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I suffered from painful periods my entire life, and when I was 27 I began to cry during a Pap smear and begged the student doctor to please help me. I was missing work and unable to function 2-3 days of the month because of...

It all started as painful periods. Then it was a period that went on for 7 months straight. Today I'm 23 and 1.5 years into artificial Menopause. My endo still causes me to live in chronic pain, fatigue, and brain fog from it. I have...

I have had debilitating cramps since I was a teen. But in my early 20s I developed sharp pain in my left pelvis. It is ALWAYS there. Sometimes the onset of it getting sharper brings me to my knees or a fetal position. I've been...

My mental health has taken the biggest hit from endometriosis- it feels like pain with no gain- I didn’t do anything to deserve this kind of physical pain. I’ve always wanted a baby and endometriosis feels like some nasty shadow over my life now. Missing...

Endometriosis can make every relationship hard, especially an intimate one. We look fine on the outside but are struggling so much on the inside. Every time I am hit with a pain flare up I am frustrated and sad and have to grieve feeling normal....

In the span of five years, my family physician prescribed different types of birth control pills and none of them worked. My menstrual cycle lasts two to three weeks, with heavy to medium to low flow. Had a few ultrasounds and a technician was baffled...

The fact that took me so long to be diagnosed with endometriosis makes me scared that it will be back any moment, and I will not be able to know before it is too late. Any symptoms that I have, drive me crazy thinking that...

I used to think excruciating back, leg, and abdomen pain was just a part of growing up. I remember running out of class in high school to vomit in the bathroom, feeling myself getting dizzier as I thought to myself “I guess girls just have...

Endometriosis affects everything in my day-to-day life. It affects my moods which can swing rapidly. It also affects my ability to complete assignments for my university classes. The fatigue causes a lot of brain fog making it hard to write essays. Worst of all, endometriosis...

I really want a baby and the excision doctor says an excision might mean I can get pregnant. I’m so close to 40 and I’m worried about the wait. I mean it’s a pandemic so I have to wait it out, but being on the...