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Diet for extended mental exersions by Jack Fuckingforth - Sat, 07 May 2016 06:22:56 EST ID:pm32yFBi No.54066 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What would be a good diet for prolonged hours (>12) of studying.

I'm thinking small portions spaced out over 5 to 7 intakes a day. High in slow-release carbs and a moderate amount of fat.

Please help. I don't know much about this stuff.
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Charles Wenninglock - Sun, 08 May 2016 05:45:44 EST ID:ijkBzM99 No.54067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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breakfast- oatmeal with jam
snack- apples (or other fruits)
lunch- whole grain pasta (carbonara if you prefer meet)
snack- rye bread with cream cheese/ cottage cheese
dinner- chicken soup
snack- dried fruit and nuts (for that intense nightwork)
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Cyril Fidgeshaw - Mon, 09 May 2016 22:35:14 EST ID:oF3bOWEj No.54070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Quite the contrary, I suggest you some kind of intermittent fasting. The brain works better when fasted. I use an IF of 16 hours of fasting and 8 of feeding window, usually from 14:00 to 22:00. Also, eat whole grains and vegetables, and not that much meat, and no shit food like refined carbs. You'll feel great in just 3 days.
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Augustus Tootville - Tue, 10 May 2016 08:01:31 EST ID:yK6iSoPH No.54076 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you're right that eating many smaller meals throughout the day will help you study
doing this should maintain a fairly steady blood sugar level
when you feel like you're getting strained take a break, eat a small portion of fruit and take a 5 minute walk preferably in the sun and rest your eyes by looking out to the horizon
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Wesley Pugglegold - Wed, 11 May 2016 01:56:06 EST ID:Vy2Sn6vR No.54092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
as a professional physician i recommend a diet of pure adderall for these purposes
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Tetragrammaton !!Gm+jdoM7 - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:16:54 EST ID:unhSLGhU No.54190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm a web developer at the moment and spend most of my energy on mental activity and this has proven to be most effective for me:
Extremely light snacks, lots of water and fruit and nuts and greens (cabbage, kale, chard, algae for me), a couple of eggs for protein if you can't eat enough nuts, steel cut oats, peanut butter, lots of good fat like milk, butter, coconut, and olive oil. Lots of mangoes, berries, dried papaya, and citrus for fruit.
I also fast regularly which seems to definitely help. I usually only eat once or twice a day and just eat an orange or banana or something when I get super hungry outside my main meal.
I take lots of herbs: kratom, matcha, espresso, American/Siberian/Indian ginsengs, ginkgo, St. John's wort, chamomile.
The herbs are a very personal thing but that diet (plus frequent naps and walks and stretching to keep from burning out and getting damaged from extended sitting [which will fucking kill you]) is top notch for extended mental activity with low physical. I load up on sweet potatoes and chicken and fish when I'm active.


Weird thing on leg. by Alice Blatherdale - Wed, 11 May 2016 23:27:48 EST ID:aebUkQlR No.54099 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup, I've got no camera unfortunately so that sucks.

I think that I was bit/stung by something. There is a small white section like tiny scar tissue from a possible sting. The spot is about the size of a dental pick tip. Around it is a ~dime sized red area. With a darker more purplish tinted red in the middle around the white speck. There is a slight almost indiscernible area about the size of a baseball around it that is just barely red. It is noticeable but not really dark colored. Something akin to a very, very light sunburn or about like spending a few hours in the sun. It is firm and slightly warmer that the opposite side of the other leg. It doesn't itch but is somewhat tender to the touch. Walking around can make it feel like a sore muscle sort of. Just not very intense.

I've had it for about a week, maybe a bit over, maybe a bit under. It was there and annoyed on Monday so I know I had it Sunday or maybe Saturday. It wasn't bad and seemed like a regular old bite from some bug and didn't itch or anything really. I spent a fair amount of time moving around and it is located exactly in the seam of my pants so it rubbed it a lot. The little lip on the pants seemed to have flared it up a bit. I thought it was maybe an ingrown hair or some kinda pimple and prodded it a bit and a very thin layer of skin peeled back. I'm currently soaking it in vinegar to clean it up, this is the first amount of care I have given it. Does this sound like anything I should worry about?

