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Kendra and Joe Duggar 7: Not pregnant yet

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SapphireSlytherin

My daughter's healed perfectly. She had zero problems with this one, while she did have problems with her industrial piercing.

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Kittikatz

@SamiKatz ocular migraines are freaking scary. I've only had them twice. Normally, my migraines were the classic type of blinding pain preceded by dancing auras and - weirdly - hypersensitivity to scents (as in could smell a can of orange soda half a section over and 12 rows down at a stadium). The nausea would usually hit with the pain, and dark silent spaces were the only help. I'm sorry you're being a human barometer too. It sucks. I'm still getting headaches almost every day, and am seriously considering moving somewhere with stable barometric pressure.

@PumaLover I had zero issues with my Daith piercing. It was secreting quite a bit of puss for a couple of months, but I just kept cleaning the puss off the ring, irrigating it with saline and - occasionally - swabbing it down with some hydrogen peroxide, and it has settled in fine. I know three other people with the same piercing and none of them had any particular issues with the healing process. We were all religious with the cleaning of it, so that may have made a difference.

@CancerBomb I'm so sorry - that sounds like a truly hellish condition. I wish there was something I could do or say to help. I hope the medical people find a good treatment that works for you.

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20 hours ago, CancerBomb said:

@RubyRei My current roommate (I'm a college student) appears to have some mental issues, and health issues (prediabetic, high cholesterol) as well. The thing is, she's one of those people who refuses to change anything about her diet or lifestyle, or take her psychiatric medications. I'm on antidepressants, anticonvulsants, a medication for stomach issues, and a painkiller for fibromyalgia. She thinks I am "fine the way I am and doctors shouldn't try to make everyone perfect." It's frustrating, because if she did take her medicine and try to take better care of herself, I think she'd have a much better quality of life, or at least stop using me as her personal therapist. 

She seems like one of those people who has built her identity around being miserable, and she'd lose some sense of self by becoming less miserable (even though her quality of life would be better), and she wants to drag everyone else down with her.

I've had some friends like this. I really do empathize with them, because when you're really in the depths of an illness it becomes less a condition and more a state of being, and because being ill or disabled is a massive part of how you live your life and who you are, but there's a difference between being unashamed of your conditions and refusing to be affected by stigma surrounding it and acknowledging the way you've been shaped by them for better and for worse, and refusing to better yourself/romanticizing your illness and dragging everyone else down to be miserable with you.

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louisa05
I have had that - mine lasted for a day or two (and I did call the eye doc but by the time I got in - it had gone away). It was really upsetting. I couldn't see anything in the dead center of my vision out of either eye. Like I'd watch the news and be able to see all the stuff around the newscaster, but not them. Very disturbing.
 


That is my mother’s vision in her left eye all the time. Plus it is about 20/400 with correction in that eye, too.

And people suggest LASIK to her. Because that will fix it.

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SamiKatz
12 hours ago, Kittikatz said:

@SamiKatz ocular migraines are freaking scary. I've only had them twice. Normally, my migraines were the classic type of blinding pain preceded by dancing auras and - weirdly - hypersensitivity to scents (as in could smell a can of orange soda half a section over and 12 rows down at a stadium). The nausea would usually hit with the pain, and dark silent spaces were the only help. I'm sorry you're being a human barometer too. It sucks. I'm still getting headaches almost every day, and am seriously considering moving somewhere with stable barometric pressure.

I have the scents thing too.  I've had instances where all I could smell in the house was the vanilla scented fabric softener in my laundry room, which was on the other end of the house.  

A funny scent/migraine story:  one morning as I woke up I was overwhelmed by the scent of cumin and thought I had a migraine, but then my cat came up for a snuggle and i realized it was him!  He'd found a bag of cumin I'd gotten from the bulk store, chewed it open and rolled all around in it.  So no headache that day.  

