What Are The Most Clueless Things People Have Said To You About Endometriosis?
There's a lot of confusion out there about endometriosis. What do you wish more people knew about this condition?
Endometriosis can be a pretty terrible condition to have.
If you have endometriosis, tissue from the uterine lining ends up in parts of the body it shouldn't be, causing serious pain, bleeding, inflammation, bloating, and other problems.
But it's largely an invisible illness. And it can be hard for people who don't have it to really understand what you are going through.
We'd like you to tell us how people have reacted to you, and things people have said that have been less than helpful.
What don't people get about endometriosis? What are some of the more clueless things people have said to you about this condition?
Tell us what you've experienced, and we may include it in an upcoming BuzzFeed News article.
Everyone's experience can vary. But maybe you've found that people seem to have no idea just how painful and debilitating endometriosis can be.
They may question if you really need pain relief, or they may doubt the methods or treatments you are using.
And they may not know that it can sometimes change the way your body looks or cause bloating so severe you might have a swollen belly.
And that even with treatment, the symptoms may not go away entirely.
Having endometriosis is hard. Tell us about how sometimes people can make it harder just because they don't know much about it.
Share your story — and any relevant pics — in the comments below, and it might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed News article.