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: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 3B – The Potential Long Term Risks of Lupron

Episode updated 11/2022. Lupron is commonly prescribed for the treatment of endometriosis, 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 a lot of information available on the…

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Ep38: Understanding the Types of Endometriosis

Updated 12/2022. There are generally 3 accepted forms of endometriosis: Superficial, Ovarian Endometrioma (OME), and Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). We break down information on each type. It’s important to know that each of these can cause pain and symptoms, and each deserve expert care. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR…

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Ep37: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 3A – Side Effects

Episode updated 11/2022. 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…

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

Updated 12/2022. In part 1, we discussed some of the reasons why people might have digestive problems. In this episode, we talk about a variety of tips – from diet to pelvic floor therapy to excision surgery and more! – that may help diminish or manage some of these symptoms. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo…

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

Updated 12/2022. A high majority of endometriosis patients – including ones without bowel endometriosis – present with digestive problems, such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, intestinal cramping, pain, and bloating. Some of us have digestive symptoms only during our period, but many of us have them all month long! In this episode, we explore some reasons…

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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?

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

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?

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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