@klemay It's tough! The first three months after I was diagnosed I had to wear sneakers with orthotics every day... it was rough. I overpronate and I've found that a 1-2" heel actually makes things much better (podiatrist approved!) so I try to find cute flats with a little heel. Lotta from Stockholm makes some cute/supportive clogs, too. Also, things are much easier in winter; I find boots have much better support. ALSO, I have a good pair of supportive shoes I wear around the house so I'm never barefoot, it makes a huge difference. Good luck!
@catfoodandhairnets AH, yes, I get these too. They are horrifying. Apparently this is a thing called Skeeter Syndrome? The reddish spot/bruise/hickeys always seem to appear on my legs during the hot hot weeks of summer where even thinking about pants makes me cry/sweat profusely.
@paddlepickle Me three! I came down here to say the same thing. Except I am also new to NYC and in need of more lady friends!
@garli Yes, me too! Champion sleeper. My main recommendation is...develop an underactive thyroid? Yup, that's done the trick for me pretty well.
@thiscallsforsoap And the gorilla is for sand-racing! Also, this: http://soundcloud.com/ultimateck/the-gorilla-is-for-sand-racing
@Sea Ermine Also hypothyroid since I was 10... I can't really speak to the transition from no meds to meds (since it was so long ago), but I can say that the meds are totally non-scary! No side effects, upset stomach, etc. Also, I have done both traditional and non-traditional (desiccated thyroid) meds, so if you have any questions about that, I'd be happy to answer!
EDIT: I would recommend going the traditional route first - don't overwhelm yourself with all the other options out there, unless you need and/or want to!
On Dental Date
I'm allllmost certain Ugyen runs the healthfood store near me! If so, he is delightful. I have bought him out of elderberry syrup at least two times this winter.
I reallllly like the idea of this but generally have two worries:
1 - for ladies who are prone to getting yeast-y (fun times!), does this make things worse/better??
2 - for ladies who get crampy - worse/better??
I have a major love/hate relationship with the pill, for the above reasons.
@Diana This! And generally once one person brings it up, everyone nearby chimes in that they were thinking the same thing, and you have a whole group staring at you saying, "didja know??" and you awkwardly say yes while they're all talking about you.
I'd say my relationship with my doppelganger (Anne Hathaway) is pretty much summed up by this picture: