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>> No. 5493 Anonymous
21st November 2020
Saturday 11:44 am
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Similar to /emo/, I think we need a minor ailments thread for queries and issues that don't really warrant one of their own.
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>> No. 5858 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 8:25 am
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>Based on the thumbnail alone
>> No. 5859 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 9:07 am
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How can anyone be in need of nutrients when Huel already provides them?
>> No. 5860 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 9:46 am
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But then you won't chew anything. Chewing is important.
>> No. 5861 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 11:36 am
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Chewing is important for what? The continued good health of teeth? Which are important for what? This seems very circular.
>> No. 5862 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 11:56 am
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There's probably a better reason the other poster's alluding to but if nothing else you'd be a lot uglier without any jaw muscles.
>> No. 5863 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 12:03 pm
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They do solid food now, which is actually quite nice. It's a lot like a pot noodle except good for you.

We've got a shit load in the cupboard for lazy meals/work lunches/apocalypse prepping. If all that was left after the end was liquid Huel, I'd take my chances with the nukes and/or zombies, but this stuff isn't bad.
>> No. 5864 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 1:28 pm
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Yet again Big Huel derails a thread. So no-one has anything to offer on the smoothie recipe I'm chugging?
>> No. 5865 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 2:11 pm
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Yes, I've heard various people talking about chewing being important for your lower jaw, and making room for teeth (Hence wisdom teeth having to be removed since they just don't have room for them).

I read a book called Breathe by James someone, and that mentions also about having more room for your tounge, which means you have more room for air to travel down from the nose. If the jaw is smaller, the tounge sits further back, restricting airflow from the nose, and encouraging mouth breathing.

This may all be bullshit, but it sounded very plausible.
>> No. 5866 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 3:20 pm
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Top wisdom teeth don't have room because of modern humanity's gigantic brains. I still have all of my wisdom teeth.
>> No. 5867 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 5:05 pm
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Well according to https://www.hownormalami.eu/ I am abnormally good looking, so clearly I can afford to jettison my teeth.

Or maybe AI is just bollocks.
>> No. 5868 Anonymous
11th August 2021
Wednesday 5:40 pm
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All this did is confirm that I have a good side.
>> No. 5882 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 9:04 am
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Started getting a sensation in one of my Achilles tendon occasionally that feels like someone is taping or flicking it seems to come just after the apex of a stretch of it during walking. No pain but I'm not sure what it means. Is this damage or a health development with improving fitness even though it is an odd alienating sensation?
>> No. 5883 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 10:10 am
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>I read a book called Breathe by James someone, and that mentions also about having more room for your tounge, which means you have more room for air to travel down from the nose. If the jaw is smaller, the tounge sits further back, restricting airflow from the nose, and encouraging mouth breathing.

Everything I've ever read about it is the opposite way round. Kids who grow up with allergies or asthma spend a lot more time breathing through their mouth because they can't get enough air through their nose. While you're still growing you need the slight pressure of your teeth pressing together and tongue on the roof of your mouth to make the jawbones spread out correctly as you grow, hence mouth-breathing as a child leads to permanently under-developed jaw and overbite.

I was lucky, I was heading down that path but I was sent to a good orthodontist who fitted me with a brace designed to force me to bring my jaw forward, and now I've got all my wisdom teeth through with no issues.
>> No. 5884 Anonymous
5th September 2021
Sunday 1:25 pm
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I used to get that sometimes, it went away.
>> No. 5885 Anonymous
6th September 2021
Monday 11:26 pm
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I have my first haemorrhoid. Looking on NHS it seems I'm on my own unless it doesn't heal this week.

