Winamp Logo
The Cycle. Endometriosis Podcast Cover

The Cycle. Endometriosis Podcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 4 seasons, 144 episodes, 4 days, 17 hours, 16 minutes
About
The Cycle is a podcast about endometriosis stories from patients as well as helpful information about the disease and ways to cope with it. Our goal is to share endo stories from people all over the world to empower you.Medical disclaimer: THIS PODCAST IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING MEDICAL ADVICE. All information, content, and material of this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.
Episode Artwork

97. Extreme Mid- Cycle Pain, Long waiting lists in Canada, Amazing surgery experience in....Romania.

Join Billie Jo on the show as we talk all about the long wait to get diagnosed, medical research as well as bias, painful poops, the long wait for surgery in Canada, and her fantastic surgery experience in Romania. Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
5/17/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

96. Heavy Periods, Retinal Migraines & bad side affects from Birth Control, Horrible Pain & finally being listened to.

Join Skyler, 23 years old. In this episode, we chat about baking, making content, and endo. We talked about horrible pain and how the pill made for her had terrible side effects. She shares details of her symptoms and how it felt to finally be herd from a doctor. Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
4/19/202454 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

95. Early education about Endo, hormones, health care delay & struggle in the UK.

Nikki is from the UK and is a mindset coach. She shares her journey with endometriosis, as well as how important hormones are. How her daughters rare condition helped her discover her passion for advocacy and fighting the the right medical care. We talk about so much more. Find the programs she mentioned here: https://www.ijustdontknow.org/ Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
3/15/202451 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

94. Was it really her appendix or was it endo...UTI's..self diagnosis and more

Fenella joins us from the UK on today's show. We chat about how she thinks her appendix may have been endo, chronic UTI, and the shame around them, as well as how she was diagnosed from a podcast. And so much more! Things she mentioned to check out: Podcasts: ⁠28 days later ⁠⁠How Do You Cope?⁠ ⁠Woman’s Hour (specific episode about appendix)⁠⁠Room 5: series 1 ep7⁠ Books: Period (it’s about bloody time) - Emma Barnett You can have a better period - Le’Nise Brothers Invisible Women - Varoline Criado Perez Menopausing - Davina McCall Self-help for your Nerves - Dr Claire Weeks Another book I found amazing, talking more about mental health, very specifically postnatally, but still a remarkable read is - ‘What have I done? - Laura Dockrill  Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
2/17/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode Artwork

94. Was it really her appendix or was it endo...UTI's..self diagnosis and more

Fenella joins us from the UK on today's show. We chat about how she thinks her appendix may have been endo, chronic UTI, and the shame around them, as well as how she was diagnosed from a podcast. And so much more! Things she mentioned to check out: Podcasts: 28 days later How Do You Cope? Woman’s Hour (specific episode about appendix)Room 5: series 1 ep7 Books: Period (it’s about bloody time) - Emma Barnett You can have a better period - Le’Nise Brothers Invisible Women - Varoline Criado Perez Menopausing - Davina McCall Self-help for your Nerves - Dr Claire Weeks Another book I found amazing, talking more about mental health, very specifically postnatally, but still a remarkable read is - ‘What have I done? - Laura Dockrill  Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
2/17/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

93. 20 years to get diagnosed with endometriosis, what helped, and how it influenced a career path.

*** please note we had some audio issues, I am so sorry about this**** Join us today to chat with Samm, an endo, Lyme, and celiac warrior. She chats about how, even after being diagnosed with Lyme and Celiac, she still knew something was wrong and how her pain progressed daily. Learn what she did to help feel better and how it helped her in her current businesses. Where to find Samm: @matchanude + @sammssimplelife on Instagram, FB @matchanude - LinkedIn Samantha Coffin + Matcha Nude. We also have a YouTube account and are @ilovematchanuse on TikTok Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
1/29/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Journey: Navigating Mental Health with Endometriosis

Katrina shares navigating mental health with endometriosis & emphasizes the years it takes to process the impact of Endometriosis on one's emotional well-being. Katrina shares her story and how working with a therapist helped her understand that "Endo is not rational." Many patients struggle with feeling well one day or hour to not feel well at all at the flip of a switch, as well as years of people not believing patients how challenging this disease is. Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠ or DM me @⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
1/8/202452 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

How challenging it is to be taken seriously as teenager with Endometriosis, Melissa 20 years old shares her journey.

Melissa joins us on today's show to walk us through her journey as a teen starting in 2015- how many doctors she saw and how long it took to hear that it may be endo. Join us today as we chat about her story. You can follow Melissa on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/melissaagagnee/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA%3D%3D Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠ or DM me @⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
1/8/202434 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Flare up Reminders

On today's show, I discuss my recent flare-up - some tips that helped me, and we will be back in 2024 with more Endo stories. Happy New Year! Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠⁠Follow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠⁠Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/17/202318 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode Artwork

Flare up Reminders

On today's show, I discuss my recent flare-up - some tips that helped me, and we will be back in 2024 with more Endo stories. Happy New Year! Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
12/17/202318 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ten of my Favorite Products for Endometriosis.

On today's show, I discuss ten products that have helped me as an endo patient. I could have made a much longer list, but I wanted to keep it short and sweet for you. They are all linked below. Remember to always chat with your doctor before trying anything new! ⁠Cherry Pit Pac ⁠⁠Foam Roller ⁠⁠Travel heating pad⁠⁠Ginger Tea ⁠⁠Ginger chews ⁠⁠Eye Ice Pack ⁠⁠Epsom Salt⁠⁠Turmeric Face Cream ⁠⁠Hemp Salve ⁠⁠Field of Flowers ⁠Mentioned: ⁠https://glow.hormoneuniversity.com/⁠ & https://immunologic.com/products/aloe-ferox-whole-leaf-caps Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠⁠Follow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠⁠TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠⁠Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/26/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ten of my Favorite Products for Endometriosis.

On today's show, I discuss ten products that have helped me as an endo patient. I could have made a much longer list, but I wanted to keep it short and sweet for you. They are all linked below. Remember to always chat with your doctor before trying anything new! Cherry Pit Pac Foam Roller  Travel heating pad Ginger Tea  Ginger chews  Eye Ice Pack  Epsom Salt Turmeric Face Cream  Hemp Salve  Field of Flowers  Mentioned: https://glow.hormoneuniversity.com/ & https://immunologic.com/products/aloe-ferox-whole-leaf-caps Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠⁠ or DM me @⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
11/26/202315 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How challenging it is to be taken seriously as teenager with Endometriosis, Melissa 20 years old shares her journey.

Melissa joins us on today's show to walk us through her journey as a teen starting in 2015- how many doctors she saw and how long it took to hear that it may be endo. Join us today as we chat about her story.You can follow Melissa on IG at: https://www.instagram.com/melissaagagnee/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA%3D%3DWant to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠Follow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠TikTok: ⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠ or DM me @⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/202334 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Painful Periods are NOT NORMAL, 17 years to Diagnosis, challenging bowel symptoms, mental health and the NHS delays.

Ellie shares her story of navigating 17 years to diagnosis, challenging bowel symptoms, cyclical pain, mental health, and the NHS vs. Private health care with endometriosis. We chatted about how doctors treated her in A&E, the medical gaslighting, and much more. Ellie is a Ph.D. and lives in England.Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠Follow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠TikTok: ⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠ or DM me @⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/29/202357 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

Painful Periods are NOT NORMAL, 17 years to Diagnosis, challenging bowel symptoms, mental health and the NHS delays.

Ellie shares her story of navigating 17 years to diagnosis, challenging bowel symptoms, cyclical pain, mental health, and the NHS vs. Private health care with endometriosis. We chatted about how doctors treated her in A&E, the medical gaslighting, and much more. Ellie is a Ph.D. and lives in England. Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠ Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠ TikTok: ⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠ or DM me @⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
9/29/202357 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Journey: Navigating Mental Health with Endometriosis

Katerina shares navigating mental health with endometriosis & emphasizes the years it takes to process the impact of Endometriosis on one's emotional well-being. Katerina shares her story and how working with a therapist helped her understand that "Endo is not rational." Many patients struggle with feeling well one day or hour to not feel well at all at the flip of a switch, as well as years of people not believing patients how challenging this disease is.Want to watch the show on YouTube? ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou⁠Follow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠⁠TikTok: ⁠⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, ⁠www.melissaboudreau.com⁠ or DM me @⁠https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/⁠Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/11/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

After seeing 25 doctors, Margaret finally got some answers and developed an app to help endometriosis patients!

In this episode, I chat with endometriosis patient, Margaret, who had pelvic pain and saw 25 doctors before she was diagnosed with endo. She worked in health technology before she was diagnosed and was working on an app to help others with pelvic pain- tracking and learning. She shares her endo story and why she started Lasa Health with her husband to help others with endo. Listen in to learn more about this great new resource for patients and it's FREE!Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBouFollow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/14/202337 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

Part Two of Candice's Story.

