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    Discontinued Tampons

    Not many people probably think that tampons have anything to do with accessibility but they do. I have been using the same brand fr 30yrs U by Kotex Security. This brand is the only kind that fits my body my hands can grip it with one hand, not 2, and insert almost flawless. Unfortunately they discontinued them. I bleed monthly and go through a box or 2 depending on if I’m having a heavy flow, I never know when this will be. I have to always wear heavy absorbing just in case. But now I’m supposed to rely on other brands that I’ve tried that I can’t even use one handed. Did this company not take into account that they run the market for heavy flow hygiene products? Those with endometriosis or pcos or have hormone fluctuations will now have to rely on inferior products, that aren’t as accessible. I started a petition if you can please sign and share chng.it/L9NvTVjgqr #Endometriosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #hormoneimbalance #Lipedema #Accessibility #ThyroidDisease


    Hey my lady friends! How do hormones affect your anxiety?

    I have PCOS and my hormones amp up my anxiety to another level. #Anxiety #WomensHealth #hormoneimbalance

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    1 year later!

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    It’s been a year now. The picture on the left I have never shared with anyone prior to today. In the photo on the left I was 116 pounds with unmanaged chronic pain, working insane shift work, barely sleeping, & barely functioning. My pain got so bad I ended up so sick that I lost 56 pounds in just under 3 months!

    I struggled with mental health for the first time & experienced crippling anxiety during this period of time. I lost a lot of people I cared very much about who did not understand what I was going through with my physical health & my new anxiety about my health. (I don’t blame others, it’s hard to understand at a young age unless you or someone you love has been through it).

    Although a year later, things are not perfect. I am still not back to work but I’m making so much progress in learning to live with my chronic illness(es) and still be healthy and happy. I know I haven’t talked about my health much lately but with the change of seasons I feel like the three steps I’ve taken forward, I now feel like I’ve taken a step back. I’m not going to let this deter me however! Moral of this post: it gets better, it gets easier & healing is not linear or straightforward! Keep pushing 💕💪🏼
    #ChronicIllness #InvisibleIllness #Fibromyalgia #ChronicPain #PCOS #WeightLoss #Healing #Anxiety #Pain #progress #Positivity #Motivation #Healing #MyofascialPainSyndrome #vitaminddeficiency #young #Canada #Osteoarthritis #osteomalacia #rickets #Migraine #PainManagement #PainAcceptance #GenitoPelvicPain #ItGetsBetter #BackPain #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #ChronicIllnessBloggers #blogger #Asthma #FoodAllergies #Allergies #PersonalGrowth #kneesurgery #Appendectomy #fighter #warrior #hormoneimbalance #HereForYou #pacing #TheMighty #MightyFeatures


    Seems weird to be glad I got my period...

    After 8 months on hormone replacement therapy, I finally had a normal menstrual cycle this month. It seems like a little thing, but I spent a long time having increasingly erratic mood swings and depersonalization on occasion. I thought it was a change in my mental health, but my psyciatrist encourages me to look for a medical explanation. Turns out I have almost no testosterone in my body. Even women should have a certain level of testosterone, but I had way too little, so I was diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, likely due to changes in my brain. I'm now using birth control, not to prevent pregnancy, but to alter my hormone levels. It took a lot of doctors and a lot of medications and a lot of discouragement, but this month was the old normal cycle I remember. So yes, I'm doing the happy dance. It's a little thing, but I feel more like myself. #HormoneReplacementTherapy #hormoneimbalance #moodswingsgalore #BrainAbnormality #alzheimers #AlzheimersDisease #earlyonsetalzheimersdisease #GeneticMutation


    Does anyone else have death thoughts around the time of your cycle?

    I have endometriosis and hormone imbalance, my body and mind literally go crazy for like 10 days before my cycle starts. This month and last, I’ve been having thoughts of wanting to be dead. The thing is, I don’t actually want to die, no plan or real desire, but I can’t get the thoughts to stop. Anybody have a similar experience or advice? #Endometriosis #hormoneimbalance #Depression #MenstrualCycle #hopeless


    Taking Dostinex (Cabergoline) for slightly elevated prolactin: Will side effects go away? Has anyone (not trying to get pregnant) found it helpful?

    #prolactinoma #hormoneimbalance #dizzy #Sleepy #stuffynose


    How to keep this from throwing me off course...

    I'm dealing with some nasty anxiety as my doctors try to balance my hormones after a medication got them extremely out of whack and I'm working really hard to feel better. Part of that includes keeping my stress level low so as not to exacerbate anything. But just today I saw that an acquaintance of mine from college was killed (I'm in my early twenties). It really threw me and made my anxiety level get even higher. Any advice or help on how to keep this from throwing me off track in healing?
    #Anxiety#hormoneimbalance #mental