Oily Hair

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starblue332 - March 15

my hair is oilier than usual...anyone experienced this among other symptoms?

 

calista - March 15

I'm only a few weeks preggers, but now that you point it out, my hair does seem to be getting oilier quicker. I shower everyday, and by night, it is oilier...but I don't think its necessarily preggo symptom, oily hair, skin is linked with hormononal changes for AF too.

 

starblue332 - March 15

OK Thanks. I have just never ever had an issue with my hair getting oily. I normally cannot wash my hair every day because it dries it out even more. And right now, within just a few hours or so of me b__w drying my hair, it looks and feels somewhat oily. I am not sure if I am pregnant yet or not.

 

calista - March 15

Hey, I used to be a hairstylist when I was going to college for extra money and a lady I worked with told me that washing your hair everyday doesn't dry it out, it is the hairspray and the coloring and b__w drying that does that. I just thought I would share that info with you because I used to think the same thing. When is your AF due?

 

starblue332 - March 15

Thanks! The thing is, I very rarely color or b__w dry my hair, and I never use hairspray. I have just always noticed that washing it every day made it seem dryer, even though it went away after a few hours. I even try to use moisturizing shampoos! Oh well. I am off BC this month, so according to when my last pill pack ended, thus bringing on AF, it should have come around the 9th.

 

calista - March 15

Gee, you are about less than a week late... Without any clear history of having a normal period without the pill, it would be hard to determine generally if your body is still "reacting" to stopping it, thus the reason for being late. Are you having sore b___bs? (My b___bs are the first thing that made me think I was preggers cuz they hurt about 2 days after ovulation...) (I also became so tired right away, very unusually tired.) Are you charting your temps? I've never been on the pill or taken any drugs before, so I'm not sure what the pill does to a woman's body after getting off of it. Maybe someone else can comment on that hopefully. Good luck though!

 

starblue332 - March 15

Well, I had not been on the pill consistently for more than a few months at a time (depending on money and stuff) so, I can't say that my body is trying to adjust to getting off of it or not, because I have gone off of it several times (the longest was after being on it for 6 months) and never had any issues. The past time, I was only on it for two months, and then got tired of paying for it! Anyways, just wanted some input! Thanks for your help! I appreciate it!

 

Lin - March 15

Well, paying for a baby is a lot more expensive than paying for birth control! Are you under 18 and in the US? If so, then you can get it for free at Planned Parenthood.

 

starblue332 - March 15

I understand the difference in costs and all, it is just that we just recently got married and moved into a new home, and since birth control is not covered as much by our insurance, and I don't need it to survive, it was something that we could cut out of our monthly spending. I am 23. I was not intending to sound stupid or anything.

 

calista - March 15

Starblue, you don't sound stupid. Now that you are married and have a house, it would be good to be open to having kids if you feel ready and birth control is no longer a priority. I myself don't advocate taking birth control too long based on all the various studies that have indicated the POSSIBLE harmful effects it has on the body down the road, but that is just me, so the money thing was not an issue for me. Anyway, are you trying to get preggers???

 

starblue332 - March 15

Thanks for the comfort. We are not necessarily trying, but if it happened, we would be happy. My husband would like for us to be in a more comfortable financial situtation, but it would not break us if we were to get pregnant.

 

calista - March 15

I see where you are coming from. Being financially stable and having good insurance is a major priority. You know, I was temping the last month of trying to conceive and I found it very insightful to see when I ovulate, maybe you should start doing that (if you are not preggers), it would be good info for you to have on your body post BC.

 

starblue332 - March 15

Ok. That is a great idea....so what do I do?

 

calista - March 15

I would start logging your temps first thing in the morning, keep a digital BBT by your bed and the first thing in the morn, put that puppy under your tongue and take your temp at the SAME time each morning (even on the weekends). Then keep it logged everyday, indicating the date, time, cycle day, cervical observations of fluid, aches pains, etc. With the dips and elevations you will be able to determine fertile time (lower temps) and post ovulation time (higher temps). It is simply fantastic and it worked for me rather quickly, my first month of doing it I got pregnant and got a perfect triphasic chart. It happens that i was baby dancing the wrong days, I ovulated later in my cycle than I thought.

 

starblue332 - March 15

That is very interesting. Thank you for helping me out with that. I had heard people mention doing that, but I really did not understand what they were doing.

 

calista - March 15

I encourage you to do it at least try it for a month. It takes a level of dedication, but I think you will have a keener sense of what your body is doing or not doing. Good luck! (Baby dust if you need it!!!)

 

starblue332 - March 15

Thank you!

 

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