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|>>|| No. 5493
Similar to /emo/, I think we need a minor ailments thread for queries and issues that don't really warrant one of their own.
|>>|| No. 5494
I'll start. The skin where my groin meets my thighs peels off if I scratch it and I don't know if it's causing a bit of a whiff down there.
|>>|| No. 5495
I've been pissing and cumming blood for months.
The ratio of blood is gradually going up.
|>>|| No. 5496
Why are you all obsessed with mega threads? Just make a thread. What are you worried will happen if it doesn't meet your arbitrary definition of "deserved"?
It's clear we're mostly all that kid at school who would only talk if asked a question. Your trivial aches and pains are important to us; make a thread.
|>>|| No. 5498
Maybe to you because it is different from what you are used to. Personally I'd rather have that than need glasses, we only treat the idea of being blind without technology as not a serious problem because it is so common and we have a 'fix'.
Most likely a kidney stone tore my urethra, I pass them all the time. So much so the actual number i have passed is unknowable. Never had a problem other than sometimes blood squirts out of me.
|>>|| No. 5499
Because that is the format dictated by the moderation and the pace of this site.
The concept that a thread could just die after an evening of talking or you might not see a thread is alien now.
Personally I am fine with most 'megathreads' except the midweek thread I think the lack of focus means they are less helpful than if people just started minor threads about what they were up to.
|>>|| No. 5500
>Because that is the format dictated by the moderation
I've consistently harped on about the midweek and weekend threads killing discussion for years, and other mods have agreed with me, but none of us have had a solution for weaning you all off them that wouldn't cause a shitstorm, so I don't see how that can possibly be true.
I don't even bother reading those threads anymore unless I see a report. They're banal shite.
|>>|| No. 5501
For the love of god, go to a doctor. You shouldn't regularly be passing kidney stones, you berk. That's not normal.
|>>|| No. 5503
I don't think star can exist at the same time as a constant rolling flow of ephemeral, 10 post threads. It just makes longer form threads make more sense, when basically the entire week's posts can be seen on the front page of star.
And as others say, banality is really our specialty. On top of that, I don't really see long vs. short threads making a difference to discourse, in reality. It's not like people aren't posting off kilter subjects in the megathreads, which then spawn a handful of replies, just like they would have if the thought was a separate thread.
|>>|| No. 5504
>For the love of god, go to a doctor.
What is it you think the doctor will do to fix the problem exactly? Take out my kidney and replace it with new ones?! How do you think I discovered I was regularly passing kidney stones in the first place?
Do you know what the normal treatment a GP recommends for kidney stones is? It is drink some water and take an ibuprofen. Just because you have no experience of life doesn't mean what you don't understand is a medical emergency.
>You shouldn't regularly be passing kidney stones
I should be, it is a direct result of the structure of my kidney but thanks for the medical lecture professor.
|>>|| No. 5505
>I should be, it is a direct result of the structure of my kidney but thanks for the medical lecture professor.
Then why fucking post about it in a medical thread?
|>>|| No. 5507
I think I need to totally change my sleeping technique. I sleep with a hand under the pillow and I've found myself waking up in the middle of the night more often because my hand has fallen asleep. Wasn't much of an issue when I was younger and had better blood circulation.
|>>|| No. 5508
This sounds like an infection, fungal or bacterial. If you call 111 or ask nicely at boots they'll give you the appropriate creams. Make sure you're wearing clean clothes and changing your towel regularly.
This is serious. Call 111 and tell them your symptoms.
|>>|| No. 5509
You should be on Allopurinol and a diet which will facilitate the breakdown of kidney stones.
|>>|| No. 5511
Even though I'm always fit and healthy I've always had a tendency to having cold hands and fit, and get pins and needles in them with the slightest bit of pressure on my armpits etc. I've often woke up in the night with my arms dead to the point of not even being able to clench my fist and I have to flail my arms around for a minute to get some life back into them.
Touchwood I've been better in the past few months as I've been cycling a lot more and improved my cardiovascular health a bit.
You might also want to try taking l-arginine tablets, they're good for circulation.
|>>|| No. 5512
I understand how Kidneys are supposed to work just fine, teenlad. An otherwise healthy person would not be given the same advice. So maybe you should have qualified your cry for attention if you didn't want follow up enquiries.
|>>|| No. 5513
My fingers hurts from playing guitar too much.
I'm fully aware of why they hurt and fully expected them to hurt after I was finished because I haven't played in a while, but I'm going to make a post about it anyway.