Join me today as I chat with Candice; this is part two of two. Listen to 88 for part one!Thanks to Candice for sharing her story and being vulnerable with us. Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBouFollow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/23/202355 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

How endo pain & symptoms can progress to an extreme as time goes on—part one of Candice's Story.

Join me today as I chat with Candice; this is part one of two. We discuss migraines, pain, bleeding after sex, IUDs, painful bowel movements, and more on this episode. Candice is a true warrior; when you hear part one of her story- she describes her intense pain, bowel movements, and how she had a purge almost monthly around her cycle. She tells us about how she pushed through to make it work.Please stay tuned for the rest of her story very soon.TW: we do chat about suicidal thoughts in this showThanks to Candice for sharing her story and being vulnerable with us. Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBouFollow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/16/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Part Two of Candice's Story.

Join me today as I chat with Candice; this is part two of two. Listen to 88 for part one! Thanks to Candice for sharing her story and being vulnerable with us.   Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
6/13/202355 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

How endo pain & symptoms can progress to extreme as time goes on. Part One of Candice's Story.

Join me today as I chat with Candice; this is part one of two. We discuss migraines, pain, bleeding after sex, IUDs, painful bowel movements, and more on this episode. Candice is a true warrior; when you hear part one of her story- she describes her intense pain, bowel movements, and how she had a purge almost monthly around her cycle. She tells us about how she pushed through to make it work. Please stay tuned for the rest of her story very soon. TW: we do chat about suicidal thoughts in this show Thanks to Candice for sharing her story and being vulnerable with us.   Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
6/11/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Dr. Mathew Leonardi Endometriosis Expert Advanced Gynecological Surgeon & Ultrasound Specialist "Ignored Because It Is Benign – It Is Time to Treat Endometriosis as if It Were Cancer"

Dr Mathew Leonardi is an advanced gynecological surgeon and sonologist (ultrasound specialist) at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada. He has been awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, which focused on the utility of ultrasound in diagnosing and managing endometriosis. We talk about non-invasive ways to diagnose endo, the challenges doctors and patients face in Canada, and much more. This podcast has inspired me to have more ways to diagnose endo sooner and without surgery.Find his research and social channels here: https://mathewleonardi.com/Link to suggested ways to manage endo we talked about on the show: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7263080/Link to the above quoted article: "Ignored Because It Is Benign – It Is Time to Treat Endometriosis as if It Were Cancer." https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338879056_Ignored_Because_It_Is_Benign_-_It_Is_Time_to_Treat_Endometriosis_as_if_It_Were_CancerWant to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBouFollow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/12/202344 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

Dr. Mathew Leonardi Endometriosis Expert Advanced Gynecological Surgeon & Ultrasound Specialist "Ignored Because It Is Benign – It Is Time to Treat Endometriosis as if It Were Cancer"

Dr Mathew Leonardi is an advanced gynecological surgeon and sonologist (ultrasound specialist) at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Canada. He has been awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, which focused on the utility of ultrasound in diagnosing and managing endometriosis. We talk about non-invasive ways to diagnose endo, the challenges doctors and patients face in Canada, and much more. This podcast has inspired me to have more ways to diagnose endo sooner and without surgery. Find his research and social channels here: https://mathewleonardi.com/ Link to ways to suggested ways to manage endo we talked about on the show: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7263080/ Link to the above quoted article: "Ignored Because It Is Benign – It Is Time to Treat Endometriosis as if It Were Cancer." https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338879056_Ignored_Because_It_Is_Benign_-_It_Is_Time_to_Treat_Endometriosis_as_if_It_Were_Cancer Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
4/30/202344 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

She did not have pain but had stage 4 endometriosis that was discovered during her fertility journey and now has her "miracle babies."

Join me today as I chat with Jill; we talk about her treatment with Clear Passage and how it helped her on her fertility journey. Jill did not have any pain with her cycles- she did have heavy bleeding, and her Mother had endo, but because she did not present with the pain, she did not think she could have endo. Jill started to have cysts and pain when she started fertility treatments which led her to three surgeries and a stage 4 endo diagnosis. She wanted to find alternative methods to help her, and she went to Clear Passage- Larry joins us to tell us more about the method they use to break up adhesions and scar tissue.TW: we do chat about pregnancy loss in this episodeThanks to Jill for sharing her story. Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBouFollow for clips of the show:Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/14/202355 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

She did not have pain but had stage 4 endometriosis that was discovered during her fertility journey and now has her "miracle babies."

Join me today as I chat with Jill; we talk about her treatment with Clear Passage and how it helped her on her fertility journey. Jill did not have any pain with her cycles- she did have heavy bleeding, and her Mother had endo, but because she did not present with the pain, she did not think she could have endo. Jill started to have cysts and pain when she started fertility treatments which led her to three surgeries and a stage 4 endo diagnosis. She wanted to find alternative methods to help her, and she went to Clear Passage- Larry joins us to tell us more about the method they use to break up adhesions and scar tissue. TW: we do chat about pregnancy loss in this episode Thanks to Jill for sharing her story.  Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast⁠ Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
4/10/202355 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

"Across the Pond" Elva and Melissa finally meet, heating pads, and more!

Join Elva and Melissa as they catch up after meeting in person for the first time in NYC! They met on the show, and Elva came from Ireland to the US last month. They chat endo month, heating pads, and other random banter!Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou. Also, clips on YT Shorts.Follow for clips of the show:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcastThank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/9/202327 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

"Across the Pond" Elva and Melissa finally meet, heating pads, and more!

Join Elva and Melissa as they catch up after meeting in person for the first time in NYC! They chat endo month, heating pads, and other random banter! Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou. Also, clips on YT Shorts. Follow for clips of the show: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecycle.endopodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thecycleendopodcast Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
4/9/202327 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Debilitating migraines, back pain and heavy cycles, without cramps and a long delay in diagnosis. This is Connie's Story.

Join me today as I chat with Connie, who had excruciating migraines, back pain, and heavy cycles. She did not experience painful cramps until later in life. How it took her almost 15 years to get a diagnosis and her path to getting there, and some of the treatment options she tried. Thanks to Connie for sharing her story. Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBouThank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/3/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

Debilitating migraines, back pain and heavy cycles, without cramps and a long delay in diagnosis. This is Connie's Story.

Join me today as I chat with Connie, who had excruciating migraines, back pain, and heavy cycles. She did not experience painful cramps until later in life. How it took her almost 15 years to get a diagnosis and her path to getting there, and some of the treatment options she tried.  Thanks to Connie for sharing her story.  Want to watch the show on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/@MelissaBou Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website, www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
2/26/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

"This Film will Save Lives" People Magazine. Shannon Cohn Director & Producer of "Below the Belt" Endometriosis doc- her story & why she made this critical film.

Join me today with someone I look up to in the endo community Shannon Cohn, Director & Producer of "Below the Belt" and "Endo What?" she is an attorney and filmmaker. We chatted about why she made this new film, her endo story, and where you can see "Below the Belt" I agree this film will change lives and help with awareness at an incredible rate. Want to find a screening by you or more info: https://www.belowthebelt.film/Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tThank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/17/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

"This Film will Save Lives" People Magazine. Shannon Cohn Director & Producer of "Below the Belt" Endometriosis doc- her story & why she made this critical film.

Join me today with someone I look up to in the endo community Shannon Cohn, Director & Producer of "Below the Belt" and "Endo What?" she is an attorney and filmmaker.  We chatted about why she made this new film, her endo story, and where you can see "Below the Belt" I agree this film will change lives and help with awareness at an incredible rate.  Want to find a screening by you or more info: https://www.belowthebelt.film/ Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6t Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/
2/16/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tips to help manage your endo symptoms and what about endo & menopause with, Dr. Fenske.

Board-certified gynecologist and integrative health expert Suzanne Fenske, MD, FACOG, joins me on the show. She provides holistic medical care to optimize patients’ health at TārāMD in Lenox Hill, Manhattan, in New York City. Using a functional approach, Dr. Fenske applies her broad medical expertise to treat complex conditions, including hormone imbalances, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).Dr. Fenske uses her unique combination of advanced training to provide unmatched care in hormone therapy for perimenopause and menopause, SoLā for pelvic pain, and functional medicine for various gynecological conditions. She also contributes to peer-reviewed studies, news articles, and national conferences.Check out her website: https://www.taramd.com/Follow her on IG: https://www.instagram.com/taramd4womenWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tThank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tips to help manage your endo symptoms and what about endo & menopause with, Dr. Fenske.

Board-certified gynecologist and integrative health expert Suzanne Fenske, MD, FACOG, joins me on the show. She provides holistic medical care to optimize patients’ health at TārāMD in Lenox Hill, Manhattan, in New York City. Using a functional approach, Dr. Fenske applies her broad medical expertise to treat complex conditions, including hormone imbalances, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Dr. Fenske uses her unique combination of advanced training to provide unmatched care in hormone therapy for perimenopause and menopause, SoLā for pelvic pain, and functional medicine for various gynecological conditions. She also contributes to peer-reviewed studies, news articles, and national conferences. Check out her website: https://www.taramd.com/ Follow her on IG: https://www.instagram.com/taramd4women Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6t Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!
1/8/20231 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Advocating to be taken serious as a teenager, Kelly now 20, did not have pain but heavy cycles, fatigue and knew something was off.

