2020.10.27 11:36 AutumnRamen First timer starting with hgh
Hi all! Im a total noob here but really interested in going down this path of exploring PEDs (please be kind :) I just started my first cycle of HGH and looking for some advice. My boyfriend has lots of experience with AAS in the past which has caused him some long-term effects (prostate/bladder issues, Gyno, etc) that he manages now but likely won’t get back into it. So he’s starting with GH and I came along for the ride. I’m 35 yo, 5’3”, range anywhere from 117-121 lbs but currently pushing the high end, and body fat is 22-23% with not much shape or definition anymore. I used to lift routinely but these last few years have gotten completely off track, mainly due to a herniated disc and a slipped disc in my lower back that aggravates from time to time and results in me being unable to walk or pinching nerves in my legs. A few trips to the hospital over the last 5 years. I stretch and do yoga and have an inversion table but it’s just something I’m struggling with. I Stopped drinking a few weeks ago (yay!) and last week started the GH. Also my skin has been horrendous during COVID even though I wear zero makeup anymore and have a decent skincare routine - I have genetic/hormonal acne, was on accurate twice in my life already.
My goals right now are to slim out over the next few months, hopefully experience clearer skin and get back my libido which seems like overnight decreased dramatically when I turned 34. I’ve been taking 1 iu first thing in the morning on empty stomach, cup of black coffee then cardio, then won’t eat for at least 2-3 hours. This week starts the lifting routine as long as my back can take it and in another 2 weeks like likely up the dosage to 2iu.
So... Has anyone else solely used GH in a similar situation and what side effects did you experience? Any advice on my routine? Anything else you can recommend to help with my goals?
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2020.10.09 06:30 Srilankancel Stop gyno during cycle
The final stage of red pill is either: 1-3: Lefort 10 4-7 PS 8+ dgaf, stop posting here and carry on.
This is for the 4-7 people here.
Midface ratio > eyes > skin > hair > chin >> cheek bones > jawline > nose >> lips > ears
Looks maxing stems from metrosexuality which stems from both the gay and the cosmopolitan subculture, its purpose spawned by feminism and the realization of LMS dying out with its introduction. We are 10 years past the mainstream metrosexuality era, women are even fussier and we have lots more information easily available on looks and beauty in men and access to better surgeries. Being photogenic has never been so important.
Some shortcomings the regular Looks Maxing guy has is they wear the wrong colors and pluck their eyebrows with a feminine arch instead of a straight line, they also have the money for PS but dont know that they could benefit from it simply because they are aesthetically undiscerning and also they dont know about custom implants, bone restructuring or oculoplastic surgery. It can also be because people, particularly women will not willingly make a friend feel bad about themselves when the guy asks for surgery suggestions. PS to most people is just a nose job or tit implants, or anti ageing such as botox and a full face lift, ironically all these procedures are low-medium in the tier of cosmetic surgery.
We will go top down on looks maxing, this will vary in dedication from expected and simple stuff such as trimming hair to insanely forking out $50,000 for Leg Lift surgery.
Head hair is extremely important to overall appeal, it is the ONLY 1 area where it alone will change your looks rating by 1-2 points. You should at least pay attention to it as taking pride in your appearance without being vain is considered the ideal attitude. If you have little to no hair you can get scalp micropigmentation.
If you are NW2 or less you can use minoxidil + nizoral shampoo. I suggest taking photos of your hair line every 6 months to check if you are balding to tackle it early.
If you are NW3 or more get a hair transplant where they replant hair from the back of your head elsewhere. Buy an under construction hat during recovery.
Hair should complement your head, If you have a tall or broad forehead, cover it up a bit, if you have a long midface, show as much of your forehead as you can even through cropping your hairline a bit, you should also have good body to the sides to both give your head some width and also to distract from the long midface, so get those mutton chops growing. Here is a guide: https://www.fashionbeans.com/2013/the-right-haircut-for-your-face-shape/
The hairline should be straight and not have a widows point, the appearance of the whole hairline should be a squared appearance unlike the rounded appearance in a female.
Contrast is important to looks, if you have 2 tone hair dye it all the one color, usually the darkest of the 2 tone, depending on what looks more NATURAL, dont cheap out on the dye and perhaps get it done at a good hairdresser.
If you have frizzy/curly hair you can spike it up using a GHD hair straightener and a strong wax. The strongest wax you can use is Murrays hair wax, It gets broken down by baby or cooking oil which then must be shampooed out, it is extremely high maintenance but will guarantee noticeably more IOIs. If you can get away with natural looking hair then this is good, dont use any products that are visually obvious such as gel. Shampoo your hair only once a week before the weekend and towel dry it. If you have a shitty greasy or flaky scalp use head and shoulders. Otherwise Garnier fructis is good imo, shampoo should not smell too fruity or feminine. While manga hair is somehow okay, Dont have a huge asymmetrical haircut or be flamboyant with pointed sideburns unless you are 8+.
