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Are you taking a magnesium supplement? You probably should be! It's estimated that 84-91% of women are magnesium deficient.
What can magnesium help with?
- stress/anxiety/depression reduction
- insulin resistance
- period pain (cramps and migraines)
- healthy estrogen clearance
- perimenopause and menopause
- osteoporosis prevention
- heart health
- blood pressure
I'm not a doctor and I have not have a dedicated family doctor for 25 years because where I live there is a doctor shortage. If you have a doctor, I would discuss this with them first.
I have found it pretty much impossible to get enough of any vitamin from food, there's a reason we developed supplements, but if that's the route you prefer to take and don't have a doctor you trust to discuss this with, here's some articles with dosage and food suggestions:https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/magnesium-deficiency-symptomshttps://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322191https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-diet-magnesium
Hope that helps, nonnie
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953621005797>study the arguments that women and men (as partners of female users) recently put forward against hormonal contraception>and men>and men>and men
Literally no reason to ask men the questions in this study. This pissed me off today, I can't stop thinking about it. I was just looking for information on why there's so much fear-mongering over birth control lately, feels like I got my answer.
that is delusional, nonny
Anecdotally this is very the case. My doctor freaked out when I told her the litany of changes the birth control she’d recommended caused me and told me to immediately stop and that hormonal birth control will probably never be a good idea for me. Then she recommended the copper implant thing and I laughed, I’m not having a piece of metal put in my body by an industry that sees me as little more than a potential cash cow.
Which makes me curious if the increase in autoimmune disorders in women is partly because of the hormonal cocktail we’re put on the moment our periods start? If anyone knows of any studies I’d be curious to read them.
And having said all this I understand many women have their reasons for taking birth control and more power to you! I would never get in the way of another women asserting her autonomy. I just want there to be more studies and more information available and freely discussed like with any medical decision (which in recent years seems to have ceased). We deserve to make choices regarding our health without being treated like children or malfunctioning men.
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I just came across this tiktok and it really hit home.
I have endo and every doctor I have seen has recommended against surgery so my only option for "treatment" has been birth control. it did help me for a few years in my teens and twenties but is now simply not helping and i'm really feeling the side effects this time around (feeling more suicidal, migraines, nausea, fatigue) so I'm gonna come off it and just deal with the excruciating pain and heavy flow instead. I have tried different pills but can't have progesterone only due to joint problems and have had family members discourage me from the coil due to their bad experiences.
It sounds like I’m in a similar boat to you nonnie
, do you have any recommended reading for improving fertility with pcos? I’ve read a few books and honestly the best thing I’ve done for my cycle is exercise everyday.
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Yeah and we get gaslit hard for it all. They want us to trust doctors who are just letting us live in misery then mock us for having to rely on natural resources to help us. It's even funnier when it's someone in the US who has unarguably the worst healthcare in the first world, so bad that Americans even go to Mexico for better healthcare.
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In this study "No association was observed between ever use of oral contraceptives and all cause mortality."
Interesting points:>Oral contraceptive use was associated with certain causes of death, including increased rates of violent or accidental death and deaths due to breast cancer, whereas deaths due to ovarian cancer were less common among women who used oral contraceptives.
I'm curious about the violent deaths here (male violence against women? I'm kind of assuming that because it's a lot of women in heterosexual relationships on the pill for obvious reasons, therefore they have men in their life). The increased rates of breast cancer is directly linked to the estrogen in the pill. Personally I'm happy to hear about the decreased risk of ovarian cancer because that runs in my family.>These results pertain to earlier oral contraceptive formulations with higher hormone doses rather than the now more commonly used third and fourth generation formulations with lower estrogen doses.
Lowering estrogen levels in the newer generation of pills were a direct result of women's concern over the risk of breastcancer, so that was a good change. I want to see more studies on the newer generation but it will take time.
>>7257>The difference between leftwing and rightwing when it comes to women is only about where exactly on our necks their boots should be placed. To right wing men, we are private property. To left wing men, we are public property. In either case, we are not considered to be humans: We are things.
It's time to drop the Blue Good, Red Bad room temperature IQ thinking. Neither side cares about women.
I'm not event the anon who brought up conservatives but maybe she said that because you were regurgitating a rehashed version of a nasty ultra conservative anti-bc trope (ie. "birth control is for cumdumpsters" essentially).
In a patriarchal society with a largely heterosexual population women are at a huge disadvantage in their sexual relationships. Men want to get women pregnant. The pill lets women prevent pregnancy if they don't want it. There are a lot of men who really don't like that. There are men who think it's literally an affront to God that you would prevent their seed from taking purchase in the fertile soil of your womb. Men in power and influential people are working every day towards banning birth control. Clearly they got to you.
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For anyone interested it is possible to secure a sex selective abortion in the uk, as long as you don’t tell them the reason why. You can find out the gender as early as 10 weeks and get an abortion up to 24.
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After the rise of manosphere scrotelings, I can honestly say there is no hell worse than having a son, but I really want to be a mother and I’m determined to have only daughters.
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kek i thought you were joking or exaggerating but just looked it up. leaching more nutrients from the mother than she has to give.
I started this thread to help women, not so we can act like the mainstream medical industry and pretend we know what's best for someone else while ignoring her lived experiences. If someone has found a solution that works for her, then we should be happy for her. You don't know what another woman's life is like, what she has already tried, what she has gone through to get to the solutions that are working for her, etc.