Please don't give me medical advice, or I may become passive aggressive.
|>>|| No. 5514
I can't believe that's a real, it'd be too painful to have been ignored and "coped" with.
|>>|| No. 5516
>cry for attention
>didn't want follow up enquiries.
So which is it I am doing professor, make up your mind?
This is an ailments thread on an image board mate, the entire point is to have a piss and a moan about your ailments, and you’ve gotten awfully high and mighty about the purpose of the thread pretty quickly if you think anyone is coming before seeking medical advice, and not just to complain. If you don't want a banal thread you need people to actually share interesting problems.
>This is serious
Not as serious as you would think. First time it happened doctors were concerned it could be stage 4 bladder cancer as it has a lot of shared symptoms, facing your own mortality like that is terrifying, after that kidney stones felt like a blessing.
Never heard about that before I'll ask my doctor about it next time we talk about this. Thanks
I don't know what to tell you other than it is real and it isn't that painful. Most kidney stones are passed with no real problem at all, even the tearing of your urethra is something you can, not notice. It is only when they cause a blockage you get the real pain, not being able to pee is deeply unpleasant you switch from normality to intense unbearable sweating agony in seconds, I’ve felt like vomiting on the off chance I might dehydrate myself enough to not need to piss anymore., then if it clears again on its own it is like nothing ever happened and you are fine.
|>>|| No. 5681
I've suddenly found myself much more tired over the past week. I haven't changed anything which has me scratching my head. I just feel sluggish and hungrier than usual. I'm male so I think I can rule out pregnancy.
I've tried having a rest from working out but I still feel like shit.
|>>|| No. 5682
I'm not a doctor, but I am a reactionary, and that sounds like something that could be nothing or the early signs of a very bad thing. Wouldn't fuck about, contact your GP.
|>>|| No. 5683
A reactionary isn't someone who reacts to things. I do second everything else you said though, no harm in getting a blood test or whatever.
|>>|| No. 5695
I seem to have developed a space between my first and second molar on one side. This is most annoying because I get stringy food caught between them and have to use tweezers to pull out whatever is caught, especially when I eat steak and kidney pie.
I'm due to see a dentist in a couple weeks for a check-up anyway so I probably won't die but what can I do the meantime? There's a vicious cycle at work because I use interdental brushes to keep the space clean yet know that this is probably making it worse and if I don't then anything caught that I don't notice will cause an infection.
|>>|| No. 5696
Start carrying tweezers.
You're getting older, your gums are receding. Getting "long in the tooth". It's not likely to improve until you get false teeth.
|>>|| No. 5697
>>5681 Hayfever? It can be a right cunt, and this is prime time for some of the more common tree pollens.
|>>|| No. 5698
The fingers on my right hand ache if I straighten them and seem to be naturally crooked compared with my left. I think it's from holsojg my phone too much recently.
|>>|| No. 5706
So after months of invasive procedures after all of your "OMG YOU HAVE TO GO TO A DOCTOR RIGHT NOW I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU COULD URINATE BLOOD!!" The urologist has concluded 'bugger if I know why this keeps happening' and life continues on regardless much in the way I knew it would last time I went to doctors about this. The only real loser here is obviously myself. But I really hope this serves as at least some sort of a lesson about not being alarmist when someone tells you something you don't understand, and the madness of online crowds.
|>>|| No. 5707
If you find a lump and it turns out to be benign, deciding that means you shouldn't have bothered getting it checked out, is the wrong attitude.
|>>|| No. 5708
I had already had it checked out before I posted in the thread previously and I said words to the effect of such but that didn't stop people screeching that I should be going into A and E immediately.
|>>|| No. 5709
The doctors put you through those procedures on a whim did they?
|>>|| No. 5710
I think that urologist just wanted to finger my arse, and who could blame her she’s only human.
Apparently they couldn’t access my previous records so everything was new and exciting to them when they discovered what I already knew, the newbie ultra sound girl got a hell of a crash course looking at all of the oddities of my urinary tract, she didn’t know what the fuck she was looking at.
|>>|| No. 5711
>she didn’t know what the fuck she was looking at
A typical .gs poster.
|>>|| No. 5712
Is there any genuine medical backing for the death-grip masturbation phenomenon? I have sex approximately once every two years, and I have never in my life ejaculated into a woman. The general consensus is that this is because of all the wanking I do, and my dick doesn't know what a fanny feels like. It's not used to this situation, so it sort of clams up and gets nervous and doesn't jizz everywhere. It doesn't go soft; it just stays in the hard and ready position until I give up. Again, maybe this is too much wanking. Maybe this is wanking to things that are too unrelated to vaginas. But it could also be nerves, or some kind of undiagnosed social anxiety, or maybe my cock is too redpilled to trust the treachery of semen-thieving women who want to abduct my seed for secret nefarious experiments. Lots of things are possible.