Do they sell haemorrhoid cream in the pharmacy aisle? Which brands work best? I'd rather not talk to my pharmacist about this so my next go would be Amazon if the sudocrem doesn't work.
>> No. 5886 Anonymous
7th September 2021
Tuesday 12:00 am
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They sell haemorrhoid cream everywhere that has a drugs aisle. It's a pretty common problem, I've had a couple even though I'm not really in any risk groups and my diet is, dare I say, healthy.
If it's a big boy the creams tend to do very little to help anyway. You could end up with a thrombosed haemorrhoid, which is a whole new world of discomfort.
>> No. 5887 Anonymous
9th September 2021
Thursday 9:50 am
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I took my first ever MMA class last night and someone fell on my hand, now the joint between my intermediate and proximal phalange on my ring finger hurts quite badly to bend. It will bend all the way in both directions but it hurts if I'm not gentle. Does anyone have any idea how long this is likely to take to recover? I'd like to go again on Saturday but it's a bit of a waste of a tenner if I have to skip all the grappling and punching parts.
>> No. 5888 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 2:35 pm
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Hands are notoriously slow to recover in certiain spots, in my experience. The fingers have no musculature, as such, only tendons. I remember I once had a slight crush injury to my thumb that took ages to feel right again, I think probably due to the (comparative) lack of blood flow compared to areas with tissue like muscle that take in more fluid and blood.

I'm never tried MMA, but I think even if punching and grappling are out, footwork and kicking are also really important parts of the sport. Can you not continue to work out while the other parts are being worked on? Or even just work on conditioning? Better cardio is never bad for MMA.
>> No. 5889 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 2:56 pm
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Thanks. We only covered punching and grappling in that first class so I didn't think of that. I still can't make a fist and the end joint is purple but it's not hurting as much and the swelling had gone down. I'll be able to do my home workout routine this week and I'll probably attend the next weekend class even if it hasn't significantly improved.
>> No. 5890 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 3:03 pm
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If you have a coach or instructor you can also let them know and get some advice.

Boxing was my thing, so hand injuries were always shit, but MMA has a lot more scope.
>> No. 5891 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 4:20 pm
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Learn to wrap your hands and tape your fingers. There are loads of guides on YouTube and it'll save you a lot of grief. Wraps and tape will reduce the risk of injury when your hands are heathy and allow you to train without making things worse when you're injured. Your ring finger will probably feel fine if you buddy tape it to your middle finger.

>> No. 5892 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 12:05 am
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When I did MMA I used to wear some wraps similar to these. The have some padding for your knuckles and give good wrist support. All without have to spend ages wrapping up your hands and they dried a lot quicker than a traditional boxing wrap. It also meant you could go from bag/pad work into grappling or vice versa much quicker. I found having the extra wrist support helped when grappling as well, because it gave a bit of extra friction when trying to engage a Gable grip and just helped stop my wrists getting bent backward.

As previously mentioned if you can't make a fist because of a hand injury you can still do bag work and get some kicking practice in or footwork. If you carry on with doing it I would definitely recommend getting yourself some decent shin guards and a good cup if you end up doing sparring. The best kind of athletic support I found were the kind that are made to be held in place by compression shorts with a soft foam flange around them.
>> No. 5893 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 2:26 am
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You picked the worst time for it given ER and GPs are still overloaded, but if you can get someone who knows what they do to have a look at it. Best case it's all fine, medium case you have a permanent bony lump, worst case you lose some mobility. Hand injuries (that aren't cuts or abrasions) should be taken seriously.

I don't do any martial art but I had a (push-)bike accident which "sprained" a joint in one of my fingers. Took a few months to heal, found out during an unrelated X-ray years later that I'd actually shattered bits of my ring finger bone and it just kind of fused to together in the period I'd assumed it would take a tendon to heal. A friend of mine had an unlucky catch with a soft ball of all things which made one of his thumbs a bit sore. Not a big deal, except it shattered one of the joints and by the time a doctor got a look at it it was too late so now his right thumb is a bit buggered.

