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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I reiterate my need for the sweet release of death. I won't even ask you to clean the shit and vomit off my corpse afterwards. The cesspit of filth in which my body is found will serve as a warning to all who see it that eating food is simply not worth the risk. For the love of god, just say no. Abstinence is the only way to be sure.

Actually no fuck that. Can I get my stomach aborted? How does all that trimester bullshit apply here?

Right now, trying to wipe my ass is the most intensely painful thing I have ever experienced. None of you wanted to know that, but there it is. Let that thought fester in your minds just as death festers in my bowels. Even the gentle trickle of the shower is as needles and fire and needles made of fire. Hell is real, ladies and gentleman; it's up my ass and it's trying to escape. All that is good in life is forfeit.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

i should not, but i snickered ^^
Poor guy.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

It has been 36 hours since I last ate. My body betrays me, demanding more of the vile poison that did this to us; food. The hollow knot that is my gut has broken me, and I have no doubt that I will pay a grave price for my weakness.

More seriously, I think I am over the hump, but I am legitimately terrified to put anything but water in my body. This has been an excruciating experience. It's settled into my whole body as some unpleasant soreness and as the great poet Katy Perry once said I'm hot then I'm cold. I don't think this is what she was talking about, but fuck it whatever.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

If it comes out one end or the other mostly liquid anyway, try eating soup.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

At least it didn't shit yourself in the lunch room. I knew a girl who had that happen in high school. Between that and some preexisting issues with anemia she ended up going to urgent care.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Nachtigallerator wrote:
Does your partner have cancer in the "scheduled for surgery" sense, or did it merely show up in her pap smear and now she needs to get more pap smears later?


She has, as of a week ago, already had the growths electrosurgically excised. I do not think her doctor indicated special ramifications concerning her partners (though she has instructed her physician to take these things into account because she herself is non-monogomous.)

She's had a number of STI screens since having the vaccine half a decade ago. How likely do you suppose it would be for a longstanding infection to go unnoticed through all that time if she'd had it prior to vaccination?

Maybe I'll just send a list of questions to the OB-GYN who handled the case 'cause the literature about this is all extremely concise and pamphletized. Seems the consensus for me at this stage is "oh whatever HPV is all over the place lol" so I guess I'll just keep slinging my papillomavirus ridden dick wherever the heck I want but it still seems pretty fucking lame.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

HPV produces a localized infection within the skin or mucous membranes that often goes without any symptoms, so it's most likely not part of any routine STI checkup. There's little need to screen for HPV subtypes that produce warts (you can still test any warts if they show up) and high-risk HPV are covered by gynaecological routine checkups. Since they don't produce warts or indeed any other symptom, high-risk viruses can remain undetected for a very long time. For life, even - those viruses just sit inside the cells and may hack them to produce more virus. The cancer risk is entirely due to their hacking tools being crude and causing the cell to become more unhinged in general. That can cause cancer during a person's lifetime, but it does not have to. So, she took tests that likely didn't include HPV, and even if they did, five years of dormancy sounds pretty plausible to me.

Even if you do find HPV in a screening test, the consequences are fairly limited - there's no treatment, you just wait until it passes. In a woman (or a man who has anal sex) you might increase the frequency of cancer screening and remove precancerous lesions, but I don't think there's an accepted testing protocol for declaring someone HPV-free.

As for minimizing possible cancer risks arising from your penis, you already got the vaccine. So your best strategy beyond that would be to select partners you would trust to go to the checkups. Promosciousness has been a risk factor for cervical cancer for a long time, so it's pretty likely you (and all other promoscious people) swap HPV around without noticing allmost all of the time. Unless you find a condom that covers all relevant surfaces (like, the entire groin area and possibly the mouth) that's not something you can fix while still having sex.

I'm pulling this together from what I remember from lectures and some google searches based on that, so go ahead and ask the OB-GYN, if you want. I'd be curious to hear his recommendations on the matter.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

So, I've had the constant diarrhea and vomiting out of my system for awhile now, but this morning I woke up with some pretty awful back pain. Is that normal, or is that something I should be worried about? Into doctor visit-worthy complications territory?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

DSMatticus wrote:
So, I've had the constant diarrhea and vomiting out of my system for awhile now, but this morning I woke up with some pretty awful back pain. Is that normal, or is that something I should be worried about? Into doctor visit-worthy complications territory?


People very frequently have muscular cramping related pain after they've been vomiting or coughing a lot. The spasmic contractions of violent expulsion can leave you with very real pulled muscles that take a while to heal. Often kicks in a couple days to a week after you're done with it and lasts a few days.

The differential in this case is that if you get yourself good and dehydrated by having all your fluid spraying out both ends you can dry out your kidneys and leave yourself vulnerable to a urinary tract infection.

In either case, drink a whole lot of water.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Back pain is not a natural side effect of food poisoning. Back pain, on the other hand, isn't IIRC all that worrying unless it's still there tomorrow - don't quote me on that, I'm not a medical doctor (or any kind of doctor).

Over here in the UK I'd consider it worth seeing a doctor, but over here in the UK I can do that for the princely sum of "sod all" so that's a cost benefit analysis I can't perform for you.

