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Kidney stones and now a huge knot/bulge on my back by Walter Hummleford - Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:19:31 EST ID:QfjwpXzU No.54931 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have kidney stones,it won't pass,but now I have this huge bulge on my back right below my ribs that hurts like a motherfucker. Did I do something bad to my back or is it related to the kidney stones. It's turning blue.
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Martin Himmleman - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:55:22 EST ID:SKV4s3w/ No.54937 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I kinda glazed over this post with the mindset of like "lol nigga ur back muscles are just tight cuz of the kidney pain" until i read

>It's turning blue.

that's some bad shit dude that means blood vessels are blocked and even worse shit could be happening internally, get to the urgent care my nigga, seriously.


Sick but not? by Barnaby Turveyfield - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:13:46 EST ID:opoDvBkJ No.54933 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So it's Monday morning right now, and I've had a pretty sore throat since Thursday morning. I also threw up that morning, but just that time. My lymph nodes on my neck are swollen, but I'm not showing any other symptoms. Could it be that I do have a cold/flu of some kind but I only have these symptoms? Mono? Something more serious? Fill me in, if you can.

Oh, and yeah, I'm pretty sure I don't have tonsilitis and my tonsils feel ok, but looking at the roof my mouth towards where my throat ends and the roof begins, it looks kinda discolored. The severity of my sore throat isn't too bad, but it's fairly uncomfortable and hard to ignore the pain. It hasn't changed much since Thursday.
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Martin Himmleman - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:46:42 EST ID:SKV4s3w/ No.54936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>take Airbone and/or Emergen-C

>eat chicken noodle soup

>drink pineapple juice (good for throat soreness)


this is the trifecta treatment of "i feel kinda sick" which is unparalleled. if this does not work, consider seeking treatment. it's only been 3 days so yes you could have a mild viral infection, so far symptoms sound pretty tame to me. if you smoke maybe take a break for a day or 2


Pains by Gorilla ass - Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:13:28 EST ID:uZBu65cJ No.54915 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What does it feel like to break a bone badly?
What is the worst pain you have ever had?
Can you put it on a scale I might understand?
Like it is so many times worse than an elbow tattoo?
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Samuel Ceshgold - Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:43:44 EST ID:fbd0xKYG No.54922 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>What does it feel like to break a bone badly?
Pretty unpleasant, I'd imagine.

>What is the worst pain you have ever had?
Spasm in my anus

>Can you put it on a scale I might understand?
On a scale of one to ten, it was a solid six and a half

>Like it is so many times worse than an elbow tattoo?
I dunno, that's like trying to compare apples and oranges tbh
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Martin Giffingridge - Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:17:37 EST ID:vGxT4net No.54923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>What does it feel like to break a bone badly?
I don't know, but I know what a dislocation feels like, and it's so painful you cannot move the affected limb (it's not mechanically possible anyway).

>What is the worst pain you have ever had?
Cramps in the legs from a Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome.

>Can you put it on a scale I might understand?
I don't want to exaggerate, but I rated it 10/10 when asked at the hospital. The muscle contractions were so hard I thought it would break my legs. I asked my parents to take me to the hospital because I couldn't walk on my own.

