Feel supported, get inspired, be understood

Laugh, cry, and shout with us as we talk all things endometriosis.

I’m Amy (she/her), and I started the podcast In Sixteen Years of Endometriosis to talk about different facets of endometriosis. While I do some interviews with excision surgeons and endometriosis advocates, in most episodes it’s me and my witty best friend Brittany (she/they) talking about a broad range of topics:

  • Practical tips. Want more energy? Want to commit to new habits or communicate better about your illness with loved ones?
  • Facts around the disease. What are the types of endo? The stages? Why does it cause fatigue and pain? What causes endo? Where can it be in the body? What myths and misconceptions are prevalent around endo?
  • Common treatment and management options. Why is excision the gold standard? How do we find an endometriosis specialist? What does research say on Lupron, Orilissa, and birth control? What role can diet and lifestyle play?
  • Resiliency. It astounds me how much we go through. Do you know how strong you are to live with this awful disease?
  • Acceptance. Sometimes there are moments that are absolutely unbearable. We talk candidly about the anger, shame, sadness, and other feelings endo can bring, and how to get through them to find peace, gratitude, and joy.

Brittany and I pride ourselves on sharing accurate, well-researched information, which is necessary for this disease where misinformation is the norm, even from many well-intentioned doctors themselves! We share disease facts with a side of humor, personify endometriosis, and also delve into all those embarrassing did-that-really-just-happen?! stories. (And yes, they definitely did happen…)

Wherever you are in your own health journey, Brittany and I hope our podcast will help you feel more supported and empowered. If you take away anything from our podcast, we want you to know that you are not alone! There is a whole community of people out there who share similar experiences, even though illness and pain can feel incredibly isolating at times.

Important note on inclusive language:

We had not yet been educated about inclusive language when we began our podcast; however, after we learned about using language to be inclusive in our lives and communities, we used this language midway through the show and going forward. We also interviewed 2 non-binary people with endometriosis on the importance of inclusivity, in episode 64 and 72. Although our language in our earliest episodes is not inclusive, please know that we welcome all people of all gender identities here.

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Ep91: What Can Hormonal Suppression Actually Do For Endometriosis?

Hormonal suppression – such as combined hormonal contraception, IUDs, progestins like Dienogest/Visanne, or GNRH analogs like Lupron, Orilissa, Zoladex , Synarel, Prostap, etc – MAY help SOME people with...

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Ep90: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Dr. Amy Stein

We welcome Dr. Amy Stein, a physical therapist at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. In addition to being the founder of Beyond Basics Physical...

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Ep89: Endometriosis and Disability

We break down the definition of disability under the ADA or the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as mention the WHO criteria. We also discuss dynamic as well...

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Ep88: It’s Okay If All You Did Today Was Survive

There are days when it feels like all we are doing is surviving. We talk about how we get through heavy feelings and how we try to stay open...

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Ep87: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis – A Chat with Maggie Bowyer. Part 2

Today we continue our chat on DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) with Maggie Bowyer (they/them), by talking about interpersonal skills – what we’ve learned and are each working on. Maggie...

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Ep86: Acceptance, DBT, and Endometriosis – A Chat with Maggie Bowyer. Part 1

Today we welcome Maggie Bowyer (they/them) to the show for a beautiful chat on acceptance and DBT. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is a type of Cognitive...

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