Has this ever been researched? Would a temporary couple of weeks of no-fap help me out? Please show me some published research if you know of any; everybody speculates but I want some genuine truth (if there is any).
|>>|| No. 5713
>I have sex approximately once every two years
Look, there's digging we could do on the physical side (johnnies are a bit of a minefield for start) but your problem is clearly beyond physical.
I can assure you from my own experience as someone that wanks multiple times a day that death grip isn't real. Your experience instead reminds me of being wanked off in a message parlour when I was younger where it actually did take ages and where it was painful to finally cum because I was so tense. You need to find yourself a good woman and get comfortable with her is my advice, someone you will no doubt end up living inside because of how right it feels.
|>>|| No. 5714
Masturbation is easier to climax from for men and women, I don't think it desensitizes you to sex so much as sex is just a more complex deed to do.
So if you don't feel satisfied during sex it's likely due to lack of practice more than the 'death grip', you need to figure out how to make it work out for you.
|>>|| No. 5715
Oh, take it from me, you can absolutely kill your dick through too much wanking.
|>>|| No. 5716
Take two weeks off and you'll be spaffing like an over-excited teenager.
|>>|| No. 5717
Dunno if it's the same, but my dick doesn't seem to enjoy being in a vagina most of the time. It either feels like it's being crushed, when she's on top, or not much at all in other positions. Maybe it's too skinny to feel much, and it doesn't help that it struggles to stay hard. It's especially bad with condoms.
Maybe I'm just gay or something.
|>>|| No. 5718
It's not as tight as the vice-like grip of your hand. It can't be. So you feel like you're waving your dick out of the window, even when you aren't. This is why the running joke is that you're gripping too hard, that it's "death-grip" masturbation. But I have no idea if that really is the reason why it feels this way.
|>>|| No. 5719
In personal experience I wouldn't say so. I wank a lot, have always wanked a lot, yet sex still feels great. I have had performance issues before, but they have been psychological. I think people are often quick to jump to a physical problem when it comes to sex, but really it's a minefield for anxieties and tension.
It could also be that your dick isn't hard enough, mind.
|>>|| No. 5720
It turns out that I'm in shit order. That or I'm getting proper fucked by my dentist - £600 for a night guard on top of frequent cleaning and another filling.
So on the grinding part, how do I stop being stressed lads. I thought I was good with stress, people say I'm chilled anyway but now I'm having to consciously think about not putting my teeth together. My advice is to not get old.
|>>|| No. 5773
I've already called 101 and looked online, I'm expecting a callback within 6 hours, so by 1am. It's not painful, but I can feel something. Live just round the corner from a hospital so if anything changes I'll probably get a cab there.
I've had a tightness in my balls over the past few days, and I thought it was maybe muscle strain from fucking my knees on Crib Goch and waddling down Snowden. Though a couple of days before, I was wanking in bed and I felt one of the fellows settle into some sort of socket, and I had to lightly dislodge it back to its travels. It could be years of wanking catching up with me.
It mostly feels like a tightness around the base on the left and right, like my balls are trying to retract or I'm wearing really tight boxers. Now it's still not painful, the right one was aching very slightly earlier but then it went to the left then disappeared, but I just feel incredibly uncomfortable, and I can't tell how much of it is in my head.
Anyone had something similar? No discolouration yet, they both look and feel (with fingers) fine. But I feel like you feel when you're almost done recovering from being tapped in the balls, but it could go either way again. If you lads ever feel slightly burpy when you're almost recovered from a tackle smack, I've got that. Not sure if the rest is in my head as I'm proper squeamish.
I'll be sad if I lose my balls, though just one wouldn't be so bad. Not even frozen any sperm, could leave a teaspoonful in the freezer for the lass when the pill wears off.
|>>|| No. 5774
The "socket" you mention is a real thing. I think all men have one; you can put your balls in there with a bit of effort and it's absolutely fine to do so. Transvestites do it on purpose, but I have certainly never done it nor even attempted such a thing.
|>>|| No. 5775
Testicular torsion rapidly becomes absolutely excruciating; most patients turn up at hospital groaning and retching with the pain. If you haven't already gone to hospital, it probably isn't torsion.
