Battling illness can feel like an insurmountable burden. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect that you may have, uterine fibroids, you can take control of your health. While every fibroid journey is unique, suffering in silence and enduring pain is unfortunately all too common for Black women and it’s likely that your pain isn’t just physical, it’s emotional, too.
Studies have shown the emotional impact of fibroids to range from general worry and concern to fear, anxiety, sadness, and depression. As a result, many women feel unseen, unheard, and unworthy.
Half of the women said they possessed a negative self-image, underscoring the stigma that comes with the diagnosis; and many of them expressed that their insecurities made intimacy with a partner difficult. You may experience complex feelings…
- Stressed while managing and predicting heavy menstrual flows
- Disregard and lack of understanding treatment options
- Concerned over appearing pregnant, overweight, and less attractive
- Discouragement and loss of hope for family planning
The emotional toll of uterine fibroids is simply not talked about enough, and we draw the line here.
Fortunately, small modifications in your lifestyle can result in huge benefits when managing uterine fibroids; and more importantly fostering a village of people who understand what you are going through really makes a difference.
Emotional support is just as important as medical treatment for many women dealing with fibroids. Many women find that joining a support group helps them not only come to grips with their diagnosis, but also helps them pinpoint the resources and community they need to live a happy and healthy life.
You may also find it helpful to work with a “professional listener,” such as a health coach, therapist, psychologist, or another mental health professional. Some women prefer this in lieu of support groups, while others enjoy coupling the two. Coping with fibroids is a holistic journey.
You don’t have to cope alone. Your family at The DeTox Now offers FREE group consultations on a weekly basis so that you can find the resources and support you need.
It doesn’t have to stop there. We have a FREE RESET group in the DETOX LIVING APP that puts you in a community of people going through what you are experiencing. You can find your tribe and foster relationships that provide accountability and support and also receive free in-app virtual coaching to answer questions you have along the way. And, should you desire more support, you can also book private coaching and consultations sessions as needed.
Uterine fibroids do not have to rob you of the best years of your life. Finding help may not always be easy, but we are committed to offering you a growing number of resources to support you. An individualized treatment plan is likely the best way to manage your fibroid symptoms. This begins with an honest discussion with your healthcare provider about which symptoms you find most bothersome, how they affect your quality of life and your desire to have children in the future. Identifying these can help narrow the path to the best plan for you.
While you’re here, take a look at our NEW and improved FIBROIDS Kit. It has been updated with Fibroid prevention and eliminating properties that not only help you heal from fibroids but also help you optimize your overall health, energy and libido!
If you are unsure which kit is right for you, let your new tribe help you. Register for one of our next free group consults to have our team review your case and work with you to determine the best plan for your healing. Register here.