@Mariajoseh I get those immediately before the start of my period. My cycle is irregular, so that is my absolute best tell. Cramps then, period'll be showing up in the next day or two. It's rather handy, though really badly timed.
I like some poetry, and I liked this piece because it seems pretty honest. I will say, though, that there's nothing wrong with a color modifier on something like moss, because whether you care or not, it does come in various shades of green.
"Although it’s rarely clear if you’re the hero, the villain, or the idiot when traveling, and maybe you’re always all three."
And also not just when traveling.
@Mariajoseh Oh I absolutely think weird is cool (Hi! My name is Jolie and I write about bleach with great enthusiasm!) but, like, The HP was always unabashedly goofy and earnest and bizarre. Which is cool, at least in my eyes, but not at all "cool-girl." There's SUCH a difference.
By YoungCrone on Brain Trouble
I feel compelled to repeat the same comment I made on the other migraine post earlier this week, just because it applies to both:
I inherited my migraines from my mother. The way she tells it, she couldn't get any doctors to take her migraines seriously--I don't think the drugs I take today had even been developed yet, or at least no one prescribed them for her. Migraines were just one of those things that women imagined to get attention. So twice a month she would have to hole up and vomit for three days straight. For attention.
By autumng on Brain Trouble
I know you have heard everything, but I'm in the same boat you are and thought I might throw an idea your way. A couple of months ago I had what I assumed was a major ear infection in both ears, but my ENT said my ears were perfect and that it's possible I have TMJ which could also cause my migraines.
I visited a TMJ doctor and he confirmed that my jaws weren't aligned and that the cartilage on my right side had moved outside the joint. Three weeks ago I started wearing an expensive TMJ mouth guard that I will wear 24 hours a day (except for when I'm eating and brushing my teeth) for six months.
I hope beyond hope that this will fix my problems. Last year I went through a four month period of a 24-hour migraine. I just could not kick it. It's the only time in my life I've ever considered suicide. I hope to never go through that again. Now I take the random migraines and go with it as I definitely prefer it to the alternative. However, cross fingers this ugly, bulky TMJ brace works. Maybe go get your jaw checked out?
Sorry for the rambling. My (daily) headache gets worse in the afternoon after staring at the computer screen all day. Makes it hard to focus.
By ponymalta on "The digital porn guy wants a fantasy that doesn’t exist, but the postfeminist girl wants one as well"
I saw Don Jon last night and liked it more than I expected to (I especially liked that Julianne Moore is in it, being a normal sexual human being, and no one takes pains to point out that she is over 30. DISTURBINGLY REFRESHING.) But I felt it was a liiiiiittle heavy-handed with the "Porn is awful and ruining your life" and also seemed to imply that the only porn women might enjoy is the classy European vintage variety. Also, I kept waiting for someone to point out that all of JGL's character's excessive cleaning, working out and prayer-- in addition to his porn habit-- seemed an awful lot like OCD.
In conclusion: the entire rest of the Internet is already like this, can we please have our happy place back?
@RNL "the content on this site has somehow begun to feel trivializing instead of celebratory of women"
That's precisely it. Thank you for putting my inchoate "something is not right" feelings into words.
@Mariajoseh That's... that's the whole point of graphs.