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Mild Drinking Problem/Alcoholism Thread Anonymous 11653[Reply]

Take your shit attitude to lolcow. This is a comfy help thread.

I don't know if I have full on alcoholism yet but I'm getting there. I am 20, too young to buy alcohol in the U.S. but always manage to get my hands on it, which really worries me. If I don't have it, I am not ever happy. In fact I am often extremely depressed and will self harm, which is why alcohol feels so necessary. My goal is to one day make sobriety my most desirable state so that I won't need to drink.
I think it's lowered my immune system quite a bit because I got a UTI after a heavy binge with friends. That is a sign to stop drinking as it can irritate my bladder, but I just had 2 beers tonight. Really upset with myself.

How are the anonettes coping? How often/how much do you drink? Can you be happy or content without it? And most importantly, are you getting help?

Anonymous 11654

i don't use alcohol specifically, just anything i can get my hands on. i really don't like alcohol but drink if i have nothing else. i wouldn't call it a mild addiction but i have a really stressful life and don't experience enjoyment of anything or calm, ever, unless i'm not sober or just a little 'enhanced' by substances.

Anonymous 11655

I used to drink heavily once a week in social settings. I couldnt not be drunk because im really awkward and didnt really have fun with the people i hanged around with. If i couldnt drink for some reason i would just go home. It didnt help with my anxiety and shit tho because id just feel horrible about being cringy/social the next few days. But i couldnt help myself.
I stopped now. Dont really drink ever. I dont feel like i have to because i have met some new people and got a boyfriend who are good company without alcohol. I dont feel the need to get drunk with them even if they are drinking (although i dont really like being around drunk people, never have but i didnt notice that most people were drunk too while i was drunk)

Anonymous 13018

I'm trying to stop. I've made a rule that I can only drink Friday and Saturday but it still feels degenerate considering I get drunk off of 2-3 beers. I always say really stupid shit to my friends too. I just fucking wish I could enjoy things without it.

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Anonymous 12986[Reply]

How do I stop chronic heartburns?

Anonymous 12987

have you checked in with a doctor if its your gallbladder? My mom suffered from it for years and it turns out she had gallbladder stones and they had to remove it.


having broad shoulders Anonymous 10603[Reply]

My shoulders are wide compared to my body and it makes me feel ridiculous. Any tips on dressing etc to help hide it
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Anonymous 11000

>moids who like muslces are worse than pedo coomers, ana-loving coomers, fatroll-loving coomers

I know there are definitely some shitty, coomer men into muscle (just like there are shitty coomer men who are into anything else) and ofcourse you should never do anything for the sole purpose of attracting men, but this is a shit take anon.

Anonymous 11001

Yeah, doing things just to attract men is lame, but I really don’t think the anon who said that is a moid. Some women care about having a man who is attracted to them. It doesn’t mean they live to be a walking fetish. Having a bf who wants to control how you look is always bad though. It shouldn’t be a competition, fetishes are harmful either way.

Anonymous 11032

>she doesn't get swole to scare off men

Anonymous 12923

If you do anything to be attractive to the opposite sex you are a moid or a pickme. I don't make the rules.

Anonymous 12942

Well that's a stupid rule


Pilonidal Cyst Anonymous 11802[Reply]

Does anyone have experience with pilonidal cysts? (Cysts in the cleft of your arse crack). I've had one for about 2 years and it did nothing but the last 4 days it flared up and its excruciating. All I can do is hot compresses and they're kinda helping and in a way it seems to be slowly getting better but I followed advice to use Epsom Salts and it flared back up again. I can't sleep. I cant move around. Its killing my appetite, I can't eat. Currently crying in bed because in frustrated. I cant burst in myself. I'm so sore give me advice please
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Anonymous 12296

OP update.

It seems that after the incident where I accidentally pulled my bandage out an inch or two, I've basically just stopped bleeding. I had a bandage change today with 0 blood and total yellow water (not quite pus) absorbed into the gauze. I will likely be discharged from the A&E wound clinic so if that happens I'll be getting changed at home exclusively until October.

They've started to pack me with a much larger gauze so tomorrow I have to ask about making the incision hole wider to help with the pain of having gauze stuffed into it. As far as I know, I'm going to continue my packings until October and I'm still a breeding ground for infections.

