Aches & Pains & A Fluffy Face

I am growing a bloody beard! For months I have been a smooth alien looking woman and now, now, I have mutton chops!

Ok, I might be going slightly overboard right now but geez, my face certainly is a lot fluffier than it ever was. I hope I wont be needing to borrow Dr Hands’ razor!

Seriously though, it is from one extreme to another. I am thinking I really might have to wax it or use depilatory cream or something. It is very fine and very blonde but it gets blown around in the wind! I can feel it moving. I think I can almost run my fingers through my new beard!

I’ll let you know how I get on. On a better note, my hair is looking amazing. It is still short but is growing very thick. I am using Nioxin Shampoo and Conditioner and my amazing friend Nicole bought this awesome product called Activance for me.


I use 20 sprays per day and I am sure that is what is thickening my hair. Maybe some of it has dripped onto my cheeks and caused my mutton chops to grow??

Onto the Aches and Pains. Well, they’re still there.

The theracucumin doesn’t seem to have worked. Neither has the nurofen plus, nurofen, tramadol, panadene forte (although this did assist with some awful headaches I had experienced) or panadol. I am now taking fish oil capsules and have all of my hopes on these massive things. Have you seen the size of a fish oil capsule before? Well, the damn thing almost takes up my whole mouth!

And another thing. It says on the pack that there is no added gluten. What the hell is that supposed to mean. Is there or is there not gluten? All of the brands said the same thing except for one very cheap and nasty home brand looking thing. I ask the chemist lady and she advised that it was in fact gluten free. Well, why doesn’t it just say this?? It is so frustrating being a coeliac that I have to determine what ‘no added gluten’ means.

So, I chose Blackmores brand and I’ll let you know how I go.

Oh, I best tell you about the aches and pains hey? Well, I spoke to Dr Sid about it yesterday and explained it is mainly in my shoulders and neck but I sometimes feel the discomfort in my toes and hips. He said it is very unusual to suffer these pains which confused me because all of my research suggests that it is quite common.

The best way to explain it is that I feel like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz. I feel like I need a good oiling in my joints to get me moving again.


OMG I sound like I am 100 years old!!

I’m not. I just turned 44 only five days ago. Happy Birthday Toooooooo Me πŸ™‚


Fingers crossed that the next time I talk to you, I’ll be complaining of my Rapunzel length head hair, bragging about my smooth bald face and enjoying loose and pain free joints.

Peace Out!

17 thoughts on “Aches & Pains & A Fluffy Face

  1. I’m on the lupron shots monthly and the a/i pills daily. I also have the aches and pains. Sometimes more severe than others based on when I get the shot. The typical day description though, when you said the tin man you totally nailed it!


    1. I am sorry to hear you are going through the horrible aches and pains too. I am sure you dont like being the tin man any more than I do. Thankfully, the fish oil seems to be helping…. or maybe it is the champagne hehe πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much for the heads up Jo. I am ok taking the huge capsules but I am very open to alternatives. I am taking 3 x 2000mg capsules a day. One for each meal. I will certainly look into the oil in juice though. Thanks πŸ™‚


  2. Rene'

    Hi Amanda, I had a fuzzy face also when my hair started growing back. Ugh! I tried wax squares you warm in your hand and then put on your face and pull. Well, I had a red square on my face for days! Ended up getting one of those little personal battery powered shavers, that worked good. Now two years later, the facial hair has calmed down and is not a problem. Unfortunately my eyelashes never grew back all the way and are now little stubs, too small to put mascara on. Oh well, small price to pay.


    1. How awful to have had a red square on your face for days! That is certainly something that would also happen to me so thanks for the heads up. I was thinking of using one of those creams you lather on, leave, and rinse off. I am hoping I follow your lead and it calms down eventually. I am sorry to hear of your eyelashes. Mine are taking their time coming back and now I fear that like you, I will have little stubs too 😦 You are right though, it is a small price to pay πŸ™‚


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