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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....

I deal with severe cramps, exhaustion, occasional nausea, and pain in lower back and down the back of my legs....

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...

Living in chronic pain and not being able to parent, socialize, work, or take care of myself at times has been extremely difficult. Some days I thought my husband and son would be better off without me and I was an extreme burden on both...

I ended up over time changing my job to something more sedentary to avoid missing work. I used to work as an RN in hospitals, and eventually moved into occupational health nursing, and my role in this type of nursing allowed me to work from...

Narcotics are all that worked for me and I had zero issues with substance abuse with how I took the medication. Even though I was careful I was treated as if I was seeking drugs for recreation, which has caused a massive distrust in our...