My partner of 14 years has had endometriosis since shortly after my son was born and I'm at a loose end. Would appreciate some advice.
She was diagnosed about 2 years ago but has had it for about 5 or 6. She suffers with pain and strange allergic reactions to things like the cold weather as a result. It has spread to her colon etc too. It is awful for her physically however her mood swings which I believe endometriosis is causing are affecting our relationship. I've seen the change in her over past 5 or 6 years. I can time it to pre menstruation and a day or 2 after that she becomes a different person entirely. And also during ovulation. She completely changes as a person during this time. Barely speaks to me. Calls me names. Gets angry. Says she hates me and is only with me because of our house together. Doesn't even look at me or message me in the day. We fall out as a result. She is lovely the rest of the time during the month. I know this is endometriosis causing it because although most women get a bit of pms I've noticed the past 2 years it has become extreme and when she is in it she can't see it. I can cope with the general lack of sex caused by pain of endometriosis because i love her but recently her hatred of me during this time of pms and ovulation sees us almost splitting up every month And im scared we may split up over her moods. The arguments are also affecting my son. She has refused hormone treatment to stop her periods because her mum had breast cancer and is scared of taking anything. Has anyone else had this issue? What advice is there for me to help her address this?