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KelseyAnn
On 12/7/2017 at 8:07 AM, CancerBomb said:

@RubyRei My current roommate (I'm a college student) appears to have some mental issues, and health issues (prediabetic, high cholesterol) as well. The thing is, she's one of those people who refuses to change anything about her diet or lifestyle, or take her psychiatric medications. I'm on antidepressants, anticonvulsants, a medication for stomach issues, and a painkiller for fibromyalgia. She thinks I am "fine the way I am and doctors shouldn't try to make everyone perfect." It's frustrating, because if she did take her medicine and try to take better care of herself, I think she'd have a much better quality of life, or at least stop using me as her personal therapist. 

Okay, to be fair to your roommate I stopped taking my psychiatric meds a long time ago and am doing just fine. No relapses in bad behavior whatsoever. Sometimes therapy and lifestyle changes are enough. Unless she's being a danger to herself or others,  I don't think its fair to critcize her lack of taking meds. 

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BirthingGodsWarriors

I’m loving all the migraine talk. My partner gets hormonal migraines every month around her period. It’s been quite the learning curve for me, but I’ve become very interested in researching alternative methods of treatment. I’ve gotten her to take CBDs (in both vape and pill form) and she’s noticed some relief. I use medical marijuana for my dysmenorrhea and she’s tried that but says she still has the pain of the migraine but now with the added high of the marijuana (not fun for her). Her 16 year old DD gets them too. It’s a hell of a time for us at the beginning of the month let me tell ya.

There are a ton of migraine forums online and I credit FJ with her discovering them! I would (and still do) consistently mention things we discuss on here (“you’re always on YOUR forum babe”) and that prompted her to look into migraine forums (“look babe I’ve got MY OWN forum now”). 

Theres also an amazing migraine specialist in Southern California that I want her to see but she doesn’t take our insurance so that’s a no go. I now feel inspired to gift her with the Daith piercing for Hanukkah/Christmas tho!

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church_of_dog
On 12/2/2017 at 8:43 AM, church_of_dog said:

My acquaintance who suffered from lifelong migraines got the daith piercing and had, I believe, only one (and mild) migraine the entire year after.  But after about a year they came back.  Not sure if they are as frequent or strong as before, I'll have to ask her.  I wish it had worked for a longer time.

Quoting myself to add updated info.  I talked to my friend and she confirmed that she had no migraines for over a year following getting the daith piercing.  After that they did return, but she said much less strength and frequency than before.

She tried the piercing in the other ear but it didn't help (her migraines are all on one side of her head).  So -- she removed the original daith on the side that gets the migraines, let it heal (it's been out for a year now) and she's getting ready to have it done again.  She feels like it's the body's reaction to the fresh piercing that helped.

Like before, I will report in once I learn how that works for her.

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Furbabiesonly

To be off topic but also on, no sightings of JoKen that we know of? Not gonna lie, they’re one of my pet fundie couples 

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HermioneSparrow

Ocular migraines are the worst. I suffer from it and literally can't focus and see anything clearly.. It's horrible, that's why I wear my glasses all the time, they have helped me to prevent them. My migraines are usually triggered by light (i'm photosensitive) so I'm always turning off the lights, using sunglasses outside and my regular glasses are photochromic.

Migraines suck.

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MargaretElliott

Yeesh. I had a migraine night last night, but I don't get them often enough to justify any medication. The best I can do is lie down in the dark and try not to vomit. I want to get a daith piercing simply because I think it'd look good on me, but hey, if it happens to reduce migraine severity, that's cool, too. 

What the hell are Kendra and Joe up to? It seems like they got married, then POOF, gone. Honestly, I don't blame them, after broadcasting their most intimate moments on television for the world to see. I'm curious, but I'm kind of glad they're staying out of the spotlight. Good for them, in a way.

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14 hours ago, MargaretElliott said:

What the hell are Kendra and Joe up to?

I honestly don't see how those two could draw attention to themselves even if they wanted to. Short of a pregnancy, there is simply no way for those two nice vanilla people to do that. They tried with the oatmeal cookies play/ploy, but that failed miserably, and it appears to have been all they had in their arsenal! :pb_lol:

 

 

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Carm_88
14 hours ago, MargaretElliott said:

What the hell are Kendra and Joe up to? It seems like they got married, then POOF, gone. Honestly, I don't blame them, after broadcasting their most intimate moments on television for the world to see. I'm curious, but I'm kind of glad they're staying out of the spotlight. Good for them, in a way.

