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Postby beyondweird » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:34 pm UTC

Have you ever tried men's deodorant? I swear by it. (Specifically, Sure sensative for me!)
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Postby Sungura » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:34 pm UTC

I find the clear gels are what are actually invisible and they don't turn my light/white tshirt armpits yellow either. I like Secret gels best.
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Postby apricity » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:59 pm UTC

I agree on the clear gels. I use Mitchum myself.
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Postby beyondweird » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:19 am UTC

So um, yes, woman thread, home of all my answers.

I've been getting really paranoid the last couple of days about the fact I've had some pain around my right breast, mainly on the side and under the arm. My mum's taking me the doctors today, and she said she used to have Mastitis when she was on the pill so I wonder if it's that.
But yeah, basically what I want to know is if anyone else has had something like this before, and I know I have a doctors appointment today so I'll probably find out but well...yeah, I guess I just wanted to talk about this somewhere. It's probably nothing, but still.
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Postby Moo » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:56 am UTC

I agree on the clear gels. I use Mitchum myself.



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Postby Chai Kovsky » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:04 pm UTC

Men's deodorants tend to smell stronger, though, so it might be a good idea to find a fairly neutral scent. I've used, like, 10 different kinds of deodorant over the years and am even keeping one at all times in my purse while I'm in scorching hot-and-humid Italy.
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Postby Enuja » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:35 pm UTC

beyondweird wrote:I've been getting really paranoid the last couple of days about the fact I've had some pain around my right breast, mainly on the side and under the arm. My mum's taking me the doctors today, and she said she used to have Mastitis when she was on the pill so I wonder if it's that.
But yeah, basically what I want to know is if anyone else has had something like this before, and I know I have a doctors appointment today so I'll probably find out but well...yeah, I guess I just wanted to talk about this somewhere. It's probably nothing, but still.
Good on you for the doctor's appointment. I've only had pain in my breasts when I slept funny or bumped into something: standard injuries, just like I get in other parts of my body. But, oh wow,* I have had some serious pains in my breasts, for days at a time, from having run into doors and done all kinds of other things. Here's hoping that your pain is also just a completely benign injury recovery pain.

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Postby sophyturtle » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:41 pm UTC

Back in high school I went to the doctor with chest pain and it turned out I tore a pectoral muscle. If you are pretty active it could be that?

Doctors are a good idea for many things pertaining to physical pain.
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Postby Jessica » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:48 pm UTC

I totally agree with your aside Enuja. I often find I say things like "oh man," too much, and other gendered phrases which have no need to be gendered. Like "manning a post".

I must work on these verbal tics.
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Postby Sungura » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:40 pm UTC

Beyond weird, *hugs* good luck I don't have any other ideas than the ones stated.

Enjua, I usually say "oh my", would that work?
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Postby beyondweird » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:09 pm UTC

Thanks for the hugs :) I went to the doctor (I had asked to see the woman, rather than the man I normally see), and she did a breast exam which was really quite strange for me, but came to the conclusion that she couldn't feel any lumps, just some swelling. Apparently I had a slight temperature, so she's put me on antibiotics for a week, because she thinks it might be an infection. I have to go back in two weeks, and if it's gone then it was either:
i) An infection
ii) Some form of pulled muscle (despite my lack of exercise, and for once, no walking into anything!)
iii) Being unusually tender due to hormones.

My mum used to be on the pill when she was younger, and she got mastitis, hence why she booked me the apppointment and came with me, so it could also be that.

Either way, I am less worried because there were no lumps or anything strange beyond some swelling and soreness, which whilst irritating and paranoid-inducing, should go away within a couple of weeks.


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Postby sophyturtle » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:44 pm UTC

Bodies sometimes do odd and frightening things. Since I started working for a hospital I have become very strongly the 'better safe right now than sorry' person.

Because it could be nothing, but just in case some treatments are time sensitive and if you have a stroke waiting a day just in case it is nothing will significantly increase the damage (over tPA withing 8 hours, or straight oxygen all the time yo).

So, Yay for going to the doctor!
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Postby Chai Kovsky » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:42 pm UTC

Word on going to doctors. I am a cautionary tale. I waited three years to go to a doctor even though I knew something was seriously wrong (I. Hate. Doctors). Cue degenerative genetic disease where physical therapy could have helped me maintain a lot more function.

Go see doctors, people. See them.