I'm that other fag on /vroom/ so I was going to start a long trip away from immediate medical services and I plan on leaving tomorrow around noon. I don't want to postpone but I may have to. It wasn't hardly anything a day ago but it has more pretty irritated today.

I don't think and I hope it isn't staph. I'm pretty clean and mostly healthy. I've had these kinds of bites or sting type things in the past because I sleep in less than optimal places and usually they go away after about a week or two. I think this one just got irritated from being such a bad place in relation to my pants. Since it has been a week or honestly probably more I doubt it is some kinda badass bug like …
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Nell Bishbanks - Sun, 22 May 2016 04:58:57 EST ID:TkIi4L5f No.54146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Beleive it or not a bug bite can be serious buisness. Epsom salts is a real cure for many things. Like this epsom salts can just make stuf like this go away in an hour, really. But antobiotics will fix things. If this were near ones face, immediate medical attention of
things could be basically a difference between life is not good anymore or buisnes
as usual if treated immediatly.
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Nigel Blibbleson - Mon, 23 May 2016 18:06:10 EST ID:0hcTp+8/ No.54147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Beleive buisness Epsom salts is a real cure stuf an hour, really antobiotics will fix things buisnes immediatly. /med/
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Ernest Minderwell - Sun, 29 May 2016 02:53:58 EST ID:ERUSya/0 No.54175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54147
I had one of those and it was just getting more itchy and far worse by the second day and really getting worse by the minute at a point. Tries nn epsom salt compress and it was basically gone in 20 minutes, where a hospital was seeming to be the only option at that point.

We have reddish spiders that at times will just jump at or on you, they like bounce sometimes. sleeping on the floor no doubt if they are around they will get you it a few times. Unless you are lucky with bulding some kind of blanket barrier around you.
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Frederick Sengerspear - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:10:37 EST ID:OAJLJO6b No.54189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>54099
Kinda surprised nobody has said this yet, I thought it was common knowledge. But it looks suspiciously like a "bull's eye rash" which is a big indicator of Lyme disease.

Do you think you may have been bitten by a tick? It's a pretty serious condition and you might want to get checked out, show a doctor the picture. Lyme disease is no joke, but there are treatments. The initial bite may heal but the bacteria stays in your system and can cause problems later in life, even up to 20 years later. Sorry if that's what it is.
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Sidney Pedgesudge - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:02:29 EST ID:HESlq/ab No.54211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Month later.

Never went to doctor for it, about a week ago it got kinda irritated slightly from chaffing but now all the hardness and texture is gone. It remains as a purple dot with 2 slightly darker spots about 1/4" apart and about the size as the diameter of a regular pencil.

>>54189
Guess it isn't impossible but I'm not really worried. If shit gets bad enough I'll go to a doctor and propose it to them or whatever.


Armpits and urine smell bad by John Blanninglere - Wed, 25 May 2016 21:10:40 EST ID:+BAIVdRi No.54159 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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My armpits smell extra bad lately to me they smell like either dead fish or shit.

My urine has a strong odor to it also smelling almost like shit sometimes usually the darker it is the more it smells.

