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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby Luet » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:52 pm

I got my annual and mammogram today. Very glad to have that over with for awhile.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:43 pm

I should probably start going in for those. Annuals, not mammograms. They don't demand those of me regularly quite yet.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:42 pm

I have an appointment first week of April; a sort of state of the ovaries appointment. I am dreading going because 1) I TOLD this guy I was gaining weight and it only happened after I went on this pill and he wasn't very helpful there and 2) I still remember the breast exam and the pelvic exam from last time and how stupid he made me feel.

I might switch to somewhere closer to where I am now, anyway.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby Luet » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:02 pm

Alea, try to be firm and not let him intimidate you (if you see the same dr). You know your body. Ask to switch to a different pill and do as much research as possible ahead of time so you can have some options in mind (non pill options, even?).
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:53 pm

I don't think he was wrong to put me on this pill, per se. I've very thoroughly looked at other options (I do not want injections, implants, patches, insertables like sponges or whatnot...what am I forgetting? There's probably a gum at this point :P ) and I'm not sure there's a better pill. The side effects are pretty similar and the one he switched me off of, while I never experienced weight gain, had other side effects I was mildly concerned about.

It was more the attitude he had when I suggested it might be causing the weight gain, like, "Well, stop eating so much."

Um, okay, thanks.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby steph » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:34 pm

New recommendations are if your pap is clean of HPV, you can cut back to paps every 3 years! I love being disease free!

Also, I think I didn't actually have a period back awhile ago. I haven't had another one, so I think it was just a resurgence of post-partum bleeding. I'm hoping for a good long stretch of no menstruating!
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby Luet » Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:54 pm

steph wrote:New recommendations are if your pap is clean of HPV, you can cut back to paps every 3 years! I love being disease free!


I believe this is only true for over age 30 and if you have had two clean paps in a row. Also, you are still supposed to go for an internal and breast exam every year, so the only thing that you get to skip is the pap. Which is nice and all but doesn't really save much hassle.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:53 pm

My partner and I have settled on our "baby" plan.

At this point, we still don't want children, and don't see them in our future. We understand that we are still young and have only been married for just shy of 2 years. At my next gyn I'll ask for an IUD. If we still don't want any babies in 7 or 8 years (when we'll both be 30), he'll have a vasectomy.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:59 pm

VelvetElvis wrote: only been married for just shy of 2 years


It feels, to me, like it's been much longer than that. In a good way.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:02 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:
VelvetElvis wrote: only been married for just shy of 2 years


It feels, to me, like it's been much longer than that. In a good way.



Me, too. I feel like we've always been married but also that the wedding was just last month.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby steph » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:57 pm

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steph wrote:New recommendations are if your pap is clean of HPV, you can cut back to paps every 3 years! I love being disease free!


I believe this is only true for over age 30 and if you have had two clean paps in a row. Also, you are still supposed to go for an internal and breast exam every year, so the only thing that you get to skip is the pap. Which is nice and all but doesn't really save much hassle.


Hmmm. She didn't say anything about over 30, but maybe she didn't because I AM over 30. She also didn't say anything about 2 clean paps, just one. *shrug* I did know I'm still supposed to go in every year for the rest, but (shhhhh) I'm likely to stretch those out as long as everything is going well, since I don't need to go in for birth control needs. It will be a weird switch to go in without baby stuff involved. All my annual exams over the last 8 years have been done in conjunction with pre- or post-natal appointments.

VelvetElvis wrote:My partner and I have settled on our "baby" plan.

At this point, we still don't want children, and don't see them in our future. We understand that we are still young and have only been married for just shy of 2 years. At my next gyn I'll ask for an IUD. If we still don't want any babies in 7 or 8 years (when we'll both be 30), he'll have a vasectomy.


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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby LilBee91 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:14 pm

I am studying genital infections and STDs currently and my textbook hinted a something rather alarming. Do women really treat yeast infections by putting yogurt in their lady parts?! I mean, I sort of see the logic (emphasis on the sort of), but that's just nasty.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:22 pm

I've just started my period. Combine this with my dwindling food supplies (waiting until I have money to stock up...so, Friday) and stress from work, and I'm sitting here, pretty confident that zero is my only friend and that I'm leading a hopelessly boring non-existence of a life.

Oh, hormones, you slay me.
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Hormones are the worst! I feel like they make my brain a crazy place. Then, when I know I'm hormonal, I start questioning which feelings are rational and which are crazy and sometimes I can't tell the difference. Yeah, crazy hormone town. I feel you.
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:27 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:pretty confident that zero is my only friend and that I'm leading a hopelessly boring non-existence of a life.


Confident of a non-zero number of friends and a life that isn't actively horrific/out to get you? Based on personal observation of close female acquaintances, it sounds like it's going about as well as such things go. ;)
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:31 pm

Kim, I daresay you've got more hormones raging through you than I do at the moment. Or if not more, then more active? I will know things about being female. One day.

