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« Reply #100 on: January 03, 2013, 10:51:41 AM »

Personally, I have given up hope of finding a decent doctor (after 40 years, I haven't met one worth going to regularly), I will definitely be one of those old men who will only go to a doctor under duress and near death.

Here is a novel idea, why not consider going to see a Nurse Practitioner for primary care issues?

They are inexpensive, take extra time, have a truly holistic approach to medicine and know when they are in over their heads.

One of my nieces is a nurse practitioner in Oregon.  She has her own practice and only does primary care medicine.  Her ratings at ratemd.com have always been 5's and she has well over 60 reviews.

Consider that..
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P.S. While Nurse Practitioners are NOT doctors, they typically have 7 years of academic training under their belts, as well as a good number of years practicing as nurses before going for their advanced training.

P.P.S If in New York City, I do have a few primary care MD's that I know personally who are amazing doctors and will gladly see you.
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« Reply #101 on: January 03, 2013, 11:06:42 AM »

Go to the chemist and buy some Restavit that will knock you out.
I used to use some mersyndol, but it turns out my sleep is out of phase, I can sleep for eight hours, but I don't get tired until 2-3am, as it stand now it is 5AM, In Australia we are going through a HEATWAVE and it is currently 26 deg Celcius a 5AM in the morning (so no-one can sleep). My sleep routine is all over the place, when I don't get eight hours, I nap late in the day and this perpetuates the early morning bedtimes.  I think sleep has been an on again off again issue for me my whole life, Sometimes, my brain literally cannot switch off (I know the rules of good sleep hygiene), but I just manage it as best I can.  Thanks for the advice though, I might see if the pharmacist has some of that Restavit and give it a try.
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« Reply #102 on: January 03, 2013, 11:16:21 AM »

Here is a novel idea, why not consider going to see a Nurse Practitioner for primary care issues?

They are inexpensive, take extra time, have a truly holistic approach to medicine and know when they are in over their heads.

One of my nieces is a nurse practitioner in Oregon.  She has her own practice and only does primary care medicine.  Her ratings at ratemd.com have always been 5's and she has well over 60 reviews.

Consider that..
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P.S. While Nurse Practitioners are NOT doctors, they typically have 7 years of academic training under their belts, as well as a good number of years practicing as nurses before going for their advanced training.

P.P.S If in New York City, I do have a few primary care MD's that I know personally who are amazing doctors and will gladly see you.
I live in Australia, I don't know if they have such a service. plus my Mum is a Nurse, and she is from the school of tough love, unless you have gangrene in a limb, she will tell you to stop being a wimp and just get on with it.  My Mum hobbles around with a myriad of chronic conditions and says, their isn't much anyone can do anyway, that doctors are useless and to just make the best of it.  Fortunately for me, I have had a life of exceptional health, it wasn't until a few years ago after I was attacked by two pitbulls, that I have had lots of little complications, like after the attack I got a DVT  and skin infections, it took me 6 months before I could walk again, and even then I needed a cane for another few months, I then developed occasional anxiety and some depression which then snowballed into the sleep issue I now have, at first I had trouble sleeping and staying asleep, I had constant nightmares and would wake up for hours and now it has settled into a 2-3am, bedtime till about a 9-10am wake time.  And although this has little impact on my lifestyle, I would prefer to go back to the cycle I had of 11-12PM - 7-9AM sleep cycle.  I have tried many things, but I always seem to gravitate back to this later sleep cycle.
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« Reply #103 on: January 03, 2013, 11:19:34 AM »

I live in Australia, I don't know if they have such a service. plus my Mum is a Nurse, and she is from the school of tough love, unless you have gangrene in a limb, she will tell you to stop being a wimp and just get on with it.  My Mum hobbles around with a myriad of chronic conditions and says, their isn't much anyone can do anyway, that doctors are useless and to just make the best of it.  Fortunately for me, I have had a life of exceptional health, it wasn't until a few years ago after I was attacked by two pitbulls, that I have had lots of little complications, like after the attack I got a DVT  and skin infections, it took me 6 months before I could walk again, and even then I needed a cane for another few months, I then developed occasional anxiety and some depression which then snowballed into the sleep issue I now have, at first I had trouble sleeping and staying asleep, I had constant nightmares and would wake up for hours and now it has settled into a 2-3am, bedtime till about a 9-10am wake time.  And although this has little impact on my lifestyle, I would prefer to go back to the cycle I had of 11-12PM - 7-9AM sleep cycle.  I have tried many things, but I always seem to gravitate back to this later sleep cycle.