Skin is of high tier importance. You should only use a moisture bar and not soap to wash your face. If you have blackheads these need to be cleaned out with strips, do not scrub too hard with exfoliators as it will leave your skin red. If normal products fail see a dermatologist with a speciality/interest in cosmetics. Do not get laser resurfacing for large pores. Forget melanotan, eat 5 carrots a day or take a beta-carotene supplement, 7mg is about 1 carrot. Fish oil and secondly olive oil also helps a lot. You should wash your face with a moisturiser twice a day. You should also get a decent amount of sun. If you want a good tan I recommend using reef coconut oil. You should get any moles and blemishes taken care of by a dermatologist especially if you have them all over your face. Get rid of them even on your neck. A random large pimple can be covered with concealer. You should always wash your face after you sweat if you have a problem with pimples. Or in a dusty, dirty environment if you have a problem with blackheads. If you smoke it is highly recommended you quit and replace it with Swedish snus, or snuff, snuff is excellent for court jester game. Forget nicotine replacement its shit by comparison.
Coating your face in a thin layer of vaseline before bed has been shown to be good for the skin, it is hypoallergenic and does not clog pores.
Retin-A is very good for skin quality but use it very sparingly and avoid the sun, if you dont want to go get a prescription for the real/strong stuff I recomend Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Night.
Another way to improve skin is with HRT, I actually do not recommend testosterone but rather Progesterone, Pregnenolone & DHEA, you can get prescription for these by avant-garde doctors at anti-aging clinics. If you are going to do a cycle stay away from short acting test such as sustanon, and stay away from trenbolone which can cause crater scars.
It has been scientifically shown that a beta-carotene glow is preferred over a tan.
Thats 4mg of beta-carotene. Apart from Beta-Carotene which is a yellow/orange pigment, it is also recommended you take Canthaxanthin which is a brown/red pigment, although it has not been confirmed by any research.
There has been good research on astaxanthin, another carotenoid, the studies shown an improvement in skin tone and wrinkles at 4mg but it seems 10mg a day is better, anecdotal reports of more resistance to shaving and retin-a.
Roughly 30mg of beta-carotene a day seems to be superior than 90mg and possibly does the same thing as retin-a.
Here is a study in men. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22428137/
Getting your iron levels checked and increasing them within range is a good idea for your skin. Only use strong pharmacy grade iron tablets with vitamin C.
Eyebrows are important too, it is linked to the 2 most important aspects, midface and eyes. You should never wax your eyebrows, and when you pluck you should always leave stray hairs in the middle and edges to make things look natural.
You can get botox to drop your eyebrows a bit giving the impression of a shorter midface. In some cases dying the eyebrows may be ideal, see a hairdresser or beutician.
It is advised you dont try to correct bald spots giving a slight under arch. If your eyebrows are bushy they should be trimmed by your barber, you can also do this yourself with a hair or beard clipper, no shorter than very minimal skin show. Bushy being where they become hard to shape because the hair is so long, or you have hair sticking out, eyebrows shouldn't need combing.
If you find you need to consciously lower your eyebrows or relax them at times, it means you have ptosis which is a lazy eyelid, you can have both your eyelids lazy, this is corrected by an oculoplastic surgeon.
ZordoNado: Lumigan / Latisse will make your eyebrows darker and denser and maybe a little bit thicker if you are lucky. It will be effective only on 50% of the people, you will have to apply it daily for at least 6 months in order to see if it works for you.
Oculoplastic surgery is the highest tier cosmetic surgery after facial reconstruction(lefort). I would include an eye chart but not only are most inaccurate but only practical to women applying eye liner. The 2 main types you need to know about are down turned(negative canthal tilt) eyes and monolid(most common in Asians) eyes. Both desperately require surgery although that surgery is a vasectomy. After that you can address the cosmetic issues involved. For NCT you can get a canthopexy which is sort of a less invasive canthoplasty. Canthoplasty critically fails within years and would not ethically be done on anyone under roughly 70 years of age. Be careful not to confuse neutral canthal tilt for negative, or hooded eyes for monolid, If your upper eyelashes show and point up they are hooded.
For dreaded monolid eyes there is whats called Asian eyelid surgery, an Asian eyelid surgery is probably the only single thing that can raise your looks 3 whole points which it commonly does when necessary. This brings me to my next point.
Loweinner eyelid show should be minimized this is done through surgery, having big inner eyelids gives a beady eyed appearance, if you actually have beady eyes get your thyroid checked and consider full orbital implants. For all eye problems you should only consult an Oculoplastic surgeon, there are many more procedures such as blepharoplasty for ageing and also orbital implants to achieve positive orbital vector. You can also get orbital rim filler to fill in the bags under your eyes and any indentation between your inner canthus and nose. For a higher trust appearance, getting your nasion depth reduced is also a good idea.
There is also protruding eyeballs, aka frog face. The surgery for this is an orbital decompression, if your problem is minor it can leave you with eyes that are too small and sunken, the surgery videos on youtube also do not look nice.
