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anyone else dealing with constant menstrual spotting? Anonymous 18020[Reply]

my period ended on the 8th, but i’ve been spotting literally all fucking month. it’s clearly old oxidized blood, but i have to wear a liner due to the amount. this isn’t the first time that it’s happened, i’ll periodically spot for 3-5 days after my period ends, but never a full month before. is it over for me? what do?!?!

Anonymous 18022

It's not old oxidized blood you're just spotting. Go to a FEMALE gyno and get it checked out. It's probably nothing, it happens sometimes. It's probably hormones. Now explain to me why is Konata dead??? Dx

Anonymous 18023

I say female gyno because I've heard too many nightmare stories. Good luck.

Anonymous 18024

Yeah, go to a gyno

Anonymous 18026

i think complaining about it on the internet made it magically stop for now, since this morning was my first clean day all month! yippee!! but i’ll see if i can get in with my gyno, i complained about it to her last time and she put me on tranexamic acid? anyway the konata pic was to help visualize my current reproductive state :,)))))


Teeth Anonymous 11451[Reply]

Aer your teeth healthy?
Do they look good?
Any imperfections?
Jaw and maxilla problems?
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Anonymous 17661

How did you develop that?!?

Anonymous 17664

Well shit. There are better ways to go. I can't afford a dentist right now.
I don't know, I just woke up with it.

Anonymous 17857

>be me
>scream at your first dentist appointment because you're 7 and afraid
>parents decide to stop taking you to the dentist
>mom calls you dirty for not remembering to brush your teeth but you're 9
>mom violently brushes your teeth, your gums, and your lips
>you stop brushing because it's associated with bad memories
>you do this for 10 more years
>your teeth are so yellowed they're the almost the color of cheese puffs
>teachers try to subtly tell you about teeth whitening and hand you gum
>you become ostracized from your peers

sigh this also lead to a teacher one day telling me my breath stinks, which triggered a deep depression. I am getting my teeth professionally whitened soon.

Anonymous 18018


ooh fluck, so sorry, feel your pain. I had one, did nothing for a while, gave me a state of constant low key inflammation. Finally did go to dentist/surgeon with some microscope, cause of abscess wasn’t known, usually micro cracks in root cause it. Dentist cleaned it out, god what an awful smell it was. But ya, do it asap, it’s totally bad for you to walk around with it.

Anonymous 18021


>be me

>scream at your first dentist appointment because you're 7 and afraid
>parents decide to stop taking you to the dentist
>mom calls you dirty for not remembering to brush your teeth but you're 9
>mom violently brushes your teeth, your gums, and your lips
>you stop brushing because it's associated with bad memories

That sucks I'm sorry Nona

>you do this for 10 more years

>your teeth are so yellowed they're the almost the color of cheese puffs
>teachers try to subtly tell you about teeth whitening and hand you gum
>you become ostracized from your peers
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PMDD Anonymous 18011[Reply]

Does anyone else here have PMDD?
For the last 2 years I have been sure I have it but never really did anything because none of the treatment really felt like an option for me.
Its been kinda bad though and causes me to start massive fights with my bf and blowup to the point where it damages our relationship.
I finally admitted to him this, and I am thinking about going on hormonal birth control to try and stop my period all together. I hate my period and I dread it every month because I know for a couple days I will feel sick with intense stomach and back pain.
My apprehension comes from some of the terrible things I hear about hormonal birth control like how it can make you more depressed, can kill your sex drive, make your boobs always sore etc.
Has anyone tried birth control to treat PMDD? Which kind should I try?
Any other ways you have managed this?


rhinoplasty Anonymous 18009[Reply]

i had rhinoplasty almost 1 month ago.
ask whatever you want!
(I will not show pictures)

Anonymous 18010

What was the surgery for?


Dry Eye Disease Anonymous 17592[Reply]

Any other anons suffering from this? I am on prescription eye drops and even they don't help. My eyes are always red. I think Accutane caused this.
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Anonymous 17597

Hi again suffering nona. Bc affects the tear ducts. You should look it up! It’s fascinating. My eye doctor also said to put a hot damp cloth on your eyelids and rest it there for five minutes morning and night. I am of course too lazy to do this. I will check out those eye drops! I just go for preservative free eye drops you can get at the pharmacy counter without a prescription. You should also wash your eyelids with gentle baby shampoo to rub out the accumulated dried oils or something. I haven’t done that either because I am lazy kek
Let me know if any of these tips worked for you and i will get my lazy butt to do them too. Technically you’re supposed to buy like a special eye mask that you microwave. Wish I was on my PC to post an image but I will return to this thread next time !

