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« Reply #6105 on: November 19, 2012, 02:07:36 PM »
^  Can't help you.  I never changed.  I was rather well endowed to begin with, though, so maybe that's the difference?
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« Reply #6106 on: November 19, 2012, 02:27:08 PM »
Silly question but I was curious (but don't know where to look) as to how long after starting taking the pill (as in the oral contraceptive pill - here just saying 'the pill' will have everyone understand) does the secondary effect in the lines of gaining a size or two of bra/bosom start?
I don't know if it varies between compositions of the pill but since most girls mentions gaining a size or two I was curious.

Wish that had worked for me! Never saw a change. And I am AA to begin with.

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« Reply #6107 on: November 19, 2012, 02:29:05 PM »
^  Can't help you.  I never changed.  I was rather well endowed to begin with, though, so maybe that's the difference?

Me either.  And I'm average.

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« Reply #6108 on: November 19, 2012, 02:43:52 PM »
New silly question --

Grocery shopping for Tgiving day. When is the best time to do this in order to avoid crowds while making sure your produce is still fresh?

Is Sunday too early? Or will the stores be just as crowded due to working people doing their weekend shopping?

When do you shop?

Try some of those green produce bags - your store probably has them in the produce section.  They really do work!  Then you could shop a week ahead of time and wouldn't have to worry about the produce issue.

Thanks! I did pick up the green produce bags for my fresh herbs.

I went shopping this morning (Monday) at 10:00 a.m. and when I pulled into the parking lot I was pleasantly surprised. There were maybe 6-7 other cars there. No muss, no fuss, clerks that were busily stocking the shelves were very courteous and helpful.

By the time I left the store, the parking lot was full.

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« Reply #6109 on: November 19, 2012, 03:24:13 PM »
Silly question but I was curious (but don't know where to look) as to how long after starting taking the pill (as in the oral contraceptive pill - here just saying 'the pill' will have everyone understand) does the secondary effect in the lines of gaining a size or two of bra/bosom start?
I don't know if it varies between compositions of the pill but since most girls mentions gaining a size or two I was curious.

Never.  And if it does you should talk to your Dr because the pill won't make your boobs actually grow, that would be swelling or bloat aka a negative side effect.  Usually if your breasts go up a size your also get cramps, breast tenderness, nausea and other not so hot side effects (of course symptoms vary from person to person).  If you ever get any physical side effect (welcomed or not) from a drug you should read the drug info insert and speak to your Dr.

(I am not a Dr, but I have been on the pill, various brands, for the better part of 18 years.)

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« Reply #6110 on: November 19, 2012, 03:38:53 PM »
That's weird, I've always heard my friends (a few years ago, I don't have any contact with them nowadays to ask them again) telling me they got a bit bigger from the pill, from what I understood because of the change in hormones, kind off like how some women have more breast after having kids (and keep it).

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« Reply #6111 on: November 19, 2012, 03:52:07 PM »
That's weird, I've always heard my friends (a few years ago, I don't have any contact with them nowadays to ask them again) telling me they got a bit bigger from the pill, from what I understood because of the change in hormones, kind off like how some women have more breast after having kids (and keep it).

To a certain extent, bc pills act by making your body think it's pregnant. So, you do get a bit of a boost, sometimes. But, your body thinks it's about a month pregnant. So, for most people, that's not much of a boost in size.

On a purely anecdotal note, the friends I know who say they went up, also dealt with a lot of other "early pregnancy" symptoms, and often ended up stopping the pills because of them.
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« Reply #6112 on: November 19, 2012, 04:14:00 PM »
That's weird, I've always heard my friends (a few years ago, I don't have any contact with them nowadays to ask them again) telling me they got a bit bigger from the pill, from what I understood because of the change in hormones, kind off like how some women have more breast after having kids (and keep it).

Well a few things.  #1 the pill these days is not the same the same as the pill 5 years ago, which wasn't the same as the pill 10 years ago, which was radically different then the pill 20 years ago.  As medicine advances so do the drugs.

But still some people do get breast swelling, for sure.  But as mentioned its a side effect and usually not isolated.  Usually if they swell (aka grow) they become tender, and usually you might "gain" 5-10 pounds (its generally water weight), and you might feel nauseated (similar to morning sickness).  Sure the big boobs thing sounds great, but its often a sign its the wrong pill (hormone combination/strength) for you. 