In this show, I chat with Kelly, 20 years old and from Wisconsin. We discussed her story and how she did not have pain with her cycles but very heavy bleeding and fatigue, and she knew something was off. We chat about how doctors did not take her seriously and how this can challenge teenagers. Her path to getting diagnosed, how she feels now, and a more natural approach for endo. Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tThank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/Thank you SO much for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/16/202235 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

Advocating to be taken serious as a teenager, Kelly now 20, did not have pain but heavy cycles, fatigue and knew something was off.

In this show, I chat with Kelly, 20 years old and from Wisconsin.  We discussed her story and how she did not have pain with her cycles but very heavy bleeding and fatigue, and she knew something was off. We chat about how doctors did not take her seriously and how this can challenge teenagers.  Her path to getting diagnosed, how she feels now, and a more natural approach for endo.  Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6t Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback, please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or DM me @https://www.instagram.com/melisbou/ Thank you SO much for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a 5-star review on Apple or Spotify podcasts. It helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! 
12/3/202235 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

A 20 year fight with endometriosis, IC, SIBO and advocating for herself. This is Jen's Story.

In this show, I chat with Jen from Denver, CO. She has been fighting endo for 20 years - we chat about her endo journey, multiple surgeries, SIBO, IC and much more. Listen in to hear her full story and her tips on what she has learned over the past 20 years of fighting. Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tThank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/11/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

A 20 year fight with endometriosis, IC, SIBO and advocating for herself. This is Jen's Story.

In this show, I chat with Jen from Denver, CO.  She has been fighting endo for 20 years - we chat about her endo journey, multiple surgeries, SIBO, IC and much more.  Listen in to hear her full story and her tips on what she has learned over the past 20 years of fighting.  Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6t Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
11/4/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

This Pain is NOT Normal. The long path to endometriosis diagnosis. Rachell 27, nurse, shares her story.

In this show I chat with Rachell from Denver, CO. She is 27 years old and a nurse, who is passionate about mental health. She shares the years of pain, suffering, and being told her pain was normal. Not to mention years of multiple birth controls and even taking two versions of BC at one time. She knew something was off but nothing was ever found until a doctor later in her search mentioned endometriosis. Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/14/202252 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

This Pain is NOT Normal. The long path to endometriosis diagnosis. Rachell 27, nurse, shares her story.

In this show I chat with Rachell from Denver, CO.  She is 27 years old and a nurse, who is passionate about mental health. She shares the years of pain, suffering, and being told her pain was normal. Not to mention years of multiple birth controls and even taking two versions of BC at one time. She knew something was off but nothing was ever found until a doctor later in her search mentioned endometriosis.  Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6t Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
10/10/202252 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Living in service of others, founding Endo Black and living with endometriosis. Lauren K

Lauren R. Kornegay, founder of Endo Black joins us this month. Diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 20, Lauren experienced the pain, struggles, exhaustion, and confusion that accompany the disorder. This led her on a search to find someone that looked like her, who was also dealing with endometriosis.Having previously searched social media, websites, and other avenues, she knew something had to change. Her mother always told her, “If there’s a void, fill it, and if you want something done, do it yourself.” Lauren believes in “creating a space where there is no space.”So in October of 2015, Lauren established Endo Black, Inc., a platform designed to connect African American women and women of color affected by endometriosis.Join us today as she talks about her endo story, living a life of service, and her endo story. Check out https://www.endoblack.org/ for all of the events and details we talked about on today's show. Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/16/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Living in service of others, founding Endo Black and living with endometriosis. Lauren K

Lauren R. Kornegay, founder of Endo Black joins us this month.  Diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 20, Lauren experienced the pain, struggles, exhaustion, and confusion that accompany the disorder. This led her on a search to find someone that looked like her, who was also dealing with endometriosis. Having previously searched social media, websites, and other avenues, she knew something had to change. Her mother always told her, “If there’s a void, fill it, and if you want something done, do it yourself.” Lauren believes in “creating a space where there is no space.” So in October of 2015, Lauren established Endo Black, Inc., a platform designed to connect African American women and women of color affected by endometriosis. Join us today as she talks about her endo story, living a life of service, and her endo story.  Check out https://www.endoblack.org/ for all of the events and details we talked about on today's show.  Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
9/1/202253 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

The long path to endometriosis diagnosis, POTS and how to keep perspective with Heather W.

Heather joins us this month to chat about her long path to diagnosis, learning what endo was and how excision surgery helped her feel much better. She also talks to us about POTS, and her sons. We chat about autoimmune disorders and endo, as well as perspective when things get tough. Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/12/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

The long path to endometriosis diagnosis, POTS and how to keep perspective with Heather W.

Heather joins us this month to chat about her long path to diagnosis, learning what endo was and how excision surgery helped her feel much better. She also talks to us about POTS, and her sons. We chat about autoimmune disorders and endo, as well as perspective when things get tough.  Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
8/8/202254 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Surgery prep, the mental weight of endo and so much more! Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva.

In this show, Elva tells us about her next surgery, the ups, and downs of having endo, and her bowel as well as surgery tips for when you are in the hospital. Listen in now!Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/15/202244 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 4; Episode 7. Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. We talk surgery prep, the mental weight of endo and so much more!

In this show, Elva tells us about her next surgery, the ups, and downs of having endo, and her bowel as well as surgery tips for when you are in the hospital.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/11/202244 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, RN, and founder The EndoCo. She just launched a new guided journal.

Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, Registered Nurse, and founder of women’s health non-profit The Endometriosis Coalition! Recently, Jenneh’s advocacy work has been featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times, discussing subjects such as medical gaslighting and medical misdiagnosis. Her therapeutic guided journal, Part of You, Not All of You, is also currently the #1 New Release in Endometriosis! You can find out more about Jenneh and her journal here: https://www.jennehrishe.com/This past May, Jenneh was featured as a main narrator in a documentary film, Below the Belt, executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Corinne Foxx, and Mae Whitham. The film aims to bring awareness to this invisible illness - from societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions of people with endometriosis are effectively silenced.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/3/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 4; Episode 6. Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, RN, and founder The EndoCo. She just launched a new guided journal.

Jenneh Rishe - endometriosis warrior, chronic illness advocate, Registered Nurse, and founder of women’s health non-profit The Endometriosis Coalition! Recently, Jenneh’s advocacy work has been featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times, discussing subjects such as medical gaslighting and medical misdiagnosis. Her therapeutic guided journal, Part of You, Not All of You, is also currently the #1 New Release in Endometriosis! You can find out more about Jenneh and her journal here: https://www.jennehrishe.com/ This past May, Jenneh was featured as a main narrator in a documentary film, Below the Belt, executive produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Corinne Foxx, and Mae Whitham. The film aims to bring awareness to this invisible illness - from societal taboos and gender bias to misinformed doctors and profit-driven healthcare, the film reveals how millions of people with endometriosis are effectively silenced. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
5/29/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

When starts to become daily and why do we second guess ourselves when we have endo? Olivia, Singer & Songwriter from LA.

Her cycle started painful, heavy, and irregular. She thought it was normal and was told this was just something she had to live with. We chat about how the symptoms start to build as time goes on until the time that endo pain becomes daily. How the pain can vary from day to day and month to month. She often had cyst ruptures. We also talk about why do we second guess ourselves when we know the pain is real?Listen in to her story here. Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/13/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Shame around our periods, being told misinformation from Doctors around Endometriosis & how we push ourselves. Rebecca from South Africa

Rebecca joins us on the show to share her story with endo. Her pain was normalized and was told her pain was in her head. She was dismissed many times, told to get pregnant (which is a myth and not a cure for endo), and had pain, as well as heavy bleeding from a young age. We also talk about medical care in South Africa. We talk about how strong & incredible people are with endo. **trigger warning we do talk about miscarriage & ectopic pregnancy. Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/15/20221 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

We NEED awareness. Endometriosis Awareness Month chat with Elva. The constant struggle with this disease. The trauma & fear cycle.

Elva joins me from across the pond. We catch up and talk about some of the challenging things we have been through recently. We chat about how hard it is to talk to others about the constant struggle. We know they want to provide support but the frustrations with the feedback from others We chat about scanxiety, waiting for results. Listen in and share this one with your loved ones who may not understand how serious this disease is. Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/11/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 4; Episode 5. Olivia, Singer & Songwriter from LA. The pain starts to move into daily pain and why do we second guess ourselves when we have endo?

Her cycle started painful, heavy, and irregular. She thought it was normal and was told this was just something she had to live with.  We chat about how the symptoms start to build as time goes on until the time that endo pain becomes daily. How the pain can vary from day to day and month to month.  She often had cyst ruptures. We also talk about why do we second guess ourselves when we know the pain is real? Listen in to her story here.   Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
3/6/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 4; Episode 4. Rebecca from South Africa chats about shame around our periods, being told misinformation from Doctors around Endometriosis & how we push ourselves..

