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2012-09-20 11:24:38 AM
Submitter, MD
 
2012-09-20 11:24:42 AM
Not paying out on self inflicted injuries is your friend.
 
2012-09-20 11:34:02 AM
I don't have time for this nonsense. I'm on the phone with my attorney about my Microwave Popcorn Lung, Internet Porn Elbow and 7-Layer Burrito Prolapsed Anus.
 
2012-09-20 12:33:22 PM
blogs.colette.fr
 
2012-09-20 12:57:17 PM
I have MILF Porn Wrist.
 
2012-09-20 01:25:41 PM
I'm too sick from my peanut allergy and ADHD to fill out any forms.
 
2012-09-20 01:25:53 PM
It was only a matter of time.

Look around at everyone waiting for a train to work in the morning and 80% of them have their chins tucked into their necks, staring at their mobile devices.

Who wants to work that into the Evolution of Man diagram?
 
2012-09-20 01:28:15 PM

lostcat: It was only a matter of time.

Look around at everyone waiting for a train to work in the morning and 80% of them have their chins tucked into their necks, staring at their mobile devices.

Who wants to work that into the Evolution of Man diagram?


It used to be, in old-timey science fiction, that men of the future would have weak spindly bodies and huge heads from not working and doing everything with their mind.

We need a new SF theme wherein people have a permanent downturn to the neck, and huge nimble thumbs, while their hands have withered away except as stands for their Blackberries.
 
2012-09-20 01:29:32 PM
I suffer from Sexting Penis.
 
2012-09-20 01:29:47 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: I have MILF Porn Wrist.


Really, you can focus on one genre? My wrist injuries are far more diverse.
 
2012-09-20 01:30:40 PM
I've had carpal tunnel syndrome and had to have surgery to relieve the numbness and pain in my hand and arm. That's after months of receiving the most painful steroid injections into my wrist.

The point I'm trying to make here is that Subby can suck a dick.
 
2012-09-20 01:36:17 PM
Article fails to mention that this "injury" is largely intentionally inflicted:

www.freetattoodesigns.org
 
2012-09-20 01:38:15 PM

Gyrfalcon: lostcat: It was only a matter of time.

Look around at everyone waiting for a train to work in the morning and 80% of them have their chins tucked into their necks, staring at their mobile devices.

Who wants to work that into the Evolution of Man diagram?

It used to be, in old-timey science fiction, that men of the future would have weak spindly bodies and huge heads from not working and doing everything with their mind.

We need a new SF theme wherein people have a permanent downturn to the neck, and huge nimble thumbs, while their hands have withered away except as stands for their Blackberries.


Wanna know how I know you're old?
 
2012-09-20 01:38:16 PM
So these jackwagons are in the same position that they would be in to read a book? Man up ya pansies!
 
2012-09-20 01:39:02 PM

Gyrfalcon: lostcat: It was only a matter of time.

Look around at everyone waiting for a train to work in the morning and 80% of them have their chins tucked into their necks, staring at their mobile devices.

Who wants to work that into the Evolution of Man diagram?

It used to be, in old-timey science fiction, that men of the future would have weak spindly bodies and huge heads from not working and doing everything with their mind.

We need a new SF theme wherein people have a permanent downturn to the neck, and huge nimble thumbs, while their hands have withered away except as stands for their Blackberries.


I fail to see why either of those things would happen. Human society is at a point where pretty much anyone can reproduce. Survival of the fittest no longer occurs. Human evolution has halted and the race will remain stagnant until some kind of catastrophe makes living truly difficult again.
 
2012-09-20 01:39:09 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I've had carpal tunnel syndrome and had to have surgery to relieve the numbness and pain in my hand and arm. That's after months of receiving the most painful steroid injections into my wrist.

The point I'm trying to make here is that Subby can suck a dick.


Yeah, since when is carpal tunnel lumped in with the other ailments considered "fake" by the Fark MDs??
 
2012-09-20 01:39:26 PM
Oh, and about the Carpal Tunnel quip, fark you subby.
 
2012-09-20 01:41:18 PM
Getting me enough attention? Hell, in real life I've been way too embarrassed to tell anyone (even a doctor) about my RLS symptoms, because it seems like such a stupid, made-up thing to have. But I tell you, it's real, and it's really annoying.
 
2012-09-20 01:42:36 PM
Worried that your "restless leg" and "carpal tunnel" syndromes just aren't getting you enough attention anymore?

imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-20 01:42:41 PM
Oooh, is this the thread where we mock people for having injuries and illnesses which must be fake because we don't have them?

I'll start us off: Schizophrenia is nothing but people with really powerful imaginations!
 
2012-09-20 01:42:48 PM
I was of the impression that carpal tunnel is a real affliction that develops from genuine circumstances.

