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  • in reply to: Invisalign #1725
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi Kara, I don’t have them but my best, best friend has them and I can connect you to her!

    Be in touch soon

    <3

    in reply to: mental health – mood swings #1417
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hey Kary,

    Yes – makes complete sense. I’ve actually gone back to therapy. I think it might be something to look into.

    Sending love!

    in reply to: COVID – mental health #1416
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    I totally understand that – I’ve gone back to therapy. Which hasn’t been the best but I think it’s needed.

    Sending extra love!

    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi, I’ve used them once and didn’t feel the most comfortable. But, I do have some girlfriends who use them.

    I’ve been with my IUD for over a year, and while it has hormones, I can’t say enough good things about it.

     

    in reply to: Periods and Their Affect on Weight Loss #1347
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    OMG – I just watched. This is wild. I am truly passing this video on to all my cousins and aunts right now.

    Thanks for sharing!

    in reply to: Breast Reduction #1289
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi,

    I might have someone with who I can connect you with. She went through similar thoughts and then now is living her best life.

    Let me see!

    in reply to: Who knew b12 so was important? #1288
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    hi!

    wow – this is amazing. I am feeling a lot of those things so I will have to try! Do you have any recommendations for types of brands?

    in reply to: Anxiety #1286
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi Molly,

    Ugh. I get this. SO hard.

    I will say my daily Cymbalta has been a life-saver for me. I remember telling my sister “it just feels like my head is clear for the first time”

    I’m currently on Cymbalta 30mg daily but also was on 60mg of it for about 7 months due to extreme pain and panic attacks.

    in reply to: Pain in lower abdomen #1285
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi SM,

    I know it all too well. I suffered from similar symptoms for over 12 years and then finally was diagnosed with endometriosis. I will say this sounds very, very close to my endo pain.

    I would get SHARP pains and almost like numbing pains. Has your gyno looked into endo before? The discomfort could also be caused by endo.

    I had smaller cysts and they are truly the worst. I also had my appendix removed because of them. Something that has helped me a lot is Pelvic PT.

    – LB

    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi <3 FIRST, I hate that it’s been happening for so long. This is sadly a reality for us. I know it all too well. I suffered from ALL of these symptoms for over 12 years and then finally was diagnosed with endometriosis. I will say this sounds very, very close to my endo pain.

    I would get SHARP pains and almost like numbing pains. I promise you that you are NOT alone and that their symptoms are dead on to mine. I wrote about my experience here. 

    Also, “It’s almost like I can never fully articulate my symptoms and therefore cannot get the proper help/answers from a doctor.” I highly recommend creating a timeline. I did that for my journey. Also if they are listening – MOVE ON. Find someone who will! I promise you it’s worth it when you find someone.

    Here for YOU!

    LB

    in reply to: Persistent lower right abdominal pain #1283
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Hi Megan!

    This sounds very, very close to my endo pain. I suffered from ALL of these symptoms for over 12 years and then finally was diagnosed with endometriosis.

    The treatment is NOT just the Mirena IUD – in fact, it’s proven that MANY IUDs can make endo even worse. Highly recommend reading BEATING ENDO and see if any of that rings true to you.

    I promise you that you are NOT alone and that their symptoms are dead on to mine. I wrote about my experience here

    Here for YOU!

    LB

    in reply to: GRIEF AND HEALING #1274
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Tonight, as I sit, in my bed reading this post – I am feel you and John sitting right next to me. And while, I haven’t, gratefully, felt this pain yet in my life I know that these words transfer to other forms of grief and healing.

    When C was diagnosed, I immediately felt “cool.” It sounds sick but I had friends back, I had people checking in on my every move and I felt that cocoon-like atmosphere that you write about so beautifully. And when she received her first scan after treatment, I felt it again and the next day, it seemed to disappear.

    I think something I’ve learned or am learning is that something in me needs that cocoon-like world. It was were I felt safe. Maybe for the first time in my life. In a very scary place, I felt safe. I believe that only people who have experienced grief of this degree would understand.

    Your words helped me sleep tonight and I also thought “WHERE the hell is the pancreas??”

    xoxo

    in reply to: Infertility after terrible period pain #982
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
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    Allison,

    WOW – first, thank you for sharing. Your words spoke WAY too close to home. I am so unbelievably sorry that your body had to experience those things.

    The “cancel plans, could not move” is very real for me as well. And yes, me too. It’s all “normal” but it wasn’t. I thought I had a cyst a few years ago because the pain was just SO past normal – so I cannot even understand that emotion. (Turns out it was severe endometriosis that I had growing all over my linings). But I hear you & I see you! I suffered from endometriosis for almost 13 years and it took about 12 years to figure out. So listening to your body EARLY is key.

    It’s pretty incredible that you found the silver lining. I’m SO glad & so impressed by you looking at this situation in this light.

    “when it was literally causing me to put my life on hold for 5 – 10 days of EVERY month. Listen to your body!!!” THE TRUEST QUOTE TO EVER EXIST

    in reply to: Do Mediums work? #805
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
    Participant

    BOOKED! I have a 90-minute session with a medium that two of my closest friends suggested! I’m really excited to experience this.

    Any tips would be helpful!

    in reply to: Weight Gain #804
    Laurie Beth KollerLaurie Beth Koller
    Participant

    UGH this is exactly what I needed! Yes – I feel like I have lost ALL my strength and motivation!!!

    Great advice to just be gentle with my body — going to channel more of that <3

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