How can I deal with my endo over the Christmas period?

Dealing with endo over Christmas is hard. We actually have a great reel on this over on our Endo South Coast Instagram page.

So I've got eight tips.

Don't over commit your time and energy. Don't let other people take your spoons. Do what you want to do. Not aunt Norma that you only see twice a year and don't enjoy the company of really.

Number two is rest and selfcare is important. You aren't letting anyone down by looking after yourself. If anything, things are going to be better because you're looking after yourself.

Number three, make sure you have your meds ordered for over Christmas. There's nothing worse than realising you don't have enough painkillers or something because, yeah, then it's Christmas and the doctor's surgeries are rubbish and the chemists are closed and yeah, make sure you have it all ordered.

Number four, stay on top of your food intolerances. I know it's all really tempting, but if you do have an intolerance, try and stick to being compliant.

Number five, communicate. Tell people how you're feeling.

Number six, keep your sleep routine. I know it's tempting to stay up late, but try and keep your sleep routine.

Number seven, make new traditions. Don't feel like you have to do anything that doesn't best suit you.

And number eight is it's a great time to forgive people that haven't been great to you this year. Loved ones aren't great with chronic illnesses, but Christmas is the best time to forgive them and have fun.

Jodie Hughes

Researcher & Charity Founder

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