Is this something I should be concerned about?
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Polly Duckbury - Sat, 28 May 2016 18:18:31 EST ID:lUrnb+dx No.54173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54172
by tension, I mean blood pressure, the tension on op's arteries you idiot. And that problem in his kidneys is clearly far from gone, and he hasn't got hiperosmia you dick, his urine is darker than before and smelly for a reason. And kidney stones don't come as a curse from the Lord and go away for good behavior, they come for higher concentration of some molecules like calcium and uric acid in urine for metabolical malfunction or for urinary obstruction, which I assumed he ain't got for his age and lack of previous episodes and normal scans. He needs more water so this particles can be eliminated properly before he repeats an episode because his urine is surelly concentrated, and to check blood pressure because those kidneys could be failing already. And to be seen by a doctor and get blood analysis to see what is going on.
You can't just ignore an episode like that from a month ago in a man who is consulting you for a clear metabolical problem you jerk, and invent instead that he's making up his symptoms for withdrawl of a drug you assumed from nowhere he takes and that does not explain why the urine is also darker.
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Ernest Minderwell - Sun, 29 May 2016 02:38:44 EST ID:ERUSya/0 No.54174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54173
I have drank quite a bit and most blood work everything turned up normal except mostly one fairly high elevated item. Lowering to not drinking things went back to normal. Not saying person drinks, but could tell when elevated levels pointed to a specific organ, not a liver issue, but the effecs were noticable, dark urine, more smelly, dehydration was a contributing factor. So something must be up, kidneys sounds fairly likely, but how it would coencide with underarm smell? Blood work should be most important very soon. Be surprised how extensive it is and how it can help figure out problem issues. Even people who feel their health is fair to good ahould get blood work done once a year, no reason not to.
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Charles Murdfuck - Tue, 31 May 2016 20:46:43 EST ID:alkc//+/ No.54178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54172 Tension is a synonym of pressure. Hypertension is not a way to say blood pressure, as it means high blood pressure & hypotension is also a thing. Having one kidney stone means getting another is more likely. Drinking more water is almost always good advice.
>>54173 Don't get excited. I don't like you or your assumptions either.
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Shitting Pondlespear - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 09:10:09 EST ID:3KaqdS1d No.54184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54178
I'm not easy to like and that guy got me ripshit with the whole discussion so I must look like even more of an asshole than usual, I can see why you wouldn't like me. But what do you think is wrong with my assumptions?
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Priscilla Henkinwit - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 19:57:37 EST ID:Tsm7urA8 No.54198 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54184
You glossed over other possibilities to say that a metabolic issue "probably" caused both the smell and the stone.
>There must be something there, metabolic probably, that caused the stones on the first place.
This statement is highly assumptive. Stones form for many different reasons and various contributing factors. Most people who get a stone don't have a diagnosable metabolic issue behind it.


numb tooth by Edwin Channersatch - Tue, 31 May 2016 17:47:17 EST ID:Qlm2QTgx No.54177 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i got blackout drunk and tried to fight my friend and he punched me in the face (he was drunk too)

i woke up the next day with (besides a hangover and sense of shame and embarrassment) a black eye and a numbness in my two left incisors. its been 5 days and the larger incisor is a bit less numb but the smaller one is still pretty much totally numb. there's also a weird slight numbness in the left side of my top lip (where the teeth are)

is this likely just some kind of nerve damage that will heal with time, or am i potentially facing the loss of a tooth? my teeth are already shitty and worn down (dentist thinks i have some problem with my enamel) i would be pretty fucking depressed if i became gappy mcgaptooth.

picture entirely unrelated


Do i have lyme disease? by Henry Futtingwotch - Sun, 29 May 2016 08:29:37 EST ID:QQhRQAIX No.54176 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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2 days ago this appeared (picture related).


what sort of "treatment" is this? by Rebecca Bimmerway - Wed, 25 May 2016 00:45:35 EST ID:xwxcYzbu No.54157 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /med/, I've got a question -
Not to go into details, but recently I've learned that a certain psychiatrist advised a mother that's complained of problems with her emotionally unstable son (that suffered a minor breakdown shortly before the whole thing) to "reject" him (that is, threaten to cut out parental support - which is illegal, but still; as well as act generally cold, distant, provoke guilt and shame and so on) so as to "convince" him to "behave" (which in this case, meant returning home and allowing himself to be subject to day treatment under her care). The psychiatrist also presented the mother with ways to coax her son into guilt and convince him that he's insane (notably, she's been taught how to use gaslighting for this purpose). The mother followed the advice, by the way, and it didn't go too well.