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Postby Plasmic-Turtle » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:49 pm UTC

You can get clear gel deoderants? I certainly need to look into things more! I'm not sure if they would've made it to New Zealand though? Apparently we're much behind the rest of the world.
I've never actually bought men's deoderant for myself, but might think about it, particularly if I start getting more active again like I'd like to. My current activity is swimming, so it's not so necessary. I've worn it and liked it fine, though with paranoia that the boyfriend I borrowed it from without asking might smell it.
I use women's rexona sport, which I've bought since I was at highschool and sitting my advanced dance exams - everything else was frickin useless, but I'm not sure this is even all that great. I compared the ingredients on the back of the men's and women's versions when I was buying my last lot and couldn't really see any difference.

Yay for things being OK beyondweird :)
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Postby Carnildo » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:00 am UTC

Chai Kovsky wrote:Men's deodorants tend to smell stronger, though, so it might be a good idea to find a fairly neutral scent.


Plasmic-Turtle wrote:I compared the ingredients on the back of the men's and women's versions when I was buying my last lot and couldn't really see any difference.

Most of the difference is hidden under that innocent-sounding word, "fragrance". If the type or strength of scent bothers you, try to find an "unscented" deodorant. They can be hard to find at times, but they also usually have no scent beyond the faint chemical odor of the active and carrier ingredients.

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Postby Aaeriele » Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:28 pm UTC

lanicita wrote:I agree on the clear gels. I use Mitchum myself.


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Postby Rinsaikeru » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:31 pm UTC

If I am dancing/close to lots of people I use antiperspirant.

Otherwise I use rock salt deodorant and scented talcum powder--I have a vanilla one right now that I really love. I also dust some under my breasts and between them. I don't mind sweating really...it's happening for a reason I figure and the rock salt plus powder keeps me from getting stinky.
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Postby Ashlah » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:40 pm UTC

It has to be antiperspirant for me. I hate the feeling of sweat, and I come from a sweaty family.
Thanks for the suggestions. I used to hate clear gels...they're cold and clammy, lol. But I haven't used them in a long time, maybe I should try again.

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Postby jmrz » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:48 am UTC

I bought a new dress! I wore it to my friends birthday party and I was stared at by all the oldies and people my own age and a number of the girls commented on the dress. I figure with a change of accessories, I can get heaps of wear out of it. It came in white and pale pink as well and I'm very tempted to go back and buy both of the other colours.

The necklace in the first picture is the one I wore on the night. In terms of shoes I had bronze satin platform heels on.

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Postby ginadagny » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:03 am UTC

I love that dress! Is that a belt in the front or a design? Anyways, it looks really nice and I want one now haha.

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Postby jmrz » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:16 am UTC

It's a belt! I figure that I can now find awesome belts and wear it with different shoes and accessories and have entire new outfits!
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Postby Ashlah » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:58 am UTC

Where do you get your accessories?? I love that necklace! (and belt, and dress)

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Postby jmrz » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:23 am UTC

I'm in Australia, so if you are not an aussie the information may not apply, but you may be able to find a store similar in whatever country you are in. The necklace, I think, came from a shop called equip (http://www.equipyourself.com.au/). The belt and dress came from the same place which is called privvy (http://privvy.com.au/).
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Postby podbaydoor » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:55 am UTC

CUUUUTE. And you look the definition of cute in it.
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Postby Zohar » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:56 am UTC

Wow that looks awesome. And no wonder everyone turned to look at you!
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Postby meatyochre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:28 am UTC

I love the dress, and vote that you take a picture of the shoes, too!
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Postby mochafairy » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:50 am UTC

That is an awesome dress!

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Postby beyondweird » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:59 am UTC

That dress is gorgeous - though I'm especially in love with the necklace, it's beautiful.

Ooh, I'll have to post a photo of my newest outfit methinks - you know how I have white + rainbow hair? Well I know own white + rainbow shoes and a white + rainbow dress :D
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Postby jmrz » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:05 am UTC

Speaking of shoes, I found the ones I wore online. Here they are!

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Postby GraphiteGirl » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:09 am UTC

jmrz, I find myself wanting to name all the shoes you've shown us recently. If the last ones were Dalek shoes, these are El Dorados (and also amazing).
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Postby Jessica » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:58 pm UTC

jmrz, that dress is gorgeous, and you look smashing in it.
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Postby HarleyQuinn » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:07 pm UTC

I agree with everyone else, you look simply stunning.

