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Managing Stress for Less Endo Flares

For many of us, stress is one of our biggest triggers for an endo flare. What exactly is stress, and how does it affect our bodies? Today we talk about ways we can manage stress, or better yet, eliminate it altogether from certain parts of our life.

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Reflections about My One Year Excision Anniversary

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.

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Endometriosis and the Workplace

Getting into work everyday when you have endo can be a real challenge. Pain flares, brain fog, and other symptoms can make it hard to actually do your work. We talk all kinds of tips for a successful day at the workplace, from strategies to meet deadlines, schedules, supplies, emergency drivers, clothes, medical accommodations, and...

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Asking Empowered Questions for a Better Life

What kind of questions do you ask yourself about your life with endo? Empowered questions invite you to find answers that help you take back control of your life. We talk about some of the questions we ask ourselves, and how they’ve led to improvements in our physical and emotional well being. Let’s take back...

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Set Boundaries to Protect Your Health and Self Care

You have the right to set boundaries to protect your physical and mental health! In fact, it’s vital that you do so. But what exactly are boundaries? When do we need them? Why do we need them? Most importantly, how do we successfully set them?!

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What Effectively Treats Endometriosis?

With countless endometriosis myths and misinformation floating around, endosufferers are not always being recommended treatments that are actually effective for endometriosis. So what is the gold standard, and how do other treatments compare? We also discuss how to know if your doctor is an expert and have fun imagining if Amy got a cat named...

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What Causes Endometriosis?

What causes endometriosis? No one knows, but there are various theories. The theory of retrograde menstruation remains unproven after 100 years, and yet ineffective treatments that are based on it remain prevalent today. We also discuss the newer theories of embryonic origin, metaplasia, and genetics, and their implication on treatment. Information sources here.

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Living with an Invisible Illness

Living with an invisible illness has its challenges, and for many of us, endo was also a nameless illness during our struggle to be diagnosed. We talk about how both of these can affect us emotionally, especially if we got sick at a younger age. It’s hard to know how to speak about endo so...

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When Sex Hurts

Painful sex is a reality for many with endo. We talk about the physical, emotional, and even societal sides of this, and discuss ways to improve our sex lives with endo.

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Common Endometriosis Myths

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 about endo...

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