That... doesn't seem to be something a psychiatrist should advise people to do. Is that just a case of a sociopath practitioner, or is this some kind of woo circulating around, like primal scream therapy or something? Can anything, other than smearing the psychiatrist (which is neither effective nor proper) done to prevent this from happening in the future? Can anything of note be done for the, well, unwitting subject of this treatment? Is bringing the matter up with another, unrelated psychiatrist feasible, or will the case be thrown out, for whatever reason - and if it's possible it'll be, then for what reason(s)?

Thanks for any and all advice. Picture kind of related, possibly.
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Fri, 27 May 2016 02:53:31 EST ID:CoY1fXtx No.54166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They covered this on South Park already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC2JMrMHQPk


Am i dying? by Cyril Simmerstack - Tue, 10 May 2016 22:16:51 EST ID:iw7szvez No.54084 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Been up for a couple days, meth, phenibut. i drank most of a half galon last day i slept. I have some pain under my left rib. Its been 2 days since its hur, and now im worried.. Wut do? Ive been suicidal lately, but today i decided i want to live and was gonna try to join service. This sucks. Ive has pain there before from lozza drugs n booze, and i just laid off and it went away. These drugs last a long time though and ive been going hard. I don't have money or insurance, going to hosiptal for this would also ruin chance to serve. It would fuck shit up way worse with my roomie to ask him to take me to er as well. I really don't wanna go to hospital, but im scared. Help
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Clara Sinkinbedge - Mon, 23 May 2016 23:28:26 EST ID:aCsEXxib No.54149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54140

pancreas is in upper right quadrant not left lol try your armchair diagnoses elsewhere
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Cornelius Brashstock - Tue, 24 May 2016 17:46:05 EST ID:6bs8t/8G No.54153 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54149
dude you ain't know shit and should be more respectful with the people who does.
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Eugene Cundermet - Tue, 24 May 2016 21:22:07 EST ID:Vm2VchOk No.54154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54149
Or maybe you're implying OP has situs inversus. If not the case, here's a pic that will blow your mind.
http://columbiasurgery.org/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/pancreas_anatomy.jpg?itok=85ShFEDh
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Emma Punderspear - Wed, 25 May 2016 00:05:23 EST ID:aCsEXxib No.54156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54153

you dont know what i know
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Charles Hunnergold - Wed, 25 May 2016 08:05:17 EST ID:ZuSscp5a No.54158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54156
thankfuly, cause it's all wrong. And you even have the indecency to make remarks on the statements of way better capacitated people. Ignorance is corageous.


Edging: a health concern? by Edgy Edgyington - Tue, 24 May 2016 01:17:05 EST ID:yw2pWV+y No.54150 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Edging. A pleasure for the discerning gentleman who favours the act of nutting into a welcoming vagina (or oral cavity, should such a kink be accepted). It is unquestionably a suitable way to enhance pleasure, stamina and expand on the world of male masturbation. It also has a soporific effect on the mind and has been used by many restless males to enter unconsciousness, or awaken pleasantly to the morning.

As an avid edger, I have often gone long stretches of time without ejaculating. I have learned that ejaculation depletes ones bodily reserves of Zinc, which is used in DNA synthesis, wound healing, and sperm production/motility. It also helps to sharpen the senses which would explain mine and others' subjective data that an orgasm can dull the senses for a period. Chinese Daoist masters believed that vitality could be retained by fornicating with a woman and bringing her to multiple climaxing orgasms, but would not themselves indulge in ejaculating. They believed they could absorb the 'Chi' (or 气 / 氣 ) of the woman (a superstition that women no doubt would be in support of, ey boys?). To dismiss this entirely would be incorrect, for any expenditure by the body would result in a greater need for nourishment and metabolism.