The most common cause of altered sensation in the testicles (and the most likely in your case IMO) is referred pain the lower back - pressure on your lumbar spine makes you feel like your balls are numb or painful. Unless you've slipped a disc, it should get better on its own.
An infection or an inguinal hernia might also explain your symptoms, but neither situation is a medical emergency. If your balls get worse then see your GP, but I'd wager that you'll be fine in a couple of days.
|>>|| No. 5776
>Testicular torsion rapidly becomes absolutely excruciating; most patients turn up at hospital groaning and retching with the pain. If you haven't already gone to hospital, it probably isn't torsion.
This is reassuring to know.
I occasionally get a bit of a dull ache in my left nut, but usually I think it's just a massive fart brewing and presumably causing that bit of your guts around the pelvic area to stretch things about in an uncomfortable way.
Probably the only reason I never noticed it earlier in life is that I was such a skinny fucker as a younglad.
|>>|| No. 5777
Gosh, that sounds terrifying. What if it gets caught? Maybe I shouldn't ask now, I feel a bit sick.
Thought this was the case, I was expecting it to happen at any moment and coming to terms with the possibility of excruciating pain and possible impotence.
My posture is shite but this hasn't been a problem before, so maybe you're right and it's one more thing breaking down. Cheers! Got a GP apt this afternoon anyway.
They rang back at 11:30 with a 'courtesy call' to say that I wouldn't be called by a clinician tonight, didn't seem much need for it. Sensation persists but it's okay. No blood in the cum or owt, which I assume is a good sign.
|>>|| No. 5778
It's fine, give it a go. I sometimes tuck'em in when in bed, for no particular reason, just something to fiddle with.
(I read about it in a James Bond book when I was a weelad, it was in a bit about fighting, and it said something like 'that kick should have incapacitated him' - 'no, oriental fighters can hide their testicles inside themselves, so they can't be hurt', and I thought that sounded handy, so I had a rummage. Educational stuff, Fleming)
|>>|| No. 5779
>'no, oriental fighters can hide their testicles inside themselves, so they can't be hurt', and I thought that sounded handy, so I had a rummage. Educational stuff, Fleming)
I want to say that's a reference to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Pei_Pu but I don't think the chronology makes sense.
|>>|| No. 5780
My left fella decides to go up into my torso quite often. The first time it happened to me was with a girl, and I posted on /emo/ that I was really worried there was something wrong with my meat and two veg, only to be laughed off the front page. In hindsight, it was just what I needed.
sage for using .gs as a diary.
|>>|| No. 5781
>>5779 Just digging further - found this on 'pedia.
"Sir Hugo Drax, the antagonist of Moonraker, was named after Fleming's acquaintance Admiral Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax;"
That's a hell of a name. I shall call my cat that.
|>>|| No. 5783
Ancestor of Richard Grosvenor Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, AKA Richard Drax, Tory MP.
I always thought a Tory MP sharing a name with a Bond villain was an amusing coincidence but to find out it's not a coincidence at all is utterly hilarious.
|>>|| No. 5784
I cannot help but be absolutely certain this is all a bit of 'microwaves clean your iphone' banter, and that if I do it the first movement of my legs or hips will obliterate the little fellows and I'll be posting on here about it and you'll all be gobsmacked at my stupidity for not getting the joke.
I've booked an appointment with an older gentleman I found on the internet to feel them up after work tomorrow.
I think it's just some swelling/tightness in those...connective tissues on the side? Like if you grip a bit of the skin either side then there are those wiry muscly strings that seem to connect the base to the balls. It's there on the right hand side, so thankfully probably not anything serious.
Thanks lads, check your balls. Check your friends, too.
|>>|| No. 5785
Shoving your balls up your inguinal canals is called "tucking" and it's routinely used by transwomen and drag queens to hide their bits. It's perfectly safe, but somewhat uncomfortable if you're not used to it.
The stringy bits on your balls are a cluster of blood vessels and sperm ducts. If they're tender or sore, the most usual cause is a bacterial infection of the sperm ducts. It's often just a UTI, but if you've been recently sexually active you should get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhoea. In either case, it's easily treated with a short course of antibiotics.
Your GP will check you out for lumps and bumps, but I wouldn't worry yourself about nut cancer - the early symptoms are usually a painless hard lump on or in the bollock.
|>>|| No. 5794
Let's say, hypothetically, that I was tempted to try the old testicle-conceal. Before I try anything, how would I get them out again?
|>>|| No. 5797
Gravity and 10 seconds of not being poked in will do the job. Default position is out.
|>>|| No. 5798
Where's the guarantee that the movement of my pelvis won't result in any crushing?
|>>|| No. 5799
If bits of your pelvis are moving relative to others, you should probably get that seen to rather than fiddling with your balls.
