up. This got me thinking that many ppl don’t even know the pain of endometriosis. I might smile on the outside, but on the inside I’m crying. Maybe you could do a post about that?

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Posted by Yaya to Jeanne’s Endo Blog at June 26, 2008 9:16 PM

2 Jeanne { 06.27.08 at 3:27 am }



To be responsible in handling your comment I must start by covering the topic of suicidal pain. I just created a separate post on a suicide lifeline in the United States. I cannot stress enough the importance of people seeking out any and all needed help from suicide lifelines like this for any suicidal ideations of any kind! In addition to the post I just made about suicide prevention, I am including the info here too. After all, this was the post that brought the topic up. I would feel irresponsible if I didn’t address it in this post following your posted comment.

As you know, I have had pain in my past that has led to what I have termed “suicidal pain”. I am SOOOOOOOOOO VERY sorry that you had this happen to you today (or ever)! I am so sorry!!! It is IMPERATIVE now that you get a physician to treat your pain effectively as soon as possible. RIGHT NOW, please be aware that the lifeline I mentioned is open 24/7, as per below!

Acute care such as suicide prevention lifelines are a critical resource for ANYONE with suicidal ideations.

In the long term, psychotherapy AND medication combined is more effective than either alone.


Research has shown psychotherapy and medication combined to be better at treating depression than one OR the other. Chronic illnesses like endo can cause depression! So can having a miscarriage as you recently did!

Many people DO NOT know the pain of endometriosis. You are RIGHT!!! I understand what you mean. I’m often smiling when INSIDE I feel like I’m crying or worse.

For ANYONE with suicidal ideations, PLEASE refer to the lifeline info below (see post below)!!!!!!!



National Suicide Prevention Hotline/Lifeline Information!

As you have seen from the previous (ACTUALLY THIS) post, endometriosis pain can reach critical and dangerous levels. I have heard over the years of women who have committed suicide (women who had no other illnesses besides endometriosis).

Here is information for ANYONE who EVER feels ANY suicidal ideations. The info is from a website for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at:

Per the above website:

“The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With more than 130 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.”

3 Jeanne { 07.01.08 at 3:57 am }


Too tired to type much tonight but just had to notice the “stress post” here seems quite popular compared to the remaining posts. We’ll have to focus on relaxation techniques in the future. Please remind me to stay on top of this.



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