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Stretch marks Anonymous 10046[Reply]

Do you have any? Do they bother you? Have you managed to fade them?

I got quite a lot from puberty that I've never really managed to fade despite treatment. Thankfully I'm pale enough that they aren't noticeable unless you're looking for them. It's still really annoying though, I think I might try dermarolling them.
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Anonymous 10059

Dermarolling should be done by a professional, it's too easy to mess up your skin or create an infection.

Anonymous 10060

My mom significantly removed her teenage acne scars with a dermapen (it looks like it's a newer version of the dermaroller). But it was done by a professional and she took like 4-5 session.

Anonymous 10065

I've tried bio oil but I never saw much of a difference with it. I don't know if it's because the scars are too old now

Anonymous 10069

>less than a-cup chest
>stretch marks on tiddies
Also on hips, but at least that makes sense. I kind of find the irony of the boob marks funny though.

Anonymous 10091

i disagree about needing to pay $$$$ to get someone else to do it. I have the pens, not the roller. all you do is stab yourself a few times until it looks like enough blood came out, and then smear hyaluronic acid on it. it isn't rocket science.
an anon on 4chan posted about using derma pen stamping to subdue those zits where you feel it forming under your skin but there isn't a head formed yet. i tried it and it worked.

technically that's only my 3rd session. so if it took 4-5 for your mom i just have to keep going. but it needs at least 2 weeks break between sessions.

but i also have scars on my hands and face i can't really get at. doing it on my hand hurts too much and i'm skittish on my face. the one for my face is .5mm and it's just so shallow it's hard to penetrate meaningfully. maybe to clarify, i don't have an electronic pen device, i have the cheapo $7 ones where it's just landing needles on the end of a handle and you press it down yourself.
>c cup
>no tiddy stretch marks
crazy shit.


Pubic hair Anonymous 3508[Reply]

Do you shave everything, trim it? Have you gotten laser?

I want to keep my vagina as smooth as possible but that's not easy with a razor
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Anonymous 10042


No, anon, I've never been a salon™ before

Anonymous 10045

I did years ago and tbh I don’t really remember much of it, so the pain couldn’t have been that bad. I had just graduated high school and one of the people who worked at the salon new my parents by chance and recognized my last name so it was really embarrassing and that’s mostly what I remember lol. I remember it felt really nice to treat myself to something like that, that’s really completely just for myself because I was a virgin at the time and not in a relationship.

Anonymous 10061

>pay for a stranger to rip a layer of vag off
>treat to myself

Anonymous 10062

I mean hey I don't blame her. I've been thinking of getting it done myself because it helps to have an extra set of eyes get off all the hair. Sort of like getting your hair done. Sure you can do it yourself, but the second person is going to be able to see more of your hair and be more precise in getting it all off.
Thank you for the explanation anon! I might try it soon, but I'm really scared that it's going to hurt when I do it >~<

Anonymous 10063

Treat yourself and don't put yourself through pain that will last a week.

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/thyroid/ Anonymous 9961[Reply]

Straight from the doc, just found out I have serious hypothyroidism.
Kinda explains why losing weight was so hard for me, and not because I'm a huge slob (I've lost about 12 kg on myself this year but then I hit a plateau and gained 2 of them back). I'll have to take iodine supplements for the next 12 months and a hormonal one for the next 3 before the next hormone check.
Anyone else that had/has thyroid problems here? How did you deal with them? How did they affect your body image and weight?
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Anonymous 10009

>Hashimoto's from my father's bloodline and it's his sister (she's also an anachan). I guess I'm fucked then.
You are. My condolences, but at least we still have it better than diabetics or asthmatics when it comes to the dependence on medicine, i guess

>What do you mean by healthy though? Small calorie restriction or such?

nta, but I guess healthy dieting means anything that is not batshit crazy diet like crash diets or straight up ana "diet"

too bad i do not have a will strong enough to go full pro-ana and refuse carbs entirely, guess I am cursed to be a fatass no matter what

>One thing I can't relate to is feeling cold all the time, I'm kinda the opposite - sweating horribly 24/7 so my clothes stink. My palms are still really cold tho.

