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.

Episodes

December 03, 2021 - 54 MIN

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

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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 conversati.. Read More
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
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November 19, 2021 - 45 MIN

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.

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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 .. Read More
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
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October 15, 2021 - 76 MIN

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

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*** 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 symp.. Read More
*** 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/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
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September 17, 2021 - 57 MIN

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

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**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 Mot.. Read 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
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August 20, 2021 - 41 MIN

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.

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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 sh.. Read More
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  
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Hosted By:

Melissa Boudreau