I would imagine that they are being newlyweds. They may pop up on social media in a few months, as Jinger and Jeremy did. Time will tell of course. :P

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allthegoodnamesrgone
16 hours ago, MargaretElliott said:

Yeesh. I had a migraine night last night, but I don't get them often enough to justify any medication. The best I can do is lie down in the dark and try not to vomit. I want to get a daith piercing simply because I think it'd look good on me, but hey, if it happens to reduce migraine severity, that's cool, too. 

What the hell are Kendra and Joe up to? It seems like they got married, then POOF, gone. Honestly, I don't blame them, after broadcasting their most intimate moments on television for the world to see. I'm curious, but I'm kind of glad they're staying out of the spotlight. Good for them, in a way.

Joe & Kendra really did go off radar, even more so than Joy & Austin did, J&A post a photo every few weeks on instagram but that's it. Joe strikes me as the quiet type who just wants to live his life and not be bothered by anyone.  Of all the marrieds he give me that vibe of, you do you, and I'll do me and we'll all be cool. The rest of them seem to be very judgey. though Ben has eased off and Austin has only been mildly obnoxious, I only see Joe & Kendra, right now, as being the least preachy of all the marrieds.

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adidas

Migraine sufferers have my complete sympathy. I am very lucky to only have an occasional mild one. 

I am, however, really sensitive to smells and sometimes that leads to yucky headaches. It’s a constant thing (eg last night I woke up because I could smell a potato in the kitchen at the other end of the house) and it can be really bothersome. I could always smell if my kids were going to get sick (eg strep throat or ear infection) but sometimes I could smell it too early and take the to see the dr before it was bad enough for treatment.

Heaven forbid if my husband has stinky feet. I can’t even be in the same room as them and he gets offended. Well sorry - wash your feet or put up with me gagging. It’s not a choice, I’m not doing it to be rude and I try to mask my reactions as much as possible. He doesn’t understand because he has the opposite problem - can’t smell a thing unless it’s really strong. I guess we balance each other out haha. 

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IReallyAmHopewell

Sorry for you migraine sufferers--my Dad had them.

Have we found out yet where Joe & Kendra are living? I'm so lost.

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llg1234
1 hour ago, IReallyAmHopewell said:

Have we found out yet where Joe & Kendra are living? I'm so lost.

Unless they aren't living in NW AR, I'm assuming they're living in one of JB's properties - they currently have nothing in the area under their name.

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Galbin

@allthegoodnamesrgoneThe thyroid gland produces T4 which is then supposed to be converted (deiodinated) into T3. However, for a myriad of reasons this system very often does not work. Since T3 is the *active* thyroid hormone that does the work of keeping your mood stable, your energy high, your weight stable, your digestion working etc. T3 is vital. Someone who has had a thyroidectomy has an even worse chance of doing well on T4 than say someone with Hashimoto's disease*. Get your sister to check out places like stopthethyroidmadness.com and recoveringwitht3.com for further info.

* Although I have yet to meet a person with Hashi's who is symptom free on Synthroid.

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louisa05
On 12/10/2017 at 12:51 PM, HermioneSparrow said:

Ocular migraines are the worst. I suffer from it and literally can't focus and see anything clearly.. It's horrible, that's why I wear my glasses all the time, they have helped me to prevent them. My migraines are usually triggered by light (i'm photosensitive) so I'm always turning off the lights, using sunglasses outside and my regular glasses are photochromic.

Migraines suck.

Try Theraspecs for inside. I don't get migraines other than very infrequent and very brief ocular migraine episodes. But I own them for indoor use due to my extreme light sensitivity. The tint is designed for prevention of migraines and other indoor light sensitivity issues. 

www.theraspecs.com

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HermioneSparrow
1 hour ago, louisa05 said:

Try Theraspecs for inside. I don't get migraines other than very infrequent and very brief ocular migraine episodes. But I own them for indoor use due to my extreme light sensitivity. The tint is designed for prevention of migraines and other indoor light sensitivity issues. 

www.theraspecs.com

Thank you!! I'll check them out asap:my_blush:

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