Vaseline at night has been show to grow stronger eyelashes in a few weeks,
You should trim nose hairs, trimming will not make them grow back thicker, if you are worried about this you can pluck them, use a nose and ear trimmer or a hair trimmer. Nose is the ONLY facial area normal people actually consciously notice flaws in, a nose cant be shortened unless the tip is too long, problems with a mans nose are: Too short. Dorsal hump. (usually accompanied by a good strong jaw) Feminine slope (fixed with an implant) Upturn (this is especially bad as its feminizing and also affects your front profile, usually accompanied by a small jaw) Droopy tip (find a Jewish surgeon to get a discount) Bulbous tip (do not get this overly corrected IF it will ruin your facial harmony) too wide or too narrow (do not overdo the correction on this, also it is not that important) Nostrils too high creating a small triangle shape pointing to the mouth. The nose from front profile should be a triangle shape drawn from where it meets your face not the bridge. There should also be minimal nostril show from front and side view. Ethnicity must heavily be considered with Rhinoplasty.
You should shave any noticeable hair or peach fuzz on your cheeks. Cheek implants These are not that important but is a nice touch if you have the money, however it is HIGHLY recommended(after a considerate vasectomy of course) if you have a long midface, the vertical thickness of the implants should relate to your MFR. The width defines the fWHR.
fWHR in itself is not that important and total head width and height is taken in to account, a wider head is ideal for one night stands, a narrow higher trust head is considered best for long term relationships. If you have a long midface get large implants that raise your fWHR and are vertically tall enough to make your submalar hallow area apear smaller(area between philtrum and ears. Cheek bones should be placed high always from the orbital rim, be angular and the peak should be under the outer corner of the eyes, not forward pointing and not lateral pointing. In women cheeks can be forward facing and generally much larger and softer. Cheek area is also the most likely area to have large pores, I am making a wild guess that face lipo could shrink the pores here as a last resort.
Ears can be pinned back with an otoplasty, they can also be enlarged and reduced in size with implants or cutting. To check if your ears stick out too much have your photo taken at least 2 metres away and look at facial 5ths, do not use a phone for this.
Only very little of the bottom row of teeth should be visible. The teeth should diminish in size from front to back. Those either side of the central teeth, the laterals, should be 61.8 per cent the size of the bigger teeth. The next teeth along should be 61.8 per cent of the laterals. The width of the central teeth should be 80 per cent of their height. Very little should be seen of the gums.
Consider teeth whitening either with store products or done professionally, do not get them too white or you will look stupid, teeth should be about the same tone as the whites of your eyes. Also consider veneers but they are not required for most people and money is best spent elsewhere. Brush your tongue, use mouth wash and floss.
Robust Sensei: The best (mechanical whitening) toothpaste is BlanX.
A smiles ideal width should be no less than half the width of the face. Philtrum and lips while not important in a guy sometimes can be out of hand, a lip lift can shorten the philtrum while replacing that space with the upper lip, the upper lip should be thinner than the lower lip and ideally protrude a little further. Upper jaw surgery is costly and takes a long time and usually only necessary when there is a medical problem involved such as sleep apnoea or a bite problem, jaw fatigue and cramps.
Use lip balm if you get cracked lips, girls dont want to risk STDs for a kiss and neither should you.
There is correction for a gummy smile.
A weak jaw can get you set a light by a bouncer or friend zoned by girls of legal age. If you have a weak jaw, grow a beard (keep it well groomed).
It is better if you can afford surgery though, see a maxillofacial surgeon or consider an implant. A strong gonial angle provides a more photogenic appearance from front view. You can also consider neck lipo but more on that once I get to body.
Chin ideally should be square and broad in a male, a round chin is acceptable however not the most photogenic. A pointed chin is highly feminine and while not necessarily a sexual death sentence or even suspicious, would need to be redeemed by other masculine features. A bum chin is okay if its not too deep, if it starts to create wrinkles or you cant shave the hair there it should be filled, a line is much more acceptable than a circle. A scrotum chin is when it seemingly hangs off the jaw line, it can be corrected through: 1 piece jaw and chin wrap around implants and some lipo and filler. Sometimes a chin reduction AND implant is also required. Chin widening Osteotomy by a maxillofacial surgeon. Another thing leading to an amorphous appearance is an upside down smiley below the lower lip, this can be corrected with filler.
If you are looks maxing you have to take care of your body.
Here is a link showing what women prefer:
Women say they dont mind chubby guys but its bs, they all prefer at least some muscular definition whether it be on a skinny guy or a power lifter type frame. You NEED a respectable body fat % this affects your face, if you can not reach this because of some disorder, see a doctor and get duromine or something similar if necessary or even get lapband surgery.