EDIT: Ignore; Dr Trollman got there first. (Did not know about the thing of it potentially being a dehydration side effect.)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Can intensive weightlifting and creatine use cause little fat deposits to grow under the skin?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

So, I just had the novel experience of getting food stuck behind my tonsil, a bit of chicken. Eventually, with aid of tweezers and my phone flashlight, I was able to extract it (though it feels like maybe a little bit got left behind).

Apparently this is sort of common? If it happens again, what's a safe and effective way to take care of it? Gargling and coughing both failed to do much of anything.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

This is actually pretty common. Don't use tweezers unless they're long enough not to go all the way into your mouth. You don't want to swallow the tweezers. Instead, get a squirt bottle and wash them out.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Grek wrote:
This is actually pretty common.


Well I still think it is weird. This, coming from a guy who managed to lodge a broccoli stem in his sinus from coughing while eating (realized/discovered about a month later when the sinus buildup became terrible enough to squeeze the trigeminal nerve and cause cluster headaches and constriction of my pupil on that side).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

OgreBattle wrote:
Can intensive weightlifting and creatine use cause little fat deposits to grow under the skin?


Not that I've ever heard of. It's super common for pre-existing little fat deposits to become more noticeable as your body composition changes though. It's part of why trying to cut to below 8% bodyfat can be infamously demoralizing--it's taken as a truism in the bodybuilding community that you'll probably look like shit when you're cutting, particularly if you fuck up and get dehydrated.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Grek wrote:
This is actually pretty common. Don't use tweezers unless they're long enough not to go all the way into your mouth. You don't want to swallow the tweezers. Instead, get a squirt bottle and wash them out.


Gotcha. I used what I had to hand, but might look into getting a squirt bottle and some long tweezers in case it happens again. Seems like a cheap set of supplies to have "just in case"


Also, this is get more evidence that if we were "designed" the designer cannot in good conscience be called "intelligent"
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So a sports-medicene ish questions for my upcoming bikepacking trip:

1. Which of the common over-the-counter pain relievers is best for easing post-ride soreness and stiffness to let me set up camp and get a good night's sleep? Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Iboprofen, Sodium Naproxen, or Hard Liquor ? Are there any risks I don't already know about for combining any of these with multiday physical exertion?

Everything I can find online is either trying to sell me fancy supplements or telling me to do the things I've already done about training and adjusting my bike's fit. I'm well aware of the importance to listening to my body's signals while during the on the bike portion of distance rides, but I'm also aware of my age and how my body responds to all day exertion. Call me soft, but I'd rather take a drug than have the pain of a cramp, saddle sore, or old injuries, keep me from getting a full night's sleep in my necessarily ultralight bedroll.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

People in my club swear by nimesulide.

Also, whatever you do, don't drink hard liquor or it'll fuck you up (even if you don't plan on riding the next morning). Some beer is okay if you're sick of sports drinks / soda.
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I didn't think nimesulide is otc and google concurred, so that one is probably out even though it does kick in impressively fast. I've never bikepacked but I've done some reasonably long backpacking and overall I think alcohol is more trouble than it's worth--the hard stuff can be very tough on your stomach when you're eating naught but trail food and lugging around enough beer to get a proper buzz is fucking obnoxious. I love a good drink as much as the next guy but it's waaay more fun to have some stops along the way where you can meet up with some friends and buy a round of cold ones rather than haul that shit.
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Nimesulide is not available at all here in the US of A, prescription or no. The official reason given is that the manufacturer has never applied for FDA marketing approval. I find it hard to believe there are drugs out that which pharmaceutical companies are not trying to market to me.
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Ibuprofen and Aspirin are effective pain killers. Hard liquor is pretty bad if you've just lost a lot of water due to a day of heavy exertion, so don't do that.

If you really want fast relief from bike related pain, you cannot beat rectal diclofenac. It's like turning your abdominal and leg pain off with a light switch.



But in the broader sense, NSAIDs are where you want to be when it comes to the inflammatory pain of overused muscles. There isn't a whole lot of difference in effect between Naproxen and Ibuprofen, so use whichever one you have. Any of them are much better than Tylenol, Alcohol, or Opiates for this purpose. But if you're the kind of person who bleeds to death through the ass, NSAIDs do make that particular problem worse.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

For more heavy duty pain, my docs have recommended taking a regular strength tylenol in conjunction with a normal dose of ibuprofen. I can't take opioids, and unless I have a pain tolerance that's out of this world, that combo has worked most excellently. I did have to get desperate to try it, though: tylenol on its own does nothing for me, so I had no faith in the combo. But it did the job quite well.
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I use Goody's powders for pain, although if you are trying to get sleep it might be counter-productive (Goody's is a combo of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine). However it does work when I'm in so much pain I can't move in the morning after a workout.
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Will definitely go to the doctor for this, would appreciate advice on what kind of specialist to visit. I'm currently considering a urologist - is there some better choice?

Saturday, a play partner used nipple clamps on me, and some liquid came out of my nipples (first white-ish, then clear). I got bruises on my nipples from that kind of play about 9 months ago, but this is the first time this has happened. During puberty, I did have slight gynecomastia, but this resolved on its own. Is that possibly connected?
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If you don't know ask a GP. That's what they're for.
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