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    Ok, this is just a fun thing, but i colored my hair red! Yesterday, I talked to my hair stylist about how I was frustrated that my hair was turning a not-very-nice shade of gray (not a lovely shiny silver, but more of a dirty pewter) and asked about coloring all of my hair instead of just highlights. So we colored it a dark auburn (kind of a deep red-brown), which was much darker than I've ever had it before.

    When I woke up this morning & looked in the mirror, I kind of scared myself and all I could do was laugh thinking I looked like I'd fled town and joined the witness protection program. So I called her and said, "Um, I'm sorry, but I don't think I can get used to this - it's just too severe with my very light skin". She had me come back today and she added some gold/light red highlights and now I love it!! It was a little hard to be assertive and call and ask, but I thought she'd probably rather fix it and have a very happy customer, and she was. It turned out all right!

    Ok, just a fun thing, but I've been very stressed lately and doing girl things like changing my hair or getting a manicure & pedicure does help. Shallow, I suppose, but the rest of my life has enough drama, that being a little shallow is great sometimes.

    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

    New favorite quote: "God gives us only what we can handle. Apparently God thinks I'm a bad-ass" ~Author Unknown
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    Current treatments:
    -IC diet
    -Elavil 50mg at night
    -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
    -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
    -Pyridium if needed,
    -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
    -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
    -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
    -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
    -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
    -Managing stress= VERY important!
    -Fur therapy: Hugging the cat!

  • #2
    Kadi that's wonderful. It's not being shallow, we all need to do girlie things to help us through the day.
    IC diagnosis 3 weeks ago.
    Vesicare 10 mg once daily
    IBS and Gerd-Zegerid
    IC diet
    Elmiron 100 mg three daily
    Hydroxyzine 25 mg at night
    Amitriptyline 10mg at night
    Diovan 60/12.5 daily
    Topral 50 mg daily
    Zoloft 100 mg at night
    Klonopin .5 twice daily


    • #3
      Hi, Kadi! Yay for you. That must have been great looking in the mirror! So glad things worked out great for you. We all need those pick-me-ups and by no means are your "shallow"....Enjoy your new YOU!!!!
      Never heard of IC til suspected....Never knew so many suffer from it. Praying for a cure. I've found can you...keep the hope.

      11/2007 IC Symptoms began during recovery of surgery for bladder susp & hysto: painful/urge/freq urination up to 50 times a day, pain walking, even water hurts.
      8/2009 Susp IC; 1/2010 Treatment began; 2/2010 Diag PFD, PT, Surg remove mesh; 5/2010 Surg, 2nd bladder repair, vag vault/sm int prolapse repair, IC confirmed in surg; 7/2010 Diag Candida Esophagitis, Gastritis, Diviticulosis, Gallstones,
      8/2010 Surg gallbladder
      TREATMENTS (updated 4/15)
      IC Diet since 8/2009 (Able to vary 4/15)
      Heparin/Lidocaine/Bicarb/Kenalog Instills 1xDay
      Aloe Vera Capsules, (2) 2xDay, Loratadine 1xDay
      Pantoprazole, Prelief, Pyridium up to 3xDay, Premarin Cream 3xWeek
      *DISCONTINUED since feeling better: Celexa 10mg daily*, Fiber supp*,
      Gabapentin 12/2011 worked well *, Macrodantin 100mg after instill*, Probiotics*, PT-PFD*, Valium Vag Suppositories: Cyclo/diaz/lido, 10/5/62.5mg *
      PROB MEDS: Elavil, up to 50mg 1/2011 ret&hbp, Urelle ret, Vesicare ret


      • #4

        That's great!
        There's nothing like doing something for ourselves, just for the heck of it, to cheer us up when we feel blah.

        Also good for you for telling your stylist that you weren't happy. I had a hard time with that too, and then finally did it, and to my surprise, my stylist said she was really glad I did.

        Enjoy your "new" self, and have a good week!


        • #5
          Kadi, What fun! I bet you look great!


          • #6
            That's great Welcome to Club Redhead! I've been an auburn-headed girl since college - I'd always had auburn lights in my brown hair when the sun hit it, and so I just did the whole thing that auburn color one day and everyone loved it... have never gone back

            *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
            *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
            *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
            *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

            **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.


            • #7
              Welcome to the club- I have been a auburn-headed gal for the last 10 years or so. When I hit 40 (actually it was much younger but I kept chickening out of it) I wanted a change because my original color is a "dishwater blonde) so one day I was visiting my family and my sister (who at the time we just started to have a friend ship again due to her drinking) and we went to the store and got the color that I am now. In the meantime I was thinking ok I am letting this person who I really don't know anymore do my hair! Well it turned out very nice, I still get lots of compliments from strangers. My husband (he likes it but he keeps saying to me I thought we were going to grow old and gray together-- I tell him we are just that I am not going to grow gray thanks to Ms. Clairol!


              • #8
                Your post reminded me of when my hairdresser forgot to add the brown to my hair color mix and I ended up with bright red hair, and I mean red. I kept telling her that there was something wrong because the color was oxidizing to a bright solid red color with no brown. After a while I heard her yell Oh no! I forgot to add any brown! I looked like Bozo the clown. It took her two hours to get the color back to normal.