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

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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August 06, 2021 - 56 MIN

Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. How to talk to your friends, family and others about Endometriosis & advice for them too.

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Join Elva and Melissa as they catch up and talk about how to talk to loved ones about endo and some advice for them as well.  If you want to skip the banter go to about 33 minutes in!  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversati.. Read More
Join Elva and Melissa as they catch up and talk about how to talk to loved ones about endo and some advice for them as well.  If you want to skip the banter go to about 33 minutes in!  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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July 23, 2021 - 56 MIN

Season 3; Episode 12. Jana from Alabama, 27. The ups and downs of endometriosis and trying to start a family.

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**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy, adoption, & miscarriage. *** hysterectomy is not a cure for endo. Jana felt period before it started, but at 18 years old she knew something was off. She began to have pain all the ti.. Read More
**trigger warning we talk about pregnancy, adoption, & miscarriage. *** hysterectomy is not a cure for endo. Jana felt period before it started, but at 18 years old she knew something was off. She began to have pain all the time, and the pain became increasingly worse. At 19 years old she went to her first gynecologist appointment. She went on BC but she had plenty of side effects like anxiety from it for 5 years. She reflects back on symptoms, acne, constipation, painful sex, and more, now that she knows she had endo. 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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July 09, 2021 - 40 MIN

Mini Show: Across the pond w. Elva. How to talk to your doctor about Endometriosis.

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Join Elva and Melissa as they chat about how to chat with your doctor about endo in this mini show.  Listen in now! Want to keep the conversation going? Join our Facebook Group: tiny.cc/7mpbnz Want to watch it on YouTube? http:/.. Read More
Join Elva and Melissa as they chat about how to chat with your doctor about endo in this mini show.  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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Melissa Boudreau