Medical Care

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

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

Episode updated 11/2022. Orilissa is a new oral GnRh antagonist that is being prescribed to manage pain associated with endometriosis. 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…

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Ep30: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 1 – Misconceptions and Marketing

Episode updated 10/2023. We talk about how doctors are often misinformed about treatment for endometriosis, including the benefits, risks, and limitations of GnRh drugs. We discuss some ways pharmaceutical companies influence the doctor and/or the patient through marketing tactics, “awareness” campaigns, and more. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW?…

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Ep22: Bowel Endometriosis

Updated 1/2024. 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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Ep20: Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

Updated 2/2023. 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…

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Ep16: What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

Updated 1/2024. With the prevalence of endometriosis myths and misinformation, people with endo are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? What actually treats the disease? What “treatments” are actually just symptom management? Which commonly recommended “treatments” are not…

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Ep15: What Causes Endometriosis?

Episode updated 4/2022. What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. What we do know is that multiple studies have shown that there’s many cases of endometriosis where it would be impossible for retrograde menstruation to be the cause, but still ineffective “treatments” for endometriosis are based on this never proven, 100…

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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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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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