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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby LunarTeaHouse » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:06 am

Ugh. I don't want to offend anyone or open a can of worms or anything.
But I really don't think taking one pill every day (i.e. birth control) is really that hard.
Been doing it every day since I was 16.
I have never had a problem with it.

(This obviously excludes women with allergies, hormone sensitivities, women without insurance, without fair access to clinics and doctors, etc.)
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby satan_n_stuff » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:19 pm

LunarTeaHouse wrote:Ugh. I don't want to offend anyone or open a can of worms or anything.
But I really don't think taking one pill every day (i.e. birth control) is really that hard.
Been doing it every day since I was 16.
I have never had a problem with it.

(This obviously excludes women with allergies, hormone sensitivities, women without insurance, without fair access to clinics and doctors, etc.)

I'd guess it probably isn't ( I wouldn't know ) but considering how many birth control pills have turned out to have dangerous or otherwise very much unwanted side effects, I wouldn't blame anyone for not wanting to take them.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby cmsellers » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:34 pm

I have depression and actually suck at taking antidepressants every day, especially, as with my current one, when I have to take them with food. (It's not an instruction, I just get virulently nauseous if I don't.) And the pill you have to take at the same exact time every day.

This reminds me of an opinion that I hold that is controversial in the world at large though may not be on TCS: I see nothing wrong with using the pill to stop menstruation. Currently the pill is packaged so that you get a couple placebos, and therefore still menstruate. But IUDs and implants can sometimes completely stop menstruation, and some women have been discarding the placebos for years. The idea that menstruation is necessary seems to be the naturalistic fallacy in action.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby Ladki96 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:31 pm

set a permanent alarm on your phone to ring aroundy our usual mealtime everyday sellers ^^ name it something like 'take pills'
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby sunglasses » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Everyday is exactly the same

All my days start to meld together in my brain and become one big conglomeration of memories. Did I take my pills? I think I took my pills? I'm not sure. You don't want to take an extra dose accidentally, but you also don't want to accidentally not take your pills (and I'm just talking daily medication, not The Pill, per se).
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby NathanLoiselle » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:11 pm

Use a pill organizer. They'll allow you to track whether you took your pills or not. I use one, granted I'm old but that's no reason for young people to not use one.

Now, kindly get off my lawn, please.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby Aquila89 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:28 pm

I had to take pills every day since my early teens, for temporal lobe epilepsy; I'm currently on antidepressants as well. Taking them isn't much of a nuisance; the part that bothers me is when I have to get new prescriptions.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby LunarTeaHouse » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:28 am

My birth control is called Seasonique and it comes in three month packages. You only get your period once every three months and even then, it's so light it's barely there. I haven't had a regular period in over a decade.

I've never had a problem with it. But I get that not every body is the same.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby NathanLoiselle » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:50 am

My wife takes a shot once every 12 weeks. I forget what it's called but it gets rid of your period completely if you take it for a few years.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby Absentia » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:08 am

sunglasses wrote:Everyday is exactly the same

All my days start to meld together in my brain and become one big conglomeration of memories. Did I take my pills? I think I took my pills? I'm not sure. You don't want to take an extra dose accidentally, but you also don't want to accidentally not take your pills (and I'm just talking daily medication, not The Pill, per se).


My method is that after I take my pills at night I put the pill bottles on the nightstand by the bed. At some point between my restless thrashing at night and groping at the alarm in the morning, they inevitably get knocked off onto the floor where I'm too lazy to pick them up. So based on whether the bottles are still lying on the floor I know whether I took them already.

I guess if I'm ever living with kids or dogs I'll need to get a better system.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby Lindvaettr » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:32 pm

The kids eating tide pods are mostly teenagers. That's easily old enough that they should reasonably be expected to realize that eating laundry detergent is dangerous. If they're going to do it anyway, maybe we should just let them and reap the benefits of generation where all the stupidest ones have died of willingly ingesting poison. Considering the state of our politics, the whole "help everyone survive and thrive even if they're stunningly and indescribably stupid" isn't working. It's well past time we cull the herd somehow.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby ghijkmnop » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:36 pm

sunglasses wrote:Everyday is exactly the same

All my days start to meld together in my brain and become one big conglomeration of memories. Did I take my pills? I think I took my pills? I'm not sure. You don't want to take an extra dose accidentally, but you also don't want to accidentally not take your pills (and I'm just talking daily medication, not The Pill, per se).


I know where you're coming from-- I take six meds in the morning. Two of them are inhalers, and one of those is dangerous if ODed. Sometimes I wake up on autopilot, and cannot remember before I leave for work whether I have taken the meds. At that point, I have to skip them-- a little twinge of Asthma is way better than heart palpitations or death.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby Krashlia » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:51 pm

I have a controversial opinion wrapped in a conspiracy. And it starts like this:

You ever look at the Trump administration and the senate and the recent electoral candidates and notice something... odd?... in common to them? Think about it. Trump, Guiliani, Clinton, Schumer, heck even Sanders, are rather influencial people who couldn't be more different. But they all do have something in common. And that is New York. There are a lot of New Yorkers in the business of government, and they're vying for control. Now, the New York Conspiracy, as it were, would suggest that they are completely of one mind and goal against the rest. But thats not necessarily true. There is a clear conflict to be had between the Sanders end, the Clinton end, and the Trump end. But, at least two of these parties are of a single mind in one way: New York is priority. The rest are just collateral.

Why New York? Why fight so hard for it? why fight so hard in favor of a culturally and economically influencial city of the US? Why fight so hard for a major trade port and nexus of global cultural exchange? Why, in your plan for political dominance and and enrichment, would you not want to use it for your ends? Exactly.

The question is, how are they fighting? What are their assumptions?

Trump may seem like he's fighting for the mid west and rural states. But, It may well just be that he's merely using them because he thinks their services and labor will be useful to his center. Thats right, thars new york. And maybe he thinks the wealth of the elite will trickle down to the rest of the city. That they won't vote his way isn't his problem. What matters is that his friends in his place get more.

The Clintons already have the support of the city, and see little incentive in trying to get friends elsewhere. What matters to them about it is that its a propaganda arm for bankers, industrialists, and investors of their liking. The economic benefits and advantages might flow for the rest of the east from that location, satisfying just the right number of people and making things in the US look gold for the papers and cameras.

Sanders also intends to jse the city for similar reasons. Its a source of wealth to draw from and coverage to project out of. Its a home for the banks he wishes to break after all. So, its expedient to his politics and social-economic programs to leverage it.

But really, behind it all, these "Chosen Ones" are fighting for the dominance and enshrinement in power of one corner of the country that they all emerged from.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby Lindvaettr » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:04 pm

To be honest, I don't even know if it necessarily has to go that deep. There is a lot of big, big, big money in New York, and if Trump and Clinton have one more thing in common, it's that both have very deep, long-running ties to many of the wealthiest of those big money folks. New York is important to them mainly, I think, because it's where a tremendous amount of their funding and support comes from. A candidate can talk all they want about helping the rural white guys, or the poor black people, or the latinos, or whatever, but the real goals always come down to helping the people who put them in power, and in the cases of both Trump and Clinton, those people are at the top of New York high rises.
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Re: Controversial opinions you hold

Postby mancityfooty » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 pm

white people are crazy
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