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  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Apothe0sis wrote: »
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    There is a lot of contention in the medical community over whether chronic lyme disease even exists. I don't have enough knowledge of the pathogenesis to even make an educated decision. The hope is that diagnostics will get good enough to detect the long-term disease and eventually develop a vaccine.

    The one infectious disease guy I saw who swore up and down that Lyme (not just chronic Lyme) was largely a myth insisted that my mother and I were just "disturbed."

    This despite my Western Blot that was "equivocal but really fucking close" and my mother's that was "HOLY FUCKING SHIT HOW ARE YOU NOT DEAD YET?!?!?"

    I've probable picked 30 or so ticks off of me during my lifetime, because I'm not an outside kid. My mother has probably had several hundred.

    Where to you live?

    Ticklenstein?

    Tickonia?

    The United Republic of - argh get these fucking ticks off of me!

    New England. If I spent any time outside these days I'd probably pick up 100 or so a year. It's a real epidemic right now. You know all those people with fibromialgia/chronic fatigue?

    There's a really really really good chance that they all have this new Super Lyme that's only popped up in the last thirty years.

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  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2008

    It's fucking hysterical, Tim. You know it.

    I watched until he opened the fridge, then I lost it. Like, the man obviously has enough share in the domicile to control the stocking of food and drink, and yet he can't change topics without a dismissal in the form of "fuck that shit, fuck that shit"

    The anger rages.

    Man you miss out so hard. It's hysterical how dumb he is.

    BAM! HIT THOSE LITTLE NIGGAS WITH A FREEZE POP!

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    When he said 'holistic' I shit my pants.

    Also LMAO at "hit em wit a muthafuckin ice pop"

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  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Based on Oboro's link...
    It's prolly related to dehydration since dexies and coffee do that and at the same time dexies suppress appetite/thirst.

    I need to keep a bottle of water near me and like consciously think "I should drink water" or I don't.

    ...dextroamphetamine?

    If you're on any prescription medication (prescribed or otherwise) and are having those kind of symptoms, you want to run that by your doctor.

    Nah, had it all my life on or off meds. It's completely random and if I drink water it goes away. I mean there's a pretty damn clear correlation there.

    I did ask a gp about it once I think, but never asked what might be causing it. Didn't seem concerned.

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  • OboroOboro __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    maybe I have something like Lyme disease

    there's this undercurrent of want for terrible illness, in that it would physiologically vindicate large swaths of my neuroses and physical maladies

    this is why I scheduled the neurologist before a PhD, you see

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Preacher wrote: »
    Hey oboro? You ever look into fucking machines? It tends to just be people + large contraptions that fuck them in various exciting ways.

    Edward please for the love of god do not continue this hunt for porn.

    This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.

    Do you remember that south park joke about the internet and porn?

    It's true <img class=" title=":cry:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Oboro wrote: »
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Oboro wrote: »
    both my low blood pressure and my arrhythmia are remnants from dramatic dosages of antidepressants (above the manufacturer's indication even, prompting all of my prescription pick-ups to be accompanied by an additional call to the prescribing doctor before they would dispense it)

    thanks, Dr Karp

    thanks

    Similar though probably not as bad situation when I was on antidepressants (though luckily I have no long term side effects). The pharmacist being all "Woah, wait a second, is this dosage correct? Let me check up on this..."
    They don't prescribe me SSRIs anymore, it's all about the tetracyclics now

    unfortunately these are fucking expensive, which contributes to why I was not able to continue taking them #><


    I hated SSRIs/SNRIs. Did nothing but make me feel fucking weird.

    And were kinda responsible for me starting smoking, because nicotine gave me a crazy fucking buzz while I was on them.

  • OboroOboro __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Based on Oboro's link...
    It's prolly related to dehydration since dexies and coffee do that and at the same time dexies suppress appetite/thirst.

    I need to keep a bottle of water near me and like consciously think "I should drink water" or I don't.