I'm sorry to hear friend.

Unfortunately, besides Benadryl, Ambien and possibly marijuana, I don't know too much about possible sleep aids that can be helpful.

Have you ever visited a sleep specialist for further workup?  I've heard of sleep specialists having their own sleep labs, whereby patients stay for 1-3 days while they are monitored through their periods of sleep.

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« Reply #104 on: January 03, 2013, 11:21:28 AM »

Mersyndol has the same ingredient as Restavit but it also has codeine which really shouldn't be used for sleeping only pain.

I just read on smh.com.au there is going to be a heat wave today. I figured when I moved to Hawaii I would suffer from the heat but it really never gets that hot here. Never gets cold either every day is between 28 and 32 pretty much.
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« Reply #105 on: January 03, 2013, 11:25:40 AM »

Thank you very much for your vote of confidence, my dear friend.

The feeling is mutual, as I feel that you are one of the most talented members on this site.

While I fancy myself as a part time proctologist, my true calling is in the realm of finance.  It's proven to be the last bastion of lucrative business.  Regardless of the state of the economy, we continue to make money.

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« Reply #106 on: January 03, 2013, 11:40:46 AM »

I'm sorry to hear friend.

Unfortunately, besides Benadryl, Ambien and possibly marijuana, I don't know too much about possible sleep aids that can be helpful.

Have you ever visited a sleep specialist for further workup?  I've heard of sleep specialists having their own sleep labs, whereby patients stay for 1-3 days while they are monitored through their periods of sleep.

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I initially used marijuana for about a year, it was pretty effective, but it tends to make me lazy and I developed a pretty bad cough (I was smoking it), so I stopped taking it, the doctor gave me some anti depressants, but they just amped me up and that's what triggered the whole sleep issue.  I was diagnosed with PTSD after the Pitbull attack (due to the length of the recovery I had to sell my business and specialised equipment and I made many changes in a short period of time, some by choice, others not so much), but I didn't think much of the initial diagnosis, at first I seemed unaffected but after a while the effects were pretty obvious, I became a staunch breed restrictions advocate, researched the issue relentlessly, created a website and had regular contact with other advocates and wrote to politicians etc. I eventually scaled this back to just a facebook page as the abuse, death threats and insults become too much for an advocate who has been personally affected by the issue.  You only have to look at the people here who don't like me, they often like to taunt me using the pitbull attack as ammunition, although, I have grown immune to others personal insults and feel confident in my position and views on the matter.  

The main issue I now face is dealing with the seething RAGE I feel about the incident and how it all happened and the owners response and particularly societies lackadaisical approach to dealing with such matters.  I lost a lot of money as a result of the incident, and after three years, I am still waiting for the court case to start and apply for some form of compensation, not to mention my left leg is permanently fucked and causes me all types of pain and discomfort.  Before the attack, I used to have the usual amount of restraint, now, somebody triggers me I am ready to kill (literally), and the scariest part is, I don't care.  When I get like this, I feel like I have now gotten in touch with a side of me that has a death-wish.  it's not that I want to die, IT'S JUST NOW I am prepared to.  I think after the attack, I lost any tolerance I had for fools, and that was low already.  Unfortunately for me, their are plenty of fools walking around.  I have just accepted that it will be a long slow process for the mind to settle again and for my life to stabilise, things are SLOWLY coming together.  These days I am Aiming for progress and not perfection.
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« Reply #107 on: January 03, 2013, 11:59:53 AM »

I have just accepted that it will be a long slow process for the mind to settle again and for my life to stabilise, things are SLOWLY coming together.  These days I am Aiming for progress and not perfection.

Albeit slow, at the very least you are experiencing progress, which is a great sign considering the fact that not all who are attacked by pitbulls are capable of walking way from the incident.

That experience sounds terrible, but you appear to have a sound head on your shoulders and WILL recover.