I'm suspicious of this because my bandages were literally exploding off my body every day until yesterday. Something is wrong here, I can feel it in my gut. Theres no way I could have gone from 2-3 weeks of too much blood to nothing in the space of 48 hours. Something isn't right.

Anonymous 12297

You're in our thoughts, OP. Keep cosy.
Hope you manage to get lots of "healing" anti-inflammatory foods and liquids into you if at all possible. And electrolytes, sodium, potassium, etc, especially if you have been bleeding/dehydrated. (for instance, on your road to recovery, calcium helps with blot clotting)

Small advice, but I needed the encouragement to eat better when I was sick so I'm passing it on

think you mentioned you're in Ireland, sending you lots of love from warm co. waterford!

Anonymous 12298

Sending love right back to you from Dublin city!

Eating has been weird for me since this started. My antibiotics used to irritate the lining of my stomach and make meals awkward, and I'm trying to juggle my current requirements with a diet I started prior to all this medical mess

Anonymous 12756

I have something that comes before the cyst, called a pilonidal sinus. I basically have a hole that… doesn't really do much. It's been there for years, and there isn't any pain. At worst my ass crack sweat smells weird.
Doctor was surprised I had it- I'm the first women he's ever met with this, he's only seen large truckers with this. Yay for pcos and constantly sitting at my pc.
I was basically told there wasn't much I could do until it got infected- it's apparently something that doesn't tunnel further than a cm or 2. But it's kind of scary, knowing that it's a bit of a ticking time bomb that will one day get infected and then I'll have to put up with stuffing dressing in a open wound in my ass crack for several months.

Anonymous 12914

OP here. I just got freed from a one month ban and came to check the thread.

Keep. That. Bitch. Clean.

Best advice I have recieved from nurses so far is to rub with a rough cloth to keep the area exfoliated.

I'm still healing, the infection won't leave, and I regret not taking better care to prevent this sort of thing. I'll be stuck for a whole year it seems


overpriced and overshilled garbage thread Anonymous 12426[Reply]

Have you guys used Olaplex? What are your thoughts on Olaplex treatments?

People are shilling this shit like it's the second coming of Christ. i've tried the 3 step system no less than 4 times now and it has done virtually nothing to my hair. i switched to the Aphogee 2 step system and it's like night and day. Aphogee is amazing yet it gets no love from the haircare community in comparison. is it because it's not gatekept by license required shops? plus it's not $200 for 16 oz.

Anonymous 12433

people probably convince themselves it does more than it does because they paid so much for it, sunk cost fallacy and all that. i'm glad you found something that works for you!

Anonymous 12891

I had a treatment of this when I got Japanese straightening and my hair turned out nice. I don't know how much that was down to the Olaplex though.


Jfashion general Anonymous 5504[Reply]

Any and all jfash is welcome. Post your inquiries, favorite styles/brands/whatever, advice, and anything related here.
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Anonymous 5634


Be brave and try it. What could you lose? Maybe you make good friends.

Anonymous 11818


i dont know if this is the right place to ask but i cant seem to find any threads regarding (j)fashion umm sourcing ? ( sorry esl ) i thought id ask here
does anyone know where her cardigan thingy is from ? or what its called
thank you in advance !

Anonymous 12016

I don't know where it's from, but I believe it's called a bolero sweater

Anonymous 12121


Looks like it could be by Innocent World. Pic is called Small Flower Lace Bolero which looks similar. There's a lolita clothing database called Lolibrary that you could check out, where I found that one for you.

Anonymous 12802

ex lolita here.I have been trying to orient my wardeobe to more of an Otome vibe, so i checked out the brands. Holy smokes has Jane Marple ALWAYS been this expensive!? They cost easily twice what new releases from lolita brands used to cost. 500-600 for a one piece are you shitting me.


Skincare Template Thread Anonymous 12748[Reply]

I know there's already a skincare thread, but I thought a thread specifically for these templates would be fun. Give advice, tips, etc.

Might stop using Differin. I've been on it for over 6 months and I'm still breaking out and my skin is feeling dry. I've tried everything, including Accutane. I will never have clear skin.

Anonymous 12749


Blank template.

Anonymous 12751


I don't really use sunscreen anymore because I don't leave the house.
I have an oily skintype.