Rebecca joins us on the show to share her story with endo. Her pain was normalized and was told her pain was in her head. She was dismissed many times, told to get pregnant (which is a myth and not a cure for endo), and had pain, as well as heavy bleeding from a young age. We also talk about medical care in South Africa. We talk about how strong & incredible people are with endo.  **trigger warning we do talk about miscarriage & ectopic pregnancy.   Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
3/6/20221 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 4; Episode 3. We NEED awareness. Endometriosis Awareness Month chat with Elva. The constant struggle with this disease. The trauma & fear cycle.

Elva joins me from across the pond. We catch up and talk about some of the challenging things we have been through recently. We chat about how hard it is to talk to others about the constant struggle. We know they want to provide support but the frustrations with the feedback from others We chat about scanxiety, waiting for results.  Listen in and share this one with your loved ones who may not understand how serious this disease is.  Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
3/6/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

New product coming soon! A beautiful wireless heating pad. Founder, Designer and CEO of WIM, Lidia.

I chat with Lidia who designed a wireless, designer heating pad after wanting to do something to help the world. Listen to her story as a designer and how WIM came to life after a painful period! Check out WIM: https://www.mywim.co/And the page to reserve the first WIM https://www.mywim.co/product-pageInstagram https://www.instagram.com/my.wim/Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wimsmartheatingpadWant to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple Podcasts. It really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/11/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

(2.11) Season 4; Episode 2. Founder, Designer and CEO of WIM, Lidia. We talk about her new product a beautiful wireless heating pad.

I chat with Lidia who designed a wireless, designer heating pad after wanting to do something to help the world. Listen to her story as a designer and how WIM came to life after a painful period!  Check out WIM:  https://www.mywim.co/ And the page to reserve the first WIM https://www.mywim.co/product-page  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/my.wim/ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wimsmartheatingpad Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
2/6/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Allison acupuncturist specializing in reproductive health finds out she has endo after going in for an Iron test?!

Allison lives in Vancouver, BC, she was asymptomatic and works with many people who have endo on a daily basis...she discovered she had endo after going in for an iron test that lead her to an ultrasound. She is later diagnosed with Stage III and had a 10cm cyst! Allison treats many patients with endo and has tips for us to help manage pain. Follow her for great tips: @sea_of_qi_healingListen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/14/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to advocate for yourself with your doctor & family. After years of being dismissed. Chelsea 22

Chelsea shares her story as well as how she had to advocate for herself with her family and doctors. Growing up going to the doctor was not something her family would do unless it was an emergency. She shares tips on how to talk with your family if they do not understand what you are going through as well as how some diet changes did help with her pain. We also talked about how when you go into surgery the anxiety of waking up and being told you do not have endo. Listen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/17/202143 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

We talk about tips on how to CELEBRATE when you have Endo. AKA tips to get through the Holiday season. Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva.

In this show, Elva is back and breaks down the word CELEBRATE for us with tips for this holiday season when you have endo. We also catch up a bit and chat about how we have been feeling. Listen in now!Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/3/202153 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. We talk about tips on how to CELEBRATE when you have Endo.

In this show, Elva is back and breaks down the word CELEBRATE for us with tips for this holiday season when you have endo. We also catch up a bit and chat about how we have been feeling.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
11/28/202153 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

(12.17)Season 3; Episode 17. Chelsea 22, on how to advocate for yourself with your doctor & family. After years of being dismissed, she finally got her diagnosis of Stage IV Endo.

Chelsea shares her story as well as how she had to advocate for herself with her family and doctors. Growing up going to the doctor was not something her family would do unless it was an emergency. She shares tips on how to talk with your family if they do not understand what you are going through as well as how some diet changes did help with her pain. We also talked about how when you go into surgery the anxiety of waking up and being told you do not have endo.   Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
11/28/202143 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

She was told over & over she did not have endo & how serendipity helped her finally get her diagnosis. Cara 21.

Cara's pain started with back pain in her early teens. She was told several times she did not have endo even though she knew in her gut something was off. She knew about endo from a friend who had it but was told over and over again she did not have endo. Her pain began to grow into daily life. She talks about how she advocated for herself (and how it can be difficult as a younger teenager) She did know she had a cyst rupture, and another large cyst formed as well. She finally found a doctor that would listen to her and understood what she was going through. Listen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/19/202144 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

How it feels to have endometriosis. Symptoms, pain and more. Tips for surgery costs, how to apply for help & active mindfulness.

*** Trigger warning: We talk about suicide in this episode***Maggie, writer of When I Bleed. Poems about Endometriosis, talks about their story with endo, from starting at a young age before their cycle started. We chat about symptoms, endo care, and how we need to slow down and stop pushing ourselves so hard. Maggie also chats about how to advocate for yourself with doctors and how you can find care for a lower cost or even 100% covered. VERY HELPFUL TIPS.Check out their books and support them today! (I love the poems)Maggie is providing a coupon code for 15% off anything in their online store for the podcast listeners!  Coupon code: TheCyclePod Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/15/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 16. Cara 21, Shares her story, she was told over & over she did not have endo & how serendipity helped her finally get her diagnosis.

Cara's pain started with back pain in her early teens. She was told several times she did not have endo even though she knew in her gut something was off. She knew about endo from a friend who had it but was told over and over again she did not have endo. Her pain began to grow into daily life.  She talks about how she advocated for herself (and how it can be difficult as a younger teenager) She did know she had a cyst rupture, and another large cyst formed as well.  She finally found a doctor that would listen to her and understood what she was going through.  Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz Episode analytics
10/9/202144 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 15. Maggie 23. Talks about symptoms, pain- how it feels to have endo. Tips for surgery costs, how to apply for help & active mindfulness.

*** Trigger warning we talk about suicide in this episode  Maggie, writer of When I Bleed.  Poems about Endometriosis. Talks about their story with endo, from starting at a young age before their cycle started. We chat about symptoms, endo care, and how we need to slow down and stop pushing ourselves so hard. Maggie also chats about how to advocate for yourself with doctors and how you can find care for a lower cost or even 100% covered. VERY HELPFUL TIPS. Check out their books and support them today! (I love the poems) Maggie is providing a coupon code for 15% off anything in their online store for the podcast listeners!  https://maggiebowyer.com/products/ Coupon code: TheCyclePod   Listen to the rest of their story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
10/9/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

The mental impacts of endometriosis & miscarriage, not being able to get pregnant, IVF and much more.

**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy & miscarriage.Kailey was placed on birth control at 14 years old, she was not sure why but assumed it was because her mother saw signs and symptoms of endo. She was not sure if her Mother had endo, but she did have a hysterectomy* at 30 years old. (*hysterectomy is not a cure for endo) She stopped birth control at 24 years old. She had horrible cycles, she felt like she has the flu even on BC. She tried to get pregnant for three years. She began thinking about IVF in the 3rd year and became pregnant naturally, and she felt the best she had in years...but miscarried. Listen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/17/202156 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Extreme pain from endometriosis. Former competitive Ice Dancer for the United States talks about how she could skate through anything but endo pain.

Alissandra, a professional athlete, Ice Dancer for the United States was on birth control from 16 to 22 years old to help control her cycle, she did not have a period in these years. She knew she really wanted to have children and she became nervous about being on BC so she stopped taking it. After she stopped taking it she was in excruciating pain, she found out she had a cyst rupture. She talks about how she could skate through anything but this extreme pain. After several months of cyst ruptures her doctor mentioned endometriosis. She talks about the challenges of being an athlete with endo and how it can be difficult for others to understand what people with endo may be going through. We chat about the taboos of talking about periods. Listen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/20/202140 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to talk to your friends, family and others about Endometriosis & advice for them too. Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva.

Join Elva and Melissa as they catch up and talk about how to talk to loved ones about endo and some advice for them as well. If you want to skip the banter go to about 33 minutes in! Listen in now!Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/6/202155 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. How to talk to your friends, family and others about Endometriosis & advice for them too.

Join Elva and Melissa as they catch up and talk about how to talk to loved ones about endo and some advice for them as well.  If you want to skip the banter go to about 33 minutes in!  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
8/5/202155 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

The ups and downs of endometriosis and trying to start a family. Jana from Alabama, 27.

**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy, adoption, & miscarriage.*** hysterectomy is not a cure for endo.Jana felt period before it started, but at 18 years old she knew something was off. She began to have pain all the time, and the pain became increasingly worse. At 19 years old she went to her first gynecologist appointment. She went on BC but she had plenty of side effects like anxiety from it for 5 years.She reflects back on symptoms, acne, constipation, painful sex, and more, now that she knows she had endo.Listen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/23/202155 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 14. Kailey 30. We discuss the mental impacts of endo & miscarriage, not being able to get pregnant, IVF and much more.

