Story: "You’re depressed and that’s causing the congestion."

For the past year, I have had the following symptoms: congestion, cough, headaches, occasional dizziness, my eyesight is starting to worsen, I sometimes lose track of conversations, and I can’t smell a thing. I am a 36-year-old who was previously in good health, so this isn’t consistent with my history. I didn’t trust any of the doctors where my family lived previously, so I just dealt with it. I thought it might be allergies. It’s odd to make curry and have no idea what the house smells like, but I learned to adjust.

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Story: Eight Months of Bleeding and Extreme Pain? Clearly It's All In Your Head

I've had horrible pain with my periods since the day I started my period, but never had chronic pelvic pain until after my fifth miscarriage. Suddenly, I was bleeding almost nonstop for 8 months straight and had debilitating pain. My primary care doctor immediately recognized my symptoms and suspected endometriosis, so she sent me to a female OB/GYN.

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