>Like it is so many times worse than an elbow tattoo?
I don't think it's in the same realm of pain than what I endured that night.
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Nigel Sinderchig - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:49:39 EST ID:AeOVS/0k No.54934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54915
>What does it feel like to break a bone badly?
I dunno. I've heard it can vary.
>What is the worst pain you have ever had?
Shitty opiod turds that literally cause anal fissures or a serious back injury.
>Can you put it on a scale I might understand?
The turds won't come out so you are sitting there with blood coming out of your ass in complete shock and fear. It is nothing short of terrifying. The pain is bad but the fear on top really does you in. The back injury, well, If I had a gun, I would have been close to shooting myself it was so painful. I couldn't walk or move or do anything.
>Like it is so many times worse than an elbow tattoo?
Apparently the shit they did for my back was comparable to getting a tattoo in pain. It felt good compared to where I was at. I ended up puking from the pain before it was all said and done.
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Martin Himmleman - Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:39:59 EST ID:SKV4s3w/ No.54935 Ignore Report Quick Reply
when a bone is badly broken, there is excruciating and immediate pain that sears from the break to the brain in continuous pulsating waves which only increase as time goes on and the swelling increases. bones are vascular with arteries and veins running through them, so broken bones actually bleed and depending on the bone you could bleed to death if left unattended. also often with broken bones or torn joints there is a distinct wave of nausea, as your entire body just goes "something really fucking bad has occurred to the body" and sometimes people vomit. it also paralyzes you since any tiny movement causes the broken bone to shift, sending a fresh wave of horrific pain up to the brain, or if the break has jagged edges, sawing into soft tissue like muscles and ligaments. i was an EMT and i've seen many breaks and sprains. i think the most painful is a comminuted fracture of the femur, since it is the largest bone. sometimes crushing injuries are comparatively less painful because the nerves are crushed and you cannot feel the pain beyond the crushing point, so it only feels like 3 daggers of fire instead of 50.

i personally am lucky/a spoiled faggot and have not sustained any really bad injuries. i once sprained my spine failing a back handspring, that was pretty bad. hurt to stand up straight for a couple weeks, but it was nothing compared to some people's terrible injuries.


Crown fell out, can i put it back in my self? by jame randi - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:02:07 EST ID:4cIxB3VS No.54918 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I live in a foreign country and can't seek above board dental attention.
One of my crown fell out.
It was just held in with some sort of dental glue before from the dentist. My question is can I just buy the special glue online or something and re attach it my self or is this something best left to a dentist?
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William Honningfuck - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:06:37 EST ID:uZBu65cJ No.54919 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54918
Im not expert, but if it just glues on.. sounds easy enough, just get it to set straight. I am more than sure you can buy the glue, just google what kind it is.
It wouldnt kill you to not wear it either but that is a risk to take
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james randi - Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:54:22 EST ID:57GSr9N6 No.54930 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bump
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Hannah Blirryforth - Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:52:01 EST ID:yCuTbERT No.54932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54930
Common sense, if there is such a thing, would suggest that you seek out a dentist.


fucked my ankle up again by Basil Sonkindale - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 07:35:04 EST ID:y1JyjQur No.54924 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i rolled my ankle last night and i want to fucking die

last time i did this i feel like the pain lasted so long.... tips and or tricks?

tyvm in advance
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Edward Blathershit - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:46:00 EST ID:vCTHehSw No.54929 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>contrast treatment
indicated for: fluid retention, joint injury (your ankle), bruising

apply hot and cold alternating to the site of the injury, 15 mins hot 15 mins cold, repeating at least 3 times (the more the better, i would personally do like 10 cycles). when you sprain a joint you pull/compress and slightly tear/crush the ligaments and possibly cartilage in the joint. these tissues are avascular and do not have a direct supply of blood or lymph to facilitate the healing process. however, interstitial fluid can be transported to more vascular tissue through this contrast treatment, as heat causes vasodilation and cold causes vasoconstriction, generating a pumping action of the blood and lymph vessels in the area

things for hot: electric heating pad, hot water bottle (my favorite), heating stones in hot water, thermacare heat patches, rice/bean/whatever pouches that you microwave

things for cold: cold pack kept in the freezer, ziploc bag of ice with paper towel around it to catch condensation and minimize the intensity of the cold, or something like a frozen bag of vegetables if you don't have ice

>stretching
stretch muscles of leg: quads, adductors, hams, calf, tib. ant.