Anonymous 12754


Love me my Indian pharmaceuticals


Does anyone have any references to start getting into weight lifting? Anonymous 12726[Reply]

This thread is really embarrassing to make but I’ve never really had any gym experience before besides the basic machines and would really love if someone could link a reference of some sort on how to properly use the more complex ones. I don’t really know any good exercise routines or how to use half the machines there so I’ve always felt really awkward and discouraged from going consistently. It could be anything from a YouTube video to just a thread or article, just any help would be very appreciated

Anonymous 12741

You don't need machines, you need free weights. Machines are memes for beginners and they teach you how to lift wrong because they're doing half the work for you. Use ExRx for exercises and build a routine that fits your needs. You can pair bis with chest, tris with back and shoulders with legs. You don't even have to go to the gym, just get a few dumbbells and start working out at home. I'm >>12717 btw.

Anonymous 12744

I second what the other anon said. Grab some dumbbells and check out this link for some exercise ideas https://www.coachmag.co.uk/fitness/workouts/dumbbell-workouts and there's tons of helpful explanations on youtube if you search a specific exercise name so you can see the proper form in motion. I would recommend adjustable dumbbells or a rack if you plan to use them long term but those can be expensive, so as a beginner woman you can probably just start with a set of 5lbs and 10lbs. Also when you first go to the gym there is nothing wrong with using the machines to just get comfortable, but you will probably see the best results with free weights. Consistency (working out at least 3x week for months) and diet (getting enough protein) are also very important for weightlifting. Don't get too caught up in what routine and just start– anything is better than nothing

OT but damn looking buff as fuck, even before the cycle


Anonymous 12603[Reply]

How can I be a cuter girl?
Should I start with my looks or personality first?
I'm a autistic, hairy, skinny-fat girl so I don't know where to start.
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Anonymous 12699

Diet is important but being more attractive is like 50% body/health and 50% style, mannerisms, personality etc

Anonymous 12700

Don't kid yourself. It's 90% body (read: weight) 10% style. Any point against this is pure cope.

Anonymous 12703

NTA, I agree with you if we're talking physical attraction alone. However, personality, body language, and mannerisms go a lot farther in maintaining attraction and relationships than appearance does.

Anonymous 12724

I barely have style lol
My mom always fights with me because I wear the same things always (which are basically sweatpants with a random shirt)
I don't want a normie style but I do want to seem interesting or extravagant, but in a cool way
Maybe my sense of fashion is really NEET-like (althought I've never been a NEET myself)

Anonymous 12740


bag check Anonymous 12563[Reply]

What do you usually carry in your bag to work/gym/classes?

Do you have any weird/unusual items in your list?
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Anonymous 12596

>Wallet I bought at Kmart 15 years ago. It's got a coin purse built into the side and I had to duct tape one of the card holding pockets. Got the duct tape on clearance after the 4th of July one year so it's American flag print.
>Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. Bought it in 2015 and it was already an outdated model then. It's small for a tablet but people keep thinking it's a really big phone. I do not own a phone.
>Prepaid flip phone I used once then never again. Stopped buying phone cards for it because I wasn't using the minutes. Basically doesn't count as a phone.
>Hair ties
>Winter gloves
>Travel-size lotion
>Regular black Sharpie
>Pink glitter Gelly Roll pen
>Tic tacs
>Icy Hot

Bag itself is small. Ideal size is just a little bigger than my tablet. I like bright prints. I used to have a LeSportsac bag in the mid-2000s that was fucking perfect until it deteriorated from use and age. Can't find a pic of a similar modern style.

Anonymous 12597

front pocket
>chapstick that makes my lips more chapped somehow and also smells of drumstick lollies but in an unpleasant way
middle pocket
>face mask
>ballpoint pen
>planner with comically small line spacing but it was 30p so i can't really complain
back pocket
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Anonymous 12631

>maybe a pen if I didn't lose it
>tampons just in case even though I use a cup now
>sometimes perfume
>uni books and paper diary
>laptop charger and mouse (laptop in seperate bag)

Anonymous 12659

For work:
Blotting papers
Compact mirror
Hand sanitiser
Notebook and pencil case
Water bottle

Anonymous 12713

>I do not own a phone.
how do you stay among normal people?

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