**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy & miscarriage. Kailey was placed on birth control at 14 years old, she was not sure why but assumed it was because her mother saw signs and symptoms of endo. She was not sure if her Mother had endo, but she did have a hysterectomy* at 30 years old. (*hysterectomy is not a cure for endo) She stopped birth control at 24 years old. She had horrible cycles, she felt like she has the flu even on BC. She tried to get pregnant for three years. She began thinking about IVF in the 3rd year and became pregnant naturally, and she felt the best she had in years...but miscarried.  Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/17/202156 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 13. Alissandra 29, former competitive Ice Dancer for the United States talks about how she could skate through anything except the extreme pain from endometriosis.

Alissandra, a professional athlete, Ice Dancer for the United States was on birth control from 16 to 22 years old to help control her cycle, she did not have a period in these years. She knew she really wanted to have children and she became nervous about being on BC so she stopped taking it.  After she stopped taking it she was in excruciating pain, she found out she had a cyst rupture. She talks about how she could skate through anything but this extreme pain. After several months of cyst ruptures her doctor mentioned endometriosis. She talks about the challenges of being an athlete with endo and how it can be difficult for others to understand what people with endo may be going through. We chat about the taboos of talking about periods.  Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz  
7/17/202140 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to talk to your doctor about Endometriosis.

Join Elva and Melissa as they chat about how to chat with your doctor about endo in this mini show. Listen in now!Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/9/202139 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 12. Jana from Alabama, 27. The ups and downs of endometriosis and trying to start a family.

**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy, adoption, & miscarriage. *** hysterectomy is not a cure for endo. Jana felt period before it started, but at 18 years old she knew something was off. She began to have pain all the time, and the pain became increasingly worse. At 19 years old she went to her first gynecologist appointment. She went on BC but she had plenty of side effects like anxiety from it for 5 years. She reflects back on symptoms, acne, constipation, painful sex, and more, now that she knows she had endo. Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/9/202155 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 10. Ana, Endo Warrior and Founder of Hormone University.

Ana is from Spain, but living in New York City. She talks about stress and how her pain increased during extreme stress in her life, multiple surgeries, IVF treatments, fertility, and how important it is for us to take care of ourselves.  She founded Hormone University in 2020 as an educational platform with the mission to improve hormone health through widely accessible knowledge and advocate for social impact in our communities. Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/9/202139 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 11. Jessica P. Her Mother and Aunt both had Endometriosis, and she discovered she does as well.

Jessica who had painful cramps early on would miss school and functions, she felt shame with this as she would cancel on her friends. As the years went on her pain increased as well. She knows how to prepare for her cycle and even carried a kit. She adjusted her diet and felt best on Paleo.  She knows now she has endo and she had decided to go back to school to learn more about natural health.   Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/9/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Season 3; Episode 9. Jessica Murnane, Endo Warrior & Author of Know Your Endo.

Jessica chats with me about her endo story, what inspired her to write Know Your Endo as well as tips and tactics from the book.  We talk about diet, movement and so much more.  Grab a copy of the book here and find Jessica on social media: https://knowyourendo.com/ Listen in now!  Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/9/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. How to talk to your doctor about Endometriosis.

Join Elva and Melissa as they chat about how to chat with your doctor about endo in this mini show.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
7/9/202139 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

This Endo Warrior from Canada talks about how she carried a kit to prepare for her cycle & how she felt best on the Paleo diet.

Jessica who had painful cramps early on would miss school and functions, she felt shame with this as she would cancel on her friends. As the years went on her pain increased as well. She knows how to prepare for her cycle and even carried a kit. She adjusted her diet and felt best on Paleo. She knows now she has endo and she had decided to go back to school to learn more about natural health. Listen to the rest of her story here and you can find her on IG @healthywholesomeholisticWant to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/18/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Endo tips of the month, and current news headlines. Across the Pond, Elva & Melissa

Join Elva and Melissa in this new mini-episode show within the cycle podcast. They will chat monthly about all things endo, the differences between words in the US vs Ireland, and so much more. This month shows we talk about food, self-care, Jessica Murnane's book, and athletes chatting about endometriosis. Listen in now!Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/4/202130 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mini Show: Across the pond..where Elva & Melissa chat about endo, tips of the month and current news headlines about endo.

Join Elva and Melissa in this new mini-episode show within the cycle podcast. They will chat monthly about all things endo, the differences between words in the US vs Ireland, and so much more.  This month shows we talk about food, self-care, Jessica Murnane's book, and athletes chatting about endometriosis.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz
6/2/202130 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

Extreme stress, multiple surgeries, IVF treatments, fertility, and how important it is for us to take care of ourselves.

Endo Warrior and Founder of Hormone University - Ana G. Herrera suffered from stage IV Endometriosis for years and went through excruciating PMS pain, infertility and five surgeries.Ana is from Spain, but living in New York City.She talks about stress and how her pain increased during extreme stress in her life, multiple surgeries, IVF treatments, fertility, and how important it is for us to take care of ourselves. She founded Hormone University in 2020 as an educational platform with the mission to improve hormone health through widely accessible knowledge and advocate for social impact in our communities.Listen to the rest of her story here.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/21/202139 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Jessica Murnane, Endo Warrior & Author of Know Your Endo.

Jessica chats with me about her endo story, what inspired her to write Know Your Endo as well as tips and tactics from the book. We talk about diet, movement and so much more. Grab a copy of the book here and find Jessica on social media: https://knowyourendo.com/Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/14/202148 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ignored, laughed at and misdiagnosed with PCOS. She now awaits surgery which is delayed due to COVID-19 in the UK.

**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy & miscarriage. Lauren now 29, from Hampshire, UK began to have heavy periods and pain at age 11, her Mum did as well. She thought this was normal. At 14 years old she began birth control and remained on it for 14 years. (changes pills often and not tolerating it well) Her sister has PCOS.She was in and out of A & E with pain over the past 7 years. Where nothing was found to be wrong with her. We chat about NHS, the medical system in the UK, and how a doctor laughed in her face, which provoked her to demand the correct referrals and treatment. Listen to the rest of her story here. Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/23/202137 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Asymptotic Endometriosis; diagnosed with "unexplained infertility" and 11 IUI rounds as well as IVF.

**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy and fertility treatments in this episode. Georgie did not have any pain or symptoms of endo, she had her plan after she was married she wanted to have children. She gets back from her honeymoon and begins a long journey to find answers. She felt like she was a robot to get through it all. She saw over ten specialists for fertility. She tries many different treatments.  Find Georgie and her website here: https://www.fempower-health.com/Listen in to the rest of her journey.Want to keep the conversation going?Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzWant to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/9/202146 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Told she has IBS at 17 years old, years later her kidney was enlarged, with only 12% function. Egg freezing, bowel, bladder & more.

Ashley is from Michigan she is a nurse, she had pain early on and Gi "issues" she was put on birth control. In her 20s she began to have bladder pressure and when she turned 30 years old she was found to have an enlarged kidney w. 12% function and cysts on both ovaries.  She was told to freeze her eggs, she would need IVF, and had multiple surgeries in 2019 and 2020.  We chat about the struggles of dealing with medical appointments. After her 1st surgery, her bowel symptoms got worse- where she had to use the restroom 20-30 times a day.  Listen in to the rest of her journey. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/26/202140 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

She could not walk with her cycle, was told to lose weight & more. She now waits months for surgery in the UK.

Kris talks about her story from 11 years old to now at 19. Elva joins us in this interview where Kris explains her symptoms, stomach issues, growing pains, and more. What doctors told her, like to lose weight.  We chat about the medical system in the UK and Kris's long wait to have a surgical procedure after finally endo was suggested in March of 2020.  *Good news, Kris is no on the waiting list for surgery!  Listen in to the rest of her journey. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/12/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

Her pain started in 6th grade after years of symptoms, including thoracic pain, we chat about VATS, bowel, bladder & more.

Ashley first had pain in 6th grade, cramps, leg pain, and back pain. At 17 years old endo was mentioned to her. She continued through the pain and had two children. During this time she began to have pain in her shoulder and ribcage during her cycle but all the tests came back normal. Finally, at 30 years old she was diagnosed with stage IV endo.  Listen in to the rest of her journey. Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/26/202140 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

How Hidden Endometriosis changed her life forever after a partial hysterectomy.

In 2014, Genika went to her doctor and discovered that she had two fibroids she needed to have surgery to prevent the growth further. She decided to have a partial hysterectomy. (*Hysterecomy is not a cure for endo) She healed up well, felt great, and was back at work soon after.  Starting in 2015 she began to have chronic pain and it was getting worse as the months went on, she thought it may be hemorrhoids. She consulted with her doctors who suggested it may be chronic constipation. She was referred to a GI doctor, she was having pain in her buttocks as well as vaginal bleeding. She knew something was not right.... Listen in to the rest of her journey here and grab her book: https://tinyurl.com/3pz4dtyy Want to keep the conversation going?     Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/12/202139 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

Dr. Shrikhande talks pelvic pain, nerves & how to reduce pain & inflammation.