Keep your mental masturbation to aesthetics and keep your diet and exercise simple, I have never seen any field other than bodybuilding with so many bullshit and contradictory studies published. Diet: no sugar or fried foods, or simple carbs, or excess fat. Saturated, Mono, and Omega 3 should all be included but in low quantities, only med-low GI carbs. No fruit juice or fruit except maybe half an orange or half an apple a day. red meat + low carb vegetables, vegetable juice. Olive oil, fish oil, read BTFTM. And carrots, many carrots. Symptoms on a diet: Tremors, anxiety, dizzyness: Low blood sugar. Depression: Lack of fats, possibly saturated. Trouble sleeping: Not enough carbs at night, or not enough salt and water. Weakness: Expected from a diet, but muscle loss can be low protein or too low overall calories.
Cardio should be medium-low intensity over a longer period of time rather than 30min bursts. Buy sugarless electrolyte drinks. Have a caffeine supplement or drink coffee.
Training your neck can lead to medical problems such as sleep apnoea, consult a physio before doing so.
Diet and exercise can only get the average male so far, if you are not genetically or chemically inclined to have a GOOD body, consider Liposculture.
Body negatives in order of importance: Wide hips (can sometimes be lipod) also check for klinfelters syndrome . Narrow, sloping shoulders (side lateral raises, also it is recommended you use a tiny amount of Synthol to give them a rounded appearance not to actually widen them)
round shoulders are what women select when choosing between body types.
Gyno or cabanossi nipples should be treated.
An overhanging gut signals diabetes get rid of this.
If your neck can use lipoing dont expecthealthy BF% to improve this, get it lipod and stop being a neck beard and keep the area cleanly shaved until then.
Best positives: broad shoulders, only obtained through genetics (See GH gut)
Narrow waist, again genetics (See GH gut)
Cannonball delts, you have 2 options here, have good genetics, or use synthol. No, steroids wont give you the aesthetic shape.
Abs, you can use lipo to comfortably have these year round once you get to an acceptable BF%.
Your barber should shave any visible hair on the back of your neck and under your ears. Clipping your body hair to get rid of curls is the minimal amount of body hair grooming you should do. If you have a nice body shave your whole upper body, get someone to do your back and get rid of any tan lines. The back of your hands should also not resemble a neanderthal even if you act like one. Never shave your legs, just clipper it short enough to get rid of curls. Pubes should be trimmed, watching a girl try pick a hair out of her mouth while you have a boner doesnt get any less awkward with time, its never appreciated. If hair grows on your dick dont make it spikey if you are going raw. Shaving your balls with a hair or beard trimmer is optional.
There are 2 options to get about 3" in height. Elevator shoes. Leg lift surgery, expensive, likely arthritis at older age, also if you live to 60 expect to be watching your grand kids from a wheel chair.
As for clothing and jewellery, you should have at least: some sort of necklace even a piece of string if you are a poorcel a watch, check out smart watches for your phone. Rings, bracelets, ear rings are optional. Jewerly is most effective in an LMS country. But having nothing can be considered weird anywhere.
Clothing color is very important. I like this guide: http://thestylegear.com/pick-outfit-based-skin-hair-eyes/
Cheap clothes are okay but they should not LOOK cheap. Natural fibres and double stitching is a bonus, LOGOS are usually required. Dont wash them in floral or feminine scents. the best scent is linen. Dont use washed out or off colors. Dark clothes should NOT be line dried in the sun or washed in warm water. use the color guide to keep a tight selection of colors for all your clothing.
Dont bother with ray bands or carreras if you aren't 7+ If you are 4-6 get a decent pair of pradas or similar.
Remember facial hair is make up for men.
I will finish this off with some additional info about social anxiety: Social anxiety should be treated by a psychiatrist and psychologist. Medication such as Zoloft and Etizolam can be used in the initial stages while you learn techniques from a psychologist, Through lack of negative feedback while socializing it is overcome. Optionally you can use alcohol but you should not rely on it long term like you can with Zoloft.
Im gonna add something important about attitude to looks maxing. Looks maxing is the male equivalent to an empowered 6' women bragging to her boyfriend how she wants to make not double but triple his income and working only 1.5x longer than him isn't enough and is considering taking up a 2nd job to empower herself even more amongst the barflies who pester her on friday night after work.
Thank you for reading,Hope I helped a brocel
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2020.10.05 04:05 Editoreel Is it possible to have endo but for it not to be found during laps?
Every doctor and gyno I’ve been to about my period issues has said it looks like endo, however I’ve had 2 laps done and no endo has been found. I’ve been on just about every birth control there is and doctors have told me that because there was no endo found, my pain must just be normal for me. But it really feels like there's something bigger at play and it feels like im going insane trying to get answers
Main symptoms – had all since I was 9
- Bleeding through tampon AND pad every 30-40 minutes
- Severe cramps that start 10 days before period and get worst and worst till a few days after period ends
- Cramps that don’t stop even after endone and tramadol
- Cramps throughout cycle
- Really bad bloating during period and whenever having cramps
- Cramps after sex
- Huge blood clots
Edit - my mum is being tested for endometriosis too and has had similar symptoms to me
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2020.09.28 03:51 kgrimmburn Gyno stop cycle during
Hello, all! This is my first post and I'm in a bit of an anxious state so please, bare with me. Anyways, I have not been diagnosed with endometriosis but it was brought up at my first appointment with a new gyno yesterday and I'm a tad worried. The post might be long but I'd love to get some feedback. Thanks!
