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Heartbeat too hard?

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- Wed, 04 Jan 2017 02:03:59 EST WgEFdgdp No.54649
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Occasionally at night I wake up to my heart just absolutely pounding. It's not beating fast. In fact I'd say the frequency at which it beats is around average. But it is like a sledgehammer. My breath and even my body recoils with each beat. Not like I'm thrashing around in my bed, but if I hold absolutely still and breath slowly, each time my heart beats there is movement and a slight disruption in my breath. And idk, all I can describe it is that my heartbeat is "heavy" like someone is thumping me on the chest hard each time. I can feel the pressure in my neck even.

I'm assuming this is something to be concerned about? again it only happens at night when I'm asleep. The fuck should I do? For the record, I've always had a much higher blood pressure than normal. I've maintained a very strict low-sodium diet since I was 18 (I m currently 26) And while I do drink on occasion, it is not daily or even weekly drinking. I am a smoker, though.

So uh, help? Google says it's palpitations but, you know, I don't trust quick google searches on symptoms.
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Edward Pitthall - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:49:32 EST 4LPLdCby No.54687 Reply
>>54653

well fuck nigga it sounds pretty likely you have legit genetic high blood pressure

you know they make medicine for that? you can delay the stroke like 20-30 years with modern HBP pillz
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Reuben Broffingweg - Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:03:03 EST asLeE6eh No.54693 Reply
>>54649
I have smoked off and on. Not smoking for a while when I do there are pretty drastic changes. Smokeing does affct the heart, blood pressure. My guess you smoke before going to bed. As doctors say the best thing you can do for your health is quitting smoking. Sort out issues after stopping smoking.
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Alice Pongerwudge - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:35:36 EST g69ys+yI No.54713 Reply
lay off the coffee

Genitals

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- Thu, 29 Dec 2016 10:57:32 EST Cx81FyyN No.54642
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People are being poisoned,infected,numbed,crippled and spotted by the shampoo,beverages and food.
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The Boat - Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:05:29 EST /x5j4wXN No.54643 Reply
>>54642
Hahaha you're the idiot from /tinfoil/!!! I'm glad no one is ever listening to a truly mentally handicapped person like you :)
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Edward Pitthall - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:54:00 EST 4LPLdCby No.54690 Reply
congratulations, you have successfully identified the tip of a massive iceberg

look into: plastics, styrofoam, receipt paper

the rabbit hole is the deepest thing there is

Ciprofloxacin neuropathy

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- Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:22:45 EST 2Eg1rArA No.54639
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Ache in testicle. Told it was epididimytis. Prescribed citrofloxacin skeptical but took it for 3 days. One leg has gone numb and is tingling and aching intermittently. Read online horror stories of permanent nerve damage, apparently it's unnecessary for anything but severe infections and is wrongly prescribed.

Am I fucked?
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Nicholas Clobberhedging - Tue, 03 Jan 2017 05:28:57 EST TeAZNZ34 No.54648 Reply
>>54639
you should not take that and see a different doctor.
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Edward Pitthall - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:52:34 EST 4LPLdCby No.54689 Reply
sounds like nerve impingement

you gotta investigate if its being impinged by bone or muscle. if muscle, pressure/heat/stretch tight area. if bone, lol surgery which 50/50 might help or give you permanently numb foot

knock knees

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- Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:29:50 EST fxY8Sj6e No.54652
File: 1483525790373.jpg -(18270B / 17.84KB, 500x479) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. knock knees
Thigh dductors and abductors, what do you stretch and what do you strengthen to stop genu valgum from worsening/preventing injury?

What can be realistically done with the condition in adults aside from surgery? There's so much bullshit on the internet I don't know anymore.
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Edward Pitthall - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:51:12 EST 4LPLdCby No.54688 Reply
post pic of legs from front and back. most important to str adductors and lat. hip rotators like pirif.

Help me 420Chan, you're my only hope.

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- Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:10:08 EST fGngfrPM No.54665
File: 1484025008643.jpg -(1134463B / 1.08MB, 2988x5312) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Help me 420Chan, you're my only hope.
Hey there guys, I'm hoping someone with some dermatology experience might exist here. I have always had eczema, but the last month or two, my fingertips started to get really, really bad, worth than ever. They started existing in a permanent state of peeling, itchiness and awfulness. I've been to the doctor three times now. He gave me Elocom cream and Prednisone (which helped for a bit while I was on it, then it came back.) I've been using the steroid cream for a long time and still do but nothing seems to work.