Even the people who do ok with the symptoms usually see them in the first 30 days and if they aren't so bad and the woman decides to live with them, they tend to go away after about 3 months anyhow as your body acclimates to the pill.

Really the drug inserts should cover all this (you did read them right?  The pill is wonderful but its also a very serious drug and you should read that insert fully at least 1 year).  Your Dr should have also talked to you about what to expect.

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« Reply #6113 on: November 19, 2012, 04:29:13 PM »
Hormonal birth control pills also vary in their affects on your body. Some brands/versions have higher dosages of the hormones than others, and they all use different formulations (which you or any other individual may respond to differently).

I think it used to be more common for women to take hormonal birth control that had a very high dosage of hormones, because that was what was available (particularly when this form of birth control was new). As more studies have been conducted and the medications themselves have changed, I think there are a lot more low-dose versions of birth control on the market. I've only ever taken pretty low-dose versions, and since they work for me, no doctor has ever suggested I switch to anything with higher doses of hormones.

So personally, I experienced no change. In fact, I experienced no negative side effects at all. The only things that really changed for me were what was supposed to change -- I (mostly) stopped getting cramps, and I stopped having crazy mood swings. Other than that, nothing really changed. I started taking hormonal birth control almost 10 years ago, but the general effect the drug has on me has basically stayed the same.


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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6114 on: November 19, 2012, 07:18:25 PM »
Silly question but I was curious (but don't know where to look) as to how long after starting taking the pill (as in the oral contraceptive pill - here just saying 'the pill' will have everyone understand) does the secondary effect in the lines of gaining a size or two of bra/bosom start?
I don't know if it varies between compositions of the pill but since most girls mentions gaining a size or two I was curious.

Took a few months, for me.  It wasn't a whole size, but I had been halfway between a 34 and a 36 and halfway between an A and a B - meaning I had to try on four bras for each style to be sure to get the right one - but the pill bumped me up to a solid 36B.  (Then Babybartfast bumped me up another size, and Bittybartfast bumped me up ANOTHER size - I'm not as skinny now as I was in college, either, but I choose to think the extra weight is mostly in my chest!)

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« Reply #6115 on: November 19, 2012, 08:55:11 PM »
I took the earliest form of the pill  - 1966. They were a lot stonger then, and of course a different formulation.

I had no side effects.

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« Reply #6116 on: November 20, 2012, 04:32:01 PM »
Thanks everyone, as I suspected, different results for everyone.
I did read the insert and it mentioned breast tenderness but not swelling (I read it about a bazillion times and asked three different people (doctors and pharmacists)  because something in the insert contradicted my doctor actually.
I'm on the end of the first tablet and didn't notice any side effect yet but was curious, I'll wait a bit before purchasing new bras just in case  but not by much then.

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« Reply #6117 on: November 21, 2012, 09:36:10 AM »
So, I know for sure that this is a stupid question. :)

This is my first time cooking a whole turkey. I read that cooking it breast side down helps keep the white meat juicier. So...which side is the breast side?
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« Reply #6118 on: November 21, 2012, 09:52:37 AM »
So, I know for sure that this is a stupid question. :)

This is my first time cooking a whole turkey. I read that cooking it breast side down helps keep the white meat juicier. So...which side is the breast side?

The side with the most meat near the neck hole. There's usually a side that's flattish, and a side that's got a deep notch in the muscle/bone (sometimes covered with skin, sometimes not, depending on who prepared the bird). The side with the notch, and typically the most meat, is the breast side. You can also sort of tell by the wings and legs - they are attacked towards the back of the bird, so the side with the most distance between the point of attachment for the wings and legs and the flat surface of the bird is the breast.

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« Reply #6119 on: November 21, 2012, 10:44:01 AM »
So, I know for sure that this is a stupid question. :)

This is my first time cooking a whole turkey. I read that cooking it breast side down helps keep the white meat juicier. So...which side is the breast side?

First, it does indeed.  The turkey won't be a pretty, but heck, you eat food, not frame it in a gallery.  If it's pretty, that's a bonus.

Second, it's a simple way of saying put the bird upside down.  Think about every chicken or turkey you've ever seen roasted.  Now do the opposite.
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