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Practicing gratitude with endometriosis

Practicing Gratitude With Endometriosis

Practicing Gratitude With Endometriosis

This time of the year can be overwhelming with expectations around the holidays, and living with endometriosis doesn’t make it any easier. One way to find some relief from the pressure and stress is to focus on gratitude. You might find...
Posted 12/02/2019
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How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Endometriosis

How to Enjoy the Holidays Despite Endometriosis

Living with endometriosis may change your holidays, but you can still have enjoyable and meaningful celebrations. Although endometriosis may make some holiday traditions challenging, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy connecting with friends and...
Posted 10/24/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Endometriosis. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With Endometriosis. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have endometriosis, you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain severe menstrual cramping, heavy periods, and gastrointestinal problems....
Posted 10/03/2019
Brown spotting and endometriosis

Brown Spotting and Endometriosis

Brown Spotting and Endometriosis

“I’m spotting. Should I be worried?” Members of MyEndometriosisTeam often express concern about sudden bleeding or brown spotting. When is spotting normal? When is it a cause for concern?Many members are surprised by the appearance of brown...
Posted 09/15/2019
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Seeking an Endometriosis Diagnosis: When Doctors Don’t Understand

Seeking an Endometriosis Diagnosis: When Doctors Don’t Understand

“I've been in pain on and off for over 15 years and no diagnosis!”A MyEndometriosisTeam member Seeking an endometriosis diagnosis is never easy. Many women on MyEndometriosisTeam endure years of pain without knowing why it’s happening or that...
Posted 09/12/2019
Balancing work and endometriosis

Balancing Work and Endometriosis

Balancing Work and Endometriosis

For many women with endometriosis, severe pain stands between them and their professional lives. Pain, nausea, and other symptoms can force women to stay home from their jobs. Long hours, stress, and uncomfortable working environments can also...
Posted 09/12/2019
Resolving painful sex and improving intimacy with endometriosis

Resolving Painful Sex and Improving Intimacy with Endometriosis

Resolving Painful Sex and Improving Intimacy with Endometriosis

For members on MyEndometriosisTeam, pain during sexual intercouse is a common and difficult symptom. The clinical term for painful sex is dyspareunia. For many women with endometriosis, pain during sex can be excrutiating. “It hurts SO bad I want...
Posted 09/12/2019
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How Good Boundaries Make Life With Endometriosis Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With Endometriosis Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like endometriosis. Setting and defending boundaries allows you to...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Endometriosis and Weight Gain

Endometriosis and Weight Gain

Many members on MyEndometriosisTeam experience unwanted weight gain. Weight gain is a common side effect of endometriosis treatments, many of which influence estrogen and progesterone levels. Changing hormone levels can lead to weight gain....
Posted 09/10/2019
Iuds and endometriosis

IUDs and Endometriosis

IUDs and Endometriosis

Intrauterine devices (IUD) are a constant source of conversation on MyEndometriosisTeam. Many members on MyEndometriosisTeam have turned to IUDs as a treatment option, or are currently considering it. Members have a broad range of experiences with...
Posted 08/27/2019
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