LIVING WITH ENDO. Talking endometriosis with Bridget Hustwaite
Whether you suffer from it yourself or you’ve got a friend or family member who does, we’re sure you’ve heard that living with endometriosis can be super challenging. We thought we knew what endometriosis was, but as it turns out, there’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstandings about endo.
Endometriosis currently affects 1 in 9 Australians assigned female at birth (and 176 million
people worldwide) but diagnosis takes on average 7 - 12 years.
After years of dismissive doctors and misinformation, BridgetHustwaite, who you might know from her ‘Good Nights’ show on Triple J, finally received a diagnosis for her intensely heavy periods, pulsing headaches and excruciating abdominal pain in 2018. In this episode Bridget gets real with the truths and myths about endo and how to navigate the inconsistent answers from health professionals, how living with endometriosis can affect your dating and sex life and what it actually costs to have a chronic illness in Australia.
Bridget recently released her first book titled “How to Endo” which is a definitive guide to surviving and thriving with endometriosis. She also hosts an Instagram account, @endogram, where a community of women share their experiences of living with endometriosis. You can find Bridget on Instagram @bridgethustwaite.
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