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Who the hell buys 20 chocolate bars???? Yesterday I bought one and I remembered there being tons of them. Like they had just be restocked! Today? None! All out! Who the hell can eat 20 chocolate bars???? I buy those bars because of the amount/calorie ratio. I don’t keep them in the house because I’m a recovered binge eater. Thid works well for me. So when someone buy ALL of them when my Walmart can’t even keep food on the shelf to begin with???? 😡 excuse me I’m going to go throw a tantrum. I’m pmsing, I’m pissed, and I’m not sorry damn it! I’ve had a week from hell! I would just like ONE thing to go my way! ONE!

#CPTSD #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #BingeEatingDisorder #WomensHealth


Womens Health Help

Should I be concerned if I’m getting a period every 2 weeks lasting u days heavily, have sharp bloating pains in my left ovary, and have gain 10 pounds in water? The pain in my left ovary seems to be getting worse. It’s not a cramp. It’s like a swollen sharp pain deep in me. I have PCOS with identified cysts. If a cyst pops is there warning signs first or does it just burst? My adoptive mom says hers would just burst. So I’m assuming that’s not what this is?

#PolycysticOvarySyndrome #WomensHealth


Ovaries from Hell?

This is me complaining because hush. I went from 280 pounds no periods to half that and after quitting birth control I still missed periods…. So I TRIED getting back on birth control. Now here’s the kicker folks. I’ve gotten a period every two weeks 3 times now for 7 days. Not spotting no. Heavy ass periods! I’m weak, my blood pressure is low, I’m bloated, I’m cramping, and I’m PISSED! I don’t event like getting a period once a month but I know it’s important! Every 2 weeks??? Oh hell no! Someone scoop my ovaries out! Please??? 😖

#PolycysticOvarySyndrome #WomensHealth


Reflection #PMDD #menopause #Reflection #MentalHealth #LifeLessons

Its been almost a year since I banished her out of my life.
I cast her out like she was discarded rubbish. I often wonder if she deserved that.

Was it really that bad? Was she really that bad?

I miss her. I miss the comfort she bought. I miss her presence. The way she made me feel so in tune with my body. How she intensified every emotion I felt.
I dont want her back. She was destructive. She broke my soul with her venomous words, her twisted dreams & poisonous thoughts. I was broken when she was near.
But, I loved her. I needed her. I still need her. Without her I am not whole. Now she is gone a part of me feels lost, trapped in a bleak void forever falling further and further away from me.
The world seems scary without her. I'm not sure who I am or where I belong. Life is less colourful & more stagnant somehow.
I want to reach out to her, feel the bitter sting of her impact on my life once more.
I want to know that she is ok.

But, I know that she is ok. For she is my PMDD alter ego. I am her and she is me.

#PMDD #PremenstrualDysphoricDisorder #hormonesensitivity #MenstrationMatters #WomensHealth #mentalhealthmatters #menopause #PMDDthoughts #MentalHealth

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IF US Supreme Court Overturns Roe, The US Is IN Violation of International Charter on Human Rights

In 2018, the United Nations Human Rights council clarified that the obligation of the International Declaration of Human Rights includes the right to access to abortion services. In fact even further guidance suggests that not doing so is a violation of various treaties that have been signed internationally that are legally binding. Treaties regarding women's rights and equality all explicitly and inherently include this fundamental right in the very nature of their existence and all signatories (of which the United States is one on many of such international treaties) are legally bound to this obligation.

Further guidance released by the United Nations states "Human rights bodies have provided clear guidance on the need to decriminalize abortion. Ensuring access to these services in accordance with human rights standards is part of State obligations to eliminate discrimination against women and to ensure women’s right to health as well as other fundamental human rights."

In addition, General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the

right to life states in section 8 that "Although States parties may adopt measures designed to regulate voluntary

terminations of pregnancy, such measures must not result in violation of the right to life of a pregnant woman or girl, or her other rights under the Covenant. Thus, restrictions on the

ability of women or girls to seek abortion must not, inter alia, jeopardize their lives, subject them to physical or mental pain or suffering which violates article 7, discriminate against

them or arbitrarily interfere with their privacy. States parties must provide safe, legal and effective access to abortion where the life and health of the pregnant woman or girl is at

risk, and where carrying a pregnancy to term would cause the pregnant woman or girl substantial pain or suffering, most notably where the pregnancy is the result of rape or

incest or is not viable. [8] In addition, States parties may not regulate pregnancy or abortion in all other cases in a manner that runs contrary to their duty to ensure that women and girls

do not have to undertake unsafe abortions, and they should revise their abortion laws accordingly. [9] For example, they should not take measures such as criminalizing pregnancies by unmarried women or apply criminal sanctions against women and girls undergoing abortion [10] or against medical service providers assisting them in doing so, since taking such measures compel women and girls to resort to unsafe abortion. States parties should not introduce new barriers and should remove existing barriers [11] that deny effective access by women and girls to safe and legal abortion [12], including barriers caused as a result of the exercise of conscientious objection by individual medical