Treat hand injuries like a pain in yout balls, one day is fine but more than that you want to make sure you know why it hurts. Your body wants you to carry on and doesn't care how it cripples you.
>> No. 5912 Anonymous
7th October 2021
Thursday 2:16 pm
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You were right, it still doesn't bend properly. There's a bony protrusion on the side of the second knuckle and it's constantly an angry red. My grip in that hand is notably weaker too.
I'll try to make a GP appointment now.
>> No. 5913 Anonymous
12th October 2021
Tuesday 8:40 pm
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Big toenail is starting to grow in again. I clipped the edge off for a little relief - yes i know you're not supposed to - which worked for a day or two but it's now sore again. Worn out dirty shoes don't help but thankfully it's not infected, just a little plasma-y.
>> No. 5914 Anonymous
12th October 2021
Tuesday 8:48 pm
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No mate, cut your nails, doesn't matter your situation. Keep them short, clip them, etc. if you keep them long you already know hat you're getting into, but for basic care... dude, cut your towies.
>> No. 5915 Anonymous
13th October 2021
Wednesday 9:17 pm
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I have pain in my lower right, rear jaw. It feels like a toothpick being jammed into the gum between two of the rear molars. It comes and goes all day and night. Drinking anything hot or cold makes the pain spread across that whole quarter of the jaw, increasingly further. Laying my head on that side does the same. Not immediately, but a few seconds later. The pain is enough to make my eyes water. The combination of paramol and ibuprofen at recommended isn't enough to stop it. I can't sleep, eat or think straight.
I'll get an emergency dentist appointment when there is one available but I've already been, they just told me my teeth were fine, to use a different toothpaste and come back if it gets worse.
I think I'm just complaining but if you have any idea what the fuck is happening I would like to know.
>> No. 5916 Anonymous
13th October 2021
Wednesday 9:58 pm
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Did they give you an xray at least?
>> No. 5917 Anonymous
13th October 2021
Wednesday 10:04 pm
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Yes, nothing out of the ordinary on them.
>> No. 5934 Anonymous
29th October 2021
Friday 12:23 pm
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I just caught the reflection of the sun in a skylight across the street and it felt like ten suns at once. Looked away immediately and pulled the blind down but it's been 5 minutes and I still feel like I've just looked at the sun for a second. I can see fine and haven't lost any clarity, but there's that strain/discomfort you get after you've just caught the sun in your eyes. Am I going to turn out like those indian lads or is this damage recoverable and just a matter of minutes/hours rather than seconds as I'd consider normal?
>> No. 5935 Anonymous
7th November 2021
Sunday 8:02 pm
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I caught that cold that's been making its way across the south. Nasty bugger; piercing headache across the left temple and deep confusion during sleep, alongside the usual symptoms. I had to keep raising from bed to remind myself where and who I was. My dreams were a labrynth, It was horrible.

I hear this winters Cold and Flu strains are expected to be stronger than usual, due to the lockdowns begative effect on immune systems. Be careful lads!
>> No. 5962 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 4:13 pm
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Think I might have broken my toe, but I'm currently packing up my life to move on Wednesday, so rest isn't really an option.
>> No. 5963 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 4:47 pm
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Let us know.
>> No. 5964 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 6:23 pm
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You should be fine. I'm a massive fanny and managed a Christmas Eve bar shift on a broken toe in my youth. Just don't push yourself and you'll be alreet. Assuming it's not jutting out the skin.
>> No. 5965 Anonymous
29th November 2021
Monday 8:53 pm
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I broke toes quite often when I did a lot of Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. Splint it and you'll probably be fine.

>> No. 5966 Anonymous
21st December 2021
Tuesday 2:48 pm
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Bout 3 days ago I noticed that I couldn't inhale all the way, like when you yawn or have one of those 'big' breaths, and you can feel your lungs proper filling. I've got an appointment with a lung person in a couple of days but I'm a bit worried, since my lateral flow tests are showing negative and I've been smoking for 10 years. This just all came on in the last week, very noticeably so - can I take that as a good sign or are lungs known to suddenly just stop bothering?

Anyone know what to expect? I'm otherwise a fairly healthy 30 year old besides the smoking. I'm worried about googling symptoms because right now I've got 'lungs like swiss cheese from long covid', 'emphysema' and 'lung cancer' floating around my skull. I obviously need to stop smoking but my vape broke and I can't get the willpower.
>> No. 5967 Anonymous
21st December 2021
Tuesday 7:49 pm
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Escitalopram Vs Citalopram.