Can happen, too, basically your entire body temperature processing system is screwed

>but im glad i didnt get a worse disease i guess.
be wary, though, because any thyroid problem is a long-term invitation of thyroid cancer, this is more of a problem for hyperthyroidism, though
either way, hypothyroidism leads to all sorts of problems, so still, be wary, do regular health check-ups

Anonymous 10018


I looked up the symptoms and no way I don't have this. I literally related to every single one.

However, I have been psychward too where they did blood tests for me and they caught nothing. I was there for Eating Disorder (anorexia) and I guess they didn't have that in mind or something.

Anonymous 10019

For diagnosing hypothyroidism they usually need specific blood tests: checking free T4 and TSH come to mind first. I don't think it's something they do in psych wards. Go straight to endocrinologist, and be prepared for ultrasound test, too. You might be in a loop of your thyroid sabotaging your mind and mind sabotaging your thyroid as well.

Anonymous 10044

My thyroid turned out to be fine. I’m just anemic and have a few other deficiencies that can easily be fixed by eating a bit better or taking supplements.

Anonymous 10057

>thought i might have hypothyroidism
>did test i bought on amazon
>levels totally normal
thank god i guess because i cant afford medication for that shit.


Breast Implants/General Plastic Surgery Anonymous 3999[Reply]

Does anyone here have breast implants? How did they affect your life? Do they hurt? Do they even feel like your own body? Has anyone here ever considered a boobjob?

Do most men consider fake breasts normal now? More and more young girls are getting them and male oriented media is dominated by women with implants. I’m pretty sure most men can’t tell the difference.

All plastic surgery discussion is welcome. Please stay reasonable and open minded, and don’t try to talk others into stuff they don’t want.
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Anonymous 8283

Do they hurt when boys squeeze them? How hard/soft are they?

Anonymous 8289

Doesn't hurt. They are less soft than normal breasts, but I wouldn't say they are hard. Maybe more firm? My bf says they're soft.
I think softness also depends on where they place the implant (under skin only or under muscle).

I got my first bf ever before getting the surgery. He was excited and now likes them a lot.

Anonymous 9979

I was supposed to be getting a breast reduction before the pandemic hit, I have a DDD cup and they kill my shoulders and back. They also do not look proportionate with the rest of my body, so I am hoping to get a B or C cup. Moids and women alike have called me crazy for wanting them smaller, even though it is for health reasons. Usually, it's women with big chests themselves who are the most understanding.

As long as women are getting plastic surgery to make themselves, and not some moid, happy then I am all for it. Just do your research, look for a good surgeon, prepare for recovery and follow all post-op instructions.

Anonymous 10028

It's not your breasts hurting your shoulders and back it's your bra. Get rid of bras for a month and see if the pain doesn't go away before you decide to get yourself filetted

Anonymous 10033

That’s only because she is wearing the wrong size. Go to r/abrathatfits


/mhg/ - mental health general Anonymous 9712[Reply]

hi anons, hope you're all doing well. i didn't see anything like this and wanted to hear from people in similar situations as i am.

>are you in treatment or recovery right now?

>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?
>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?
>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?
>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?
>do you tend to tell others about your mental illness or keep it to yourself?
>if you don't consider yourself recovered now, what obstacles are keeping you from recovery/low impact from symptoms?
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Anonymous 9743

I'm seeing a psychiatrist for the first time soon. I'm nervous but excited. Mostly nervous that she'll dismiss me or urge me into therapy instead of medication. I've tried counseling and it didn't help at all. But I'm slso hopeful that I can get a real diagnosis and some professional help. I think I have bpd, but even if I'm wrong I'll be happy with anything that can help me.

Anonymous 9802


>are you in treatment or recovery right now?

I was in therapy from Nov 2018 to April 2019 and again from Nov 2019 to around June 2020. It helped a significant amount. The first time I stopped because I had to, the second time because I was feeling better. I'll start going again if I feel like I need it again.

>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?

