Yours and my favourite new star; Daisy Ridley has recently opened up about her endometriosis on Instagram, posting her experience with the condition for all her followers.
The bastard condition which effects 10-11 percent of women is the pits. From poor skin, to back pain, to infertility. This is the mother of all conditions and goes way beyond “just period pain.”
Earlier this year, Lena Dunham also spoke out about her experience with endometriosis on Instagram after having to cancel her press tour for season five of “Girls.”
“As many of you know, I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women’s reproductive health,” she wrote. “I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it’s time to rest.”
The bastard disease strikes again. A fairly unknown condition can floor any woman at any time. Daisy Ridley explains:
“At 15 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. One laparoscopy, many consultations and 8 years down the line, pain was back (more mild this time!) and my skin was THE WORST. I’ve tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics) and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I have polycycstic ovaries and that’s why it’s bad. I can safely say feeling so self conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up but I currently don’t want to leave the house without it on. HOWEVER PROGRESS IS BEING MADE! (With some help from a dermatologist and cutting out dairy (waah, except for spontaneous ice creams) and cutting down sugar (bigger waah but gotta do what you’ve gotta do)). Finally. Finally. (Throughout all this I’ve only had people being wonderful and encouraging and occasionally making me realise I’m being ridiculous and there’s more to life)… My point is, to any of you who are suffering with anything, go to a doctor; pay for a specialist; get your hormones tested, get allergy testing; keep on top of how your body is feeling and don’t worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours our working in tip top condition, and take help if it’s needed.”
The fact is, the more we know, the more we will understand. The condition’s new celebrity status will support young women all around the world, raising awareness to an otherwise silent disease. You can read her full Instagram post here.