Medical Care

Our podcast episodes related to medical treatment of endometriosis, such as finding a doctor, surgery

Ep39: The Potential Long Term Risks of Lupron

Lupron is commonly prescribed for the treatment of endometriosis symptoms, but patients – and even doctors! – are not always fully informed of the side effects that can occur from taking this medication. Since Lupron has been on the market for over 30 years, there is much information available on the potential long term risks…

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Ep38: Understanding The Types of Endometriosis

This episode is the first one in our new mini series called “The Endofiles”. The goal is to better understand the disease that we are living with! There are generally 3 accepted forms of endometriosis: Superficial, Ovarian Endometrioma (OME), and Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). We break down information on each type, as well as the…

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Ep37: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 3 – Side Effects

In this episode, we go into detail on the side effects for Orilissa and Lupron and how they may affect our quality of life while taking the medication or after stopping it. We also discuss the implications of bone mineral density loss, especially for young adults. For even more information on the potential long term…

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Ep33: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 2B – How Effective is Lupron?

Lupron is commonly prescribed as a medical treatment for endometriosis. Lupron only treats the symptoms of endo, but how effective is it at actually alleviating symptoms? Is it worth the serious side effects and risks that can come with taking it? We talk about the hidden data, the falsified data, and the cherry picked data…

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Ep31: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 2A – How Effective is Orilissa?

Orilissa is a new oral GnRh antagonist that is being prescribed to manage endo symptoms. Today we look at the data to see how effective it actually is at treating pain. We explore the data from the clinical trials on Orilissa, the data hidden in the supplemental appendix of the published research, and the conclusions…

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

Why are doctors so misinformed about endo treatment, 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 about the lack of…

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Ep22: Bowel Endometriosis

Where is bowel endo located? Is it treatable? Does it show up on a colonoscopy? Does having bowel symptoms mean I have bowel endo? Today we answer these questions and more. Amy also shares about her experience with excision surgery and bowel endo. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

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Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

We talk about all the feelings that have come up for us post excision such as sadness, gratitude, shock, anger, and hope. Amy talks about some of the new health problems she’s battling, and we reflect on what it means to work towards acceptance and peace with our endo and health. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM:…

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Ep16: What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

With countless endometriosis myths and misinformation floating around, endosufferers are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? We also discuss how to know if your doctor is an expert and have fun imagining if Amy got a cat named…

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Ep15: What Causes Endometriosis?

What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. The theory of retrograde menstruation remains unproven after 100 years, and yet ineffective treatments that are based on it remain prevalent today. We also discuss the newer theories of embryonic origin, metaplasia, and genetics, and their implication on treatment. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo…

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