Now what I can only describe as ...speckles appeared on most of my fingertips, my thumbs, parts of my palm, accompanied with a sickly orangish/yellowish undead hue around them. It feels odd and rough to the touch, and I have less feeling in my fingertips and it's itchy but it hurts to scratch. The doctor is referring me to a dermatologist, but in my town, it could be a long time before I see one. It's just worrying me that the steroids didn't fix it. I can't find any images online that look enough like it to satisfy me. All the eczema and psoriasis "bumps" are white, or bigger, these are like..tiny speckles accompanied with redness and peeling. You can actually see the line where my normal skin starts underneath. I've been using a lot of moisturizer too on the doc's suggestion along with the elocom cream. They don't hurt when I touch it, feels scaly and the ones near my finger joints make it feel tough to curl my fingers, stiff like.

Anyone have any idea what this is? I'll post a few pics.
Thanks guys,
  • a worried stoner.
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Phoebe Hullersurk - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:12:38 EST fGngfrPM No.54667 Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Phoebe Hullersurk - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:13:51 EST fGngfrPM No.54668 Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Edward Pitthall - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:41:27 EST 4LPLdCby No.54684 Reply
my first thought on seeing these images is bone or joint, not skin. there's no joint at the tip of the finger, so... bone? does it hurt to moderately tap the tip of your finger against a hard surface? squished the finger recently? also possible gout

Loss of sensation in Penis after Appendectomy

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- Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:44:09 EST gF6N4Ylr No.54655
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Hello /med/

About a month and a half ago, I had to have my appendix taken out. Since recovering from the surgery, I have noticed that the head of my penis is a lot less sensitive than it was previously. Is this normal, will the sensation return, and is there anything a urologist could do anything about?

Thanks for reading.
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Ernest Bashwill - Sat, 07 Jan 2017 14:09:17 EST T0xJgO21 No.54663 Reply
I don't think that's a symptom of general anesthesia, so there's only one logical explanation. While you were under, the doctors and nurses took turns sucking you off, then took a power sander to your junk.

supplements. amphetamine. depression.

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- Sat, 03 Dec 2016 15:41:31 EST GW4vAKOA No.54615
File: 1480797691053.jpg -(467702B / 456.74KB, 417x600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. supplements. amphetamine. depression.
Do these supplements actually do anything? Tell me what to cut.

N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine - 500mg
L-Phenylaline - 1000mg
CoQ 10 - 200mg
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - 1120mg
Elcosapentenoic Acid (EPA) - 130mg
Uridine Monophosphate - 250mg
Niacin - 400mg
Inositol - 100mg
B-12 - 2mg
B vitamin complex
Multivitamin
Green tea extract (45% EGCG)
Magnesium oxide - 1000mg
N-Acetyl L-Carnitine - 500mg
Taurine - 2000mg
L-Theanine 500mg
Citicoline 500mg

Paroxetine 30mg prescribed by my doctor for depression

I'm an amphetamine user by the way. Not daily but 3-4 times a week.

My diet is shit.
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Polly Dollertet - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:30:29 EST jeJbP56G No.54623 Reply
>CoQ 10 - 200mg
Cut it.
>Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - 1120mg, Elcosapentenoic Acid (EPA) - 130mg
May be just some fish oil instead, it's cheaper and still good.
>Uridine Monophosphate - 250mg
Not nessessary and thus useless.
>Niacin - 400mg
That's TOO MUCH. I'd left no more than 100 mg.
>Niacin - 400mg, B-12 - 2mg, B vitamin complex, Multivitamin
That's too much vitamines in total, so cut them to the daily common dose.
>Magnesium oxide - 1000mg
You'd rather eat citrate otherwise it's pretty useless.
>Taurine - 2000mg
U S E L E S S.

Why don't you take a look at some atypical antipsychotics that may be even activating?
>Amisulpride function primarily as a D2 and D3 receptor antagonist. It has high affinity for these receptors with dissociation constants of 2.2 nM and 2.4 nM, respectively. Although standard doses used to treat psychosis inhibit dopaminergic neurotransmission, low doses preferentially block inhibitory pre-synaptic autoreceptors. This results in a facilitation of dopamine activity, and for this reason, low dose amisulpride has also been used to treat dysthymia.
50 mg per day may be a good augmentation.
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Clara Porringbick - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:48:23 EST azYgUqMW No.54626 Reply
>>54615
eat well and you wont need this shit. even a mc donalds hamburguer has that CoQ.
most stuff is for people who cant eat or wont eat like drunkards
just keep up healthy eating and your depression meds
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Hugh Soblingchug - Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:22:41 EST VQxNAg+6 No.54645 Reply
> DHA/EPA
Cut these and eat a tin of sardines every day (or most days) if possible. Fish oil doesn't really work that well compared to real fish.

>Multivitamin
Worthless, cut it. Literally nobody ever benefits from a multivitamin. If you're deficient in something supplement that specific thing.

>Magnesium Oxide
Go for Magnesium Glycinate instead. Lots of people recommend Doctor's Best brand.

