In16Years

Ep13: When Sex Hurts

Updated 1/2023. Painful sex, especially penetrative sex, is a reality for many with endo. We talk about some physical, emotional, and societal aspects of this, CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review! SUPPORT US by buying us a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/insixteenyears

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Ep12: Common Endometriosis Myths

Updated 12/2022. What exactly is endo? What colors is it? Why do some doctors miss it during a laparoscopy? Is a biopsy necessary? What is silent endo? Does menopause help it? We debunk common myths, discuss some easy ways to explain about it to those who are unfamiliar, and even unearth a few ancient legends…

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Ep11: 8 Tips for More Energy

Updated 4/2023. Many of us with endometriosis struggle with fatigue, myself included. While much of my fatigue was from the endo lesions themselves, I’ve also noticed over the years that other factors influence it, such as sleeping, eating, toxic relationships, managing activities, grief, and more. We give several ideas to explore for trying to hopefully…

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Ep10: Finding Gratitude Even in the Difficult Moments

Updated 4/2023. Practicing gratitude can help us break free from negative feelings, but what if we can’t find anything to feel grateful for? We talk about a lighthearted gratitude game Amy plays to shift her focus to the bigger picture and find appreciation for what’s going right for her – but without falling into the…

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Ep9: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your “Endometriosis Diet”

Updated 1/2024. Many of us have changed the way we eat because we find it helps with our endometriosis symptoms. Yet it can be really hard to actually commit to our dietary changes. How do we stick to our true priorities and not give in to our food cravings? As Brittany goes over a method…

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Ep7: Period Shame, Endoflares, and Social Stigma

Updated 4/2023. Amy shares about a time when her period came and she had a mortifying endoflare at work, which makes us wonder why we often feel shame in relation to our periods, our endo, and reproductive organs? We explore societal, cultural, and historical reasons, and how we can try to destigmatize menstruation. Note: Endometriosis…

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Ep6: What’s it Like to Live with Endometriosis?

Updated 12/2022. What does endometriosis have in common with a horror movie? Find out as we explore what symptoms like painful sex, painful bowel movements, and painful periods really mean on a physical and emotional level. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review!…

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Ep5: Changing Your Experience with Pain

Updated 2/2023. Is there a way to suffer less during painful moments? We talk about some techniques Amy used to help her emotionally to get through hours of excruciating menstrual pain when medicine no longer provided relief. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a…

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Ep4: What Does Endometriosis Pain Feel Like?

Updated 12/2022. While endometriosis isn’t a period disease, excruciating period pain is common for many people with endo. We talk about the experience of endometriosis pain in relation to menstruation – although it’s important to know that we can also feel agonizing pain at any time of the month during any of our flares. We…

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Ep3: 9 Tips for Better Medical Care

Updated 12/2022. Want to make more empowered and educated decisions about your medical care? We talk about what Amy did wrong, and right, over the years when looking for a doctor and treatment plan for her endo, and what can be learned from those experiences. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE…

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