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This week’s episode dives into red flags to look for when choosing doctors or practitioners to help you through your endo journey. The journey is hard enough, and we need practitioners who are on our side 100%.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

1. Your goals are not aligning with their methods: if you want to focus on fertility, but they suggest birth control to manage your symptoms, it’s a sign they might not be the right fit.

2. You don’t feel comfortable or get a good vibe from them: Trust your gut. If you’re not comfortable with a provider, they’re likely not the right person to work with.

3. Feeling judged: They should recognize that it’s not about being perfect and that judgment is not beneficial to your journey.

4. Gaslighting: If you’re not being listened to and your pain and symptoms are brushed off, this is a major red flag. Your provider needs to validate what you’re experiencing.

5. Giving a pill for every ill: Consider if this approach aligns with your beliefs. Often, there’s a deeper root cause to address beyond just taking medication.

6. Feeling overwhelmed and unsure what you’re addressing: Endometriosis can be overwhelming, and if they suggest tackling everything at once, it can hinder your progress. A step-by-step approach is usually more effective.

7. Taking a radical approach before starting with the basics: You can’t skip foundational steps. Ensure that basics are addressed before moving on to more radical treatments.

8. Feeling like a number, not a human: If your provider doesn’t remember details about you or past discussions, it shows a lack of personal attention. They should know and understand you and your health goals.

9. Being given up on: If they treat you like a lost cause, find someone new immediately. Your provider should always believe in your potential for improvement.

10. Quick fix solutions: Your provider should be interested in understanding why you’re experiencing certain symptoms, not just offering quick fixes.

11. Getting a cookie-cutter protocol: Your needs, goals, and body are unique. You deserve a treatment plan tailored specifically to you, not a one-size-fits-all approach.

I’m not perfect and don’t have all the answers, but I wanted to share some insights based on experiences I’ve heard from clients, others, and even myself. It’s all about finding the right people for you and your goals and making you feel empowered. The endo journey is already challenging, and having the best support team by avoiding these red flags can make all the difference. 

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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