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…

The Ultimate List of Endometriosis Resources

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a portion of any purchases made on my blog. Thank you for supporting Endo Strong! When I first began to consider endometriosis as the root cause of my long-standing symptoms, I didn't know where to turn -- other than the Internet! It's thanks to…

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…

Estrogen Balance and Endometriosis

Disclaimer: I am not a health professional. My advice is based solely on my experiences as a patient. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your health regimen! Happy Valentine's Day! What better day to celebrate female hormones, amirite? (Hey, don't look at me like that.) If you're a woman, you won't be…

Five Endometriosis Hacks You Haven’t Thought Of

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning I may receive payment for items purchased through my blog. Thanks for supporting Lovely & Lazy! One of the reasons why chronic illness is so frustrating? Sometimes, it feels like we've exhausted every possible option. And trust me, after the 10th fruitless specialist visit, I get how it…

Book Review: WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

I'm not going to lie: when I first read WomanCode, the book didn't resonate with me the way it does now. I first picked up the book hoping to learn a little something more about my hormones and the female body -- which I did. But it didn't teach me anything I couldn't have learned…

Health Update: Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain

Wow, what a whirlwind today has been! Today (as of writing this post), I just got home from an appointment at Cleveland Clinic's Center for Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain. Finally, I feel like I've found answers after nearly two years of searching for them. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you know…