>B-12 and a B-complex
Why are you taking these? Does the b-complex include b-12? 2 milligrams of b-12 is a thousand times more than you need anyway, so I'd cut the b-12 or possibly only take it once a week at the most.

And try finding ways to improve your diet. Fermented/pickled vegetables like in sauerkraut and kimchi are delicious (to me, at least) and don't take any time to prepare. (They can be expensive, but so is buying a shitload of supplements all the time.)

>>54626
Do you even know what most of these supplements are for? And you don't get significant amounts of many of them from even the best diet (for example, drinking even large amounts of green tea does NOT have the same effect as taking green tea extract and l-theanine).

How do I fix salty balls???

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- Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:09:48 EST /x5j4wXN No.54644
File: 1483045788389.jpg -(113140B / 110.49KB, 736x1040) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. How do I fix salty balls???
We r m0ving the 0ld family business (the wharf) and my bàlls are just so salty all the time.

>h0w can I fix this?? Can I rub em d0wn with de0derant 0r like maybe use salt t0 dry then 0ut?

Basically I can smell the 0cean every time I 0pen my legs,

Th0ughtš?
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Nigel Cuttingpire - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:56:52 EST EUSxA8Rw No.54670 Reply
>>54644
Try using baby powder down there to soak up that moisture.
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Alice Pongerwudge - Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:43:21 EST g69ys+yI No.54715 Reply
get laid with a human female around your age, this will help.

Duloxetine / Cymbalta - SNRIs and other Drugs

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- Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:31:17 EST gtxWD+M/ No.54636
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Hello. I've been on a few anti-depressants over the past years. The ones that have given the best effect so far have been Venlafaxine and currently Duloxetine, both SNRIs.

Now I'm going to a festival in the UK next year and I'm looking for information regarding which drugs I need to stay away from. So far I've gathered MDMA, Cocaine and LSD to not be such a good idea, mainly concerned about serotonin syndrome. But according to this chart even MDMA is "low risk" which I find hard to believe tbh. I know mephedrone is very common where I'm going so any relevant information you have regarding that one would be great.

Not sure how much I can trust the list. I've had quite a bit of alcohol a few times and I have noticed I get a lot more drunk than usual, around the 5th beer or so. Once or twice have been a bit unpleasant. I might just stay away from everything and just smoke some weed, I do love me some rave and amphetamines though..
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Emma Blablingtock - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:32:40 EST gtxWD+M/ No.54640 Reply
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Is this chart more up to date?

Weed for pain relief instead of opis?

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- Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:18:13 EST kl6jVI/G No.54637
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My grandma suffers from chronic pain which she strangely enough can't get through with high opioid dosages.

I know of people who experienced greater relief from weed than morphine.

She's old school and anti-drug, so I can't come towards her asking her to try that. I would have to lie.

Some concentrated oil would have seemed fine to conceal it as some other natural medicine to try. Yet it still remains an ethical problem, lying about it, plus I don't want her tripping balls and have a bad trip.

What am I supposed to do here? Morphine doesn't help her. Maybe cannabis won't either but at this point it could be worth a shot. I have no agenda, I don't even smoke anymore. I just want to help if I can.

Thanks for reading me and telling me your opinion.
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trayanise !rU8mq5Ca7M - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:41:15 EST IUwjuOOG No.54638 Reply
CBD oil would do the job. There are also salves and such available, provided you're in a place where cannabis is medicine instead of crime. I'd recommend you go with a lotion or salve, and not mention the active ingredient unless she states that it works better than the opis

Narcotics and anti-psychotics

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- Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:04:07 EST 7KJ3QWp2 No.54608
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Hello /med/

I'm now on a daily dose of 15 mg aripiprazole (Abilify), an atypical anti-psychotic.

My question is what drugs can I safely consume without it causing serious interactions?
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Polly Dollertet - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:32:07 EST jeJbP56G No.54624 Reply
Nothing but weed, I guess, aripiprazole cuts all the fun.
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Fanny Blytheworth - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 23:31:03 EST 4bqi4YbH No.54625 Reply
I would avoid stimulants entirely, aside from maybe limited caffeine. Most antipsychotics suppress dopamine hard enough to render [dopaminergic] stimulants effectively inert. Abilify is wonky in that there are a few dopamine receptor subtypes where it is actually a partial agonist. So it would be quite easy to overload these particular receptors chasing a high that is being actively blocked everywhere else. Could also mess with BP due to adrenergic issues.

Psychedelics will be quite diluted due to a variety of serotonin receptors being antagonized by a competing molecule (which may also physically block by crowding out space at the receptor site itself). LSD and shrooms probably wouldn't be dangerous, per se, but significantly less enjoyable/downright unpleasant are both likely outcomes. Combining with weed may improve results somewhat. Avoid 2C-X, NBOME, DOX, and the like (reasons similar to the first paragraph).