I have pretty specific anxiety problem and I get very bad panic attacks. Making an emergency kit for my panic attacks has been one thing that helped a lot, the most helpful thing was probably the Jolly Ranchers. Sucking on candy during a panic attack is very calming because it forces your breathing to regulate a little more. Also working through a good anxiety workbook, journaling and therapy.

>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?

I prefer therapy. My mom is a doc and has been trying to get me to take meds for a while now. Usually she has really good advice and she's always right, but for some reason this just doesn't sit right with me and it never has, even when I was depressed as a kid/young adult. I even got some around spring and just never took them because I was too nervous. I think it might be necessary in some cases though and if I get as bad as I did last winter when I almost offed myself I will probably take them.

>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?

I once went to couples a therapist who told my partner that he should in no way help me when I have a panic attack and should basically just sit there and let me deal with it myself. While I understand the importance of not needing to rely on him to help me through my mental illness and anxiety, I don't think I'd be able to sit idly by if he was freaking the fuck out, panicking and couldn't breathe (which is literally what happens to me). He was legit there to learn what he could do to help in those situations. It was honestly really embarrassing for me since I felt like this woman thought I wanted him to "fix" me….but fuck her.

>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?

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Anonymous 9852

I’m kind of freaking out because I had my appointment… it seemed to go well… the psychiatrist said it sounded like I’m bipolar. When she asked about medication I’m taking I specifically said I don’t take any me, not even birth control. She prescribed me valproic acid and told me the only side effects were nausea and drowsiness. I decided to look up the medicine on my lunch break and wtf it’s all articles talking about how women should be on birth control while taking it and lots of articles questioning if it should even be prescribed to child bearing women. Both the prescription from the office and the pharmacy say nothing about not taking the medication when there’s a possibility of becoming pregnant. I feel betrayed. I mentioned a lot of times that I live with my boyfriend and mentioned sleeping together. But I’m just going to do the responsible thing and call tomorrow to ask if there’s another medication I can try.

Anonymous 9879

>are you in treatment or recovery right now?
I take medication for OCD and depression but I am not in therapy. When I was younger I took Luvox but it completely annihilated my appetite. Once I was older I switched to Zoloft which was better in terms wanting to eat (it's still repressed though). I am so grateful that those SSRIs don't cause me to gain weight. They do wonders for my depression, the OCD not so much.

>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?

I have dermatillomania so it is helpful when people around me remind me not to pick, I tend to do it mindlessly. There have also been some studies on excoriation disorder that suggest that treating it like substance abuse is more effective than treating it like OCD, I would like to try that method to see if I have more success.

>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?

I prefer one-on-one therapy, it allows me to open up more. Medication has been a lifesaver for me, but there are many people who struggle on it. Everyone, and their plan for treatment, should be individualized.

>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?

I suppose I was the cringe one in this case. I was in a new therapy group for the first time which was targeted towards patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. There was another lady who also had a skin-picking disorder, and she admitted to picking the scabs off her cat. I got quite angry about this, and the therapist ended up kicking me out. "This is a support group, not a judging group." This situation is why I avoid group therapy now.

>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?

When I was younger I used to be extremely embarrassed about it, I never wore shorts or t-shirts. It really impacted my self-esteem as a teenager. My OCD was way more severe then as well, I lived in a house infested with bugs and itching was a major trigger of mine. Now that I am able to a) cope better thanks to therapy, and b) have more control over my environment I am doing much better. The scars have faded for the most part and I can wear all the clothes I like to wear now.