>ROM
move the ankle joint cautiously, stopping if there is pain, but on a daily and regular basis until free full movement is achieved
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DSM Acronym by Jarvis Pickville - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 17:03:36 EST ID:afUm6AvP No.54925 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone know what this "N or V" means?
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Edward Blathershit - Tue, 18 Apr 2017 01:36:04 EST ID:vCTHehSw No.54928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nausea or vomiting


No attention span by Archie Clippertine - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:06:21 EST ID:eAyeZGui No.54873 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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33 year old (bite me) male. Former engineer. Used to be top of his class. Now I have no attention span.

I have the following drug history:
  • Peyote (Twice)
  • San Pedro Cactus ( Many times )
  • Methylbuphedrone ( For a solid month or so )
  • Ecstasy ( A few times )
  • Ethylone ( Many times )
  • 4-ACO-DMT ( A few times )
  • 4-HO-MET ( Once )
  • 5-MEO-DMT ( A few times )
  • MIPT ( Once )
  • DMT (Many times )
  • Ayahuasca (Twice)
  • Cannabis in many forms ( Errday for like 8 years )
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Ropper Doper - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:43:46 EST ID:GPSHBg0h No.54908 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, you clearly don't realize what's going on. You mention all these drugs which have absolutely nothing to do with your state (and which I'm a bit jealous of, quite a bit) and only at the end you say you're on Seroquel among a couple other things. Seriously? That's your problem right there, the seroquel. That's what it does to you, it's horrible. I have a hypothesis that antipsychotics are a form of temporal chemical lobotomy. Do you really have to take the seroquel? 'Cause if you don't you need to stop immediately! And find another another doctor for your ADHD which isn't an idiot 'cause you can't take Seroquel for ADHD.
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Ropper Doper - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 19:46:57 EST ID:GPSHBg0h No.54909 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54908
I'm not jealous of your state but your list of drugs, I didn't formulate that quite right.
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Doris Creckleledging - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 01:20:26 EST ID:LeYE+gIM No.54910 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm seconding the LITHIUM and SEROQUEL as something worth looking into (or stopping). I've taken Wellbturin on and off for years, if anything it is good for increasing my attention and energy level.

I'm also a person who has struggled with drug abuse, depression, inability to find pleasure in life in general, and major problems paying attention to my own passions and past times.

I don't know if I feel my problems are biological or social, or both, but I accept that it is a part of who I am. That I probably have to work harder than most people just to sit still and try to enjoy something as simple as coloring a picture or engaging in a hobby.

I personally am looking into mindfulness as a way of living. Not a gimmick, but rewiring how we have taught ourselves (and BEEN taught) to pay attention. Racing thoughts, rumination, uncomfortable intrusive thoughts, emotional problems... you name it. It's a life time's worth of bad habits piling on top of bad habits. And I'm not ignoring the biological stuff, I do believe some people are born more vulnerable to attention and emotional problems, but we also learn and reinforce so many bad things in our behavior and thoughts.

I was prescribed Seroquel and a few other medications for bipolar disorder (a diagnosis I've been given since childhood). Um, I really think most doctors mean well, but yours sounds like he is prescribing you the safest thing he feels comfortable with to address your symptoms in hopes of you benefiting.

we have a hard road, and I do wish you luck in finding whatever mindful niche you can in order to get a hold on your thoughts and be conscious so you can begin to change yourself. also, have fun and be safe with the drugs.

love MJ
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Jarvis Pickville - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:03:01 EST ID:afUm6AvP No.54926 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have you tried mindfulness meditation?

Have you tried diet+exercise then taper off the Lithium, Seroquel and Wellbutrin, because those are gonna mess ya up.
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Jarvis Pickville - Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:05:33 EST ID:afUm6AvP No.54927 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54910
>And I'm not ignoring the biological stuff, I do believe some people are born more vulnerable to attention and emotional problems, but we also learn and reinforce so many bad things in our behavior and thoughts.
Exactly. We're born with a set of genes, but how those genes get expressed can be changed suprisingly quickly. Look into Richard J. Davidson's work on meditation epigenetics.


