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On getting old and failing health...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by darkminstrel, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    It hits you when you least expect it.

    I'm going in for observation and testing today. Been having these crippling migraines for the past couple weeks with no apparent cause. It's humbling, honestly. I don't get sick, never broken a bone, have all my teeth, etc. But now I may not be able to move out to my dream property because of the commute and my inability to function when the pain starts.

    Wish me luck and appreciate your health.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck man. My wife suffers from Migraines and they just devastate her when she gets a bad one. Keep your chin up and your powder dry.

    From another guy who's "getting old".
     
  3. brianjronk

    brianjronk Marysville, WA Active Member

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    Watch the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead." get rid of those migraines and move out to your dream property.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Best of Luck - I thought I heard of a new treatment the other day or different diet. MAybe it will be something simple to address so you can get your life back. I had a secretary that hit upon the right combination that minimized her issues. Hopefully you will achieve the same.

    Yes getting old is hell.
     
  5. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    Take care Dark, hopefully they can get you some relief. Heck just move out to the property and to heck with that commute. Quit the job and live it large.:cool: I have about 8yrs of work left then (god willing) I can find my place in the hills and "relax";)......God speed to ya....
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yep, nothing wrong with getting old because the alternative really sucks. Hope it all works out for you.

    jj
     
  7. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck to you. I'm in that territory too.
     
  8. Barefoot343

    Barefoot343 liberalville Active Member

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    wow, those are not fun. I used to get them when I was younger and almost always got sick to my stomic and would have to sleep them off, so I really understand what you are going through.
    Hopefully it is something simple like a small change in your vision or something (you been in for an eye exam lately?).

    Hang in there, hope all turns out well for you.
     
  9. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Have faith, don't give up the dream just yet.

    Just a shot to try.....Next time you get one drink some Gatorade. Sounds weird but Chiropractor told me this can work for headaches. My cousin swears by it.
     
  10. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Live
     
  11. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Did the tests. Two CATs and an MRI and so many draws that I think Dracula is the Director of OHSU...but I made it out alive if rather annoyed. No word yet as it's going to take a while. The Doctor seems to think it's a neuro issue but I won't have any idea for at least a week.

    It's not dietary as we don't eat hardly any foods with preservatives. Low salt, low sugar, low fat and oils, etc etc. I'm a bit sedentary but I eat responsibly and healthy so it's a puzzler.
     
  12. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    When one starts try having a beer or shot of whiskey, seems to work for my wife. Thins the blood a little and usually doesnt take long to ease the pain.
     
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  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    A girl I worked with had horrible migraines. The poor thing was in serious agonizing pain. She took ever drug, saw every doctor. Imitrex(?) I think was one of them. Just temporary patches.

    She went to Weight Watchers, on the veggie/fruit diet that Charles Barkley is basically on. That was two years ago. Now she is 125 lbs and no migraines.

    Diet is a real big deal. Doctors often are not very honest about that because they are beholden to the scummy pharms.
     
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  14. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    If it isn't dietary, and doctors are not doing it for you (most are worthless) it is time to think out of the box.

    Flush out toxins with AngioPrim or another flush/chelation product.
     
  15. Box13

    Box13 Beavercreek Member

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    If you dont find a medical reason for the migraines then do a search for info on cayenne pepper and migraine headaches.Some people swear by it,including my wife...Robin
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    About 99% of our problems are dietary.Had a classmate that couldn't cope,but that's not the way to go.
    Good luck on this
     
  17. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Getting old is,, insert your faverite word. Got my bucket list, keeps me positive. If you don't have a bucket, I have several empty ones you can have.
    Hope you get some positive answers. Good luck.