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Old 07-08-23, 10:43 PM
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Huge explosions going off again tonight. I was hoping they used up all their crap but it still goes on. Sick of it.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
On the subject of Naproxen, jow many doses, twelve hours apart are too many. I injured my foot while getting off the hotel bed a couple weeks ago.
Usual max dose is 550 mg every 12 hours. That assumes normal kidney function. With the aging population in the USA, impaired kidney function is becoming more common and high dose NSAIDS can make that much worse in a hurry.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
By this, you're saying NOT a witch doctor.

Have you ever dealt much with one? When I first showed mild symptoms of disease, I went to one probably four or five times. He never diagnosed me with anything. Just ruled some stuff out and gave me anti-inflammatories.

A preview of the years of frustration to come. SMH.
Doctors are like drivers. Even the mediocre ones think they are good.

For RA, usually the best “tell” is severe morning stiffness of knuckle joints that takes a long time to loosen up.

In defense of your witch doctor, autoimmune conditions often are tough to diagnose and/or take a long time to declare themselves.
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They charge money to watch high school football?
yes they also play on artificial turf. Also for parking in adjacent lawns.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Doctors are like drivers. Even the mediocre ones think they are good.

For RA, usually the best “tell” is severe morning stiffness of knuckle joints that takes a long time to loosen up.

In defense of your witch doctor, autoimmune conditions often are tough to diagnose and/or take a long time to declare themselves.
Define good. Careful, this may lead to follow up question(s).

See post 302.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Usual max dose is 550 mg every 12 hours. That assumes normal kidney function. With the aging population in the USA, impaired kidney function is becoming more common and high dose NSAIDS can make that much worse in a hurry.
That's why they are no longer in my diet. 😪
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Originally Posted by big john
Huge explosions going off again tonight. I was hoping they used up all their crap but it still goes on. Sick of it.
Still going off here too.
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Originally Posted by big john
Huge explosions going off again tonight. I was hoping they used up all their crap but it still goes on. Sick of it.
We had a half dozen mortars about 11:30.

#annoying
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No fireworks here.

Got up at 6:30 to beat the heat. Got my kit together. At 7:15 the skies opened up. In July no less.
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Bah Humbug , prolly
I was/am so excited to do BF on my new ipad. I quoted datlas snd got more than 4000 characters of code, and was asked to shorten the post. Then I did a single word, test, and got those same 4000 characters.
Wtf?.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Usual max dose is 550 mg every 12 hours. That assumes normal kidney function. With the aging population in the USA, impaired kidney function is becoming more common and high dose NSAIDS can make that much worse in a hurry.
My kidney function is good(though I'm not in the USA) and I am taking only 250 mg/12 hours. I make a point of taking a day or so off every now and then.

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No ride today. I awoke at 4, to get out the door at 5, only to be assaulted by my first a-fib flare-up in ten days. It had been going off every three days, when I was being sedentary. It's passed now, but too warm out to begin a ride. My dr. is on it. I'm blaming Covid; she is holding back judgement until further facts present themselves. The cardiologist I visited chalked it up to age. My RN friend also chalked it up to age, possibly accelerated by Covid. Whatever the cause, it's an inconvenience. Now that I'm past being freaked out by it.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Yes, I remember that. My first, or second experience with blackflies
My one experience with them was standing in the garden talking to Dad, and he suddenly looks intently at me and says, "Hold still", and smacks me in the forehead! He did show me the remains of the bug on his palm, so I knew he wasn't just abusing me.
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Originally Posted by datlas
For RA, usually the best “tell” is severe morning stiffness of knuckle joints that takes a long time to loosen up.
My knees, elbows are by far the most effected.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Usual max dose is 550 mg every 12 hours. That assumes normal kidney function. With the aging population in the USA, impaired kidney function is becoming more common and high dose NSAIDS can make that much worse in a hurry.
I used to take Ibuprofen a lot more often. Now I limit myself to 2 after a long (i.e. >50 miles) ride.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
No ride today. I awoke at 4, to get out the door at 5, only to be assaulted by my first a-fib flare-up in ten days. It had been going off every three days, when I was being sedentary. It's passed now, but too warm out to begin a ride. My dr. is on it. I'm blaming Covid; she is holding back judgement until further facts present themselves. The cardiologist I visited chalked it up to age. My RN friend also chalked it up to age, possibly accelerated by Covid. Whatever the cause, it's an inconvenience. Now that I'm past being freaked out by it.
I suspect there may be a lot of people who had asymptomatic, or mildly symptomatic COVID and didn't know it and now suffer sequelae from it. I think I mentioned Mrs. GJ - who never salts her food - suddenly heavily salting some admittedly fairly mildly flavored Thai food. A coworker mentioned that one way someone had found to track COVID outbreaks was the number and location of returns of scented candles - "This candle just smells like nothing!".

And then there are the cardiovascular problems. I would love to see a study on the rate of people experiencing arrhythmias these days compared to pre-Pandemic.
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It's quarter of 9 in the morning, in JULY, and this is the temperature here. Last week, I rolled out for my Sunday ride at this time to avoid the heat. Today I'm dawdling getting ready so it will be a little warmer when I start. Mrs. GJ is running the heat. IN JULY.

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Define good. Careful, this may lead to follow up question(s).

See post 302.
Means very different things to different people. Gotta have a good mix of bedside manner, empathy, good listening skills, medical knowledge, judgement, understanding of roles/limitations of testing/imaging, and possibly most importantly wisdom to know when to treat something and when to leave it alone.

You can’t fix/treat everything, nor should you.
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Good ride but got SOAKED the last 30 minutes or so.

At least now I have an excuse to clean my bike.

I had 2 medium size descents on my way home. I can confirm the stopping power of crabon fiber rim brakes is not good.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Mrs. GJ is running the heat. IN JULY.
Is this supposed to come as a surprise to us? #YWOS
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That's why they are no longer in my diet. 😪
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is 100% safe if taken as directed. Not many medicines can claim that.
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Lamoille Canyon snow report. Half a road is all you need really.

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