I started my period at 10, it seemed regular but we don't talk about those things in my family so who knows. I had cramps but I don't know if they were bad or not. I also always get migraines with my period. I was diagnosed with migraines as 12 by a pediatric neurologist. At 17, shortly after starting birth control and becoming sexually active*, I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome). I had a definitive diagnosis with Hunner's ulcers/lesions on my bladder wall. I took Elmiron for a year and it didn't help so I've not used any other medications for it. *same guy throughout this story, doesn't matter except to shout out his support
I got married at 18 in late 2006, and, may have become pregnant shortly after and miscarried at around 8 weeks. This was not confirmed because it was just a late period followed by a heavy, crampy period but looking back, I believe that's what it was.
I then became pregnant about 3 months later only to miscarry at 18 weeks and have to have an emergency D&C because the attempted chemical abortion caused me to hemorrhage. There were no complications with the procedure that I know of. This was August of 2007.
4 months later, late 2007, came another possible pregnancy and early miscarriage, again not confirmed (this time out of fear, not ignorance) I was not in a good mental state.
Three months after this, I became pregnant again (March 2008). The pregnancy went smoothly and the only issue was an emergency c-section because my daughter (almost 12 now) was mal-positioned and the midwife on duty kinda sucked (I won't go into this. It was traumatic, to say the least) so they weren't able to turn her in time. The OB attempted to use suction and forceps but I ended up with the c-section. I had to have a spinal block, if that may matter. No issues with recovery. I breastfed, once again, if that matters.
In January of 2009, I had my first Mirena placed.
My back pain started in February of 2009. I'll explain the pain below. The Mirena kept me from having much of a period and kept my IC and migraines at bay. I would just have light spotting once a month for the next few years.
In Spring of 2011, I had another heavy, crampy period that may have been a miscarriage but I was on the Mirena and had no other pregnancy signs so I don't know if it was a pregnancy, even with the IUD or if it was just a fluke. But I remember it so it was something.
I had another Mirena placed in 2014 and had no changes until 2018, just severe back pain once a month with light spotting, and a bit with ovulation .
In 2018, I started to get spotting with ovulation and the back pain got worse. It would last up to 5 days and there are days I couldn't walk straight. I should mention I started getting a slightly elevated temperature with the back pain, nothing drastic, just something I noted. The pain and stress requires me to stop my small home daycare because I can't pick up the babies some days anymore. This causes a lot of mental stress to this day. I'd had the kids since they were born, almost 8 years for the oldest. My husband makes enough so thankfully, I do not have to work. This is a blessing, I know.
Ohh, during this entire time, I've spoken with my doctor and she just sends me to physical therapy which doesn't help. But she won't refer me elsewhere. And I'm a pushover so I don't push for one.
In September 2019, I've finally had enough and switch doctors. My new doctor has me do an ultrasound and sends me to her gyno. The gyno tells me I have a tilted uterus and that's what's causing my pain so we should change my Mirena and see if it helps again. So I do that. My doctor agrees. Later, I get the ultrasound and the sonographer's determination is that my uterus is in the normal position and I don't know what to make of this. I don't think the gyno even looked at the results. By now I'm a wreck and my husband asks if I'm okay with the tilted uterus decision and I say I don't know what else to do. If that's what they decided, that's what they decided.
Another year goes by with pain and spotting keeping me in bed and in pain about 10-14 days a month.
In June of 2020, I started irregular spotting and told myself if it didn't stop in a few weeks, I'd call and set up an appointment with a new gyno. I have horrible social anxiety so this is a huge thing for me.
My daughter gets quarantined for Covid and we all require a test. My husband is able to call his doctor and get a test the first day so he can stay elsewhere and not have to quarantine if she's positive. I'm able to call and get her an appointment for the next day. I call to set up my own test and I'm told by my doctor that they won't test me because I wasn't exposed. So I call the clinic that tested my husband and they also say no. My husband calls them and they tell him they'll test me, to come right up. I go up and they tell me no again! I'm crying in the parking lot and call my husband we calls them again. They finally test me... This is all while I'm having the spotting and back pain.
This was the final straw. My husband has now seen first hand how dismissive medical staff is of me for whatever reason and I'm determined that this isn't me, I'm really being treated differently and I'm going to get something done.
I called and set up an appointment at a local women's health center and I had my first appointment on Tuesday. At first the gyno said she couldn't help with my back pain, but my husband pipes up (he insisted on coming with me) that if she couldn't help, she could refer me to a specialist so we can find out what's wrong. After that, she listens to me and decides maybe she can help and mentions endometriosis for the first time. She says she wants to take out my IUD and see if that evens out my cycle and then set up a laparoscopy to look for endometriosis for 8 weeks out (if the pain doesn't stop).
