What I Didn’t Know About My Chronic Yeast Infections

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My posts are based on my experiences as a patient and my subsequent research. Please consult your doctor before making any changes that may affect your health! Between five and eight percent of women get more than four yeast infections in a year, known as chronic yeast infections --…

Bloated Wardrobe Picks for Spring

If you're anything like me, you've probably done more online shopping than you care to admit in the past few weeks of quarantine. I've gone to town on stationery (more on that in a future haul post) and, most recently, on bloated wardrobe picks for spring! As many of my bloated gals have probably experienced,…

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…

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…