    ...dextroamphetamine?

    If you're on any prescription medication (prescribed or otherwise) and are having those kind of symptoms, you want to run that by your doctor.

    Nah, had it all my life. It's completely random and if I drink water it goes away. I mean there's a pretty damn clear correlation there.

    I did ask a gp about it once I think, but never asked what might be causing it. Didn't seem concerned.
    Drinking water maintains and fluffs your blood pressure. It's conflating causality, though, to say that orthostatic hypotension is caused by dehydration -- drinking water before you stand is merely one way to mask the symptom/cause.

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Man a lot of you guys need to see qualified mental health professionals. Or be locked up in psych wards and never let free ever again.

    I like the second option.

  • MorninglordMorninglord Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Drinking one glass of water wont help with dehydration immediately anyway. If you haven't been drinking enough water it gets shunted to essential stuff so you'd still get the dizzy spell.

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  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Preacher wrote: »
    Oh shit zimmys a lime truther... What's next god damn america Zimmy? Or should I call you by your given name Reverend Wrong!

    I tend to take this stuff with a heavy grain of salt, but when you've seen 20+ doctors who tell you that you're full of shit and suddenly three or four come along with a diagnosis that actually fits and makes you feel better, you take notice.

    We probably have 10 or so Lyme stories a year on the local news/papers now, patients having been stonewalled for 20 years, doctors finally "seeing the light" after their 10th patient in as many weeks, etc. etc. It's all pretty fucked up.

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  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Oboro wrote: »
    maybe I have something like Lyme disease

    there's this undercurrent of want for terrible illness, in that it would physiologically vindicate large swaths of my neuroses and physical maladies

    this is why I scheduled the neurologist before a PhD, you see

    You don't have Lyme, Ms. Emily.

    People with Lyme don't have the energy to be as crazy as you.

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  • OboroOboro __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Oboro wrote: »
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Oboro wrote: »
    both my low blood pressure and my arrhythmia are remnants from dramatic dosages of antidepressants (above the manufacturer's indication even, prompting all of my prescription pick-ups to be accompanied by an additional call to the prescribing doctor before they would dispense it)

    thanks, Dr Karp

    thanks

    Similar though probably not as bad situation when I was on antidepressants (though luckily I have no long term side effects). The pharmacist being all "Woah, wait a second, is this dosage correct? Let me check up on this..."
    They don't prescribe me SSRIs anymore, it's all about the tetracyclics now

    unfortunately these are fucking expensive, which contributes to why I was not able to continue taking them #><


    I hated SSRIs/SNRIs. Did nothing but make me feel fucking weird.

    And were kinda responsible for me starting smoking, because nicotine gave me a crazy fucking buzz while I was on them.
    I went from an SSRI with an atypical with a mood stabilizer (with something to control tremors) to an MAOI with a different mood stabilizer and a bipolar-specific medication to a tetracyclic with the same mood stabilizer a sleep aid and an atypical again

    at no point did anyone consider the fact that these cocktails costed about $200/mo, even when they swapped in lithium (the second mood stabilizer, and comparatively free)

    and then they blame me for going off the meds

    I can't afford them, you fucks, especially when it costs $350/mo in appointments just to have a psychiatrist look at me and say "okay" or write refills

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  • CorvusCorvus Caw? VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Christ on a cracker, chat blew up while I went to make dinner.

  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited October 2008
    In 2027 the heart will unite the head and hands.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Oh shit zimmys a lime truther... What's next god damn america Zimmy? Or should I call you by your given name Reverend Wrong!

    I tend to take this stuff with a heavy grain of salt, but when you've seen 20+ doctors who tell you that you're full of shit and suddenly three or four come along with a diagnosis that actually fits and makes you feel better, you take notice.

    We probably have 10 or so Lyme stories a year on the local news/papers now, patients having been stonewalled for 20 years, doctors finally "seeing the light" after their 10th patient in as many weeks, etc. etc. It's all pretty fucked up.

