Ep11: 8 Tips for More Energy

Updated 4/2023. Many of us with endometriosis struggle with fatigue, myself included. While much of my fatigue was from the endo lesions themselves, I’ve also noticed over the years that other factors influence it, such as sleeping, eating, toxic relationships, managing activities, grief, and more. We give several ideas to explore for trying to hopefully…

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Ep10: Finding Gratitude Even in the Difficult Moments

Updated 4/2023. Practicing gratitude can help us break free from negative feelings, but what if we can’t find anything to feel grateful for? We talk about a lighthearted gratitude game Amy plays to shift her focus to the bigger picture and find appreciation for what’s going right for her – but without falling into the…

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Ep9: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your “Endometriosis Diet”

Updated 1/2024. Many of us have changed the way we eat because we find it helps with our endometriosis symptoms. Yet it can be really hard to actually commit to our dietary changes. How do we stick to our true priorities and not give in to our food cravings? As Brittany goes over a method…

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Ep7: Period Shame, Endoflares, and Social Stigma

Updated 4/2023. Amy shares about a time when her period came and she had a mortifying endoflare at work, which makes us wonder why we often feel shame in relation to our periods, our endo, and reproductive organs? We explore societal, cultural, and historical reasons, and how we can try to destigmatize menstruation. Note: Endometriosis…

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Ep6: What’s it Like to Live with Endometriosis?

Updated 12/2022. What does endometriosis have in common with a horror movie? Find out as we explore what symptoms like painful sex, painful bowel movements, and painful periods really mean on a physical and emotional level. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a review!…

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Ep5: Changing Your Experience with Pain

Updated 2/2023. Is there a way to suffer less during painful moments? We talk about some techniques Amy used to help her emotionally to get through hours of excruciating menstrual pain when medicine no longer provided relief. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave a…

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Ep4: What Does Endometriosis Pain Feel Like?

Updated 12/2022. While endometriosis isn’t a period disease, excruciating period pain is common for many people with endo. We talk about the experience of endometriosis pain in relation to menstruation – although it’s important to know that we can also feel agonizing pain at any time of the month during any of our flares. We…

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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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Ep2: From Dismissal to Diagnosis

Updated 12/2022. Ever been dismissed by a doctor – or several – and start to doubt yourself? We talk about the obstacles we face trying to get diagnosed with endo and how lonely it can feel when no one believes your symptoms. We talk about Amy’s journey to diagnosis, how strong people with endometriosis are…

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Ep1: Introducing a Dragon that Ate My Ovary

Welcome! We’re Amy and Brittany. We’ll introduce our ridiculous health problems, and then share our thoughts on living with chronic pain and serious health conditions. This episode touches on several topics and is full of humor and hope. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR SHOW? Please rate it or leave…

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