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

Episode updated 11/2022. Lupron is commonly prescribed as a medical treatment for endometriosis. However, Lupron only treats the symptoms of endo, not the disease itself. How effective is it at actually alleviating symptoms? Is it worth the serious side effects and risks – some of which can be permanent – that can come with taking…

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Ep32: The Way We Face Our Problems

Updated 2/2023. 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 over our reactions at all! In this…

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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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Ep29: Negative Self-Talk and Limiting Beliefs About Your Illness

Updated 2/2023. Do you have beliefs about yourself or your illness that are limiting you in some way? Limiting your growth, your opportunities, or your chances to feel even just a little bit better? Often times our beliefs are subconscious, and we don’t even realize we have them or how they are affecting us. We…

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Ep28: How to Stick to Your Personal Health Habits

Updated 2/2023. Many of us have specific, individualized habits/routines that we follow to help us manage our symptoms or improve our quality of life. These might include eating a certain way, having a specific sleep/wake time, getting enough daily movement, or anything else. Yet how do we actually stick to the habits/routines we want? There…

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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

Updated 2/2023. 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…

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Ep25: Improving the Experience of Your Period

Updated 2/2023. For many people with endo, 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…

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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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