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combledore

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284 weeks ago @ The Toast - "Reckless and Hopeful ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Just saw this (somehow didn't get an email notification). I went off the ring bc of mental health issues and went to the copper IUD to get away from them. Turns out the copper IUD is great for a lot of things, but not for people with endo, since it makes periods heavier and longer on its own. But at that point, I was still undiagnosed, so I thought all that was just IUD side effects and not my endo. The Mirena has made my periods basically nonexistent, though I still have pain basically throughout my cycle. I don't think it's made my mental health stuff worse. Like the other commenter said, the dose is very small and localized.

286 weeks ago @ The Toast - "Reckless and Hopeful ... · 4 replies · +33 points

This is phenomenal. I was diagnosed just about two years ago, and while mine wasn't as severe and it's somewhat controlled now (hooray for Mirena!), "somewhat controlled" still means I'm in pain most days, and living with the knowledge that I may already be infertile before my husband and I even start trying to conceive. I'm convinced that if I hadn't known about my mom's history of endo, I still wouldn't be diagnosed - my OB/GYN's first suggestion was that I just needed to lose weight.

Anyway, thank you so much for writing this! More talking about endo is a great thing.

286 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +13 points

Right? I'm boggled, and not in a good way.

287 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 1 reply · +30 points

My Facebook right now is crawling with MLM stuff. The force-adds to online "parties" are bad enough, but the worst was when an acquaintance messaged me asking me to join her weight-loss "challenge" for whichever company - Advocare or Herbalife or something. I couldn't think of a way to interpret the message that wasn't insulting, so I stopped trying and just unfriended her. Jesus, people.

287 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 10 replies · +12 points

I'm still shuddering. So glad you're okay. Possums creep me out more than almost any other animal. I don't know what I'd do if one just showed up in my house.

288 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup · 0 replies · +7 points

HOORAY!!!

289 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +10 points

The fort is large enough to accommodate everyone who wants in! (I don't even get Billy on the Street, really, so maybe the problem is with me.)

289 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 8 replies · +66 points

*builds little "Billy Eichner was the worst thing about Parks & Rec" fort*

290 weeks ago @ The Toast - We Are Closing The Toa... · 0 replies · +12 points

Yeah, I kept thinking, "I should write about [Thing] and pitch the Toast!" No more.

290 weeks ago @ The Toast - We Are Closing The Toa... · 0 replies · +2 points

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