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    I've started just making my own shampoo, as well....

    I've started just making my own shampoo, as well. It's a bar soap recipe that has added protein. My husband and I have been using it for nearly a year now and it works really well. A single batch...
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    I agree; I was hoping to find more of the items...

    I agree; I was hoping to find more of the items that I have trouble finding nearby (I don't live near a Whole Foods for at least another 4 months). I had trouble getting up to the $49 required for...
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    I couldn't go totally soap-less. I decided to...

    I couldn't go totally soap-less. I decided to make my own soap instead so I could control the ingredients. I find it's a happy medium. Plus, making soap is fun.
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    Also, keep in mind that you don't know for sure...

    Also, keep in mind that you don't know for sure why she is gaining weight. When I was in college I met a guy and started using depo provera birth control. Of course I gained a lot of weight as a...
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    I'm just going to be honest. If my parents said...

    I'm just going to be honest. If my parents said or did anything even remotely close to what you are contemplating I would probably have cut them out of my life then and there.

    I'm painfully...
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    Duplicate post... oops!

    Duplicate post... oops!
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    In my experience, it's much easier to make a...

    In my experience, it's much easier to make a cream, body butter or balm than it is to make lotion. The main difference is that with lotion you're making an emulsion and you're relying on wax to...
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    I'm taking nature throid, 32.5 mg, which...

    I'm taking nature throid, 32.5 mg, which apparently, is equal to about 50 mg of synthroid.

    I started taking the medicine a couple weeks after my blood test in June and I'm still taking it now. ...
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    Well, my doctor obviously thinks like you; B12 is...

    Well, my doctor obviously thinks like you; B12 is one of the things she wanted me to try. I've been taking it since early July and my numbers appear to have improved on that front. I wish I felt...
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    OK, I got my blood test results back: Folate,...

    OK, I got my blood test results back:

    Folate, Serum - 17.1 - Range 5.2 to 20.0 ng/mL
    Vitamin B12 - 555 - Range 211 to 946 pg/mL
    Free T4 - 1.06 - Range 0.80 to 1.80 ng/dL
    TSH - 1.35 - Range -...
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    This is impressive, Julia! I'm back to...

    This is impressive, Julia!

    I'm back to no-booze now that it's Monday. I had probably too many drinks on Saturday and had wine yesterday too. I was good and alcohol-free on Friday though, which...
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    I did have a naturopath diagnose me with adrenal...

    I did have a naturopath diagnose me with adrenal fatigue in 2010. My current doctor (functional medicine) has not mentioned that, but it is on my radar. FWIW, my current doctor seems more...
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    No booze yesterday for me (my first day). Unless...

    No booze yesterday for me (my first day). Unless some unexpected social event comes up tonight I won't be having any tonight either, most likely. I shouldn't since I know there will be alcohol at...
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    Aww, man... I hope that isn't it! It could be...

    Aww, man... I hope that isn't it! It could be though. I started making kefir so I've had a lot more dairy lately than I was previously. My feet haven't hurt the past couple days and I haven't had...
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    I've suggested that and I think I will suggest it...

    I've suggested that and I think I will suggest it again. His friends have all decided to start playing WoW again, which means he will be doing it as well. I don't mind that he plays these games,...
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    I'm in. I need to stop drinking for several...

    I'm in. I need to stop drinking for several reasons, and starting with no booze on the weekdays is a good place to start. Unfortunately, this will probably be a short week of only not drinking...
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    Well, I went and got my blood drawn this morning....

    Well, I went and got my blood drawn this morning. Hopefully the test will give my doctor some insight. I don't feel like the thyroid medicine has changed anything at all for me. I'm still so tired...
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    The test is all computerized. They won't tell...

    The test is all computerized. They won't tell you exactly what questions you missed (I don't think so, anyway), but they break down the test into sections by topic on the score sheet so you will...
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    It is recent within the last six months, but...

    It is recent within the last six months, but unfortunately, it isn't just the time change. That has not helped, of course.

    Hopefully I can get some answers soon. I read just today that temps...
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    I know exactly how you feel. I also work for a...

    I know exactly how you feel. I also work for a bank, not in a bank (I'm a compliance officer, don't hate me :) ). I HATE dress pants with a passion. WHY do they have all that unnecessary hardware?...
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    Thank you for your replies, everyone! I really...

    Thank you for your replies, everyone! I really do appreciate it.



    I have had a heck of a time scheduling that follow up. My doctor has been out of town, I've been out of town, etc. I'm...
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    Ah, the "bank" issue. I also work for a bank and...

    Ah, the "bank" issue. I also work for a bank and I've been trying to figure out if I can wear these things at work. I've seen one girl on my floor wear leggings. I think part of it is that she's...
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    Sigh... I don't know. It's hard to imagine I'm...

    Sigh... I don't know. It's hard to imagine I'm doing too much, especially since I'm gaining weight. Honestly, my weight is totally out of control lately as well. I fight myself to get down a few...
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    FWIW, White House Black Market is pushing this...

    FWIW, White House Black Market is pushing this look currently and you'd certainly fall within their target demographic. So, I say that if you have the body for it and like the look, go for it.
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    So Tired Lately

    I have been having all sorts of issues lately and I don't know what to make of them. I have a doctor's appointment in two weeks, but I don't want to feel like this for another two weeks while I wait...
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