Recently, I have decided to re-enter a period of celibacy as I found this to enhance my energy levels and clarity a great deal. During these times, I still prefer to edge, which I consider a skill with multiple levels of advancement. I think myself experienced in the more subtle art of edging and can stay in a near-orgasmic state for sometimes hours. My concerned inquiry is in regards to the health effects of never actually ejaculating. By bringing oneself to 'the edge' but settling back into the day (after a thorough session of handwashing and applying vitamin E oil to the penis) could I be at risk of testicular issues? I fortunately do not experience epididymal hypertension (or blue balls) but would not be surprised to learn that this habit could be a detriment to my physical well-being.

Are there any experts here that would like to share their wisdom on this subject?
Pic related; no doubt a fellow edger himself!
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Martin Doshwater - Tue, 24 May 2016 13:02:01 EST ID:0hcTp+8/ No.54151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I heard somewhere that it was stressful to the long-term prostate virility in a similar way to urinating with an erection, but I've never seen and journal articles with evidence for these things.


RLS by Down - Tue, 17 May 2016 19:13:49 EST ID:Npr+QrEO No.54123 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So long story short, I took a month long road trip; so I spent a damn lot of time in the car. By the time I got back my legs were just always in pain and never felt comfortable. It's been about 3 weeks since I got home. I've been stretching them every day, and excercising regularly, but I basically seem to have developed RLS, symptoms persisting throughout the day and night.

Other pertinent pieces of info:
I take benzos daily, so this is kinda extra surprising.
I've been taking DPH every night to sleep for 3+ years, at doses 100-200mg. I've also done gram+ /del/ doses, so I know what that RLS feels like. It seems really odd that after 3 years of negligible side-effects, to suddenly develop RLS, but it's sorta the only suspect on the board in my mind.

Anyway, I've done some reading. It seems I should try Magnesium, and maybe Vitamin B-6. I was thinking of asking my shrink for a Gabapentin script, but I was wondering if that was necessary. I've been soaking in the bathtub, and that helps.

So what the hell do you think is happening? And what remedies should I look into?
I'll ask my shrink next time I see her anyway, no offense internet.
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Down - Tue, 17 May 2016 22:04:45 EST ID:Npr+QrEO No.54126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54124
I ride my bike every day. That's been good. Walking is lame. I like wheels and/or boards.
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Reuben Siblingserk - Wed, 18 May 2016 16:21:46 EST ID:NWc2/mfT No.54129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why don't you stop taking so many pills and face your sleeping problems in a healthy way man, Jesus.
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Fiend !!1C9jE+w+ - Wed, 18 May 2016 19:42:44 EST ID:Npr+QrEO No.54130 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54129
I've been taking less DPH, usually 125mg, which is hardly unreasonable. And I'm not asking about sleep. I'm asking about remedies for RLS.
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Walter Fuckingstone - Thu, 19 May 2016 22:39:33 EST ID:7ampOx6/ No.54139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54130
If you take benzos daily, they are probably doing hardly any effect if you are not increasing the dose or at least rotating the benzo, so you could try that and see how it goes; not a very safe thing to do on your own though. And yeah, the gabapentin could be a solution, I already stated that I'm not much of a pro medication guy but you seem to be one and that is a pretty safe drug so you could go for it. More than a shrink, you should see a neurologist IMO, this is more of their competition.
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Nell Bishbanks - Sun, 22 May 2016 04:48:16 EST ID:TkIi4L5f No.54145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54123
Magnezium is good. Try mirtazapine. Perfect for rls.

Really anything over 50 mgs diphenhydramine will screw everything up. It is something that does mess things up. I will say diph will cause rls on it's own, no matter how long you got away with it. Tough it out for a couple of nights with 50 mgs.

Alone, mirtazapine is great for sleep and is prrescribbed among other things for rls.


