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    So that should tell you that I did not sleep well last night. Stress? Diet? WTFIDK? It's been at least two weeks since I had natural, solid sleep. I forgot to take 2 Benadryl last night (only took 1). I'm going to have to put it somewhere easier for me to remember. I'd rather be tired and groggy all day but actually sleep at night than wake up bored and uncomfortable several times, just listening to the cat scratch herself. I also keep forgetting to try taking the potato starch again. I have run out of the NOW probiotics with SBOs.

    I ordered some diatomaceous earth, a flea comb (don't know if Pumpkin likes being brushed/combed, but I guess we'll find out), and some special treats that are apparently good for getting rid of bugs on cats/dogs. They are made from liver, too, so very nutritious. All this should arrive tomorrow.

    Oh yes, clearly I made it home from work via bike yesterday. Yay! I managed to hit a ton of green lights and made my BEST time ever cycling home! What a nice way to start the season. I took the car today so as not to push it and am hoping to bike again tomorrow.
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    Hella grumpy today.

    From the "raw vegan" thread in the Nutrition forum. Not really directed towards this quote, it just got me rambling.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaveBug View Post
    Also, don't feel bad. So v*gan didn't work out for you. That's fine, you found something that did work for you. I have had v*gan/veggie friends and it always sounds like, "well if I just do it harder, be more pure, then symptom xyz will disappear." It is food, not a religion, at least it shouldn't be. Your personal nutrition isn't something any amount of self flagellation will fix.

    You owe it to yourself to say, "you know what, I tried it, learned some stuff, took what I like, added what is uniquely my own, and moved on to something new." Don't obsess over a different body's response to a different diet.
    This is something that a lot of people refuse to apply to ALL diets. This is going off-track, but why should this not apply to Primal as well? I'm sure I've said it myself in the past, but I've seen people come on to the forums and say "here is what I'm doing but I don't feel great, what is wrong?" to be told "Do primal better." Maybe there ARE things that this person could change, but seriously, if you felt fine before, why change it? The thing that leads MOST people to do Primal and other diets is because they DON'T feel great. If Primal doesn't net the results you want, change something. Don't do Primal, do your own diet. Try different things and don't feel bad for it.

    I also see people "fail" Primal over and over. While yes, you can make arguments about willpower and all that, maybe that means the right diet for that person is NOT the one they keep failing. A good diet should leave someone healthy, happy, and unstressed about food or their body, IMO. Go Kaleo is all about eating what works for YOU. Sure, maybe you can go to therapy and work on your commitment issues with a diet or something, but why not find a diet that works for your health instead of trying to make yourself fit the diet? I'm not saying overeat sweets and junk food, I'm saying find a diet that lets you eat enough amazing & delicious that the occasional treat is not going to ruin your day, hour, week, or life. And DON'T rule out seeking professional help from doctors of any kind. I know I'm not the best example of doing that, but I enjoy my diet explorations at this point.

    I do feel like a hypocrite for sticking around here much of the time. I'm not really primal. I'm probably more in line with WAPF stuff now, which is still "ancestral". Even so, just as I don't care to pick a name to assign to my sexuality, I don't really care to call my diet anything other than "what I eat".
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    I am very seriously considering getting the IUD out ASAP and not waiting any longer to try different treatments for this itching problem. It's having a significant impact on my mental health at this point, not to mention dampening my already usually-low sex drive. Worst case scenario, after a few months, I don't feel better, and I can get another one. Best case scenario, my problems are solved and we just have to be diligent with condoms.

    I'm supposed to get my period within the next few days, so it might be a good idea to just do it then.
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    I think that's a good idea. I never did like the IUD thing. Its just wrong to put something foreign in your body like that.

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    I hope the problem isn't the IUD, but if it is, it seems a quick easy fix. Good luck!
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    Yes, your issues did seem to start with the IUD.

    Tomi, My experience with the copper IUD has been very good. Much better than putting dangerous hormones into my body or risking an unwanted pregnancy.

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    I really love the idea of the IUD. I got it in late September and the problems started by early November, so it seems likely it's the IUD. I wish there was another convenient, easy (doesn't require me to do much or anything), non-permanent, & hormone-free option!

    I've been reading some stories similar to mine that are giving me some hope that the itch will go away upon removal (or shortly after). Mostly, it's people saying they had this problem and then had it removed, with no diagnosis, only the doctors saying what it's not (BV or yeast). I think maybe those people had DIV, like I do. The other thought is that it's a mild copper allergy. Most descriptions I found online of copper allergy and how it manifests for IUD users is that they have skin problems. My gyn has said the DIV is essentially a vaginal tissue ("skin") condition.

    I scheduled the removal for May 2nd. The doctor's office said it doesn't matter if I have my period or not, so I'm just hoping my flow will be fairly light at that point, assuming it's on time. I would have scheduled it for this week, but I don't want to go when my flow is heaviest.
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    My answer to BC once the baby years are over is the old "snip snip" for the man. But, when you're young......and babies are yet to come you just have to find what works best for you. I'm sorry the IUD seems to be the cause of your problems since it is an easy form of BC. Condoms and spermicidal gel is messy and inconvenient - but pretty much fool-proof if you're 100% compliant with using them.

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    Condoms have a failure rate of 18%. The numbers I learned in high school were much more reliable, but I'm inclined to trust more recent data. That's a scary failure rate. The IUD is only 0.8%! With a condom, in case of failure, my only option is emergency contraceptive, which is a fairly big hormone dose. I've used it several times in the past and the emotional-hormonal response is really awful for me. I'd almost rather go back on birth control pills, if it weren't for the potential mood-altering effects and migraines that I experienced in the past. Maybe I'll check out the NuvaRing, even though it has hormones.

    It mostly sucks because we might not have kids for another 5 years. That's potentially a lot of $$ spent on condoms, as opposed to a $20 co-pay for the IUD! :P It might even be free now under most insurance, since it's an FDA approved form of birth control.

    Today's silver-lining: Hulky has been having some positive interactions with Pumpkin, I got free lunch at work, and I have lunch already made for tomorrow here in the fridge so I won't have to transport it if I bike tomorrow.
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    No advice, just commiseration: contraception is pretty awful.
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