    Way to take my comment seriously. How will you ever be my crazy pastor that in desperation the ailing party elder throws at me to stem my Fear and Destruction message?

  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Elki wrote: »
    In 2027 the heart will unite the head and hands.

    But will it keep Hope alive?

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Elki wrote: »
    In 2027 the heart will unite the head and hands.

    Well we know whos been smoking mexican dirt weed tonight.

  • OboroOboro __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    Oboro wrote: »
    maybe I have something like Lyme disease

    there's this undercurrent of want for terrible illness, in that it would physiologically vindicate large swaths of my neuroses and physical maladies

    this is why I scheduled the neurologist before a PhD, you see

    You don't have Lyme, Ms. Emily.

    People with Lyme don't have the energy to be as crazy as you.
    why do you think I have energy

    I jogged less than one suburban block and blacked out on the corner just the other day

    now I just collapse into a heap if I so much as jog for even 100ft or so, completely 100% reliably

    and not wanting to wake up and go to work and constantly staying in bed, that's fatigue, ain't it

    just because I do crazy things doesn't mean that large expenditures of energy are involved, or that I don't suffer for it :P

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  • stiliststilist Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Posting for truth.

    I poop things on my site and twitter
  • CorvusCorvus Caw? VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    stilist wrote: »
    Posting for truth.

    Truth is a lie.

  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    stilist wrote: »
    Posting for truth.

    All the while spouting dirty lies.

  • ZimmydoomZimmydoom Registered User
    edited October 2008
    Preacher wrote: »
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Oh shit zimmys a lime truther... What's next god damn america Zimmy? Or should I call you by your given name Reverend Wrong!

    I tend to take this stuff with a heavy grain of salt, but when you've seen 20+ doctors who tell you that you're full of shit and suddenly three or four come along with a diagnosis that actually fits and makes you feel better, you take notice.

    We probably have 10 or so Lyme stories a year on the local news/papers now, patients having been stonewalled for 20 years, doctors finally "seeing the light" after their 10th patient in as many weeks, etc. etc. It's all pretty fucked up.

    Way to take my comment seriously. How will you ever be my crazy pastor that in desperation the ailing party elder throws at me to stem my Fear and Destruction message?

    That's the thing. I'm normally pretty cynical about this stuff, but I'd be willing to bet that at least 70% of this shit is true. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if I've been suffering from some kind of gummint superbug my whole life.

    It's fucked up.

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  • OboroOboro __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2008
    but yeah it's not Lyme, like I've been saying it's a suspected neurodegenerative disorder

    which may be better, or may be worse

    probably hard for it to be worse, considering my projected lifespan sucks anyway, and these disorders typically take time :D

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  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Got married to the girl I met on eHarmony.

    It sort of depends on what you're looking for; it's like the forums here.

    eHarmony is like H&A - fairly serious, but probably will get good results.
    Match.com is G&T - A little looser, but more variety, some looking for relationships, others looking for 1 nighters.
    OKCupid, Plentyofish is D&D - Even less strucuted than Match, but still a chance of finding a relationship.
    LavaLife, AdultFriendFinder, etc. are SE - Buyer beware.

    Is it just me or does this analogy make no sense?

    What I see sees me.
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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zimmydoom wrote: »

    That's the thing. I'm normally pretty cynical about this stuff, but I'd be willing to bet that at least 70% of this shit is true. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if I've been suffering from some kind of gummint superbug my whole life.

    It's fucked up.

    You need to find the lone gunmen... Oh wait not only did fox cancel their show, they killed their characters.

  • CorvusCorvus Caw? VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Zimmydoom wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »
    Oh shit zimmys a lime truther... What's next god damn america Zimmy? Or should I call you by your given name Reverend Wrong!