HALP! by desperate anon - Sun, 08 May 2016 19:08:54 EST ID:0pKZoXiv No.54068 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So... i started taking zolpidem for some trouble at sleep, about a year and a half i quit them in a sharp way, ended up having an hypomania episode... then psychiatrist after psychiatrist have been seeing me and i really dont notice any advance, im even worse than i started, currently im taking 3 0.5mg alprazolam, 1 10mg (sometimes 20mg) zolpidem, and 15mg (i cut the tablet) of mirtazapine, yeah obviously i feel like trash, i cant do practically anything (study, get a job, etc) , the solution aren't obviously the psychs, ive been 2-3 years, they just change a pill and put another one, i seriously need how to get rid off them, suggestions?
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Cedric Bupperchodge - Wed, 11 May 2016 13:54:51 EST ID:aBi7kVmE No.54095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54086
well yeah i started to work out a couple of weeks ago, the recovery is trash while on meds but as you said.
meds + workout > meds + no workout.
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Charles Grimfield - Wed, 11 May 2016 19:37:54 EST ID:MdOmAAaQ No.54098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54095
Well that's great. You can try to download and read Convict Conditioning; it's a very useful book for independent and complete body training without equipment. It could help.
And well, we're are here for you (whatever that's worth), good luck and if you decide to quit them on your own or you pick another treatment let us know how it goes.
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Edwin Piblingham - Sat, 14 May 2016 00:27:26 EST ID:dj9XXw3x No.54111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hey OP why don't you go like cold turkey and start diminishing the dose day by day? mostly of the alprazolam and the zolpidem ha? it could work.
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desperate anon - Fri, 20 May 2016 18:29:09 EST ID:W3qo6Yu+ No.54142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here, nothing changes, everything is the same, sometimes im going to get rid off... but suddendly i just cant... what an horrible feeling...
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Eliza Dashhood - Fri, 20 May 2016 18:47:46 EST ID:iecQKt7S No.54143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54142
Sounds terrible buddy, I'm worried about you. Have you tried this >>54111? Have you consulted to a new doctor or something? There must be a way dude.
You mention you tried to quit and failed, how did you try? What happened? Do you still experience insomnia for several days if you stop?


Squeamish Student Nurse by Beatrice Boffingcocke - Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:57:00 EST ID:giY2jcFQ No.53951 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am a student nurse in my 1st semester, and so far, I love my clinical (i'm on a med/surg floor in a great hospital). It has proven to be super interesting and fun so far, but there is a small issue...I tend to go vasovagal upon seeing severe infected wounds or stage 4 pressure ulcers. I'ts happened twice now...The 1st time i think it was more sympathy and nerves (pt weighed only 69 lbs with stage 4 pressure ulcers and MRSA wounds) and the 2nd time i felt like i was doing good watching wound care of an extremely deep and infected stomach wound of a pt, but then i felt myself getting diaphoretic and had to excuse myself, find a chair at the nurses station and sit w/ my head between my knees until it passed. The weird thing is i can watch vids of invasive procedures/wound care all day and not be affected, but once i see it in person, after a certain amount of time, i start to feel like i may pass out, and i don't know why (hasn't happened yet, but both times, by the time i got to a chair my vision was tunneled). Luckily i am able to bounce back very quickly (1-2 min) with no assistance, and i always know when to get myself out of a room before it gets too severe, so i don't put my pts or myself at risk. Though it does shake my confidence a little bit, I am very determined (and excited even) to overcome this. Do you think it will get better with exposure? Any suggestions to get over this weird mental block?
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James Sesslewill - Sun, 15 May 2016 20:30:31 EST ID:ywNptoQs No.54114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn this Vehk individual is an asshole.
>>53951
The only hard to manage condition related to this topic is blood phobia, which you don't have. Like others said, exposure and time will make you get over it; it's perfectly normal and healthy to feel grossed in the presence of gross stuff like ulcers and what not, and to feel sick when confined for several hours with this things. Stop thinking about this like some "weird mental block", because it's not. Quite the contrary, feeling normal in the presence of suffering, sick or death people is more of a weird mental block than this.
Also, and much unlike the claims of this idiot there saying that watching gore is the same as curing wounds, the smell of infected people is a very powerful factor in making you feel sick like that. The most horrendous smell I ever felt was in the morgue, during the autopsy of a hobo that spent 3 months in a fridge waiting for the judicial order. After that I hardly ever feel repulsed again. You could try something like that, but eventually your profession will put something very horrendous in your way and desensitize you.
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James Sesslewill - Sun, 15 May 2016 20:37:52 EST ID:ywNptoQs No.54115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>death people
dead.
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Smegmasaurus - Mon, 16 May 2016 01:17:02 EST ID:yw2pWV+y No.54119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>53951
You're doing fine. It's great you're getting exposed now, and posting here is just one of the many ways you can practice reflection. Remember why you took this path, and you'll see even the most horrible sights within the human anatomy are just stepping stones to fulfilling the purpose you have.


