Taking Care of “Down There:” My Favorite Vaginal Health Products

After years of struggling with chronic yeast infections, vaginal dryness due to birth control and vulvodynia, I've tried nearly every vaginal health product under the sun. From this experience, I can confidently say that not all vaginal health products are created equal. The marketing slogan "gynecologist-recommended" doesn't mean that you can trust them to be…

Health / Life Update: Moving to Rhode Island, Rescheduling Surgery + Side Effects from Progesterone

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and am not qualified to give medical advice. I am sharing my experience as a patient to help you make educated decisions about your own health, but please -- consult with your doctor before making any changes to your current treatment plan or routine! Hello, endo babes! I am…

Health Update: Must-Haves for Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy at Home

Back when my doctors thought I had IBS, I used to dread writing health updates. Something always felt "off" about my diagnosis, and writing these updates only drew attention to that fact. But now that I've been diagnosed with suspected endometriosis, I love writing these! Not to mention, I've learned so much in the past…

What to Eat When You Have Endometriosis

Disclaimer: Because of my background in eating disorder recovery, I'd like to first preface this post by saying that when I use the word "diet," I don't refer to a "diet" intended to help you lose weight or pursue "wellness." These tips are not intended to help you lose weight or change your body in…

Health Update: Is It Safe to Skip Your Period?

For the first time in my two-year health journey, I'm happy to report that my doctors and I are making progress on my treatment plan -- and damn, does it feel good to be heard. The latest development on my health journey? I just started taking the progesterone-only pill on top of my hormonal IUD…

What's in My Endo Survival Kit?

My (figurative) endo survival kit is a collection of resources and tools that has helped me through the hardest times with suspected endometriosis. Today, I'm here to share what ride-or-die items I couldn't live without when I'm really struggling with my endo. To those who have been suffering with endo for years, these items might…

What You Need to Know About Fertility and Endometriosis (When You’re Not Ready to Have Kids!)

There's no feeling like finding out you might be infertile. Even though I don't want to have kids for a long time, finding out that my endo could affect my fertility was rough. As much as half of women with endometriosis experience trouble getting pregnant. For the longest time, I didn't want kids until I…

Staying Safe from Coronavirus with a Chronic Illness

It's a scary time to be someone with a chronic illness right now. Thankfully, endometriosis doesn't affect my immune system the way chronic illnesses like cancer and cystic fibrosis might. But seeing as most of the deaths from COVID-19 are coming from those with preexisting health conditions, you might be feeling a bit uncertain regarding…

Bloated Wardrobe Picks: Chic Neutrals for Winter

Winter is arguably the best time of year for us bloated girls. With the drop in temperatures, we're trading out skimpy sundresses and tight tanks for baggy sweaters and high-waisted leggings.... I think I speak for all of us when I say: FINALLY! Winter is also the time when bright, summery prints fall out of…

How to Have a Sex Life with Chronic Pelvic Pain

The first time I had sex, it hurt. And despite what the media tells girls these days, it's not supposed to! Little did I know that it wouldn't get easier over time, as the media also told me. The reason why? Pelvic pain caused by my endometriosis. It's amazing how quickly my doctor could pinpoint…