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    Amy

    About 2 years ago I went on the depo injection but things didn't work out. I didn't like it and it didn't like me. One of the side effects I got was galactorrhoea. The doctor did a blood test to make sure there was nothing sinister that would be triggering it and the results came back negative for prolactin, thus it was concluded that the injection was solely to blame. After that, I went back on the pill until a few months ago. I am now off any kind of hormone treatment because of the ridiculous amount of side effects.
    However, it's now two and a bit years since the injection and I'm still lactating. And if anything, coming off the pill has actually made it a bit worse. I'm aware depo stays in your system for a long time but two years?? Is it time for another blood test?

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    Amy

    It's totally dependent upon the individual. Some might be mentally ready for it, some might not be. You sound quite mature to me but I don't want you to rush into it with someone you don't love yet. I lost my virginity at 16. I didn't think I was ready, nor did I think I wasn't, but evidently I really wasn't. It wasn't under good circumstances either which didn't help. Now I've found "the one" I wish I hadn't been so stupid. Things would have been much better and that bad experience made things so much harder.I'm not saying everyone should wait until they have found the one they're going to be with forever, just someone who truly cares and doesn't pressure you. Take it at your own pace until you KNOW you're ready. You're in a win/win situation if you do. If you're not ready and you wait, you avoid a horrible first experience. If you were ready but still waited you can see more of your partner's true colours regarding where sex comes in comparison to you.

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    Amy

    The doctors didn't seem concerned about mine either. What I have learnt to do, especially with reactive hypoglycemia, is instead of eating a large meal which raises your blood sugar for it to then plummet, keep eating small amounts all the way through the day. This will keep your blood sugar fairly consistent and you'll hopefully avoid the crash. Remember to avoid triggers like caffeine as much as possible and to make sure your meals aren't too high in sugar. I try to avoid junk food if my hypos are being particularly bad. Should you have a hypo, instead of eating candy, have fruit. Bananas seem particularly good for it. This should stabilise your glucose levels rather than spiking it and leave you with another hypo just after you start feeling ok again. Have something to eat every 15 minutes until the hypo goes away. Hope this helps you and good luck managing it =)

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    Amy

    I'm still not sure. I think so. It still feels bruised and there's some nerve damage that's causing constant pins and needles. The doctors were so pathetic that I just gave up in the end. I'll sue when I have arthritis lol

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    Well my doctors are shit and told me to just massage the scar tissue since apparently that is what's stopping it moving properly because it's right on the joint.It's almost completely healed now but still feels bruised and a bit more swollen than the other one. Also, the past week or so I've had pins as needles in the last joint of my finger, just like I did at the beginning. I haven't done anything to hurt it again so why would it start tingling again? The doctors won't take me seriously anymore and don't seem to care so I don't particularly want to see them again. Is there something I can do at home now besides the obvious like taking analgesics?

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    I've been doing some reading up on salvia and read that it has a fair amount of anti-depressive properties and people use it to self medicate. I'm considering using it to lighten my depression a little bit but I'm not so interested in "getting high". To be honest, I'm too embarrassed of making a tit out of myself while I'm tripping.So is there a way to maximise the anti-depressive effects but minimise the highs? Like, instead of having a hit of x20 every 24 hours or so, would having x5 a few times a day help or would it just not do much at all that way? Would it be better to go for a x20 and just find a field near my house instead so I'm not embarrassed? The walk would probably do me good anyway. I know, it would be easier to go to the doctors but I'm not too hot on them right now. I'm sick of not being taken seriously. Plus I really need an immediate pick-me-up rather than a "maybe 6 months down the line you might feel a bit better". Oh yeah, and it's perfectly legal where I come from =)

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    Amy

    I was put on loestrin 20 to start with. Load of rubbish. It was such a low dose pill that I was told by the doctor that I was still ovulating. Then came microgynon 30. Not as bad but still got horrible cramps like I did before, long periods and mood swings. Then was marvalon. That was great for a few months until I realised I had zero libido. Now I'm on yasmin. Great for my sex drive but about the same in all other respects. I got bored of going to the doctors about changing my pill again and again. It gets the job done and makes my boobs look like a porn star's. Can't really complain!

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    Amy

    My other half has been diagnosed with a spastic colon and often has stabbing pains which causes him to jump out of his seat and stop whatever he's doing. He also bleeds regularly when he has a bowel movement. According to the doctor, this is "normal" for someone of 21 and there's nothing they can give him to help with any of it. Then the other day he mentioned to me that he had bout of stabbing pains in his bowels but orgasmed at the same time, without any stimulation. This makes me worry about the state of his prostate. He had it checked a few months ago and apparently it was ok. Should he get it checked again? I'm not entirely convinced. Any ideas what it might be? Thanks

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    Amy

    If you're having difficulty keeping up with your period and you're now sexually active, my advice would be to go on the pill. I can predict mine pretty much to the hour now. Sometimes my period stops and starts too. It's not something to worry about. If you get small amounts of pinkish spotting, that's the time to get a HPT.

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    Amy

    The past 6 months or so I've been suffering with depression and the past week has been absolutely horrendous. My mood swings have been bigger than any PMS attack, I've been wanting to lash out and punch a wall, and the main problem I'm finding is that sleep doesn't come easy. I go to bed feeling tired but not being able to close my eyes for a good 3 hours or more. A few days ago I got to sleep at about 7am and woke up at 10. Last night I was up until gone 4am and woke up at half 12. I know that's a decent amount of sleep but I still wake up feeling mentally and physically slow. I wonder if getting up at my usual time would help me more? It's been a week of crappy nights sleep and I feel so guilty for being so unproductive but I can't for the life of me put my mind to anything. Is it time to go to the doctors yet? And should I reinforce to my body that you HAVE to get up at this time so you had better get some sleep in?yawn

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