Ep40: The Silver Linings Endometriosis Brought Me

There are so many negative ways that endometriosis can affect our life, from living with chronic or acute pain, infertility, or fatigue. It might affect our relationships, or ability to work/study or to go after our dreams. But since endo can also cause us to rethink the way we are living our life, we might…

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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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Ep36: Endo, IBS, and Digestive Problems. Part 2

Looking for ideas on how to help your digestive problems, such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, intestinal cramping, pain, and bloating? We talk about a wide variety of tips that have helped us and others diminish our symptoms. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE: insixteenyears.com

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Ep35: Endo, IBS, and Digestive Problems. Part 1

A high majority of endometriosis patients – including ones without bowel endo – present with digestive problems, such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, intestinal cramping, pain, bloating. Sometimes we have these symptoms only during our period and the luckier ones can have these symptoms all month long! In this episode, we explore some reasons why we…

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Ep34: The Strength Inside of Us

How do we keep going even when everything seems impossible? When life just keeps throwing problem after problem at us, how do we find the strength to go to work, take care of the kids, and to keep doing the things we need to do, when we really just want to curl up under the…

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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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Ep32: The Way We Face Our Problems

How many of us feel like we react to difficult situations in ways we don’t want to? They say that the only thing we can truly control in life is the way we face our problems, yet most of us feel like we have no control at all over our reactions! In this episode, we…

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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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