Anonymous 17656

hi nona. im diagnosed with meibomian gland disease (chronic dry eye, eye produces low quality oils). taking oral contraception exacerbated it greatly. switched to a different form of bc and i am fine most days. still get dry eye from time to time if i stare at computer too long, diet is poor, poor sleep. hot towels on the eyes in the shower, exfoliating around eye area with wash cloth, and eating fish seem to help me. eye doctor told me to wash my eyes twice a day with baby soap but it made it worse. oh also be conscious of your blinking from time to time. blink harder for a minute or so to make sure your eyes are distributing its natural oils.

good luck nona. i was living with chronic MGB for a year and a half and it greatly reduced my quality of life. feel for u

Anonymous 17849

How many fish oil pills do you take in a day to help your dry eyes?

Anonymous 17850

Hot towels on the eye in shower? Do you wet with hot water before taking a shower and standing there for how many minutes?

Anonymous 17852

Guys just cut some onions and your eyes will start tearing up. Quick and easy fix.

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Anonymous 17813[Reply]

Has anyone felt so numb that you completely disconnect from your body, to the point of not even being able to tell you need to go to the bathroom until it's literally painful? Or if you're feeling hunger and having to guess, and even then most food tastes like nothing?

If you have dealt with that, have you overcome it? I really want my body back but i don't know how to even begin to feel more aware of myself.

Anonymous 17814

Yes, but this is usually accompanied by signs of my depression coming back. I'd recommend working out, it will make you more aware of your body and it will release endorphins which makes people feel better and more "alive" in general.

Anonymous 17815

Sounds like disassociation and depression. I'm sorry you're dealing with that, nona. Seeing a psychiatrist and getting meds helped me.

Anonymous 17816


Anonymous 17844

This is me sometimes. I don't really know how to overcome it. I guess sometimes I notice that I haven't eaten or used the bathroom for longer than usual, and I have to tell myself that I am supposed eat/use the bathroom. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. Depends on my energy level.


nexplanon / progestin and hormonal birth control side effects Anonymous 17835[Reply]

>had nexplanon in for 2.5 years
>for the first few months, made me bleed more frequently
>also reduced my sex drive to nearly nothing, not ideal when trying to have sex
>6 months later, period just disappears completely
>get it taken out cuz no longer sexually active and worried about hormones and lack of period
>period comes back immediately, heavy as hell
>now horny all the time

i fucking hate this shit i can deal with the bleeding but i hate thinking about seggs all the time so much its unbearable and i feel like a moid. jerking off is ok i guess but i miss having no sex drive so much because it gave me a clear head. i'm thinking about getting the nexplanon put back in. but i'm not sure if it's justifiable just so i can delete my period and horniness again. i should probably talk to a womens healthcare provider but i'm poor and lazy. i was prescribed estrogen/progestin birth control pills at 14 because of heavy periods, but it didn't do much for me (probably because i sucked at taking them). i wonder if i have a hormone imbalance or something.

i'd like to know if other nonas have had similar experiences with hormonal birth controls, and what side effects they've experienced from hormonal birth control.

Anonymous 17836

You really should see a doctor who specializes in women's health, your hormones must be in a mess. Well I guess low sex drive can be "good" because it makes the moids have very little power over us (but that's just my guess). Hormonal birth control sucks, I took it for a short time and it was poison for me, I had a lot of anxiety

Anonymous 17837

thank you nona you're probably right. yes, i PERSONALLY prefer having low sex drive for a variety of reasons, mainly i don't like having urges that are hard to control. and yeah, i've heard of so many women whose moods and health are made so much worse by introducing hormones to their system. but the progesterone from nexplanon actually seemed to improve my health and mood a bit; for example, i noticed less acne while on it, but that may have been from no period. do you remember what birth control you were on?

