In16Years

Ep8: The Endometriosis Diet

Do you follow the endometriosis diet? We talk about what it is, why some women follow it, how to know what foods are right for you, and where to find recipes for nutritious meals. Amy has eaten this way for 14 years, and shares tips overcoming common obstacles.

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Ep7: Period Shame, Endoflares, and Social Stigma

Amy shares about her mortifying endoflare at work, which makes us wonder why as women do we often feel shame in relation to our periods, our endo, and our womanhood? We explore societal, cultural, and historical reasons, and what we can do about it.

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

What does endo have in common with a horror movie? Find out as we explore what symptoms like pain with sex, bowel movements, and periods really mean on a physical and emotional level. We go into detail about the challenges, the ‘rules’, the consequences, and ways to empower ourselves.

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Ep5: Changing Your Experience with Pain

Is there a way to suffer less during painful moments? We talk about techniques Amy learned to help her get through hours of crippling menstrual pain when medicine no longer provided relief.

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Ep4: What Does Endometriosis Pain Feel Like?

Excruciating period cramps are common for many women with endo. We talk about everything from the fear leading up to menstruation to the pain itself to the days after recovering from it. We laugh about the challenges and Amy shares her much-wanted superpower.

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Ep3: 9 Tips for Better Medical Care

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.

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Ep2: From Dismissal to Diagnosis

Ever been dismissed by a doctor – or several – and start to doubt yourself? We talk about the obstacles women face trying to get diagnosed with endo and how lonely it can feel when no one believes your symptoms. We talk about Amy’s journey to diagnosis, how strong endo sufferers are, and where she…

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Ep1: Introducing a Dragon that Ate My Ovary

Welcome! We’re Amy and Brittany. We’ll introduce our ridiculous health problems, and then share our thoughts on living with chronic pain and serious health conditions. This episode touches on several topics and is full of humor and hope.

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