Also: nothing that hasn't been posted a million times before. I hate Shark Week. I sneezed earlier today and my entire reproductive system spasmed. Oh pain.
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Postby Ashlah » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:07 pm UTC

It's my 20th birthday, I had school on my birthday for the first time ever, I'm on Shark Week, and I have a gynecologist appointment. Doesn't appear to be off to a great start. But I'm out of class now, my appointment doesn't require an exam, it might get me a new birth control that will fix my issues, and I'm going to dinner with my mom and my boyfriend for delicious pasta tonight. Oh and they're finally paving my street after having completely tearing it out weeks ago.

So it will be a good birthday. Still annoyed about being on Shark Week, though.

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Postby Sungura » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:38 pm UTC

I hope you have a good birthday in spite of Shark Week!

In other news...guess what? No seriously, guess! It's something seeminly simple yet very hard to do...once you give up check the spoiler
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I just doubled how many pants I own!

Oh also, these are convertable into capri's with cute little ties on the side. And they have pockets. Awesome pockets. I think I will need to take a photo of me in them I like them that much.

Heh go to Kohl's to find waterproof hiking boots, fail at that since they had no boots at all, end up with pants. I think this is a net win still!
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Postby Chai Kovsky » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:40 pm UTC

Got shark week for the first time since April. Damn. I was hoping it'd gone away. I blame being around (non-menopausal) women more often than usual.
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Postby Ashlah » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:04 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:I hope you have a good birthday in spite of Shark Week!

I did, thank you :) Congratulations on the pants! Hehe. I know how exciting that can be.

At my appointment on Tuesday, I saw a different doctor than I had seen before, and she was wonderful. She was so friendly, and helpful, and informative, without being condescending. She explained a little more about how the Pill was supposed to be working for me, and why mine might not be. Pills go from 20 mcmg of estrogen (which is what I've been on) to 50 mcmg (which she said most women never need). She wrote me a new prescription for Desogen (though I'll likely get a generic) because it has 30 mcmg, and the type of progesterone in it is more androgen-blocking than others. She thinks it will most definitely fix my bleeding problems, and hopefully my acne, though she was honest and said she wasn't sure.

She also went back over my diagnosis of PCOS, which I appreciated, because it always confused me. Before I started the pill, the only symptom I really had was acne, maybe a tad of hairiness; never any irregular bleeding. They did blood tests and (as she told me) my testosterone was in the high part of the normal range. She explained PCOS has a spectrum, and said that I either have a very mild version of it, or possibly don't really have it at all.

Successful doctor's visit, FTW :) I'll start my new pill Sunday, and hopefully see clear skin in a few months... *fingers crossed*

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Postby beyondweird » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:52 pm UTC

So, yes, woman thread, I have a repeat problem.

The pain in my right breast is still there (same place, mainly side and underarm (but not actually under the arm, but on like the muscle bit at the front mainly)). I've been on antibiotics for a week (the full course she gave me), and I'm due on tomorrow. And it's not like owiestabbypain like it was when I went to the doctors, but it's still there, and it still feels swollen and I'm getting myself worked up over it which is not helping! I have an appointment at the doctors again in a weeks time (so, when I'll have come off Shark Week). I mean, she said there's no lumps, and I don't think I can feel any, but I'm trying not to prod it because it's tender.

So basically it either goes before Friday, or I don't know what it is :( If antibiotics haven't rid me of it, it's not an infection. If it doesn't go away when I'm not on, it's not that. My mum doesn't think it sounds painful enough to be mastitis. So I guess it could be a pulled muscle, but I don't know what that would feel like or if it's even in the right place to be there.

But now I'm getting worried even though I know I probably have no reason to be and it sucks :(
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Postby Enuja » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:32 am UTC

Injured muscles can be anywhere,* and the fact that the pain is subsiding is good! Don't panic! You're doing everything right, and even if you never figure out what this pain was, it is almost certain to be no big deal.

*Well, okay, not on the back of your head or on the bottom of your heel -- but they can be anywhere on you torso, shoulder, and upper arm, which more than covers your problem spot.

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby PictureSarah » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:41 am UTC

I have horrible, itchy, unsightly contact dermatitis on my boobs. A little on my sides and tummy, but pretty much just on my boobs. I also have hives on my neck. The doctor's official diagnosis is "It's a rash." His initial reaction when I showed him was "Jesus Christ!"

I was up all night and got absolutely no sleep because of the itching and hurting. :(
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby doogly » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:51 am UTC

PictureSarah wrote:The doctor's official diagnosis is "It's a rash." His initial reaction when I showed him was "Jesus Christ!"

It can be both?
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