In16Years

Ep30: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 1 – Big Pharma’s Influence on Endo Information

Episode updated 11/2022. Why are doctors so misinformed about treatment for endometriosis, and the benefits, risks, and limitations of GnRh drugs like Orilissa and Lupron? We talk about how drug companies are influencing both the doctor and the patient through marketing tactics, “awareness” campaigns, underwriting medical education credits for doctors, and more. We also talk…

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Ep29: What Do You Believe About Your Illness and Yourself?

Do you have beliefs about yourself or your illness that are limiting you in some way. For example: limiting your growth, your opportunities, or your chances to feel better? Often times our beliefs are subconscious and we don’t even realize we have them or how they are affecting us. We talk about how to figure…

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Ep28: How to Stick to Your Health Habits, Routines, and Goals

Health is built on habits, routines, and goals. Yet how do we stick to the habits we want? There is a whole science, and an art, to building habits. Today we’ll discuss them and give tips to make habit formation easier. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate…

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Ep27: Take Back Control of Your Life from Endometriosis

Updated 1/2023. Do you ever feel like endo is in charge of your life, and not you? How can we take back control over our lives and take back our power from endo? We talk about several ways we can take back our lives – on both a physical and emotional level – from the…

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Ep26: Using Mindfulness to Appreciate Moments We Aren’t Sick

Do you ever feel like endo has robbed you of your life? It can feel like our lives bounce from one sick moment to another, with no escape from pain and suffering. Learning to be mindful and pay attention to the present moment can help us see that our lives are more than pain, and…

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Ep25: Improving the Experience of Your Period

For many endo suffers, our period is our most dreaded time of the month. Some of us might even be terrified of getting our period because of the excruciating pain it can bring. We might plan our lives around our period, because it completely incapacitates us. In this episode, we talk about some things we…

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Ep24: Traveling with Endometriosis

Updated 2/2023. Going on vacation presents a lot of opportunities for endo to flare: the travel itself, different food than we may normally eat, a bed that’s not your own, stress, being on the go. It’s no surprise that traveling, or even just a holiday or special occasion that we celebrate, can be hard on…

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Ep23: How to Deal When People Comment on What You Eat

People love to make comments about what you are eating, especially if you have chosen to eat a certain way that is different than the mainstream – such as the endo diet, gluten free, sugar free, paleo, AIP, low FODMAP, etc. It’s hard enough to follow a special diet as it is. Throw in rude,…

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Ep22: Bowel Endometriosis

Updated 12/2022. Where is bowel endo located? Does it show up on a colonoscopy or other scans? Does having bowel symptoms mean I have bowel endo? Most importantly, is it treatable? (YES IT IS!! In spite of some inexperienced doctors saying that bowel endometriosis is too “risky” to be removed, the truth is that in…

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Ep21: Managing Stress for Less Endo Flares

Updated 1/2023. For many of us, stress is one of our biggest triggers for an endometriosis flare. What exactly is stress, and how does it affect our bodies? Today we talk about ways we can try to manage stress, or better yet, eliminate it altogether when possible from certain parts of our life. CONNECT WITH…

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