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Megan’s Story (Endometriosis)

Megan's Story EndometriosisMy name is Megan. I am a writer/published author from St. Joseph, Missouri, and I have endometriosis. I have been battling this since I was 14 years old, and every month, it is a constant roller coaster of relief and pain. Recently, my husband and I have been trying to have a child, but endometriosis can cause infertility. I may be a young woman, but this disease has caused heartbreak and heartache. After 2 years of trying to conceive, my husband and I have just about given up. All I ever wanted to be was a mother, but I’m hoping that my dream will come true someday.

I take birth control pills every day to help with the pain and the heaviness of my menstrual cycles. Unfortunately, every month is a constant struggle. There are many days where I cannot even get out of bed because the pain is outrageous. Pain medication can only do so much before the pain returns, like someone is pulling your organs from your body. The birth control pills have not been doing as much as what I was hoping they were going to do, but I am running out of options.

Finding a cure for endometriosis would help, not only myself, but millions of other women fighting this painful disease. After almost 8 years of struggle, I want to fight like a girl and raise Endometriosis Awareness. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and I encourage every woman to wear a yellow ribbon. I wear my yellow ribbon every March, and whenever I get asked about it, I tell them that I am fighting to end my 8 year battle with Endometriosis.

I wanted to thank Fight Like a Girl for allowing me to share my story, and I hope one day, we can find a cure for Endometriosis. My name is Megan Marie, and I fight like a girl!

Megan
Missouri
Submitted 03/20/2015

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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3 comments

  1. Hi Megan, so sorry to hear that. I went through the same thing since I was 15 and I know the pain you are going through. It came to a point I took pills all day in order to get through. No way of living. My savior was a heating pad, 800 mg and tea. They helped a little but not enough. I had three kids after being told I wa snot able to i had children. So go to a doctor that is willing to help you and husband have a child if I had a child so can you. I had stage four endometriosis. I ended up having a hysterectomy after my third pregnancy because of the endo and the ademyosis they found.

    • Hi JJ,

      Thank you for your kind words and your advice. I talked with my doctor in January when she prescribed me my birth control pills and she said that it would help my periods regulate. As far as how it would help me deal with endo, she didn’t really go into detail. My husband and I will be making a trip to talk with her about our options for being able to conceive. I’m just terrified of what she could say.

  2. Is there a natural supplement or tea that could help with endo? I heard that red raspberry leaf tea could help but I’m not sure what is all out there to help with the pain and the bleeding naturally.

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