    I tend to take this stuff with a heavy grain of salt, but when you've seen 20+ doctors who tell you that you're full of shit and suddenly three or four come along with a diagnosis that actually fits and makes you feel better, you take notice.

    We probably have 10 or so Lyme stories a year on the local news/papers now, patients having been stonewalled for 20 years, doctors finally "seeing the light" after their 10th patient in as many weeks, etc. etc. It's all pretty fucked up.

    Way to take my comment seriously. How will you ever be my crazy pastor that in desperation the ailing party elder throws at me to stem my Fear and Destruction message?

    That's the thing. I'm normally pretty cynical about this stuff, but I'd be willing to bet that at least 70% of this shit is true. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if I've been suffering from some kind of gummint superbug my whole life.

    It's fucked up.

    Medical science: slightly more reliable than voodoo.

  • mrflippymrflippy Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Corvus wrote: »
    stilist wrote: »
    Posting for truth.

    Truth is a lie.

    That's the truth.

  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My roommates all high and watching a movie downstairs. So lame.

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  • CorvusCorvus Caw? VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    mrflippy wrote: »
    Corvus wrote: »
    stilist wrote: »
    Posting for truth.

    Truth is a lie.

    That's the truth.

    Or was it?

  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited October 2008
    Quick, Preacher, don't pull a Fireguy.


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    Tycho wrote:
    Did any of you catch this Viacom/Activision shit? We found it fascinating, and utilizing a mysterious procedure we converted this fascination into strip form. Essentially, Activision is suing Viacom because Star Trek sucks. It's strange, because I've been thinking about the intersection of Videogames and Star Trek a good deal lately. I am not the guy that knows the names of all the episodes, but I do have what I think is a healthy affection for this "franchise." Healthy, of course, being a relative term.

    The fact is, as Activision was putting out that Press Release, I had just made realization number one: that Viacom, Paramount, whoever is making Star Trek shows and movies can no longer be trusted to fashion compelling Star Trek. It is the fate of the Trek enthusiast to have one's expectation of quality continually adjusted downward, and the occasional flash of satisfaction one gets is nearly overwhelming. You'll feel it, and you'll wonder if you used to feel that way all the time - how good that must have been. But it is to the point now where my standards have deteriorated to the extent that I enjoyed Star Trek: Nemesis. I'm not saying that indicates quality, now - my enjoyment of something. Absolutely not. But that was decent enough Star Trek. You see, now Star Trek has its own "Quality Continuum" divorced from the metrics we might apply to other forms of entertainment. It must, because the alternative is too grim, admitting that Star Trek is the sort of desiccated husk an alien creature might discard.

    The license has a somewhat checkered past when it comes to Videogame adaptations. Okay, it's not somewhat checkered. It is completely covered by checkers, it is, in fact, a chessboard. I have had some fun in there, though - The Collective's DS9: The Fallen was mighty fine. Also, I think that Elite Force has proven itself to be a pretty dependable series thus far. I'm playing through Elite Force II now, well, not right now, but the levels have a durable, solid feel and they're giving me action galore and throwing me the occasional bone where the setting is concerned. Also, there's like ten online game modes. Go Ritual!

    Realization number two struck me shortly thereafter. I think that the best Star Trek we are likely to get is going to come from Activision, if it comes from anywhere. Waiting for Trek's cruel master to deliver something worthwhile, you'll be waiting a long time. Under ordinary circumstances I wouldn't invest myself in idle fancy like this, but for some reason I maintain a bit of hope on the topic. They could explore things like Section 31, the Federation's secret police, in fabulous detail. The idea of Federation Timeships seems ready-made for exploitation in a game or series of games. Explore other races more fully, as players. Shit, explore other genres - Star Trek is often like an old morality play, and the sorts of games we're presented with often don't communicate the most interesting parts of the series. Attract a quality writer, a series writer, and start from there. I think that gamers will gravitate towards excellent games regardless of their context.

    (CW)TB out.

    so, which one are you?

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