-Abilify is potentiated by grapefruit juice; anything else that is potentiated by grapefruit juice shares a liver enzyme in its metabolism and thus may also cross-potentiate with aripiprazole through this mechanism.

-Nitrous might be something to consider, though I would not really recommend most other dissociatives (if you're gonna do it, stick with ketamine, lowball it, and DON"T take it so the active effects coincide with when your Abilify dose is taken/"kicks in"). Salvia would probably not be dangerous but may be rather unpleasant.

-MDMA [and similar] as well as DXM should be avoided as they interact with Abilify in too many ways to list.

-Taking deliriants in combination with Abilify, speaking from personal experience, asymptotically approaches literal hell on earth.

So that basically leaves weed, tobacco, GABAergics [such as alcohol, benzos, and the like]*, opiods*, possible low-dose LSD/psilocybin, and nitrous as your general options. Do note the downers may cross-potentiate with Abilify resulting in higher blood levels of both than expected.

Disclaimer: I based these recommendations mainly on the pharmacology of Abilify, not really considering whatever condition you're dealing with to have been prescribed it in the first place, so be careful. Hope you see better times - hang in there.
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Nathaniel Blythewater - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:28:17 EST 136Uxvsq No.54634 Reply
I've done weed and heroin on top of Seroquel, but I don't know how much that would translate to Abilify.

I think I might have also done heroin on top of Abilify a while ago.

Antidepressants + Tinnitus

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- Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:32:28 EST yg523Ck5 No.54600
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So, after 2 days on SSRI's, Cipralex I've been having -insane- tinnitus. It feels like I'm going crazy, it's completely unbearable!

Stopping medication today, since it's only been two days. Does anyone of you think it'll disappear? Been reading people saying they've been having it forever since. But... Like, it's only been two days. It can't last forever right?...Riiight?
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John Brickledale - Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:42:38 EST FUq/K4gc No.54630 Reply
>>54600
Hope it stops. I have had this for very brief periods of time in a span of maybe acouple of weeks, minor moreso for longer. If it ends great, some people deal with this for basically their entire life. Many have found drugs that actually work, if this persists. I assume it would go away in a short while on it's own.

Antidepressants, soo many stories. I like remeron, seems kind, establishes its-self in ones routine quickly, like days. Many antidepressants take weeks
to even know if is is actuallly doing anything beneficial, by then one has been taking it soo long that discontinuance can be a real issue.

Anyway good luck.

epilepsy?

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- Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:21:23 EST 69CFNj98 No.54627
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hi, very occasionally (usually when sleep deprived) i get what I called 'brain zaps'. I want to know if I'm going to die.
They usually feel like a wave across my brain, and they're accompanied by the sound of a roar with doppler effect and it feels like i lose muscle/mind control, then come back - its very quick.
epilepsy runs in my family, I had a couple seizures as a child but wasn't diagnosed, could this be related? ill be fine ignoring it, right? its happened occasionally (5-6 times a year)
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John Brickledale - Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:28:48 EST FUq/K4gc No.54629 Reply
>>54627
Not a great feeling for sure. I liken it to what it wouldfeel like before a seizure. People who use benzos heavilly and suddenly withdrawal some get these zaps. Some people experience this with no apparent cause. Some alongside medication and or other health sissies.

Usually medication, Some medication is known for brain zaps, antidepressants usually, sudden or rapid discontinuance for some will experience these and known documentation of adverse reactions to these can happen even if taken as directed.


I kinda likeb these to night terrors. Where temporary conscious ability of movement and thought is disturbed momentarily. Could be a medical condition. if using drugs like speed, would be a good idea to take that out of the program permanently. If on prescribed medication maybe let a doctor know about these, as said some medications adverse side effects may cause as laymans terms call these brain zaps, there is a medical term, but any doctor would know and by your description what it may feel like. Brain zaps may feel like connections are being crossed, misdirected. I would say to do with the nervous system.

Maybe discuss with a doctor, and what options there are if these become frequent enough in the future that it interferes with sleep quality. Don't really ignore it, just keep it in mind.

There are many ongoing sleep studies, maybe google around and surely some focus on these issues.

Interactions

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- Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:10:13 EST o9kmlKwV No.54592
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How horrible will it be if I just took Cymbalta with Advil?
Am I gonna be alright if I don't like scrape my knee and bleed out?
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Phineas Fobberhag - Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:38:45 EST p8B/1W0y No.54618 Reply
>>54592

Scraping your knee would be pretty much irrelevant. I have taken ibuprofen for many cuts while on SSRIs and while yes, you will bleed noticeably longer, it isn't drastic. It's a relative contraindication at most, a couple doctors who have treated me were completely unaware of it.
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Sidney Greengold - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:21:51 EST O12ziuVJ No.54620 Reply
>>54592
vitamink k is good foI think.r clotting, blood thickening I think, nothing to worry about though.

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