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist and the Chief Medical Officer of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine. She is also the Chair of the Medical Education Committee for the International Pelvic Pain Society. We talk about pelvic physical therapy, pelvic therapy as well as endo pain, and some tactics to help reduce the pain and inflammation.  A reminder this podcast is not to replace treatment, always talk to your doctor. The views expressed on the show may not reflect the views and opinions of the cycle podcast.  Want to keep the conversation going?      Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz  Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease.  If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on!  You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/29/202128 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

How she pushed through pain & thought what she was going through was "normal."

Hanna talks about her journey from high school to the present day as a Mother. She experienced lapses in her period and frequent UTI's, and it would take her months to recover from these infections.  She went on BC as she started college, she had heavy periods and pain but thought it was normal.  She did not tolerate this well and tried several BC. She stayed on this for years. She still had chronic UTIs while being on the pill.  She reflects back on her family history and it seemed that most of the people in her family did have endo and/ or adeno.  Listen in to the rest of her journey here.  Want to keep the conversation going?      Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/15/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tips for the Holiday Season to take care of you!

Elva from episode 25 joins me with an acronym to help us remember the best ways to take care of ourselves this holiday season.  H-Help O- Organized L- Let GO I- Inform D- Diet A- Anxiety  Y- Year Listen in where we chat about tips that have helped us during the holiday season. Want to keep the conversation going?      Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http://tiny.cc/6cx6tz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/18/202022 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Integrative Health Coach & Neo Fertility Advisor. How to chart your cycle, how her health journey led her on this path.

In Today's episode, I chat with another Melissa B from Texas.  She is Integrative Health Coach & Neo Fertility Advisor.  She helps womxn manage their menstrual cycles, reclaim their reproductive health, and optimize their wellbeing. We talk about her personal journey, with chronic fatigue, irregular periods, horrible back pain in high school that led her down the path to helping others with their menstrual health.   You can check out her website here: https://www.melissabuchan.com/ Want to keep the conversation going?      Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com. Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/4/202031 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

After Excision Surgery and the paleo diet.

In this episode, I chat with Sarah, we have a quick follow up chat about her excision surgery this summer, how she is feeling now and the paleo diet, and how it helps her.  Listen to her first episode here: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/ee559v Want to keep the conversation going?      Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz     Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast.    We need awareness about this disease.    If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.      Thank you for your support and time.     Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/27/202032 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

What is PCOS & how it inspired Jane to develop Pollie a marketplace for Endo, PCOS & more.

In this episode, I chat with the founders of Pollie; a marketplace for women's hormonal health that connects you to telehealth specialist.  Jane who struggled with PCOS, talks about her journey, what PCOS is, and why she and Sabrina developed this online marketplace to help people on their hormonal health journey. We have a great conversation about why this marketplace is so needed for patients with endo & PCOS, as well as other hormonal conditions.  This was a personal mission of Jane's to help others.    Check it out: pollie.co Want to keep the conversation going?      Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz    Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast.   We need awareness about this disease.    If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.     Thank you for your support and time.    Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/13/202039 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diagnosed herself at 26, via Google, then she had almost yearly surgeries, and presented Adenomyosis symptoms.

Mara is 36 years old from WI.  She had heavy and long periods starting at 15 years old, at 17 years old she had her first GYN appointment where she was put on Birth Control which helped reduce her cramps, but as years went on in her twenties she began to have increased symptoms such as large blot clots, back pain, pain that felt like contractions and GI symptoms.    At 26 she was googling and self-diagnosed with endo... about 6 weeks out from her wedding, 3 weeks before she got married she had surgery! She had back surgery and post-surgery she had bladder retention one month after surgery due to the inflammation of her uterus.  Over the next 10 years, she had surgery, changed her diet, and was diagnosed with Adeno.  Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?   Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast.  We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/30/20201 hour, 1 minute, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diagnosed with IBSD at 11YO- in high school she only felt well one day a week.

Annie is 22 years old and from Flordia. She is a hairstylist and is on her feet most days all day, her first sign of Endo was when she was 11 years old, when she always had stomach issues and was diagnosed with IBSD when she began high school her period pain began to get worse mostly in her lower back. She always wondered why her friends were not "as sick" during their cycle.  She was placed on birth control, and many different types, she began to miss school and only have about one good week a month.  She knew something was off and keep telling her doctors. She had a large cyst that continued to grow until it was 11cm at this point she had to have surgery.  She was 21 years old when she had her first laparoscopy and got her diagnosis.  Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/19/202049 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

After suffering for 29 years, she was finally diagnosed with Endo at 45 years old, and she is now PAIN & fatigue FREE!

Ellen is now 48 and lives in Milwaukee, WI. Her mother is a nurse and always grew up with painful periods. At 16 years old when she began her cycle her cramps were mild. But at 18 years old she began to notice things were a bit off, she has intense fatigue and brain fog and if she laughed too hard she would pee a bit. Starting at this point her pain & fatigue began to interfere with her daily life. She did not tolerate birth control well and did not take it. She adjusted her life to live with her pain, and at 44 she finally had her first laparoscopy surgery for an ovarian cyst. A year later she finally got her diagnosis and at 46 years old she was able to have excision surgery, she started a fundraiser to help with the cost of the procedure. Today 1.5 years after that surgery she is PAIN-FREE. Listen to the rest of her journey on the show.Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @melisbou. Thank you for your support and time.Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple Podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/27/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bounced around the medical system for years before she found out she had Endo. Elva from Ireland, where there is a lack of care for Endo.

Elva is 36 years old and from Ireland, where at this time we are not sure there are any doctors that perform excision surgery. At 17 years old she had a large cyst detected after years of burning pain and heavy periods.  The cyst was removed but she was never told she has Endo. For years she continued to suffer on birth control and the copper IUD, she was ping-ponged from doctor to doctor in the UK and IRE, until she finally found someone who would listen.  She has surgery on Dec 2109 which confirmed Endo, but also put her on a new path fo find relief.  Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/11/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

Did not experience symptoms until she was in her late 20s and how one surgery helped her become almost pain free, as of today.

Dani started her period at 15 years old, she had mild cramps growing up but did not really experience endo pain until she was in her late 20s. But when it came on, she was not sure what was wrong and was misdiagnosed several times before she found out she had Endo. She was told she may have ovarian cancer and needed to have surgery quickly for a 7cm cyst that grew quickly.  We believe she had an ablation surgery* for stage IV endo in September of 2019 and she remains almost pain-free today.  *excision is the gold standard for treatment vs ablation Listen to the rest of her journey. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/4/202052 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

She saw TWENTY doctors in one year fighting to be treated correctly. She knew at 11 years old something was off.

Abby started to feel off at 11 years old, but her period did not start until she was 16 years old.  She would have a great deal of pain before her cycle started. Her pain increased in her 20's and she began to miss work, she was on the roller coaster of different birth controls.  She was told by doctors the pain was from depression. She kept fighting and finally got diagnosed with Endo and she had THREE Endometriomas.  She does also suffer from PMDD and chats about how she is managing that now.  Listen to the rest of her journey.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/22/202056 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Very painful cramps early on and KNEW something was off she had to fight for a diagnosis and how the Depo shot it helping her now.

Sarah shares her journey with us, she had painful cramps early on at 13 years old.  She knew something was off and was started on birth control at 14 years old.  After fighting to be heard she had a laparoscopy at 18 years old and was told there was no Endo present. She was also told she had IBS and was going Doctor to Doctor to get someone to listen to her, she was convinced to try an IUD, which she had removed very soon after.  Listen in to how she finally found a doctor that would listen, and how the Depo shot has been helping her. Check out her blog: https://happyandunwell.com/ Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing to Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/7/202054 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

Recovery is not liner, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Follow up on Anna's recovery from thoracic excision, and three surgeries back to back.

Anna and I talked last summer as she was recovering from pretty much 3 back to back surgeries. She was recovering from her latest thoracic excision at the time where a large Endometroma was hiding and found on her liver.  (here is the original episode)  https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e4os0t We chat about how to recover well and she updates us on how she is feeling now.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/31/202035 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

"How to do the Pot" podcast host and fellow Endo warrior. How THC & CBD has helped her, as well as how it can help you!

Ellen co-founder, of like minds which produces the podcast How to Do the Pot.  She is a fellow endo warrior and we chat about her journey with pain early on, birth control, and infertility.  She talks about how CBD and THC have made a large impact on her pain as well as the science behind WHY is helps.  Check out her podcast below and please listen in to her journey.  Check out her podcast about Endo and cannabis. Here. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/24/202034 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

How a "nugget" in her belly button (aka an endometrioma) helped her to discover she had Endo and a 17 hour surgery.