I will spare you the blogpost I could write about my experiences but I will say that your advice is the same thing I have been told by mainstream doctors my whole life every time I had a complaint, and I have followed that advice my whole life and I have still benefited from supplements.
exactly. when you have an illness that majorly effects the quality of your life, and your only options are things that you have tried and do not work, then why wouldn't
you try something alternative?
I get so sick of the judgement of people who give alternative things a try, as if they're dumb for believing in this stuff. what would be dumb
is just lying back and doing nothing because the doctor can't be arsed to do more for you than offer a pill that doesn't work (and perhaps makes things worse).
of course there are people taking advantage of the sick and desperate (but doctors do too, let's remember). but it's not tinfoiling to say that a lot of basic health advice is suppressed and dismissed because it's non-profitable in the long run.
saying that, i am a skeptic and encourage everyone to be really careful about this stuff. but if they find something that works for them, then that's amazing. even placebo effects have been proven to be incredibly effective in the healing process, more than a lot of drugs.
Oh, my bad. I thought you were >>7256
based on the trail of replies. Sorry. I strongly disagreed with their view on birth control not the part about both sides being shit.
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honest to god, I'm scared of taking birth control. I was prescribed it because there was a time period I didn't get my period for 3 months, but by the time I saw my endocrinologist, my period came back again. She was really dismissive imo, my ultrasound results came back fine and everything, but then all of a sudden says I have pcos and high testosterone. I'm a bit suspicious because the appointment I did with her the week or two before told me everything was fine, and again, I did get my period again without having to take the birth control.
I was prescribed junel, and reading about the side-effects online really scare the shit out of me. Weight gain, increased anxiety and depression, I don't want to fuck up my mental health even further because university is very hard on me.
I'm thinking of trying to mitigate my stress and go out more, exercise more, etc. I'm not sure if that's the best idea…. but I really am skeptical of what I was told.
Nonna, some men don't care about if you want or not piv sex, they'll do it.
Will you give a condom to a rapist?
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Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this kind of thing but does anyone else here get panic attacks or extreme anxiety and pain during a transvaginal ultrasound and/or smear test?
I've had a lot of uncomfortable procedures in my life so it's not just squeamishness, it feels like an emotional response to the pain and discomfort. I have never been raped, but have suffered other kinds of sexual abuse before, like most women have so not sure if it's related to that or if it's just the pain. I always freak out and burst into tears. I have a tilted uterus and it's always difficult for the doctor to move around inside, which makes it last longer, more pain and discomfort.
I have to have one soon and I'm already so anxious in preparation for it. Is there anything I can do to make it less traumatic? Physically and emotionally?
If you want a drug free way to manage PCOS, look into low carb diets. There's increasing evidence that low carb diets high in meat are able to effectively manage PCOS. Increasing your intake B vitamins and myo-inositol will also help.
>I really am skeptical of what I was told
I would ask for a fasting glucose test if you haven't already had one. PCOS and insulin resistance are comorbid conditions and treating the under lying insulin resistance will help manage the weight and hormone issues associated with PCOS.
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I recently discovered that women on average need more sleep than men and I have no idea why I didn't know this before - because it absolutely makes sense, given our hormonal fluctuations. The older I'm getting and the more I'm actively researching into women's health differences and issues the more I'm realising most of the shit we were told is a lie. You grow up assuming that men and women need the exact same amount of sleep or react to certain medicines the same but it just isn't true and so much shit is just dismissed or brushed under the rug.
It's a minor one, but I'm glad I discovered it now tbh. Nonners, make sure to get your extra 20-60 minutes of sleep in tonight.
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nonnies pls recommend any books on women's health that you've read or heard good things about. or general health books written by women, that don't suck.
if you find yourself bingeing, choose some high volume snacks like popcorn and eat bigger meals with more veggies etc. it could be habit/emotional or hormonal. it's normal to a certain degree though as we need (and burn) more energy during this time.
i saw someone suggested low carb but personally that made my periods go haywire. but everyone is different.
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speaking of seeds. have any of you heard of seed cycling and what do you think of it? i've not tried it myself but i'm skeptical, i don't see how seeds alone can make that much difference… I'm still intrigued though.
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It does suck when it's fellow female nurses and doctors also destroying women's health.
I "supposedly" had PCOS and have thick dark hair that stayed after multiple pregnancies but the only time I lost my hair was when I was a teenager in an abusive
relationship. I also feel like more awareness needs to be drawn to how much an abusive
relationship can damage women's health
Sorry nona, it sucks, but it's manageable with medication and lifestyle changes — you don't have to just accept going bald.
Medication: talk to a doctor (depending on your country a GP or a gyne / endocrinologist) about spironolactone (testosterone blocking), metformin (PCOS control). Friends of mine have done well on minoxidil (generic Rogaine, get the men's version as it's safe for women just stronger).
Lifestyle: vitamin D supplements, iron, get good exercise and good sleep. Consider losing a bit of weight if you're at all overweight. Unfortunately PCOS means that it's a good idea to be extra careful and err on the lower side of normal weight when in doubt.
You can do it!
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you've got to be kidding… the mayo clinic's advice for breast pain. despite mentioning mensuration, It only gives advice specifically to men and TIMS. most of the information on this page is geared towards men.
>it can occur in men, women and transgender people.
why mention men first on an issue that overwhelmingly effects women? why not just say "it can effect anyone" if you're gonna set aside how this is a women's health issue. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20350423