Just tuck'em in. Or don't. You're wildly overthinking this. It's neither as risky or as satisfying as you seem to be imagining.
Surely, in this day & age, there are youtube guides.
|>>|| No. 5812
Got a bug bite of some sort in the park yesterday, I crushed the fucker on contact (accidentally, it felt like a stray hair) and it looked tiny, saw a red dot where it had bitten me, thought nothing more of it. Now it's swollen and I can't even fit my hand around the area, it's covering the lower 180 degrees of my lower thigh and extends halfway down my calf, the red area is about 18 inches long now, it could be two separate bites, one below and one above my knee, but the area is contiguous.
I've had no nausea and the itching isn't overly frequent, but it's feeling super tight when I walk and quite uncomfortable.
Can anyone reassure me my leg won't fall off? I've never had a bite this big before and it's still growing in area 30 hours after the fact, I suspect maybe it's an allergic reaction from the time I had bedbugs a few years back.
Do you reckon it was a spider? I was just sitting in a fairly popular sitting area in the park, nothing more. Presumably if there were killer bugs on the loose then I'd have heard something by now.
|>>|| No. 5813
I'd personally be pretty alarmed if my leg was that swollen, to be honest. It does sound like an allergic reaction, but is certainly worth getting looked at in case it's an infection, or indeed, an exotic killer bug on the loose.
|>>|| No. 5814
The alarm is building, waiting for 111 to answer now. On the outer edges it resembles a rash, and it seems like the redness is radiating from two separate areas so I think that's why it's gotten so massive.
I've been number 2 in the queue for 10 minutes now, seems statistically unlikely.
|>>|| No. 5815
I've demarcated the area in biro, as you can see it comes in at the knee to the tendon, but it's all red on the lower 90 degrees of my knee.
Getting a callback soon, if it falls off I'll let you lads see what it looks like. Assuming they let me keep it.
|>>|| No. 5817
Try some anti-histamines. If it gets worse, go to the walk-in centre.
|>>|| No. 5818
I inspected the bite location when leaving the area and was satisfied it wasn't a tick, as I've removed them from my pets before - unless I took the fucker out the second he burrowed in, and the remnants of his face are still in my leg, but there's no bullseye marking. That's been drilled into me by Scrubs. Lyme disease is one of those names that sounds trivial but turns out to be horrific. I've heard people develop potentially lethal allergies to red meat, for example. 'Fortunately' the redness is contiguous.
Been looking all round the house for it, got nowt. Shops all closed. Will grab some tomorrow.
|>>|| No. 5819
You have quite feminine legs, m8. I can't stop thinking about them resting on my shoulders while I thrust into you with wild abandon. Is that medical advice? Perhaps.
|>>|| No. 5820
Sent photos to a doctor and she said it was massive, she sounded genuinely incredulous on the phone until I'd sent some pics through. She said the rash was quite big as well, probably inflammatory reaction and should be fine with some antihistamines
Thanks, I'm gorgeous. I also have long eyelashes and very fine eyebrows. I'd probably be a dream otter if I didn't find men physically repulsive.
|>>|| No. 5835
I cut my calories by around 1000 a day and have been doing up 40-60 minutes more intensive exercise five days a week. It's been a month and there's no appreciable difference to my weight. Is this not long enough to see a difference? Should I be exercising more? Is it possible I'm building muscle fast enough to replace lost fat resulting in no weight loss?
|>>|| No. 5836
How are you tracking your calories? It may be that you're off with your estimate of a 1000 calorie deficit. I'd recommend just focusing on switching out calorie dense foods for micronutrient dense foods for a week, and eat until you're completely full. If you track that, you can use that as a baseline for comfortable fullness, then the next week you can cut overall calories by 250 - 500.
What's "an appreciable difference"? Are you weighing yourself at a consistent time each day and under the same conditions? Hydration and food weight can sway your weight by over 1kg, easily.
Credit to you for sticking it out for a month, and I'm sure you've seen some positive changes (are you getting stronger or are you developing better endurance from the exercise?), but the problem with starting out on a big deficit and five days per week of training is it doesn't give you much room if you decide to cut down further. Believe me, you don't want to be living off less than 1300 calories a day and trying to do two-a-days, it's gruelling and unsustainable.
|>>|| No. 5837
>How are you tracking your calories?
