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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2017, 09:09:46 am »
I have an arrhythmia which is triggered by high levels of caffeine.  I also tend to drink way too much soda, as I'm not a coffee fan.  My plan is to cut out caffeine entirely, then when I've not got the additional struggle of a caffeine dependency, cut out sugary drinks.  Once I'm clean, I won't worry about incidental caffeine or the occasional treat.
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« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2017, 10:10:41 am »
My celiac symptoms are becoming more pronounced.

Im still not at the stage that nosey dickheads assure me are the real symptoms of celiac disease though.
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2017, 03:38:19 pm »

I also have BPPV, benign paroxysmal postural vertigo. The first occurrence was terrible, and it also flares up on occasion. Basically it is getting the super spins because the Eustachian tubes in your ears are compromised.....allergies, ear wax, there are many theories but it is benign if not occasionally vomitous.

I had not heard of BPPV, I thought I had a brain tumour.  The GP reassured me that if I had a brain tumour, that would be one of the end symptoms.  I got a brochure on self treatment and it seems to have worked a treat.  My beautiful wife has her's reoccur and has to repeat the procedure (for a fortnight each time) to remedy the situation. 
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2017, 09:12:41 pm »
Have had sinus issues all my life (3 surgeries) and still somewhat recovering from the last one.
Broke my collarbone last year and it didn't heal properly so I have a strange bone protrusion and sometimes it hurts.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 08:27:15 pm »
One week caffeine-free, and no longer in withdrawal. Sleep patterns have not returned to normal, yet.
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2017, 01:11:31 am »
One week caffeine-free, and no longer in withdrawal. Sleep patterns have not returned to normal, yet.

Might not be the caffeine.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2017, 01:16:05 am »
I cut a wee disc of skin (about 2 mm deep) off the top knuckle on my left hand middle finger last week, dressing out a lamb.  It didn't  get infected and has granulated in rather well but still doesn't like to be bumped.  I knew I should have knocked off when the light went south.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2017, 10:17:48 am »
Iliotibial band syndrome, guh.  Sometimes my hips hurt like a real sumbitch.  It can be painful to lie on my side in bed.  And sometimes I can feel the ache all the way down the outside of my thighs to my knees.

Sounds horrible, but you can do something about it yourself to relieve the symptoms.

I can, and I do.

I like my hard foam roller for all things leg.

Oh yes indeed, that is one very helpful gadget.  Love mine for hips and back.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2017, 11:19:14 am »
Iliotibial band syndrome, guh.  Sometimes my hips hurt like a real sumbitch.  It can be painful to lie on my side in bed.  And sometimes I can feel the ache all the way down the outside of my thighs to my knees.

Sounds horrible, but you can do something about it yourself to relieve the symptoms.

I can, and I do.

I like my hard foam roller for all things leg.

Oh yes indeed, that is one very helpful gadget.  Love mine for hips and back.

we would love your hips and back as well.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2017, 11:25:46 am »
Chronic low level pain in my shoulder and elbow from a bike accident about 5 years ago.
 
My nose is constantly itchy, plugged up and with occasional nose bleeds due to the dryness in my new home.  Worse than the chronic pain. 

I've had high blood pressure since I was 16. 

Hated using that foam roller for my IT band, among the worst pain I've experienced using that thing.

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2017, 01:06:42 pm »
Hated using that foam roller for my IT band, among the worst pain I've experienced using that thing.

Hurts so good, baby.  I also deploy a hard rubber ball with knobbly protrusions all over it. 
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2017, 01:32:01 pm »
Hated using that foam roller for my IT band, among the worst pain I've experienced using that thing.

Hurts so good, baby.  I also deploy a hard rubber ball with knobbly protrusions all over it.

I have a baseball. major league hard ball. no little knobbly bits here.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2017, 02:38:45 pm »
Hated using that foam roller for my IT band, among the worst pain I've experienced using that thing.

Hurts so good, baby.  I also deploy a hard rubber ball with knobbly protrusions all over it.

A pair of lacrosse balls tied in a sock. 
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2017, 03:14:45 pm »
One week caffeine-free, and no longer in withdrawal. Sleep patterns have not returned to normal, yet.

Might not be the caffeine.

No, it's stopping the caffeine. I've done it several times before, and it always messes with my sleep.  Takes a couple of weeks to get back to normal.
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Re: Twitter Your Medical Maladies
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2017, 07:47:30 pm »
Why would one give up coffee?

I had to give it up because it triggers my heart arrhythmia.

My present medical malady is high blood pressure. I feel it mostly in two ways: a feeling like there's a balloon inflating inside my head, and as a slight disorientation or moderate sense of confusion. Extremely scary. It's mostly under control with my present meds. Hydrochlorothiazide and amlodipine. But occasionally it spikes. And I need to keep my sodium intake below 2 gm/day, which is really hard because everything has salt in it. Fortunately, exercise helps.
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