providers. [13] States parties should also effectively protect the lives of women and girls against the mental and physical health risks associated with unsafe abortions. In particular,

they should ensure access for women and men, and, especially, girls and boys, [14] to quality and evidence-based information and education about sexual and reproductive health [15] and to a wide range of affordable contraceptive methods, [16] and prevent the stigmatization of women and girls seeking abortion.[17] States parties should ensure the

availability of, and effective access to, quality prenatal and post-abortion health care for women and girls, [18] in all circumstances, and on a confidential basis. [19]"

Unrestricted access to abortion is a human right and the moment the court finalizes this, they become internationally illegitimate criminals.

#Abortion #WomensHealth #humanrights #HealthCare #Law #Legal #UnitedNations #Sexuality #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #LGBTQ #Safety #Prochoice #freedom #rights #DisabilityRights #equality #SupremeCourt #Illegitimate #InternationalHealth #who #unitedstates #Us #Discrimination

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Superwoman, Surrender Your Cape!

As women and caretakers, we already have a lot on our proverbial plates. We have homes to manage, families to take care of, businesses to run, and/or jobs to do. When we don’t take the time to properly care for ourselves, our plates will overflow, causing stress, exhaustion, burnouts and breakdowns. Stressful situations and environments are major risk factors for many illnesses, including type 2 diabetes. If you’re already diagnosed with diabetes, then the additional stressful demands of playing superwoman will make it extremely difficult to manage our conditions, causing us to experience more health complications.

Ladies, we need to surrender our capes and take better care of ourselves!

If we want to continue to live a healthy life while managing diabetes, then we have to learn to prioritize our health because nobody else will do it for you. Surrendering our capes is not a sign of weakness, but of great strength. When we surrender, we are implying that we can no longer go on like business as usual. We give up the notion that we can do all and be all for everyone. Surrendering gives us a sense of peace and relief. Surrendering our capes is not a form of selfishness but an act of love and respect for ourselves. It doesn’t mean that we stop caring for people and helping others. We’re properly caring for the bodies and minds that we’ve been given so we can be a blessing to others. Don’t allow anyone to make you feel guilty for prioritizing yourself by taking care of your health first.


Make that doctor’s appointment.

Get your A1C checked.

Have your eyes and feet checked.

Meet with that dietitian.

Go talk to that therapist.

Attend that support group meeting.

Prioritize and set your boundaries.

Ask for help.

Learn to say NO!

Superwoman, free yourself, surrender your cape and put your health first!

#diabetesmanagment #Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #WomensHealth


I don't know if any women would relate to this, but do the feelings of anxiety, depression and being overwhelmed sky rocket during or before one's periods. I don't know why but I think it's something that should be genuinely looked into. #WomensHealth #mental #Period

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Hoping for answers soon #Endometriosis

I’ve been having issues with my women’s health for many years now. All women on both sides of my family have a history of fibroids and endometriosis. All of the women in my family have had a hysterectomy and went into early menopause because of it. Yet it’s taken me more than ten years to be heard by doctors. I have a specialist appointment in June and I’m hoping that I’ll get some answers.

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, yet it can take an upwards of 10 years to be diagnosed. Endometriosis isn’t just a bad period, and pelvic pain isn’t normal.

It might be the end of Endometriosis Awareness month but that doesn’t mean we don’t keep fighting for advocacy and fighting for our doctors to listen to us. Sending love to all Endo warriors out there and all others who are trying to find answers about their women’s health, keep fighting.

(Artwork done by myself on IPad Pro)

(Pic ID - shot of Amelia’s stomach and pelvic area with a striped shirt on and black pants. With a drawing over the top of a uterus)

#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth #ChronicFatigue #WomensHealth #Disability #Hysterectomy #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Adenomyosis #Infertility #InterstitialCystitis


Another Day, Another Infection #Depression #ChronicInfections #Pain #WomensHealth

Last night I started getting pain in my right breast. Pain that I've experienced twice in the past 4 months already, pain that I've come to know well. And it's the pain of a malignant infection in my milk-producing breast.

I may have a pituitary adenoma or prolactinoma, or it might just be my domperidone causing my abnormally high prolactin levels. They're so high they make me lactate spontaneously, mostly on the right side. And besides it being a nuisance, staining all my undergarments, now it's causing me physical pain yet again.

The antibiotics I'll have to go back on will disrupt a bacteria overgrowth test I need to have, pushing back the possibility of finding answers for my GI problems even further back. it's extremely frustrating the lack of progress in figuring out my health and this makes it worse. It hurts, it's annoying, and it's something I definitely do not need right now. 😮‍💨