I mainly use the IUD to help with my migraine and IC pain so I'm pretty scared for the next few weeks because I don't think it's going to help with the back pain and I'm going to be down with all three pains. But at the same time, I'm worried that this will end like all my other attempts to get help and I'll just be ignored. I know a lot of this is partly my fault for not standing up for myself but I have told all of my doctors everything and been brushed off. I just didn't push when they brushed it off. My husband says he'll just go to everything until I'm happy with an answer.
I don't know if I could legitimately have endometriosis or if this is just a first attempt rule out kind of thing? I spent a lot of years telling myself it was just my IC pain and that I was overthinking the back pain as being separate. I have Googled all my symptoms, like night sweats and nausea, a few times and endometriosis has came up consistently each time. And I have read in a FB support group for IC that IC and endometriosis are diagnosed together quite often.
Anyways, thanks for letting me vent or whatever this over share was. Any comments on the potential diagnosis of endometriosis involving the contents of this rambling novel or any other ideas are appreciated. The idea of another long term pain disorder is daunting...
Added: this was written 5 days ago and I just got around to posting. I've had cramping pains and migraines all week long. It's been hell.
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2020.09.24 21:37 sliceofsal Gyno stop cycle during
New member here. First off, thank you SO MUCH for this sub. I have been binging the resources & content here, and it is such a huge relief to see I am not alone in this struggle.
Very condensed history: My doctor says I am not technically diagnosed with endo as I have not had exploratory laps, but I might as well be. All of the women on my father's side have varying degrees of endo, with my grandmother having the most severe (had an oophorectomy maybe, had to take DES to even get pregnant). I myself had a traumatic, emergency salpingo-oophorectomy when I was around 12-13 due to very large ovarian cyst that caused torsion, internal bleeding & went necrotic. I was NOT diagnosed at this time (???) and instead put on b/c. I basically ended up staying on it for over a decade.
A few years ago the b/c started to stop preventing my symptoms. I didn't know what was going on and visited multiple gynecologists to no avail. I ended up being "diagnosed" by my amazing GP after I visited him thinking I had IBS. My GP gave me a recommendation for a new gyno with this diagnosis in mind. This new gyno was also amazing and informative. We began a long (and ultimately futile) road of rotating new b/c in attempts to find one that would both control my symptoms and had the fewest side effects.
Cut to Now: I have been off b/c since about February with the blessing of my gyno. At the time my husband and I were gently considering with the idea of trying for a biological child until COVID hit. I stayed off the b/c because I am beyond exhausted with the main side effect I get from all of them - a complete and total murder of all and any libido.
Since being off b/c, my periods have gotten heavier and more irregular (no big surprise). I've started experiencing my normal endo symptoms to a minor degree - uterine & butt lightning, difficulty urinating, nasuea and bloating, fatigue, the endo shits, etc etc.
However, worryingly, during my last two cycles I've become strangely and randomly dizzy during my cycles? (???) I called my doctor in a panic during my last cycle last week but was only able to reach his condescending nurse. She spent the majority of the call insisting I needed to get back on b/c right away and almost wouldn't speak to the doctor until I had made a decision on going back on b/c (I was able to convince her to give me more time because I fed her the "I have to speak with my husband" line. * eyeroll *). I have an appointment to speak with my doctor but it's not until mid-November. :/
I'm very close to just throwing in the towel. I've been fighting this disease for my entire life since puberty and I'm not even sure why; I've always wanted to adopt children anyway. I just want someone to scoop my dumb, broken repro system so I can start living without this constant raincloud of chronic pain and random symptoms constantly overshadowing my life.
But I actually don't know what a hysterectomy realistically might be like. Does anyone here have any experience with them? Or maybe just general advice?
Thank you so, so much to anyone who read this lengthy, whiny pity-novel.
TL;DR - I'll give 50 bucks to the willing first person with an ice cream scoop to make me roughly 15 lbs lighter in a very specific way. What size of scoop works best?
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2020.09.15 15:48 Hazy_Winter Stop gyno during cycle
My period is coming up and I'm terrified. I took too many ibuprofen for cramps last month and ended up in excruciating pain. I was taking 800mg ibuprofen every 4 hours. That's the only thing that has gotten rid of my cramps so far. I've tried Aleve, Tylenol, Aspirin, heating pads, even Tramadol... none of it has worked. I take Adderall and have suspected that it might make my cramps worse since I know that caffeine definitely makes them worse, so I'm considering stopping it during my period. That isn't ideal, though, so is there anything else I can try?
The only hope I have is that I've been put on extended cycle birth control (Loseasonique) after the last incident, but I have to start the first day of my period, so I've been told that I'll probably have to stick through one last painful period. My gyno said that this one might be lighter and less painful, though. Does starting birth control on your first day really make it less painful? If so, why?
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2020.09.14 18:44 schwarzeKimbeere Cycle stop during gyno
Hi! I wanted to see if anyone here has been in the situation of having a reproductive health issue while dealing with vaginismus and if anyone had any advice.