Choosing a doctor by Sophie Fushket - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 19:15:04 EST ID:7trsUUlq No.54911 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I've narrowed it down to a female Doctor of Osteopathy and a male Doctor of Rheumatology that my insurance will let me choose as PCP. Which one will be better able to deal with my sore nuckles and wrist?
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Cedric Suzzlepeck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:49:33 EST ID:vCTHehSw No.54912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
osteo for sure. osteopaths tend to have far more hands-on experience, and experience with adjustments, mobilization, relocation, palpation of soft tissue dysfunction, etc. any plus you can get to the manual side is very crucial. a quadruple phd aint got shit on someone who has worked hands-on with patients significantly more. im in PT school. make sure you daily stretching wrist and fingers forward and backward
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Ian Heckledock - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:51:47 EST ID:8sONrK8m No.54920 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>54911

If you've got a massive hog (9" or bigger and thick), go for the female. She'll have to examine your balls eventually, and it would be amusing to watch her try to control her reaction when that monstrous fucker flops out of your skivvies.

Otherwise, go with the male because lol female doctors, especially DOs (look at the rate at which they fail the USMLE as opposed to MDs).


Best nsaid for kidney stone pain? by Barnaby Goodwater - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:09:24 EST ID:QfjwpXzU No.54916 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My doctor gave me a toradal shot and script for them the 23rd of last month but I ran out and I am in agony. It won't pass and my appointment to the urologist isn't til the 19th of this month. My doc won't give me anymore toradal. So what would be the best otc nsaid to help any at all with this? I am so damn miserable.
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Betsy Worthingson - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:38:47 EST ID:uZBu65cJ No.54917 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54916
The strongest one that is not acetaminophen or and tylenol. Both wreak havoc on liver and kidneys. Almost as bad as small amounts of liquid mercury.
Aleve or aspirin dude


Anyone here ever broken a rib? by Ian Blabbercocke - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:29:09 EST ID:sFzwgy4t No.54879 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What does it feel like afterwards?

I've had a cough for a couple weeks now about a week ago I coughed so hard I think I fractured a rib.

Anyway I don't have medical insurance so I was wondering if anyone here could help me.
What does a broken rib feel like? And how can I know if it's a fracture or just a pinched nerve or some shit?
Any tests I can do at home?

And yes I know I'm being casual about it, but I dont want that to downplay the intensity of the pain. Anytime I get up from layong down or lay down from standing, cough, sneeze, hiccup, or even lift my arm the wrong way.

Seriously, new found appreciation for people with chronic pain. You're a fucking hero if you live in agonizing pain.
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Cedric Suzzlepeck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:02:17 EST ID:vCTHehSw No.54914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nigga unless you are michael phelps, i dont think your diaphragm is powerful enough to cause an avulsion fracture on a rib, which is the only possible way a cough could cause anything in the ribcage to break. more likely is that you partially dislocated the rib and/or vertebra or "subluxated" it as the chiropractors like to say.

the fact that moving your arm hurts supports my guess, since muscles that move the arm and scapula anchor on the ribs and spine, so if it is out, moving the arm tugs on the misaligned spot. i would recommend just paying out of pocket for a chiropractor. some are as cheap as $20 for your first visit, or around 40-50, depending on price inflation where you live. if you can't do that, self-care would basically be applying heat to the pain spot (to reduce muscular tension), and trying exercises like thoracic foam rolling (here's some bald nigga doin some shit that looks correct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQkVD0UQNg), and getting a therapeutic massage.


if it isn't related to the position of the bones, there is the possibility the force of the cough caused a sprain in a joint, or a strain in an intercostal muscle (i have torn an intercostal muscle before and it hurts like a motherfucker); in such a case you really just have to wait it out, try to get the area to relax, and try to get it all moving freely.


if you want to know if a bone is broken, tap on it. like you would tap on a window. if it shoots WAVES of INTENSE AGONIZING PAIN, there is a fracture. trust me dude you would know if your rib was actually broken. if you bumped it into anything you would drop to a knee and groan from the pain.


