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Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:29:57
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I've started having bad back pains.

I seem to be taking painkillers alot, using a TENS machine which is a device which sends out electrical impulses to block pain receptors. Using painkilling gels and doing back excercises.

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I have myopia, I treat this with glasses.  Otherwise, I'm completely clean...as far as I know.

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Easy on the PKs, GG. Haven't you seen House? Do you swim? Swimming does wonders to improve your back strenght.

I have myopia too. Use glasses. Used to use contacts but not anymore. I'm thinking of surgery as of lately, but haven't decided yet.

And migraines. Nasty ones that can last for a day or two, with the whole constellation of symptoms, photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, vomit. I haven't had a good one for a while, though. *knocks wood*

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Asthma: steroids and ventolin.

ME: rest.

FM: exercise.

Those latter two are a great combination to have. Nyaa

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SteelAttack said:


Easy on the PKs, GG. Haven't you seen House? Do you swim? Swimming does wonders to improve your back strenght.

Dont watch house. What are the problems apart from blood thinning and internal bleeding, stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding etc?

I dont swim, its expensive.

I've been doing this, for 5 days but I'm still in pain.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/back-pain/LB00001_D

I seem to spend an hour in bed before sleeping strapped to the TENS machine. Sad

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You can develop PK addiction. Although if you stick to NSAIDs (non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs) then the chances of that happening are zero. The problem is, if the pain does not improve with first line pain therapy, it's very much likely the physician will prescribe opioid drugs to move up the analgesic ladder. What are you currently using for pain relief? Basically, you'd want to stick to newer Cox-2 agents which are less prone to cause gastrointestinal complications such as the ones you mentioned, and if you are already using opioids, ask for the longer acting ones. I was partly joking about the addiction bit, though; development of true addiction is a process that involves many, many factors.

How is swimming expensive? Don't you guys have pools or something? Is it more expensive than TENS sessions?




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Wed, 04 Nov 2009 14:26:41
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SteelAttack said:


*knocks wood*

Ouch! Hey! Hands off man!

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phantom_leo said:

SteelAttack said:


*knocks wood*

Ouch! Hey! Hands off man!

Hehehe, sorry. Can't help myself sometimes.

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SteelAttack said:
You can develop PK addiction. Although if you stick to NSAIDs (non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs) then the chances of that happening are zero. The problem is, if the pain does not improve with first line pain therapy, it's very much likely the physician will prescribe opioid drugs to move up the analgesic ladder. What are you currently using for pain relief? Basically, you'd want to stick to newer Cox-2 agents which are less prone to cause gastrointestinal complications such as the ones you mentioned, and if you are already using opioids, ask for the longer acting ones. I was partly joking about the addiction bit, though; development of true addiction is a process that involves many, many factors.

How is swimming expensive? Don't you guys have pools or something? Is it more expensive than TENS sessions?




I use ibuprofen mainly. Aspirin tends to upset my gut.

I have my own TENS machine from a pharmacy so I dont have to pay for it. Pool sessions are like £5 an hour here and I would have to do it several times a week to get any benefit.

That's like buying a game every two weeks.  

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 10:28:03
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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 11:09:44

Ravenprose said:
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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 11:16:08

gamingeek said:

Ravenprose said:
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What's this?

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Edited: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 11:19:41

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 13:57:51

gamingeek said:

I use ibuprofen mainly. Aspirin tends to upset my gut.

I have my own TENS machine from a pharmacy so I dont have to pay for it. Pool sessions are like £5 an hour here and I would have to do it several times a week to get any benefit.

That's like buying a game every two weeks.  

Oh, you have your own machine. You rich bastard. And why the fuck are pool sessions so damn expensive over there? Do they fill the pools with seraphim pee? I still believe you would make some progress with 2 swimming sessions a week, cheapass bastard. Do they charge for swimming in the Thames?

Ibuprofen's alright, provided it does help you.


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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 14:00:50

SteelAttack said:
 Do they charge for swimming in the Thames?

 LOL What kind of doctor are you! Swimming in the Thames LOL Might as well swim in the cooling water of Chernobyl's reactor!

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 14:10:09

Iga_Bobovic said:

SteelAttack said:
Do they charge for swimming in the Thames?

LOL What kind of doctor are you! Swimming in the Thames LOL Might as well swim in the cooling water of Chernobyl's reactor!

LOL I was thinking about that Seinfeld episode where Kramer swims in the Hudson river and even though he smells like shit, he gathers a sizeable amount of followers.

Besides, considering GG's a cheapass who won't pay, the Thames is fine for him.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 15:11:29
I suffer from an over-abundance of sexy.  I manage by wearing baggy clothes and hats that cover my face.  But sometimes even that's enough. Oozing sexiness is difficult and a burden by I manage.
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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 17:50:18

robio said:
I suffer from an over-abundance of sexy.  I manage by wearing baggy clothes and hats that cover my face.  But sometimes even that's enough. Oozing sexiness is difficult and a burden by I manage.

LOL

I just realized that the cause of my headaches is the massive size of my phallus. Having so much blood diverted from the major circulation towards my wang is detrimental for my CBF.

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 20:38:53

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

I use ibuprofen mainly. Aspirin tends to upset my gut.

I have my own TENS machine from a pharmacy so I dont have to pay for it. Pool sessions are like £5 an hour here and I would have to do it several times a week to get any benefit.

That's like buying a game every two weeks.  

Oh, you have your own machine. You rich bastard. And why the fuck are pool sessions so damn expensive over there? Do they fill the pools with seraphim pee? I still believe you would make some progress with 2 swimming sessions a week, cheapass bastard. Do they charge for swimming in the Thames?

Ibuprofen's alright, provided it does help you.


TENS machines are cheap, less than a game and I got one half price.

robio said:
I suffer from an over-abundance of sexy.  I manage by wearing baggy clothes and hats that cover my face.  But sometimes even that's enough. Oozing sexiness is difficult and a burden by I manage.

Along with the B.O.

SteelAttack said:

robio said:
I suffer from an over-abundance of sexy.  I manage by wearing baggy clothes and hats that cover my face.  But sometimes even that's enough. Oozing sexiness is difficult and a burden by I manage.

LOL

I just realized that the cause of my headaches is the massive size of my phallus.

Or maybe its my wang slapping against your forehead 6 hrs a day which does it?

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Thu, 05 Nov 2009 21:41:40

Medical Problem: Sinful thoughts.

Treatment: Trying bloodletting, for now.

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Fri, 06 Nov 2009 06:42:04
  1. Penile Gigantism
  2. Congenital heart valve problem.
  3. Some kind of blood disease where my blood doesn't break down iron. Heamocromatosis (sp?)  I think it is called.
None of these effect me much, I don't go to doctor's or anything. I'm generally very healthy.

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