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I initially used marijuana for about a year, it was pretty effective, but it tends to make me lazy and I developed a pretty bad cough (I was smoking it), so I stopped taking it, the doctor gave me some anti depressants, but they just amped me up and that's what triggered the whole sleep issue.  I was diagnosed with PTSD after the Pitbull attack (due to the length of the recovery I had to sell my business and specialised equipment and I made many changes in a short period of time, some by choice, others not so much), but I didn't think much of the initial diagnosis, at first I seemed unaffected but after a while the effects were pretty obvious, I became a staunch breed restrictions advocate, researched the issue relentlessly, created a website and had regular contact with other advocates and wrote to politicians etc. I eventually scaled this back to just a facebook page as the abuse, death threats and insults become too much for an advocate who has been personally affected by the issue.  You only have to look at the people here who don't like me, they often like to taunt me using the pitbull attack as ammunition, although, I have grown immune to others personal insults and feel confident in my position and views on the matter.  

The main issue I now face is dealing with the seething RAGE I feel about the incident and how it all happened and the owners response and particularly societies lackadaisical approach to dealing with such matters.  I lost a lot of money as a result of the incident, and after three years, I am still waiting for the court case to start and apply for some form of compensation, not to mention my left leg is permanently fucked and causes me all types of pain and discomfort.  Before the attack, I used to have the usual amount of restraint, now, somebody triggers me I am ready to kill (literally), and the scariest part is, I don't care.  When I get like this, I feel like I have now gotten in touch with a side of me that has a death-wish.  it's not that I want to die, IT'S JUST NOW I am prepared to.  I think after the attack, I lost any tolerance I had for fools, and that was low already.  Unfortunately for me, their are plenty of fools walking around.

It's like a cycle that loops itself inside your head. You keep reliving it. But eventually, it will just consume and destroy you if you don't leave it behind.

I lost out on some of the best parts of my life due to a lot of issues...

I used to have that anger too.....had ZERO fear as well, and almost did some things I'm so glad I didn't.

What helped for me is to realise that I live NOW, not the past, the future is in my hands......

Don't give them the satisfaction of living in your head. It's not worth it. Then they've won.
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« Reply #109 on: January 03, 2013, 12:13:03 PM »

I used to use some mersyndol, but it turns out my sleep is out of phase, I can sleep for eight hours, but I don't get tired until 2-3am, as it stand now it is 5AM, In Australia we are going through a HEATWAVE and it is currently 26 deg Celcius a 5AM in the morning (so no-one can sleep). My sleep routine is all over the place, when I don't get eight hours, I nap late in the day and this perpetuates the early morning bedtimes.  I think sleep has been an on again off again issue for me my whole life, Sometimes, my brain literally cannot switch off (I know the rules of good sleep hygiene), but I just manage it as best I can.  Thanks for the advice though, I might see if the pharmacist has some of that Restavit and give it a try.

Have you tried melatonin or ketotifen fumarate?

Melatonin is basically a natural sleep hormone while ketotifen fumarate is a 2nd gen sleeping aid.
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« Reply #110 on: January 03, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »

I am sure their are quality physicians who are quality people, and you may be one of them, I just hate the way they treat you like a child, I also hate the way they deal with pain management, to me, this should be the highest order of business for a general practitioner, but instead they are always worried you are going to get addicted or you won't use the medication responsibly and they tell you to take a low grade paracetamol or aspirin.  Even after I had my Achilles tendon severed and I was in agony, they gave me too little pain relief and I was left with a lot of unnecessary pain.  

Personally, I think all drugs should be legal, (especially when you consider what's happening in Mexico anyway, that's another story too) and as an adult I should be given the choice if I want to risk addiction or any other side effects for that matter, this whole GOD trip they play with drugs is pretty ridiculous, when I have to go to the local drug dealer at the Gym to get some sleeping tablets, you know the Medical system is pretty fucked up.  (and I rarely ever have any drugs at all, currently don't drink, smoke or take any medications)  I occasionally take some paracetamol for a rare headache and some anti inflammatory for a minor back issue.)  Yet my girlfriend can go to the doctor and come back with half the pharmacy.  Personally, I have given up hope of finding a decent doctor (after 40 years, I haven't met one worth going to regularly), I will definitely be one of those old men who will only go to a doctor under duress and near death.

