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Whether you suspect you may have endo, or you definitely have endo, or you know someone that has it, or you are just curious, it can be hard to understand much of what is online when it comes to endometriosis. It can easily seem hopeless and scary much of the time and there are conflicting stories and opinions about all sorts of things.

This section is here to hopefully help you navigate things a little better. Remember, analyze everything you hear critically. We at AEEP are endo patients and people who have gone through a lot. We are not doctors or drug companies. We are sharing what we have learned and conclusions we have come to, and from there you and your healthcare provider can come up with a plan that best suits you.

The American Diet & Endo

By AEEP | October 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dear Endo Warrior, the American Diet is not your friend, point-blank.    During this series, we have introduced you to different ways you can decrease estrogen-dominance, something that is commonly associated with endometriosis.    In Part 1, we discussed estrogen-dominance as a whole, and 5 dietary changes that can help your body eliminate excess estrogen. In Part…

Estrogen Dominance 5-Part Series: The Stress Needs to STOP!

By AEEP | August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Endometriosis- a diagnosis that causes stress and also worsens with stress. With that in mind, it almost seems as though we will never win this battle against endometriosis. However, even though we have yet to achieve a “cure,” women with endometriosis can make lifestyle changes that will decrease disease progression and symptoms.   In this 5-part…

Re: “You don’t look sick” and other irritating comments

By AEEP | July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Being miserable every day is a level of despair and exhaustion you cannot possibly fathom within actually experiencing that. I’d never wish that kind of hell on anyone, but it would be wonderful if others’ compassion would increase just a little. As anyone with a chronic illness will know, non-sick people make irksome comments all…

Endometriosis & Estrogen: Practical Ways to Fight Estrogen Dominance- Part 1

By AEEP | June 24, 2019 | 1 Comment

In this 5-part series, we will provide tangible steps that will help you balance your hormones and gain control of your overall health.

The Endo Letters

By AEEP | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Endo Letters Written by Holly Sanneman Illustrated by Matt Shembari (Original story and characters created for The American End of Endo Project. Please feel free to share, but we kindly ask that you keep the attributions.) @americanendoefendoproject @hollysanneman #TheEndoLetters In the first episode of The Endo Letters, we meet Endo Metriosis as seen on…

Normal Cycles VS Abnormal Cycles

By Endo Project Squad | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people with good intentions are spreading the myth that periods should never be painful. That is not totally accurate. 

We needed that someone, so we made Her

By Endo Project Squad | March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why does American End of Endo Project exist? AEEP exists because having endometriosis is horrible and navigating care adds insult to injury. The whole thing totally sucks and it is easy to get lost or lose hope. AEEP exists to give information this is easy to understand and helpful.

Prepared, Clear, and Bold: How to be heard at the doctor’s office

By Endo Project Squad | March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you ever feel as though you are not heard or don’t even know what to say when you talk to a doctor?

Nineteen in Twenty

By Endo Project Squad | March 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you do not have endometriosis (endo), you are still crucially important to driving change. 

What’s a Fibroid Anyway?

By Guest Contributor | January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What’s a Fibroid Anyway? by Meghan Cleary www.bad-periods.com Eighty precent of all women will have a fibroid in their lifetime – so what in the heck are they?