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This disease is like no other; Prior to excision surgery, I daily felt like I was being impaled by a tree branch in my abdomen coupled with feeling like my back was being sawed in half. I also had extreme fatigue, “foggy brain”, migraines, unpredictable...

I have anxiety because I'm always anticipating pain. I'm afraid to be in public alone when a flare up hits. Sometimes something as simple as urinating gives me anxiety because pain usually follows. I've suffered from depression on and off because of my limitations. Sometimes...

My symptoms come and go, are sometimes vague, and difficult to connect with any definitive imaging or testing. I've been on Visanne for the past couple of years which has definitely helped decrease the severity of my symptoms but not get rid of them...

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....

Lower back + pelvic + abdomen pain, sharp stabbing pain in my ovaries, weakness in my legs and occasionally trouble walking, fatigue, trouble breathing through the pain, insomnia, nausea, chills/shaking, pressure in lower abdomen, bloating....

There are so many symptoms that can be a result of endometriosis; extreme pain, bloating, mental health impact, physical limitations. A bad day results in not being able to get out of bed and many times, not being able to look after yourself due to...

The biggest impact has been in failing to conceive for over 18 months, and going through fertility treatment cycles with no success. Since I've always wanted children, this has been a challenging journey, and one I feared most when receiving my diagnosis. Financially, it is...

It started with stabbing, shooting pain. Vaginal and rectal pain so severe I couldn’t walk because every time I put a foot down the pain would sear through me like a knife. Aching across my abdomen from left to right, from my belly button down...

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...

Ever since going through gender transition 25 years ago I've been completely open about who I am, because my family, GP, and other people in my life have been accepting. That support is amazing and definitely helped me deal with the discrimination and ignorance I've...

It is exhausting and can be discouraging; however, I feel that this will change. I can sense a lot of positive action is coming our way, and that everyone has to advocate for themselves and really push for more funding for research to be done,...