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Anonymous 10031

>are you in treatment or recovery right now?
Was inpatient this past spring. Been in therapy for years. Currently on meds and seeing a therapist bi weekly.
>what has worked well for you in terms of overcoming symptoms?
I have a good therapist who knows me well and doesn't just spout bs or newage treatment plans at me. I try to stay active and have short term tasks or accomplishments so I don't feel useless. Doing dishes, cooking a meal, etc. Also having a dog forces me to at least care for him. I walk him multiple times a day which helps as well.
>thoughts on medication vs. therapy, different types of talk therapies or alternative approaches to medication?
The most effective treatment is the one that you actively participate in. If you don't want to recover, you won't. If you are pessimistic and overly critical, you won't get better. I've been in group therapies where people seem to just pass through, learning and achieving nothing, just so they can say they went to get help. In my personal experience, I enjoy a mix of group and individual therapy, DBT is most effective for my illness. I'm on the fence about anti depressants.
>do you have any treatment horror stories/cringe therapist horror stories?
I've had female therapists who insist on treatment via "natural/healing/new age" hippie shit. Meditation and prayer as answers to complex issues.
>how much does your mental illness impact how you function day to day?
I can function normally, but I have a hard time focusing. If I get triggered I usually dissociate and wait until I'm out of the environment to react.
>do you tend to tell others about your mental illness or keep it to yourself?
My family and friends know about it. I try hard not to be a person who uses it as an excuse for my behavior, so unless I really get pushed to the breaking point I try to not talk about it.
>if you don't consider yourself recovered now, what obstacles are keeping you from recovery/low impact from symptoms?
I still have bad social anxiety and it's hard to recover from it since I have a job which requires me to talk to coworkers. I constantly believe I'm stupid and they hate havingPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


Skincare General Anonymous 431[Reply]

Post your skincare questions, routines, recommendations, rants, raves, product recs, etc.

I'll start with my routine that's finally working for me:

Thayer's unscented witch hazel (as a toner)
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Pond's cold cream cleanser
Thayer's witch hazel toner
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (leave on for 15 minutes)
Oil cleanse with mineral oil
Remove with Pond's cold cream cleanser
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Anonymous 9955

i forgot to say that i break out with a lot of moisturizers too, and as far as a water based moisturizer goes, i've found that basically none of them break me out IF they don't have silicone.

the problem for me is that a lot of moisturizers have silicones or oils that aren't high in linoleic acid. silicones are allegedly supposed to be non-comedogenic and everyone sings their praises, but i've found they are often so difficult to get off of my face and they trap oils underneath them, so they're not great for people prone to moisturizer break outs, and unfortunately silicones are in like, 9 out of 10 moisturizers, even a lot of water based ones, so check the ingredients list before buying

Anonymous 9956

Thank you so much! My mom has one of the clinique moisturizers that apparently don't have silicone. I'll try hers for a few weeks and see if it breaks me out.

Anonymous 9959

Different anon but I'm going to check our the dermapen now. I'm 30 and noticing soft wrinkles on my forehead and it's freaking me the fucking out.

Anonymous 10016

does anyone have any products for blackheads and good exfoliating body scrubs?

Anonymous 10017


the ordinary aha 30% bha 2% helps my blackheads in conjunction with a retinoid (not at the same time or near the same time obviously)

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Anonymous 8571[Reply]

>exercise regurarly
>have a good diet
>use moisturizer on face
>take cold showers
>dress up decently
>take good care of hair
>use light make up such as concealer to hide eyebags
>sleep required amount
>stay hydrated
What am i doing wrong? Why havent i looksmaxxed yet?
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Anonymous 9338

Just survive it. Corona means nothing to a healthy body.

Anonymous 9339

i was talking about things like cancer and autoimmune disease, which can have an almost exclusively genetic component or be simply bad luck. what if you get cancer and suddenly are but on chemo? corona could knock you down in one single coof, there's nothing "muh healthy body" could do against it.

Anonymous 9340

Meds won't help. That's the real redpill. You'll only relapse back into after chemo.

Anonymous 9349

1. Realising your self worth isn't just about male attention, fuck that

2. look on r/vindicta to find some tips but seriously if you don't have a set destination you're chasing a vacuous void…

Anonymous 9563

Habe you tried smiling :)?