I stopped drinking and I'm not eating any more than I did previously. Without alcohol I no longer have junk food cravings so that's gone too.
>What's "an appreciable difference"?
My weight so far is just fluctuating around the same figure. My scales are a bit fucked so it's hard to get a meaningful reading from them but it's around the same 81, 82 kg mark.
Physically I'm feeling better and my extremities are visibly more toned and gaining muscle. It's just the lack of change in the one definite metric that is weight.
|>>|| No. 5838
A kilo of body fat contains about 7700 calories. Moderately intense exercise burns 400-600 calories per hour.
It's possible that you're gaining significant amounts of muscle, but the more likely explanation is that you're under-estimating your calorie intake.
|>>|| No. 5839
That's a lot! I'll keep increasing the duration and intensity at a reasonable rate but try to be more conscious of portion size too.
|>>|| No. 5840
I recommend myFitnessPal as a way of recording your calories properly. You're probably undercounting your food.
|>>|| No. 5841
I'm happy to exercise more and be conscious about what I'm eating but using an actual calorie tracker and limiting myself to numbers means I'm going to spend half the day hungry, with low blood sugar and unable to sleep or function properly because of it.
|>>|| No. 5842
No, you don't have to do any of that. You just faithfully record a food diary in an application that has a database, like myFitnessPal - and then you actually get a proper reading on how many calories you are consuming and why your exercise perhaps isn't getting the results you want.
|>>|| No. 5843
It says I've eaten 501 calories today (1404 in, 903 burned exercising) so that's 999 under budget.
|>>|| No. 5844
>903 burned exercising
I would caution using those numbers, they will rarely be accurate.
|>>|| No. 5847
This myfitnesspal thing is making me look at my nutrition/vitamin intake too and it's a bastard of a catch-22 trying to get the iron levels up. Seems like I have to either have basically no iron or far, far too much vitamin A.
|>>|| No. 5848
I think its particularly brilliant for that and the nutrient breakdowns it gives you - even when I was hitting the right number of calories per day, at one point my diet was almost entirely carbohydrate.
Its for this reason I think it's a really useful tool, even if you're not yet following a diet plan; I think it gives you very useful insight into what and how much, you're actually eating.
|>>|| No. 5849
I can see the appeal of following a diet plan out of sheer laziness in that it'll tell me what to eat instead of having to think about it.
|>>|| No. 5853
Given the repetitive nature of my diet nowadays, you were years ahead of your time and I was wrong.
|>>|| No. 5854
It is a little like I predicted. Weekdays are fine because I'm burning a lot of calories so can eat a satisfying amount to balance it out but any rest day (for me, the weekend) I can only eat 1500 calories total so I'm actively hungry for hours including when I try to sleep.
|>>|| No. 5855
You might consider introducing more satiating but low calorie foods on your rest days. Don't overdo it or introduce it too quickly (mainly for the sake of your arsehole), but potatoes and other fibrous vegetables, or simply a fair whack of whole fruit, can really do a lot to make you feel full without getting a lot of calories.
I consider myself to have a really good appetite, but something as simple as a big orange can leave me feeling full for ages.
|>>|| No. 5856
I've started drinking this guy's smoothie every day. He claims it's more or less "nutritionally complete". Is it good? Could it be made better? At the very least, I know I'm consistently ticking off at least a couple of my five a day where I wasn't before.
tl;dw it's spinach, kale, banana, strawberries, blueberries, flax seeds, chia seeds, milk. (He adds oats, peanut butter and protein powder too but I skip those, I probably get enough fat and protein from meat.)
|>>|| No. 5857
Based on the thumbnail alone I'm going to say no, purely on the basis of that smug cunt face he's pulling.
|>>|| No. 5859
How can anyone be in need of nutrients when Huel already provides them?
|>>|| No. 5861
Chewing is important for what? The continued good health of teeth? Which are important for what? This seems very circular.
|>>|| No. 5862
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
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
Yet again Big Huel derails a thread. So no-one has anything to offer on the smoothie recipe I'm chugging?
|>>|| No. 5865
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
Top wisdom teeth don't have room because of modern humanity's gigantic brains. I still have all of my wisdom teeth.
|>>|| No. 5882
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
>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. 5885
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 5934
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
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
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. 5964
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
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
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
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
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. 6003
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
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
>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
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
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
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
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
Cheers, sounds good. My internal organs must be nearing 70 but I'm only 30 unfortunately. Will check in with employer.
|>>|| No. 6011
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
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
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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