Anonymous 17839

I took estrogen/progesterone birth control pills for less than a year and had no physical changes, but the emotional ones were horrible. I would like to use the copper IUD as it is effective and hormone free but many women complain of increased flow on periods and I hate bleeding too much.


Mild Drinking Problem/Alcoholism Thread Anonymous 11653[Reply]

Take your shit attitude to lolcow. This is a comfy help thread.

I don't know if I have full on alcoholism yet but I'm getting there. I am 20, too young to buy alcohol in the U.S. but always manage to get my hands on it, which really worries me. If I don't have it, I am not ever happy. In fact I am often extremely depressed and will self harm, which is why alcohol feels so necessary. My goal is to one day make sobriety my most desirable state so that I won't need to drink.
I think it's lowered my immune system quite a bit because I got a UTI after a heavy binge with friends. That is a sign to stop drinking as it can irritate my bladder, but I just had 2 beers tonight. Really upset with myself.

How are the anonettes coping? How often/how much do you drink? Can you be happy or content without it? And most importantly, are you getting help?
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Anonymous 16654

I also work full time and I drink 4-8 cans of 4% alcohol a night due to poor lifestyle choices. I used to drink way more but it ruined my life and I went sober for about 2.5 years.

I try to take breaks when I can, and I'm trying to drink slower so I drink less.

Anonymous 17628


>Been a half functioning alcoholic since 18
>140 pounds
>Work from home
>Go through two handles of vodka a week
>Hiding the severity from my roommate
>Recently been getting acid reflux and vomiting easily
>Fucked up and didn't go to the liquor store today.
>Shops nearby only sell beer and wine
>Im not sure my stomach can handle the volume I would need to put me to sleep.

Anonymous 17630

Yeah, late 20s is when I started having suspected ulcers and constant reflux too. Try omeprazole, but it really only gets worse from here. Cut back or get onto something which won't burn your stomach, like phenibut


I doubt anyone thinks getting drunk alone at the end of their day looks cool

Anonymous 17638

nta but when I was a heavy drinker it kind of became a part of my personality, who I was, because I spent so much time thinking about it or consuming it. And I was embarrassed about it… But also felt a little bit of pride about it, because it was a part of me. And I think I normalized and even glamorized it to myself, even though I knew it wasn't really good. I had to cut myself off completely to understand how much happier I am without it. Even knowing that I still want to drink. I wish I could just live without alcohol culture at all but my partner is an alcoholic and it's always around.

Anonymous 17642




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 17533

For dry skin anons with cracks and smile lines.
Vaseline saved my life.
Thank you for coming to my ted talk

Anonymous 17535

i hate nasolabial folds so much. they are the bane of my existence and i feel like im too young to even have them so deep at my age. anyone else feel this way? also thanks for the potential tip.

Anonymous 17549

Try to sleep on your back. Leaning on one side of your face for 8h a night can set lines and form nasolabial folds

Anonymous 17550

I thought Vaseline produces a layer on your skin where it doesn’t let moisture from the air in. Doesn’t it make your skin drier as a result?

Anonymous 17551

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I use differin for my acne scarring and it seems to help!I have been using consistently since like june


Healthy comfort foods Anonymous 1920[Reply]

Habitual eater here, I want to take better care of my health and skin and not eat as much crap. What are nice non-garbage comfort foods?

I crave salt more than anything.
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Anonymous 16645

For comfort I like eating strawberries, almonds, boiled eggs and banana blended with milk.
Just try eating more real food and avoid ultra-processed food.
It's hard at first but you get used to it and it's really worth it. I've been doing that for a while now after a lifetime of eating like crap and my skin looks much better, I'm less tired, menstrual cramps are much less painful and I even got hornier.

Anonymous 16650



Pita chips with hummus is probably one of my favorites.

I also like veggie straws and fruit snacks personally.

Anonymous 16653

Green beans! Lightly seasoned with lemon pepper or dashi is amazing.

Also edamame has already been mentioned a bunch in this thread, I also recommend chamame which is even tastier.

Anonymous 16655

Toast with homemade strawberry jam always brightens up my day

Anonymous 16780

Celery! I always accidentally freeze it when I use my minifridge though.
Then when it thaws it's all wet and floppy.

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