My psychiatrist has switched me from Citalopram to Esci, apparently I shouldn't feel any changes whatsoever initially, just less side effects. But day two and my anxiety is sky high.
>> No. 5968 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 12:54 pm
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Talk to your doctor.

Your brain will likely be readjusting to the new drugs and things will calm down again shortly.

The spike in anxiety could be due to the time of year, and concern about the increase in cases of covid. May be unrelated to the change of med?
>> No. 5969 Anonymous
22nd December 2021
Wednesday 7:47 pm
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Then buy a new vape?
>> No. 6003 Anonymous
27th December 2021
Monday 7:50 pm
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The pain in my jaw came back, not as bad as before but enough that I couldn't sleep or concentrate all week. What it really felt like was something jammed right down between the hind teeth, out of reach of floss and too tight to dislodge with the waterpik. I did try to get to it with those but it just made my gums sore and inflamed. The dentist was closed and I can't afford to keep going there just to be told they can't see anything.
I did a cold water extraction on half a packet of paramol, drank that, got something tough to bite down on hard so the teeth would be forced apart then sprayed the waterpik in there. Almost blacked out from the pain and the whole area swelled up badly enough it's visible through my cheek but the sensation of something being in there went immediately and by the time I went to bed it had stopped hurting enough that I could sleep. 24 hours later the swelling is going down and I haven't had to take any painkillers since the act. Possibly a really stupid thing to do but it seems to have worked.
>> No. 6004 Anonymous
28th December 2021
Tuesday 6:03 pm
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Escitalopram is known to cause anxiety and (hypo)manic symptoms in people with undiagnosed bipolar disorder. If you notice any (hypo)manic symptoms such as less need for sleep, increased libido, sudden hyper-focused interest in new projects, increased extroversion, impatience, increased alcohol intake, etc then do make sure to talk to your doctor.
>> No. 6005 Anonymous
28th December 2021
Tuesday 6:54 pm
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>increased libido, sudden hyper-focused interest in new projects, increased extroversion
Maybe it's just me, but those would tell me that the antidepressants are working as intended.
>> No. 6006 Anonymous
11th January 2022
Tuesday 10:09 pm
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I walked too far early last month and ever since there's been no feeling in part of my sole. It's like cold rubber.
>> No. 6007 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 10:33 am
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Be careful with foot issues and numbness like that - it can be a symptom of diabetes. I walk a load for fitness - it's worth learning a few stretches, particularly calf muscles.
>> No. 6008 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 1:55 pm
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I feel like my body is falling apart quicker than I anticipated and I want to get an update on my health.

How do you go about getting a doctor to check you for all the big ones, like lung cancer, prostate cancer etc? Also I think my bladder or kidneys are a bit fucked. I can get private healthcare through my work if that changes anything.

I just don't want to die through complacency, especially when we're just around the corner from minor immortality.
>> No. 6009 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 1:58 pm
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You can get an NHS health check if you're over 40, but it's a fairly cursory checkup - blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and a chat about your diet.

Most private healthcare providers offer much more comprehensive checkups, so I'd suggest looking into what your employer offers.
>> No. 6010 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 5:34 pm
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Cheers, sounds good. My internal organs must be nearing 70 but I'm only 30 unfortunately. Will check in with employer.
>> No. 6011 Anonymous
13th January 2022
Thursday 6:32 pm
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Ta. I'll maybe do something more about it if it gets worse with no obvious cause but it seems like I just walked on a nerve funny that day.
>> No. 6012 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 10:31 am
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Got the weirdest cold I've ever had. Lat flow says it's not the plague.

Whenever I get a cold I usually produce industrial amounts of snot, but I'm completely dry this time; the main feature is that my right nostril (and just my right nostril) feels like it's been superglued shut. It doesn't even do the thing of switching sides every hour or two like a normal cold. My left nostril is free and clear.

I can barely sleep or concentrate as it feels like there's a force pushing my nostril shut and it's very very distracting.
>> No. 6013 Anonymous
19th January 2022
Wednesday 10:40 am
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Do you know what, I had exactly that this time last year - like all my snot dried up. Obviously another weird bug going around.

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