E-Kul one problem we have in America and maybe not Australia is that a lot of docs run proverbial pill mills where they take cash....exorbitant amounts of cash...to prescribe narcotics to drug addicts. The druggies then sell the pills on the street. Profits for all, but then the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) comes calling and legitimate physicians are caught in the crossfire adn jailed if they prescribe narcotics without following protocol to a T. Thus, narcotic users are deemed users even if they are in pain. Maybe you are right. We legalize cigarettes and alcohol. Maybe if the profit incentive is taken away the utilization and abuse of drugs will go the way of the dinosaur.
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« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2013, 03:41:37 PM »

  That is all I was saying Shock...   I stayed the hell away from them       Doc, don't get your feelings hurt... I was just asking       O6 is NO joke
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« Reply #112 on: January 03, 2013, 03:43:56 PM »

  Also, I did NOT know ANY USMC that were gay. How did you? As for kicking my ass... in what?
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« Reply #113 on: January 03, 2013, 03:44:55 PM »

Most of the Navy Docs that were with us USMC were homosexual.
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« Reply #114 on: January 03, 2013, 03:47:33 PM »

  That is all I was saying, Che...
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« Reply #115 on: January 03, 2013, 03:51:12 PM »

  That is all I was saying, Che...

Hey, I  agree with you completely Arce1988 .
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« Reply #116 on: January 03, 2013, 03:57:03 PM »

Most of the Navy Docs that were with us USMC were homosexual.

Back when I was a young man, 24 years of age, I met a doctor from the Navy and he was a flaming homosexual. He was soft spoken, witty and had a very large penis.  That night, we went back to my place and made passionate love.  

He wasn't just a sailor, he was a flamboyant homosexual.  He also told me that the navy was a safe haven for affluent homosexuals that sought out great experience in the realm of medicine.

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« Reply #117 on: January 03, 2013, 04:07:33 PM »

Back when I was a young man, 24 years of age, I met a doctor from the Navy and he was a flaming homosexual. He was soft spoken, witty and had a very large penis.  That night, we went back to my place and made passionate love.

He wasn't just a sailor, he was a flamboyant homosexual.  He also told me that the navy was a safe haven for affluent homosexuals that sought out great experience in the realm of medicine.

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« Reply #118 on: January 03, 2013, 05:14:50 PM »

  That is all I was saying, OMR... Doc had to get all hissy and shit...
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« Reply #119 on: January 03, 2013, 06:03:00 PM »

 That is all I was saying, OMR... Doc had to get all hissy and shit...
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« Reply #120 on: January 03, 2013, 06:21:20 PM »


Ok. WTF. You guys are too tiny to satisfy DOC anyway...
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« Reply #121 on: January 03, 2013, 06:23:56 PM »

Ok. WTF. You guys are too tiny to satisfy DOC anyway...
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I beg your pardon Captain??

How big do you prefer them?

Last time I checked the tip of my penis was calloused from dragging it on the floor.

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« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2013, 06:27:59 PM »

Back when I was a young man, 24 years of age, I met a doctor from the Navy and he was a flaming homosexual. He was soft spoken, witty and had a very large penis.  That night, we went back to my place and made passionate love.  

He wasn't just a sailor, he was a flamboyant homosexual.  He also told me that the navy was a safe haven for affluent homosexuals that sought out great experience in the realm of medicine.

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« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2013, 06:28:54 PM »

LMAO Grin

Thank you Howie!

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« Reply #124 on: January 04, 2013, 12:35:05 AM »

The younger generations need to examine the question of who gets government support/welfare because the number of working people are shrinking compared to the # of people receiving assistance.  This is and will increasingly be a real problem.  There is also a disincentive to work.  Penn government reported on a female mom with 2 kids being better off on assistance than working a job making 40+K per year.  This is not the intent.

I believe able bodied people should only ever get temporary assistance.  We have a responsibility to take care of our sick, disabled, elderly and veterans.  

Absolutely, and the cheats are creating an environment in which these genuine cases may eventually LOSE that support.  The cheats have such low character that they are stealing from these genuine cases.  Such is their LOW nature.
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