I have pretty severe vaginismus, I truly can’t insert anything and never have been able to. I attempted to get an exam/pap smear about a year ago when I still wasn’t sure what my problem was, and fortunately the doctor was kind to me and stopped when I couldn’t tolerate the speculum, but that experience makes me feel that any kind of physical exam is impossible for me and I have a lot of anxiety about the thought of going to a gyno.
In the past year or so I went from pretty regular menstrual cycles to noticing spotting and mild pain during ovulation, and the first day of my period has always been painful but the cramps seem to last into the third or four day now. This spotting seems to be getting worse each month that goes by - this month I was spotting for about ten days immediately before getting my period which lasted almost a week, and was still a bit spotty a couple days after I’d say it ended. I also have what I think are excessive blood clots during menstruation.
So I have symptoms of uterine fibroids, polyps, maybe something else? I’m not sure what to make of them but it doesn’t feel right. I’m 27 so uterine or cervical cancer seems unlikely but my hypochondriac side worries about that. But I guess the symptoms concern me less than the fact that they’re relatively new and seem to be progressively getting worse.
I’m already not in a great place to just go to a doctor on account of being unemployed in the U.S., but on top of that I feel really helpless because how can I get an exam when I can’t tolerate the pain of anything going into my vagina? How can a doctor diagnose me with anything when they can’t even “take a look”? Does anyone have any advice or experience with a similar issue - did you find a doctor who was willing to go right to an ultrasound instead? Or another way around this?
Thanks so much!
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2020.09.11 19:11 LENACHUNG13 Cushing's Diagnosis HELP
This is my first post on Reddit. I wanted to reach out to see if anyone can help or put me at ease. I am 100% sure I have Cushing's. I've been ILL for the past 6 years of my life. Weight gain especially in the stomach, neck, chin, arms area. I was even asked if I was pregnant... Haven't had my period since 2014. Excessive hair growth -- mustache, armpits and all over my stomach and chin. HUGE buffalo hump on my back. Joint Pain, weak knees.. went to a Rheumtologist and did a CT Scan and I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. ACNE, Eye Swelling. I've never had skin issues in my whole entire life until all these symptoms came up. My face is bloated, I used to have a jawline but my face is extremely bloated and looks like a moon. Swelling on my breast, on my feet and my hands look bigger than normal. Urgent pee and sometimes painful. always thirsty.
I've been to numerous doctors but each time I would be misdiagnosed or they would brush me away. My Primary Care doctor thinks I need to see a psychiatrist.
I knew I had an issue when I went to go to see an Infectious Disease doctor after my Primary Care Doctor would not help me. After blood work, the infectious disease doctor told me I had Crohn's Disease and that I should go see a Gastro. I went to a Gastro and was happy that I was diagnosed and to get cured. The Gastro told me the Infectious Disease doctor was incorrect and you can't confirm Crohn's based on blood work. So he did a Colonoscopy to confirm and after getting it done, he told me I did not have Crohn's. He told me if I had Crohn's, it would have shown during the Colonoscopy. He did state that something was off with my blood work and told me to go to see a Rheumtologist. I went to a Rheumtologist and he did every blood work possible.. he told me that I may have Celiac Disease and to stay away from gluten. Then I went to a GYNO -- he told me that I had PCOS. PCOS does not seem right with me because I've never had issues with my menstrual cycle before I got sick.
I've stopped going to doctors after a few years because each time, I would be misdiagnosed.
I found an Endocrinologist about a month ago and I begged him to help me. I told him my past medical history and showed him all my symptoms and he does suspect it's Cushing's. He asked that I take the Deximethsone Supression Test. When I took it, it came back negative. He did hormone testing and he stated that it's aligning with PCOS.
What is an accurate test to 100% confirm Cushing? I am still pushing that I have it even though the testing does not show..
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2020.08.27 02:29 KanoodleTheDoodle During cycle stop gyno
I went to a new gyno today, as I've been wanting to explore other options for birth control, and left feeling very unsure about my options. I'm a 19yof with big family history of endometriosis. Since getting my period at age 12, I've experienced the symptoms, and they grew worse over every month. I had the extreme pain, heavy flow, lasted about a week and a half for bleeding, pain in the back and buttocks, etc.. I was able to combat the periods with the Depo shot, but didn't realize how unsafe it was for a long term birth control solution.
I was advised of different options like the nuvaring, arm implant, another form of the pill (after trying 3 separate forms previous before moving to depo), and a few selections of IUD insertions. My main reason for the visit was to find a solution that would stop my periods while using the device, or medications. When I asked about forms that would work that way, I was told nothing would really suit me, which I can understand. I was brought more to the topic of the IUD, but I've heard so many horror stories about it falling out, infections, accidental pregnancies and having to undergo surgery, as well as extreme pain with insertion and nonstop bleeding. I was considering mirena, but am worried that once I get the implant it will be a continuous period.
I feel its kinda stupid for me to worry about it, but with how bad my symptoms were before I could suppress my periods, I'm sure I'm going to end up in bed for 2 weeks during the "cycle" and not be able to go to work.
