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Bernard
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« Reply #250 on: May 17, 2011, 05:07:44 PM »

ugh sinus
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Anne the Man
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« Reply #251 on: May 25, 2011, 09:39:49 PM »

Jesus, fuck Western medicide. These antibiotics for urinary problems make me feel like passing out. I got some acidophilus tablets to combat them, but until that sinks in I get to feel like shit, and have shakes that make me stammer and spell things wrong and have an upset stomach.
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« Reply #252 on: May 25, 2011, 10:29:36 PM »

uti's (if that is what you have) are absolute suckfests. It'll all be over soon!
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« Reply #253 on: Jun 02, 2011, 06:50:08 AM »

I woke up, went to the bathroom, looked in the mirror, and saw my teeth ringed with black at the gumline.  My tongue, it appeared, was also black.  Thinking I had either bled profusely or just otherwise somehow acquired some horrific mouth disease, I brushed my teeth and silently freaked the fuck out for a few minutes, until I remembered I had chewed a couple of Pepto Bismol tablets in the middle of the night.
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« Reply #254 on: Jun 02, 2011, 09:04:59 AM »

I was thinking oreos but alright
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« Reply #255 on: Jun 06, 2011, 11:28:36 AM »

Jesus, fuck Western medicide. These antibiotics for urinary problems make me feel like passing out. I got some acidophilus tablets to combat them, but until that sinks in I get to feel like shit, and have shakes that make me stammer and spell things wrong and have an upset stomach.

I've never heard of that kind of reaction to antibiotics. Is that a normal thing for you when you take them? I actually twice took antibiotics for the express purpose of alleviating the severe bloating and gut pain problems I have. The basic theory is that chronic bloating is caused by small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and that antibiotics clear them out. Nearly all the testimonials I've read from people with similar problems to mine have said that taking antibiotics gives them at least temporary, and oftentimes a more or less permanent, relief from bloating. I had the opposite effect, one which I've never heard of happening. Antibiotics made my bloating and gut pain immeasurable worse, and this latest time it took about four months before I returned to my normal levels of bloating and pain. I couldn't drive any significant distance during that time because sitting down hurt too much. So, I guess I'm saying that I can sympathize with side effects from antibiotics.
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« Reply #256 on: Jun 06, 2011, 10:01:43 PM »

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« Reply #257 on: Jun 09, 2011, 03:08:16 PM »

As long as we're advertising, I can handle all of your maryland medical malpractice needs, um, legititudely. *

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« Reply #258 on: Jun 23, 2011, 07:26:00 PM »

Damn, I have a UTI. I thought my bladder was bad enough without one that I probably wouldn't even notice the different when I do get one, but it turns out that there is a very, very discernible difference.
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« Reply #259 on: Jun 23, 2011, 08:11:25 PM »

Ow, pain! Drink lots cranberry juice!
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« Reply #260 on: Jun 23, 2011, 10:09:16 PM »

Yikes!  Did you get anitbiotics?
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alex
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« Reply #261 on: Jun 24, 2011, 05:30:55 AM »

It may have just been a false alarm; perhaps my bladder was just temporarily disgruntled rather than full-on infected. I'll wait and see how it develops over the weekend before consulting a doctor, and just drink cranberry juice and take cranberry capsulae in the meantime. After a night spent with a hot-water bottle (luckily it's cooled down quite a bit over the last week or two, so it wasn't torture), the pain is almost gone and the frequency of toilet visits has decreased to a level that's quite normal for me.

(I totally brought the hot water bottle to the office today, too!)