Also, hey! Do you have or are you going to take any progress shots of your belly? :mrgreen:
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:02 pm

We have a handful! Then we stopped taking them because we got lazy.. we definitely need to start up again!
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Postby TerresaWiggin » Tue May 14, 2013 10:36 pm

So just recently I watched a documentary (available on YouTube) called Miss Representation, it was basically about the way media stereo-types women. Therefore, I was wondering, what do you think about the stereotyping of women by the media? Is it a big problem? Has it ever affected you personally? What do you think should be done to change it?
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:35 am

TMI warning!

I was expecting my period yesterday or the day before and when it didn't come, I assumed I out-stressed it due to current work issues (we're short staffed, just lost our Youth Services manager) and so I didn't really prepare for its possible arrival overnight/this morning. Surprise, surprise, it came and I ended up bleeding all over zero. Poor guy, looked like someone took a knife to his crotch.

To top things off, I now feel physically ill. Thankfully, I have super-cookies to comfort me. :P
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Re: Girly Stuff

Postby Luet » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:23 pm

Oh my! (In George Takai's voice. :stoned: :stoned: )
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Postby steph » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:09 pm

I can usually enjoy my time off from menstruating, but this time I have random cramping and random spotting with nothing actually coming to fruition. I never know if I'm going to start bleeding for real or not and it's really frustrating!
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Postby steph » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:22 am

:grumble:

It's here for real. And I'm not happy about it. PJ's and resting for me today.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:07 pm

Dear body, if you love me at all, you'll start bleeding normally and not with this weird not-really-a-period period that it looks like we're repeating from last month. Because that might mean the random nauseousness I've been getting for the past two months and the exhaustion aren't just school related and that would be BAD. SUPER BAD. Please just be stress, please just be stress, please just be stress.
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Postby steph » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:25 pm

Gravity Defier wrote:Dear body, if you love me at all, you'll start bleeding normally and not with this weird not-really-a-period period that it looks like we're repeating from last month. Because that might mean the random nauseousness I've been getting for the past two months and the exhaustion aren't just school related and that would be BAD. SUPER BAD. Please just be stress, please just be stress, please just be stress.


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Postby elfprince13 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:28 pm

Very yikes! (assuming, possibly badly, that my inferences about what might be meant by "BAD. SUPER BAD" are correct, based on my limited knowledge of Girly Stuff™)
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Postby Luet » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:36 am

*super big hugs* and dear lord, there is no way I would be able to resist taking a test just to make sure.
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Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:35 am

My left breast feels weird. I am always aware of my nipple. It's like... tingly. I hope this is not another bout of mastitis. Seriously, mastitis was the worst I've ever felt. Showering hurt. I was so painful and dizzy I didn't trust myself to carry lizzy up the stairs.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:21 pm

Hi ladies.

So I know this is kind of the antithesis of this thread, but I thought that some people here might find this to be most informative: "26 Things Girls Want to Know About Guys, But Are Too Afraid to Ask." http://www.buzzfeed.com/mrloganrhoades/ ... aid-t?bffb

Spoiler Alert: it's mostly about our balls.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:00 pm

I was a big, big pile of hormonal, emotional mess today and it reeeeeaaaaallllyyy sucked.

I woke up just feeling blah, wanting to cry for some inexplicable reason, then went to my OB-GYN appointment, only to find the offices were not where the insurance website listed them as being. Showed up late, was my first time there, so I was filling out paperwork, and ended up seeing the doctor for 2 minutes after an hour of waiting. Had to leave immediately from there to work and it was down-pouring, bad enough that I almost had to pull over because the wipers couldn't keep up but not so bad that I did. No lunch because I went straight to work at my appointment and no dinner. Got home tired, still wanting to cry for some inexplicable reason, and zero was like, "Let's exercise!" :faceplant:

The whole time, my brain knew I started out with no reason to be so emotional but it also didn't care. Every little thing put me at risk for bursting into tears.
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Postby Petra456 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:14 pm

*hugs*

Days like that suck, do you have any tricks to help?

I had a night like that two days ago. I volunteered to make a dinner I really wanted to try and nothing went right and I ended up crying over crumbled meatballs.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:10 pm

It was really just a day of trying to keep myself relaxed with loud music and slow breathing and hoping for the best. It only moderately worked, so I don't think it's much of a trick. :?
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Postby starlooker » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:23 pm

Dry shampoo. Oh my gosh. It's amazing. I tried Dove ($4) last month and was kind of like, "meh, I guess it makes my hair tolerable if I use a ton." But then last night on a whim I picked up Batiste for $8 at Walgreens. Amazing. My hair didn't seem just tolerably non-greasy, it seemed CLEAN, except with enough grip to style. Had two people ask if I'd gotten a haircut. A++++ and I want to spam every retail website on the Internet with reviews. Hell, it's past bedtime and my hair seems cleaner than when I use a normal shampoo in the mornings.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:22 pm

I had to pay a penalty charge for my birth control because I didn't use a 3 month supply option that I had been told for over two years I did not qualify for.

Now that is some straight up bullshit.
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Postby Satya » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:04 pm

I have started needing and preferring girly shampoo for my long hair. :thumbs:
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