I did ask about endo ablation and was told I wouldn't be a candidate, as well as getting a historectomy. I was told I wouldn't even be considered in the slightest due to my age, even with a true diagnosis of endometriosis, and it wouldn't be an option for me despite me never wanting children (growing up I have always said that, and it holds true. I don't like children, or babies, I want to be 100% child free because I do not see myself as a mother figure, or even considering the stress your body goes through during pregnancy).I have such a bad frustration thst I'm not able to advocate for myself and feel like I'm being pushed where I truly do not want to go, in terms of having to go through the pain and stress of having a period and having the IUD inserted. Is there any other options for me? I feel like I'm running out of time for options and want a permanent solution.
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2020.08.21 16:42 jomommaj During stop gyno cycle
So, when I told my provider I had high androgens, potentially PCOS undiagnosed, and I told her that I had run out of my birth control prescription and wanted to switch to the IUD, she told me to just wait until my next period.
Well, when is my next period? Hm? I don’t know! I can never know if I’m not on birth control! Surprise! My cycles have never ever had any consistency. Ever! The days between periods have always been different. So now that I don’t have birth control pills to stimulate my body’s stupidity, I’ve been waiting. My last period was likely just due to stopping birth control and taking a plan b. It lasted a measly 3 days, and that was June 23rd-25th.
So, in all of this, I’ve become frustrated. I called my gyno and guess what? They’re suddenly closed today— a Friday! They’re not normally closed on Fridays. The recorded voicemail is new, and the woman’s voice is hoarse. So on top of freaking out about not having a period so I can get the freaking IUD inserted, I couldn’t even talk to a real life person to figure out what the hell to do next. Do I just give in and take this one months of birth control? Do I wait until Monday and see if they can figure something out to induce a period? Do I just cross my fingers and hope they’ll make an exception to their BS policy that they’ll only insert an IUD during a period?
I’m so beyond frustrated with this. To top it all off, I seem to have a yeast infection that even boric acid cannot cure! So even if I wanted to have sex with a much dreaded condom, I can’t !
I feel icky and frustrated and a huge lack of control regarding my body and my health and it’s driving me crazy. If you read this far you’re a champ because this was all over the place and I’m a hot mess.
If anyone has any advice as to what I should do at this point, just let me know. I’m beyond my mental capacity for this.
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2020.08.19 19:41 gatsby0524 Stop gyno during cycle
Some context, I have a regular period, I just start spotting 2-3 days after I ovulate, and then continue spotting until I have my period. Pretty regular 24-29 day cycles.
In a month, my gyno wants to do a Hysteroscopy and a therapeutic D&C, so she put me on 10mg of Provera/day for 30 days, to thin my uterine lining so she can make sure she doesn’t miss anything during the Hysteroscopy.
This is the longest I have been on Provera, and I feel bloated and nauseous all the time. Has anyone else experienced this or has been on Provera this long at a time? Also, am I going to bleed all 30 days? I’ve been taking it 8 days and have been bleeding non-stop. I had just finished my period 4 days before I started taking the Provera.
Any help or suggestions are appreciated!
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2020.08.08 00:36 the-sunrises I'm worried my IUD might be less effective now that I've gained weight..please help
I got my IUD (Mirena) about four years ago, I am 22 and tend to float around the 300lb mark.
I originally started using oral birth control when I was 15 because I had heavy, infrequent, and extremely painful periods. I ended up switching to an IUD while I was in college; between classes, club meetings, and working I couldn't find a consistent time to take my pill. I was also sexually active at that point, I wanted to be as safe as possible, so I decided than an IUD was best for me.
Even though my periods were on a normal cycle due to the pill, I still had extreme pain and moderately heavy bleeding during menstruation. I had done a fair amount of research and found that people who had chosen the hormonal over non-hormonal option sometimes stopped getting their period altogether, and that sounded like a dream.
I stopped getting my period not too long after getting the IUD implanted and everything was a-okay in my book, until a few months ago when I started getting my period again.
Because of my research, I know that some hormonal IUDs can be less effective in plus-size individuals, such as myself, and because of COVID and the related quarantine, I gained about 30lbs, putting me at 330lbs. On top of that, I know that they can also become less effective overtime on their own.
I wouldn't be as worried this if I wasn't also sexually active, especially because my boyfriend and I both agreed that we aren't looking to have kids anytime in the near future, if at all.
With all this being said I made an appointment with my gyno and tried to explain to her the research I had done and why it concerned me, but she didn't seem to take that into consideration when she told me that I would be fine. I made another appointment with the other gyno that works there, to get a second professional opinion, but the soonest appointment they could get me in is in two months.
I've tried to look for more information before I meet with them, but I haven't been able to find anything online that relates to my current situation.
Has anyone else gone through an experience like this? If so, what did you do?
TL;DR: I haven't had my period since getting my IUD four years ago, but I've been getting it the past few months. Should I be worried?
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