the flu-like illness could rage through the school, but the teachers IN that lounge were the only ones who didn’t recover.
Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.telegraph.co.uk
Statins have some pretty nasty side effects so why would you take them if they don’t work?
Cholersterol levels are something that fluctuate as the body sees fit and when it is in recovery, cholesterol levels may be higher than the “so-called” safe limit but they are high to compensate for other problems so taking statins is going to interfere with the body trying to do its own job.
The real cause of heart disease is inflammation not cholesterol but I can’t find the reference just now. I am sure it is bookmarked in Evernote somewhere.
Borrelial infections can be one cause of inflammation so that if this was the cause in you, then you should be taking antibiotics not statins!!!!
New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.washingtonpost.com
I could have told you this but you can read it for yourself.
This is a repost, not mine but the way my legs have been behaving lately and because of my mobility fears it seems appropriate to hear about how it is [not] going to be treated if it happens to me.
I’m dictating this to Google lying down so the grammar Mike be a bit off. that is an example of what I mean which I’ll leave in for the comedy value, comedy is probably much needed…………..I’m thinking about Whitney Defoe and those of you who have put up with this level of incapacity for years. Is this me now? I have no idea how to process that prospect………
At some point a pretty young woman in a green top comes over. At last it’s a doctor. I’ve lost track of time but I think six hours since the paralysis came on.
6 hours paralysis before I see a doctor
Read More: Paralysis and PACE
Thalamocortical dysrhythmia lies at the heart of many chronic pain disorders.
Too many questions now.
Was the fibromyalgia caused by a Lyme-like Borreliosis that I tested positive for?
Was I born with a lyme-like illness that caused the formation of an arachnoid cyst and or a scoliosis?
Can I blame my Mum for breathing in paint-fumes while she was pregnant with me?
Does it explain all the aching legs and poor posture I had as a child? If so, no wonder 7 years of ballet did not work.
Has it or the fibromyalgia got progressively worse over my lifetime or both?
Can I live on pain killers for the rest of my life?
Would a thoracic cyst that is slightly compressing the spinal cord and displacing it to the right cause “rhubarb” which is something I used to call the phenomenon of a not so nice sensation when I touched myself sometimes as a kid and which has been so bad lately that a bra is out of question and a light cotton dress hurts as it touches my skin? Is that Allodynia? I called it “rhubarb” because of the sour first hit you get from eating stewed rhubarb – a sensation that seemed to effect me all over. So this young girl used to complain about rhubarb and Laking eggs and no-one took me seriously so I just thought everyone got around like that. Anyway Mum said it was growing pains.
The MRI also shows so much widespread osteo-arthritis and a cervical, lumbar and mid-spine focus as well as a the same evidence on a bone scan so how can I tell which pain is from that and which pain is from the cyst? The bone scan shows up all the osteo too but apparently even with narrowing in the cervical foramina, it supposedly does not account for these light sensitive, nausea promoting cracking headaches that are caused by using my arms if I have not woken up out of bed like it. Apparetly fibromyalgia can cause migraines and Lyme disease can but I have always maintained my headaches are coming from somewhere between my shoulder blades and neck as well. The neurosurgeon said the pain in the back there would be from the cyst but not the referred headache. I get enough other types of referred pain – even stings above the heart and elsewhere but to me it does actually feel like I am scraping bone on bone when I have one of these headaches and I press on my head or put it on a pillow. I have got bone spurs cervically but once again they say it is not causing problems. So how come I have so many problems?
The neurosurgeon seemed to confirm the feeling like walking through a sprinkler and my legs feeling like they are getting wet could be part of it but I forgot to ask about the burning feet and the insect bites that aren’t there. What about things crawling in my hair that aren’t there? These things don’t happen so often but they have been happening for many decades. The first time I got “sprinkler legs” driving in the car, it turned out I was below normal in B12 so we blamed that. What about this burning mouth syndrome, I’m not low in B12 any more? But Lyme disease can account for all those things too.
I don’t think I am ever going to know what pain is from what unless I find someone that believes I need surgery to drain/remove the cyst and that is not likely to happen in the public system and the private neurosurgeon I saw said it was not going to hurt if I waited for a repeat MRI in 12 months and he seemed quite pleased when he knew he had scared me after saying 1 in 5000 end up paraplegic. I don’t show my pain and I did not even mention all the symptoms I have talked about here before it was decided to shelve it for now. But these days I’m a narcotics patient. My pain doctor started me on Targin. In order to get enough pain relief I seem to be stoned almost all day so if I want to go out, it means forgoing the pain relief anyway. Is that dumb or what?
One more thing turned up incidentally while I was being assessed for pain. They discovered some lung changes on a plain x-ray and a nodule in my upper right lung on a Hi Res CT scan (HRCT). It could be infection, it could be cancer but again they are just leaving it and waiting till my next repeat CT scan. I reckon it is a mycoplasma pneumonia flare-up but doctors here don’t believe you can have repeat infections that don’t show up on IgM or sputum culture. All I’ve got is IgG (Gone). But all the coughing has aggravated my chest and back pain that’s for sure and I have never heard myself wheeze like I have in the past few months and I don’t even get asthma although even that is being suggested now rather than a stealth mycoplasma. I need glycolipid mycoplasma testing but it is only available in Japan and would not even be known of here although I did notice that nowdays the mycoplasma P blood tests do warn that a negative IgM does not rule out a current infection not that the doctors ever do the recommended retest.