There's been another casualty of my infertility. Since my diagnosis just four short months ago, the wrinkle on my forehead has deepened from a barely perceptible annoyance to a glaringly obvious permanent crease on my head. I am not okay with this.
Here is a picture of my forehead at my sister's bridal shower, taken about six weeks before learning I had Premature Ovarian Failure:
And here is a picture of my forehead a couple weeks ago, at Superbowl Village in Indianapolis:
What. The. Heck. In less than six months, I have developed a full blown CANYON on my forehead. I am attributing this directly to an obscene amount of crying and worrying and furrowing my brow. Must learn to better cope with emotions and constant state of worry.
Does anyone have any tips for how to make this go away in a safe and natural non-botox, non-surgical way? Please?
In other news, I have identified the culprit to my stomach issues as discussed here.
A few not-at-all scientific experiments have led me to this conclusion. Namely, the one where I stopped taking this supplement and the diarrhea stopped. Then when I took it again the diarrhea came back. Sooo... yeah. I spoke to my acupuncturist about this herb and she suggested that I try starting it again in very small doses and work up after a few weeks to a regular dose. So I'm going to start 1/4 teaspoon a day tomorrow, and next week I will up it to 1/2 teaspoon. We shall see how it goes.
I am taking this concoction upon the recommendation of Randine Lewis in her book The Infertility Cure, in which she discusses this Four-Substance Decoction as the Chinese Herb to try for Premature Ovarian Failure patients. I highly recommend the book. It's the first thing I read after diagnosis that gave me a feeling of a small amount of control over my situation.