As for THIS guy...
>>5399
This squabble over doctors and nurses is an oldie, and like any squabble it's derived from a clash of egos. I think any of us can agree it has no place in medicine because we have a duty that exceeds our own drive for intellectual gratification. That being said, I like what you've written and I would be missing out on one of my hobbies if I didn't prod and poke your statements a little. I agree with a lot of the objective points you've made; pseudoscience belongs only in the therapeutic facet and should never substitute a physician's practice. Difficulty is subjective, and the US medical system has so much wrong with it which I'm glad you stated. That being said....

> severely autistic
How much do you know about ASD? What is the criteria for a severe diagnosis? Yes, I'd agree that it's excessive and sometimes 'showy' to use clinical words in a social context, but this is a med board and he is a student. Medical staff use medical terminologies when discussing topics relating to the workplace. There's no need to offend someone trying to grow into their role.

> familiar enough with chances to be posting on /med/ for advice
> isn't totally desensitized to gore
I did wonder also how a chan-user wouldn't be totally OK with gore for a second, but then this site did away with gore boards because its users are a different sort. It took me some time to desensitize to real-life wounds. The smell, the depth, the texture when debriding. Surely you know that there's more to the sense than sight, and being in the presence of a cadaver or an infected would can entirely through people off. There's a real person there, suffering, or dead, and our role as nurses is to ease the dis-ease and show respect with consideration to that. People with empathy can be very affected by this. Again something that socially impaired people don't quite get.
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Vehk !7HYGxe5v5c - Thu, 19 May 2016 05:20:47 EST ID:Rte//2n2 No.54135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In retrospect, I was taking emotional problems I was having out on someone else in an aggressive fashion, that is, being an asshole, and for that I am sorry.
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Walter Fuckingstone - Thu, 19 May 2016 22:25:52 EST ID:7ampOx6/ No.54138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54135
It's brave to admit that kind of things fellow, good on you!


Alcoholic organ donation? by Archie Simmlepere - Wed, 18 May 2016 22:52:29 EST ID:cxBTTUo4 No.54133 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /med/, first time poster. Hoping some of you medical types can help me out.
I was considering signing up for the organ donor register. Thing is, I'm a drunk and a smoker. I know my heart/lungs/liver/kidneys will be fuck all use to anyone when I'm gone but is it still worth signing up?
My eyesight is perfect so maybe my corneas could help somebody out? Any other parts they could use? Failing that, would it be worth donating my body for medical research?
Sorry if this thread is morbid but I'd rather my carcass be of some use after I'm gone rather than just being incinerated, even if it's just letting trainee doctors/morticians slice me up for practise.
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Walter Fuckingstone - Thu, 19 May 2016 22:23:25 EST ID:7ampOx6/ No.54137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can be an organ donor. They can at least use your corneas, skin, bones, and probably much else if you die young in a traffic accident for instance, which is something alcoholics are prone to.
I've seen and even performed several autopsies and believe me, it's not pretty. I don't want that to happen to my body, but then again I don't wanna be a donor because I ain't sure I won't have to use my organs in an afterlife like ancient egyptians believed, so you can tell I'm not much of a neutral person in this topic. Med students will always have access to unrecognized hobos for training, it's not strictly necessary that you donate your body to science for they to learn what is where. But if you want that, feel free to do it.


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