Thanks for the sympathy, Greg and Grace!
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coldforge
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« Reply #262 on: Jun 30, 2011, 01:44:09 AM »

Bizarre burning sensation on my fingers. Could be capsaicin, could be scrubbing bubbles. Could be something else. Uncured by: soap, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, high-proof rum. Somewhat concerned.
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peacocks
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« Reply #263 on: Jun 30, 2011, 09:18:19 AM »

[insert super power joke here]

It probably is the oil from the chili peppers.
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jess
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« Reply #264 on: Jun 30, 2011, 10:01:23 AM »

I've also heard milk can be helpful to wash off capsaicin. It also may not be the oil anymore but rather the minor chemical burn from the oil that was on there, so washing more might not help. I'd try some cortisone cream.
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« Reply #265 on: Jun 30, 2011, 11:36:12 AM »

If it's capsaicin, it's fat-soluble, so any kind of lipid should work to dissolve it and carry it away.  You could rub your hands with olive oil, canola oil, butter, etc.  Skim milk wouldn't work as well, but whole milk should.
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coldforge
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« Reply #266 on: Jun 30, 2011, 11:49:48 AM »

Capsaicin is also alcohol soluble (and alcohol is recommended for external use), hence the rum. In any case, everything's fine now.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #267 on: Jun 30, 2011, 11:52:37 AM »

RECCOMENDED BY WHO???

DRUNKS????!>?

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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #268 on: Jun 30, 2011, 12:20:59 PM »

For capsaicin I usually coat my dry hands in dish soap and work them for a couple of minutes before adding water & lathering & rinsing. Since dish soap is good at dissolving oils.
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« Reply #269 on: Jun 30, 2011, 07:23:45 PM »

Man, I get so many hand injuries.  Jammed my index finger pretty bad last night at basketball.  It was completely numb till I got home so I didn't think it was that bad but now it is all swollen and purple and painful.  My pinky on that same hand is also deformed from when I broke the shit out of it playing basketball and never got it looked at.
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Em
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« Reply #270 on: Jul 14, 2011, 08:55:06 AM »

Extreme fatigue not correlated with a dip in mood, general achiness, super shotty, somewhat tender lymph nodes, and a history of finding some ticks after being in the woods upstate at a yoga retreat Memorial Day weekend. Doctor decides to treat for Lyme disease until the bloodwork comes back. What do you think LPTJ? Did he get it right, or would you rather diagnose me with mono or lymphoma or something? Has anyone had Lyme disease?
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« Reply #271 on: Jul 14, 2011, 09:12:48 AM »

I mean, there's not really a good way to know, other than the tests, but if it's mono, there's also nothing to do about it except rest (so rest!), whereas with Lyme disease, treating it quickly with antibiotics is key, because it gets harder to treat effectively as time goes on. I'd guess that if you never had a rash at the tick bite (which happens in most, but not all, Lyme cases), odds are lower that it's Lyme than mono or a mono-like virus, but I would think he's figuring that the antibiotics won't hurt* if it's not Lyme and will be really important if it is.

*yes, they are bad more globally in terms of antibiotic resistance, but this seems like a case when that might be worth it, vs people getting antibiotics for their colds, which is idiotic.
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Em
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« Reply #272 on: Jul 14, 2011, 09:19:10 AM »

Thanks Jess, that was kind of my line of thinking, too, although I am generally averse to taking antibiotics without a really good reason. I certainly never had a rash--any hint of a rash and I would get it checked out on account of the Lamictal I'm taking--but apparently like 25% of people with Lyme disease never get a rash? I dunno. I just know that being too tired to be really productive at work or do the things I like to do is pretty sucky, but it could be worse, so I guess I'll take it in stride.
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« Reply #273 on: Jul 14, 2011, 01:09:13 PM »

Oo girl I hope you don't have lyme disease. Get some rest and hang in there! Whenever I think about mono it reminds me of Romy and Michelle's high school reunion, where Romy lost a bunch of weight because she had it her senior year and looked super hot for prom.
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« Reply #274 on: Jul 14, 2011, 01:56:24 PM »

My friend at work has had a really rough year - first he got Bell's Palsy, then he fell down a manhole and gashed his leg very badly, and now he's off with Bornholm disease, of all bloody things!

Meanwhile, I'm fine but obviously I have plenty of routine checks for all that business 3-5 years back. Thing is, my specialists, good as they are at their stuff, are shocking on the admin/paperwork front. I have to remind them when I'm due for things, and I always have to pester them for results of bloods/MRI etc. Still waiting now for the last round about 5 or 6 weeks back.
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