Tendon twitching. by Fuck Dommlefoot - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:13:19 EST ID:PIrNNKId No.54842 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The tendons in my right hand will spaz out and twitch around at the end of the day, usually most most often if I've been using the mouse for awhile. It's not painful, but it's annoying when it doesn't want to stop and I have to make a fist to get it to stop.

Is this signs of early carpal tunnel?
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Edward Siffingstone - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:12:31 EST ID:PIrNNKId No.54848 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54845
> i know you are trolling me by asking if its carpal tunnel

Why, is it the new lupus? I've had a number of family members with it, which is why it popped in my head as a possibility.

>how long it been goin on?

In the range of possibly a few years, but not really at a noticeable rate to till the past several months. The last few months being where it's gotten annoying.

>fam history of nerve shit?

I'd have to ask around for anything particular, but don't recall.

>new meds you start or stop?
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Samuel Muzzlewodge - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:07:33 EST ID:NHGTafh1 No.54849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54848

nothing in your responses really stood out to me as a likely cause. but i will vehemently argue this aint due to carpal faggot tunnel. its overdiagnosed quackery far more often than not.

my first guess would be nervous impingement. the index finger is innervated from the median nerve in the forearm. i would recommend hand/wrist/finger stretches multiple times daily, self forearm massage, and minimizing use of hand to see if there is a change.

if from this there is no improvement, we can rule out the impingement occurring from a distal source such as the forearm, wrist, or elbow, and look at the neck or actual spine for misalignment, stenosis, etc.
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Isabella Semmerfield - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:42:29 EST ID:PIrNNKId No.54853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54849

Well thanks. At least gives me a starting direction when I go to talk to the doctor about it.
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Charles Blackworth - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:58:04 EST ID:eX61Q2rc No.54907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
its probably your shoulders rolling forwards from computer use
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Cedric Suzzlepeck - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:52:17 EST ID:vCTHehSw No.54913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
almost been a month OP, any update?


Can you guys help me verbalize/understand what has been happening to me? by Caroline Sippermin - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:04:12 EST ID:4mt7bCxW No.54893 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have been losing small chunks of time. I will be going about my business when suddenly time seems to jump ahead 30-60 minutes. I have no memory of this time but I can find evidence that I was up and moving about, doing pretty crazy things, such as putting things away in the wrong places and taking apart appliances with a screwdriver. It has happened three times so far in the past month and a half, and had never happened to me before: the closest experiences i have had in the past were alcohol blackouts (which seem inexplicably different to me).
I have an appointment with my gp in a week and a neurologist appointment at the end of the month. I want to bring this up because I am very scared that I will do something terrible while in this state. Was wondering if I could get Some advice on how to get this across without being assumed to be on crazy drugs or drunk.
Some things about me:
I am male
32 years old
very overweight with bad cholesterol but good blood pressure
On antidepressants: cymbalta 60 mg a day for anxiety, depression and muscle pains
I was recently diagnosed for fibromyalgia, which as I understand it just mean a cause was not found for the chronic pain and stiffness in my arms and legs that gets stronger and weaker and then stronger again. I am on 300mg gabapentin thrice a day for this. This pain started becoming noticeable all the time in 2014.
I have also been getting sharp headaches. One side of the head, behind the eye. Usually right side. They started years ago but have become much more frequent and longer lasting in recent years.
My job is full time and has become much more stressful lately. I also do not make much money and am falling into debt because of that which adds more stress.
I am happily married but the Cymbalta has mostly destroyed my sex life: the few times a month I get horny either my wife is not interested or my penis does not cooperate. So more stress, but honestly my wife and I enjoy our time together even without the sex and I think it's worth it to not have such extreme mood swings and panic attacks. Sex isn't everything to a guy in his thirties like it was to me a decade ago.