Cassandra aka Cass started off with painful periods at 15 years old. She went on BC for about 15 years and when she went off the pill, she discovered a painful nodule in her belly button that would not stop hurting her. She had it removed but it kept coming back and it would bleed around her cycle. She did not know what it was or why it continued to come back.   This lead her on a journey to seeing many doctors surgery and an endo diagnosis, Stage IV. In June 2019 for her 4th procedure, she was in surgery for 17 hours and hospitalized for 23 days.  Listen in to hear her full journey. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/17/20201 hour, 1 minute, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

A health and fitness lover but endo kept striking, learn the steps she took to help reduce her pain and boost her energy!

LJ's periods started out painful at a young age. She pushed through the pain, graduated high school early, and was off to college at 16 years old, but her pain became all-consuming and she knew something was not right. She began to get into fitness after many late nights in college and lots of snacks.  After that, her nutrition followed and she began to feel better, but still had GI issues and reoccurring UTI's.  Listen in to how adding in healthy fats to her life helped her feel better and avoid surgery.  You can find her here! https://ljspowerhouse.org/ Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/10/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Her doctor told her "you're a mess" after her first laparoscopic surgery. How this drove her to become a yoga teacher and nutritionist.

Meredith is from Brisbane, AUS. She started Birth Control at a young age due to the pain with her period, although the pill helped her, she still had pain and other GI symptoms for the next decade. Once she went off birth control she became very ill with her periods but also daily mostly with fatigue and GI symptoms. It was not until 2013 was she diagnosed with Endo, where her doctor said "she was a mess" and should be not able to help. She was referred to other doctors until she finally found a doctor that could help her. After a 6.5 hour surgery, she was told just how serious her case was. Her bowel, kidneys, and more were affected by the disease. How this drove her to change her diet and life to help others with diet, lifestyle and yoga. She gives us some tips.  How you can find her and all the great work she is doing. You can sign up and receive a free endometriosis diet ebook http://www.mereditheastpowell.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mereditheastpowell/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MeredithEastPowell Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/3/202044 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

Pain started early & misdiagnosed for years. Her heart shaped uterus helped her discover she has Endo.

Ashley is from Ontario, Canada. Her pain began early on, she began birth control at 14 years old and by 18 years old she was in a great deal of pain, in and out of the Emergency Room.  She was told her had IBS, UTI's and at 24 years old the doctors discovered a 7MM Kidney stone. The following year she was 25 years old and told she may have lymphoma after she had an MRI.  Her journey continues for another five years before she discovers what was really going on. Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/26/202041 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Adenomyosis, Gallbladder removal, and over 20 trips to the ER in College. She started birth control before her period began because Endo ran in her family.

Nicole knew she had Endo early on, it ran in her family and her Mother participated in the Lupron trial many years ago. She started to take BC before her period came as it was assumed she also would have trouble with Endo at an early age.  Her pain did not begin to show it's face until she entered college and from there she was on a path to figure out why she felt so ill all the time. We chat about diet, gallbladder, IBS, GI symptoms, diet, IUDs, opioids, ablation, excision and more.  Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?   Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/19/202053 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Endometriosis ran in her family. Her first surgery was at 17 years old, her journey continues today at 33 years old.

Angelika is from South Australia, at 15 years old she began to have pain with her period and since Endo ran in her family it was suspected she also suffered from the disease. She had her first surgery at 17 years old but Endo kept creeping up on her throughout the years. She also has hypothyroidism as well as a 4cm fibroid.   The hats she mentioned! www.ameos.com.au.  Listen to the rest of her journey on the show. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onzSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/13/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Meditation 3 - Mantra based to help ease pain.

Join in on this meditation to help remember how strong you are even in days of pain. I hope it helps you. <3 Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/6/202011 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

Mental health tips for daily life and pain from Endometriosis w/ Enrico. Mental Health Advocate & Cannoli Connoisseur.

Listen in to this episode for mental health tips from Enrico, he is passionate about mental health and shares with tactics to help us manage anxiety, depression, recovery, and more.  We did not talk about cannolis, unfortunately.  He creates beautiful videos and photos, as well as works for a top fitness guy in NYC.  (Jordan Syatt, if you hear us talk about him)  He is empathic to people suffering from Endo and wants to learn more ways to help.  Follow Enrico on IG  @rico.incarnati  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/5/202054 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

Aspiring actress finds out about Endo from an appendectomy, how her pain may have made her dependent on pain medication.

Erika is from Ontario, CA. She is 26 years old and just finished University. She is aspiring to be an actress so she can help spread more awareness about Endo.  She had pain from the start with her period that transitioned into daily pain, as well as other health complications mostly in the GI area, and was diagnosed with IBS. One day in University was doubled over in pain and took a cab to the ER and had an appendectomy, her Appendix had Endo lesions, this is when she diagnosed with Endo, the ER doctor did not know much about Endo but she moved forward to find a doctor who could help her understand the disease deeper as well as the internet.  Listen to the rest of her journey on the show.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/30/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

After three children her pain became unbearable, painful sex, pelvic congestion syndrome, and neuropathy in her feet.

Lisa had pain early on and her guidance counselor in High School suggested it may be Endometriosis but soon after that Lisa was pregnant with her first child, not knowing what Endo was at this time she fought through her pain for many years until it began to be consistent daily. Second-guessing herself with three small children at home, she still knew something was off as her sex was very painful so she began to see a myriad of doctors. She had a diagnostic surgery and confirmed she, in fact, did have Endo. But after this surgery, she began to feel worse.  She found an Endo specialist and was also diagnosed with Pelvic Congestion Syndrome...she had a procedure this..listen in to hear about it. Now she waits to have excision surgery as her procedure was canceled due to COVID-19. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Please consider subscribing and writing us a review on Apple podcasts it really helps us get more awareness and with guests agreeing to come on! You can do that here! http://tiny.cc/f74onz See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/21/202056 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

Dr. Nicholas Fogelson Endometriosis expert; talks all things Endo and gives us a peak behind the medical curtain. Wonderful information in this show.

I asked Dr. Fogelson to come on the podcast as I see he is very active on social media and his compassion for helping people who suffer from Endo, he not only wants to help educate but is down to Earth and very straight forward about why it is hard to get medical care for Endo.  Dr. Fogelson provides expert level gynecologic surgery and endometriosis care in Portland, OR at Northwest Endometriosis and Pelvic Surgery. He came on to answer all of my questions about Endo, the medical field, and why doctors do not understand Endo and people who have it. We had a very candid and honest conversation that I believe everyone should listen to if you have Endo.  Want to learn more about Dr. Fogelson? https://www.nwendometriosis.com/ He also hosts a podcast: https://www.nwendometriosis.com/podcast Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/15/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Guided Meditation 2 - Calm the body and mind!

Join in on this guided meditation to help calm your mind and body! Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/202010 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

Guided Meditation 1; Calm your mind and body.

Join in on this guided meditation to help calm your mind and body!  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/9/20209 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Endo warrior and a (MS) Masters of Science & (RD) Registered Dietitian. Provides us tips for Endo.

Lily lives in Sunny, California. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Masters of Science!! (She is wicked smart!) I was very excited to chat with her because I have questions about diet, exercise, and products that people with Endo should use to help ease our inflammation.  If you want to listen to Lily's tips skip to 52:00.  * Trigger warning,  fertility, miscarriage, pregnancy discussed in this episode. I asked Lily to share her journey first before we got into her advice. Lily has stage II Endo.  Her pain started early on and was very severe on the first day of her period. She went on birth control for many years, and her period did not come back for 2 years.  Once it did return she was not in a great deal of pain but it did begin to build a few years later. Her symptoms intensified but she thought this was normal.  In her late 20's she wanted to begin to grow her family this is when she really started to notice that something was off.  An ectopic pregnancy leads her to her Endo diagnosis after she had a miscarriage 8 months prior.  At this point, she still did not really understand what Endo means.  Listen in to hear her full journey, and how she is going to have excision surgery soon.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/8/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Diagnosed with IBS, Kidney Infection she was misinformed about Endo for years. Bowel resection and a temporary ileostomy.

** please excuse the sound hiccups, the Wifi in Kuwait was a bit weaker at this time.  Always learning and trying to get better with the podcast and audio. Thank you for understanding! Jen was on birth control for many years due to pain with her period at a young age.  She had bowel issues for as long as she can remember and was diagnosed with IBS and following that when her pain was not going away a kidney infection. Listen to her story and misinformation that her doctor told her. She had back to back surgeries (ablation) three procedures in two years.  She did say it did help reduce her symptoms.  She has adenomyosis as well. On her 4th surgery, the doctor sees endo on her bowel. She is not warned about how serious this can be.   She tried six IVF procedures after this surgery.   Her bowel pain became unbearable.  Listen in to hear her journey.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!   See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/1/202042 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Pelvic health and mental health, tips to manage daily as well as during COVID-19.