Pcos Anonymous 9482[Reply]

I hate having PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome). I hate it i hate it i hate it. It just seems to get worse and worse with the years. I can't lose weight, i'm really overweight and i've got a fuzzy face and neck. Not to mention my acne, its on my back, chest neck and face and I HATE IT. Sometimes i'll see very dark stubs of hair sticking out of my neck and everytime i just become so dreadful. some hair is even in the middle of my chest. The feeling of feeling like you look like a boy makes me so mad and sad. Is there anything a doctor could be able to do? I've considered lazer hair removal surgery but it costs a shit ton which makes me even angrier because transwomen get that shit for free. This is probably some sort of vent post but if anyone has any advice or just want to share their story they are welcome to.
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Anonymous 9633

i have pcos and started taking 5htp a few days prior to my period, while my mental health has never been this good before i had the worst body ache i ever felt in my life, pain in my joints, an awful head-ache with migraines that lasted days and pain from my head to my shoulders, i geniunly think i may have some hormonal disbalance, will i look like a crazy bitch if i ask for a mri? my whole family has had to live with depression+pcos so like…im 99% i have cursed brain or something..

Anonymous 9654

they say DIM is supposed to help.

Anonymous 9828

Look up ray peat and try progesterone

Anonymous 10010

avoid high fructose syrup, glucose syrup that artificially made syrup.

eat whole foods, if you can't understand the ingredients on the what you are getting and if there are too many listed, dont eat it

minimize fast food to a couple times per month for starters

Anonymous 10013

Who cares if you look like a crazy bitch, your life and health is potentially on the line. A hard pill for me to swallow was rest if you're not proactive and aggressive on serving out healthcare, you'll never get it. A lot more doctors are really open to hearing your worries /wants then I expected.


Period Discussion General Anonymous 9864[Reply]

Discuss any findings from the period survey >>9534 or any other period related things here.

One thing that surprised me from the survey was how many women have at least one extremely painful day every month, yet this is barely spoken about and all women are just expected to get on with things.

Did anyone notice anything else?
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Anonymous 9924

the odor-neutralizing chemicals must be crossing wires in your brain

Anonymous 9926


Seriously. Smell a used (unperfumed) pad and then a bottle of soy sauce. Compare the colours, deep reddish brown. Yuck.

Anonymous 9927

Idk, my last days of period aren't the same brown, more of a greyish brown.

Anonymous 9954

Lmao I'm so morbidly curious about smelling these buttery pads and toilet papers now. Never smelled this shit in my life and you'd think in burgerland we'd be the first people to have mildly food scented toiletries

Anonymous 9969

Tbh I think periods smell like red wine and it’s why I can’t drink the shit

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soft feet Anonymous 9881[Reply]

How do I get nice soft feet? I have dermatillomania (skin picking disorder) focused on my soles and toenails and the bottom of my feet are rough. I've gotten it largely under control but I'm still insecure about how they look. I've tried babyfoot but the parts with thick skin stayed the same, it only affected the already soft-ish skin around them.

Here's a babby picture bc I'm not about to go looking up womens' feet on the internet.
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Anonymous 9910

I forgot to add, also thinking about how much I didn't want other people to see it, or worse, comment on it. Feet picking is probably easier to hide, but there are still times when your feet will be visible, even if it is only to your family or partner.

Essentially, all these things took the enjoyment out of picking and emphasized the negatives, making picking a less enjoyable thing to do.

Anonymous 9913

These really do work, but they take a few days.

Also, moisturize your feet a lot.

Anonymous 9914

>I have dermatillomania (skin picking disorder) focused on my soles

my sister…… I do this so much and I have terrifying zombie feet now. Sometimes I have deep cuts in my soles because I start taking off the hard skin with a nail clipper and tear it off too hard. You already mentioned babyfoot, for me it doesn't do anything for the really hard parts either but I still love using it because it satisfies my skin picking thing sooo much. I always have 2 packs in my nightstand (I use a cheapo version for 5 dollars per 2 socks and only do 1 foot at a time)

sorry for no contribution but yeah.

Anonymous 9925


Counterpoint: wearing socks all the time encourages fungal growth. My toenails have been gross for years now because I used to do this.

Anonymous 9967

I used to have great feet when I didn't walk barefoot. I mostly used crocs. But I had to stop because they gave me knee pain.

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