Could be the stress? Could be the medicine? Could be whatever is causing my…
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Caroline Sippermin - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:31:07 EST ID:4mt7bCxW No.54895 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54894
Lately not much. Up until about 8 months ago I had a very physical job (a lot of walking/running/lifting) and went to the gym pretty often to do cardio and some strength exercises. In the new job I do a lot of standing/walking and work with my hands but nothing heavy. It takes up a lot of my time since I commute an hour away to work and usually get more than 40 hours a week, and while I know I could/should find time to go to the gym, as my muscle pain increased I found it harder to get myself to move around when I don't have to and became embarassingly lazy. My wife and I do a couple hours each on wii fit u about twice a week but that is definitely not a strenuous workout. I have some weights around the house i need to start using while hanging out at home.. But yeah, not much physical activity. I have become insufferably lazy.
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Caroline Sippermin - Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:53:22 EST ID:4mt7bCxW No.54896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some more things about me that might be pertinent:
I used to drink booze and do dissociatives quite often but pretty much quit both because they interfered with the Cymbalta.
I get spasms often that move like a strong chill from my left arm to my right leg and cause them to rapidly contract. I have always had these as far back as I can remember and for all i know most people experience similar things but since the fibro or whatever got bad it hurts now when the spasms happen.
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James Hevingdin - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:09:05 EST ID:VzEPtqlW No.54903 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54895

not trying to be some miracle cure hippie faggot, because miracle cures dont exist, but physical activity is critical to overall well being and mental status. i would suggest implementing a regular stretching routine, or regular walks/jogs, swimming, something that you like doing and makes you feel pretty good. doesnt have to be pumpin the iron or sweatin like a pig, can be moderate intensity and still have profound positive effects on mood, mental status, cognition, etc.

i am not qualified to give advice regarding all the meds. but... seems like you are on a bunch of shit that is probably affecting you in some way... ive never met anyone taking antidepressants who it made them happy. ive met a few that it helped them stay "neutral" but most i felt it was overprescribed...

how is your sleeping and diet? are you taking recreational drugs?
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James Hevingdin - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 01:10:13 EST ID:VzEPtqlW No.54904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54903

also fibromyalgia is the doctor's way of saying in latin "your muscles hurt"
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Thomas Lightbury - Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:16:26 EST ID:9/f3NjIl No.54905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54903
I can fall asleep fine but can't stay asleep. On a good night I wake up every 2 or 3 hours but sometimes I wake up every 15 minutes or so. I slept better when I exercised more, but I was definitely overworking myself because I felt painful and exhausted well into the next day after a workout. I definitely need to find a middle ground. Right now I seem to be in the middle of a "flare-up" or at least the bad part of the pain cycle I am in and exercise sounds like a terrible time.
Dietwise, right now aside from avoiding overeating, I am not really paying much mind to what I eat. I tried a low fat high fiber diet for a long time to try and lower my cholesterol, and more recently I tried to go gluten free for a while (which is much harder than I thought it would be). Neither special diet affected my pain in any way but I suppose I could be missing something nutritional that could have some hand in the blackouts.
Aside from a few experiments with deschloroketamine in January, I have avoided recreational drug use while on the antidepressant.
I had similar feelings about antidepressants before, and feared that they would just turn me into a zombie, but I have had very positive results with cymbalta so far; like I talked about above, I had mood swings that kept me in a cycle of anxiety>suicidal despair>emotional numbness, and eventually with this antidepressant I was able to think more clearly again, and find enjoyment in simple pleasures again. You are right to be wary of antidepressants, because they are powerful and addictive substances, not a magic pill that makes people happy, but for me they really help. I'm only on two prescription drugs, not a whole lot of stuff.
Fibromyalgia is a Greek word, but yeah, that's exactly how I feel about it; it's just an acknowledgement of my symptoms that doesn't help me get to the root cause of them.
Thank you for responding. I really appreciate that you took the time. I hope my reply does not read as being antagonistic.


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