Lindsey from E-Motion in Alberta, CA comes to chat with us today about our pelvic health, mental health and excellent information pelvic floor therapy, mental health and how she began to recognize Endo in her patients.  She has a deep understanding of the pelvis.  As well as a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy & Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Distinction. We had a great conversation about how important pelvic health is to people suffering from Endo.   You can find out more here: https://www.e-motiontherapy.com  Pelvic Power FB Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/193862968358482/ Healthy, Happy & Able Speaker Series (FREE) Apr 28 - May 1, must be registered to access the content   https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e99bb77deb00300266bc91a  Living Well with Pelvic Pain - 6 Week Online Program - The waitlist is open and we will be opening the doors in Late May 2020 for a first week in June start date! https://emotiontherapy.vipmembervault.com/ Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/25/202045 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

A miracle answered what she was looking for one week before meeting with an excision specialist

Ashley suffered for many years before she knew she had Endometriosis. Once she discovered she has Endo she had an ablation surgery, learned more about pelvic floor dysfunction as well as learned of other medical issues on this journey.  An incredible journey of strength that has to lead her to a BIG surprise, a miracle that answered what she was looking for one week before meeting with an excision specialist.  * Trigger warning, Pregnancy discussed in this episode.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/18/202056 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Micro Dosing, Super Food Mushrooms, and Cold Plunge. Can they really help with Endo pain?

** Please note we do not endorse anything illegal at The Cycle. This podcast is for informational purposes only. Talk to your doctor before using any medications.&nbsp; We would never want you to get hurt. Not enough is known about this subject. **&nbsp; Listen in as I catch up with my friend Adam again after the CBD/THC podcast. He’s been living in Northern California for 12 years and building a vast knowledge about Micro Dosing, Super Food Mushrooms, and Cold Plunge and how it can help us reduce our pain and suffering.&nbsp; I found some great info here. https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/microdosing-guide-and-explainer.html&nbsp; If you want to reach out to him for help or details DM him on Instagram @hummingbird_medicinals. Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
4/10/202048 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

How an Ectopic Pregnancy helped the doctors discover endo after years of heavy periods & pain

Dora suffered from heavy bleeding and pain from the start of her period. Often going through many pads in high school. She was suggested to be put on birth control but waited a few years. Still suffering and not knowing she had Endo she decided to go Vegetarian and noticed she did feel a bit better.  But as time went on she began to notice her pain was more often and not just around her period.  After she married, she and her husband wanted to have a family. But she was not getting pregnant. Dora knew in her intuition that something was not right. She also began to have pain with sex, we chat about that as well as what happened when she began spotting.  Listen to all the details on the show.  Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. Sponsorships: on for this episode See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/21/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

Back pain alerted her that something was not right & bladder endo symptoms.

Lauren lives in UAE but is originally from the UK.  She is a personal trainer and began to feel pain subsequently going off birth control after many years.  This pain alerted her that something was not right and painful periods also set in. She knew something was off.  She also began to have bladder spasms. This took her on an unexpected journey as she explains in this episode.  She &  her Husband bravely shared their Endo Story that gained positive Endo awareness in the golf community. We talk about it on the show. Check out the article in Golf Digest.  We chat fitness and going at your own pace.  Her IG: www.instagram.com/laurenjoypt Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/29/202040 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Incredibly serious case of Endo. Bowel, Bladder & Kidney. But originally diagnosed with PCOS

Upsana lives in Seattle but is originally from India. She has a severe case of Endo. Originally diagnosed with PCOS. She’s been suffering since middle school. She walks us through her journey, being type A, and trusting her intuition. She has a beautiful 3-year-old “miracle baby” and has been through a great deal these past few years. Stage IV, with bowel (she talks about her pop bag), bladder, tubes, and more effected. She shares what a true warrior she is and how she got the care she deserves as well as how she is moving forward now. She is positive and inspiring. She provides tips on how to move forward and live with Endo. I am grateful to know her and inspired by what a true warrior and hero she is. You can find her at https://instagram.com/upasanasanyal_ I also give a quick update on little ole me because many of you asked! <3 Melissa Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
2/8/20201 hour, 6 minutes
Episode Artwork

A husband's perspective. Dan talks to us about how he copes and supports his wife who has Endo.

In this episode, I talk to Lauren's husband from Season 2 Ep 1.  We discuss ways to support a loved one who is suffering from Endo and how Endo patients can ask for help.  This episode may be helpful to share with the ones you love. Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202029 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bodybuilder and massage therapist, suffering from endo gives us tips about what works to help ease pain.

In this episode, I talk to Lauren who has been suffering from Endometriosis for many years.  She tells us about her journey, weight training, being a massage therapist and tips about what works for her.   (minor audio breakup in this episode. I am SORRY) Want to keep the conversation going?  Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.  Thank you for your support and time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/19/202044 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

Top 10 ways to navigate the Holidays when you have Endometriosis.

This Month you get little old me chatting about the best ways to get through the holidays with Endo. I hope it is helpful and I talk about what is to come for 2020! Wishing you a wonderful and pain-free holiday season.&nbsp; Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady or @melisbou Thank you for your support and time.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/15/201926 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Years of suffering this college student fights for answers.

In this episode, I talk to Nicole who has been suffering from Endometriosis for years, she is at college, away from home working to get her Masters and fighting to get answers as to why she has been feeling so badly. &nbsp;She tells us about her journey. Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/22/201941 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

Can Endo pain be reduced without surgery or drugs? Some Data says “Yes, with the Clear Passage Approach."

In this episode, I chat with Larry and Belinda Wurn about how they are treating Endo without surgery. They have been working with this physical therapy treatment since the early '90s and helping many people along the way. Using the Wurn Technique (they created) to reduce adhesions that cause pain from Endo. Very interesting information and data to prove the method works. We talk in detail about how they got started and how they are helping so many today. &nbsp; More info here: www.clearpassage.com/what-we-treat/chronic-pain/endometriosis-pain/&nbsp; Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
10/20/201946 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Multiple surgeries, meeting with doctors, having children, and adoption when you have Endometriosis.

This episode I talk to Samantha who has been suffering from Endometriosis for over 10 years. &nbsp;She tells us about her journey, multiple surgeries, meeting with doctors, having children, and adoption. &nbsp;We chat about Women's health, doctors, health care in Canada and how to advocate for ourselves. Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. Thank you for your support and time. (Sorry about the audio in &amp; out and my excited interruptions 🤦‍♀️) Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
9/23/201954 minutes
Episode Artwork

CBD? THC? Can they really help with Endo pain?

Listen in as I catch up with my friend Adam whom I’ve know for 20 years. He’s been living in Northern California for 12 years and building a vast knowledge about CBD &amp; THC and how it can help us reduce our pain and suffering.&nbsp; If you want to reach out to him for help or details DM him on Instagram @hummingbird_medicinals Websites for CBD Adam mentioned https://www.foriawellness.com/products/basics-suppositories https://lordjones.com/ https://www.charlottesweb.com/full-strength-cbd-oil Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
8/12/201955 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Thoracic endometriosis Women's Health and being an advocate for yourself.

This episode I talk to Anna who has been suffering from Endometriosis for several years. She tells us about her journey, multiple surgeries, meeting with fertility doctors, treatments and the unknown symptoms of thoracic endo. We chat about Women's health, doctors and how we must advocate for ourselves. Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease.&nbsp; Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
7/28/201957 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

Endo, infertility, and pregnancy. Tips for diet & supplements.

Sharon’s story. She talks about Endo, infertility, and pregnancy. She also gives diet &amp; supplement tips that worked well for her.&nbsp;Want to keep the conversation going?&nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnzThank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady.&nbsp;Thank you for your support and time.If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
6/22/201939 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Her endometriosis journey while waiting for surgery.

Episode 6 Interview with Kimberli. She shares her journey and how’s she managing while potentially waiting to get excision surgery.&nbsp; Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/31/201935 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Brittney, shares her incredible journey after 21 surgeries.

Brittany, shares her incredible journey with over 20 surgeries. She’s positive, strong and gets real about all she’s been through. She has a support group Detroit Endometriosis Warriors. Find her on Instagram &amp; Facebook. Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
5/3/201956 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to Prep for Endometriosis Surgery, Pre & Post Op.

How to Prep for Surgery Pre &amp; Post op! Tips and tricks I’ve learned after 6 surgeries. 💛 Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/31/201912 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

My story, your host Melissa Stage 4+

My high level story of Surgeries 1-6. 💛 Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
3/6/201924 minutes, 18 seconds
Episode Artwork

Kourtney's Endo Story, and how she is almost pain free!

This episode we talk to Kourtney who has been suffering from Endometriosis for over 20 years. She tells us about her journey, what helped, what didn’t and why she’s almost pain free today. Hope you enjoy.&nbsp; Want to keep the conversation going? &nbsp;Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Thank you for listening and supporting this podcast. We need awareness about this disease. If you want to be on the podcast or have feedback please reach out via my website www.melissaboudreau.com or find me on Instagram @endo_lady. &nbsp;Thank you for your support and time. If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review and subscribing on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference! Thank you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/27/201930 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Cycle. Endometriosis Podcast (Trailer)

The Cycle. Endometriosis Podcast (Trailer)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
1/4/201922 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Cycle. Endometriosis Podcast (Trailer)

1/4/201922 seconds