I was on Levlen ED for around eight years and from the beginning I felt great on it. Over time though, and definitely in the last few months, I have been getting side effects. The last few months my time of month has been light, and a severe athymia (no, to very low, emotions is the best way I can describe in layman's terms) has been experienced in the last month taking it. I felt completely drugged.
Another possible side effect of Levlen ED and other birth control pills that I have only just identified is eye irritation leading to iritis. My Chronic Fatigue may be related to the BCP, or at least exacerbated by it. The irony of most BCP is that over time most women lose their sex drive so they are covered from pregnancy either way. Yes, over time my sex drive has plummeted too.
My testosterone levels are at unnaturally low levels (for a woman my age) and I am overweight in part due to abnormally low monthly flow. Many contraceptive pills will suppress your testosterone w…
After adding a little butter to my morning for a couple of days to give my hormones a kick I thought I might read some articles on "bullet proof coffee" which is much higher than my half a teaspoon was. Today I ditched the added butter and just had a steamed milk and coffee concoction. I really could do with adding some coffee art to my great tasting coffee! For those of you considering bullet proof coffee, you may find these articles informative. I personally do not recommend bullet proof coffee as it seems an expensive exercise, where you have to buy your ingredients exclusively from the person who created the idea which always makes me suspicious. Some claims such as myotoxins in coffee appear to be factually incorrect, and the high fat content seems a little extreme: http://www.precisionnutrition.com/bulletproof-coffee https://authoritynutrition.com/3-reasons-why-bulletproof-coffee-is-a-bad-idea/
Somehow in a Tasmanian winter's day it actually got too hot to wear a polar fleece. It's now back to chilly proportions without a heater and I am grateful for a hot cup of lemon tea.
My oat bread worked out so well I just made another loaf. It is a dense little loaf but very filling and seems to get eaten quickly! Be careful, two slices of this bread seems to be the magic number for a full stomach, three slices seems to end in groans as it's too much. Apparently it is the perfect loaf for fruit infused soft cheese which has also disappeared almost as fast as it was bought.
I based my recipe on this one but used only about a dessert spoon of honey, and a dessert spoon of raw sugar and a pinch of salt instead of these quantities:
I'm told it is "just the right amount of honey" but I will let you be the judge of that if you want to experiment with a recipe. Unfortunately, this inability to complet…