Of course, my brain might be so clouded from the pain of fibromyalgia that I'm not thinking right ...

(My mouth is awfully dry, too. If only there were some substance I could put in there so it would not be so.)
 
ows
2012-09-20 01:44:30 PM
well, we got a french bee telling us to take this "medicine" to make us feel better (side effects are sore throat, nausea,viral infections, ect....), so.... whats next? a crazy dutch bastard with a pill for skin problems?
 
2012-09-20 01:45:07 PM

SuperChuck:
I fail to see why either of those things would happen. Human society is at a point where pretty much anyone can reproduce. Survival of the fittest no longer occurs. Human evolution has halted and the race will remain stagnant until some kind of catastrophe makes living truly difficult again.

 

No, Survival of the fittest and evolution still apply to humans. The only thing that has changed and ever changes is the definition of "fit". Fitness is whatever collections of traits that will help an organism survive to reproduce in it's current environment.
 
2012-09-20 01:45:22 PM

Perducci: I'm too sick from my peanut allergy and ADHD to fill out any forms.


This just is, peanut allergies are totally fake!
 
2012-09-20 01:47:10 PM
"I knew I had something," Fishman Brantgoose says.

Seriously. I spend so much time at the keyboard I have neck pain. I am trying to reduce it by using two screens at the same time more often and by reducing the number of pillows on my bed when I sleep so my head is not over-supported.

What I really need to do is go out and walk more like I used to do.

Mind you, the old Kindle isn't going to help with my neck pain, nor is watching TV shows and movies on my iPad. If it hurts, stop doing it. That's the medical equivalent of "if you find yourself at the bottom of a deep hole, the first thing to do is stop digging".

Media addiction is a pain in the neck.

As near as I can diagnose myself, the problem is compression between the seventh and eighth vertebrae. Mind you, the left hand side of my body has always been more prone to pain. I expect there is hereditary weakness on my left side as I have numerous small problems like those of my maternal grandparents (who were third cousins or so and had similar health problems).

If you are skeptical rather than a hypochondriac, you can learn a lot about your health problems on the web from visiting only the most reliable sites and eliminating all but the most likely causes.

Sadly, all deseases have the same symptoms, and all symptoms are symptomic of every disease, so diagnosis is really hard. I don't know how Doctors manage to get any thing right. My guess is that they consult the real health experts, nurses. Many a patient is kept alive by the wisdom of nurses and pharmacists, who realize that Doctors are over-worked idiots and compensate for this by correcting their more obvious (and some obscure) errors constantly.

Doctors really need to work on their bedside manner and time management skills, as well as basic communication. The more perceptive nurses and pharmacists get to know their patients REAL problems and behaviour well enough to do the Doctor's job better than the doctor in many cases. They'll know about the side-effects of the medicine and whether the patient is taking it.

It's not always incompetence or the Doctor's fault. What can you learn about a patient you see for 10 to fifteen minutes? Patients aren't very good at talking to doctors. We patients need to take more notes, maybe keep a journal or diary to record our concerns and pains as they happen or daily. You have to take responsability but respect and learn to use the Doctor's training and expertise as well, even if they are not a particularly good Doctor.
 
2012-09-20 01:47:24 PM
Please. My neck creaks when I get hungry because of all those hours playing Pokemon hunched over my dinner table as a kid to get enough light to play it inside.
/Run on sentence is long.
 
2012-09-20 01:50:44 PM
i.ytimg.com

Still no cure for Taco Neck.

/hot
 
2012-09-20 01:52:20 PM
Is this one of those threads where a bunch of retards think legitimate ailments are made up because their mom forwarded them an email saying so?

Also, people who say RLS can be fixed by exercising should be automatically punched in the throat. With a five pound sledge.
 
2012-09-20 01:52:46 PM
Nice troll assmitter. Hope submitting the headline helps trigger carpal tunnel in your fapping wrist.
 
2012-09-20 01:52:53 PM
I can't even read it cause I'm just soooo bi-polar today!
 
2012-09-20 01:55:37 PM

lakrfool: I suffer from Sexting Penis.


stop sexting yourself, stop sexting yourself, stop sexting yourself, stop sexting yourself
 
2012-09-20 01:55:43 PM
Oh wow. Another thread where keyboard "doctors" carry on the time-worn tradition of "you're making that up, GBTW."

Awesome. I can't wait to ingest some of these indefensible positions.
 
2012-09-20 01:57:44 PM
Since when is carpal tunnel considered fake? I know people that have had it really bad and needed surgery. They could barely grip anything because of the weakness and pain and the whole hand goes numb constantly. In the worst cases it's hard to pick stuff up without dropping it.
 
2012-09-20 01:58:31 PM

SuperChuck: ...Human society is at a point where pretty much anyone can reproduce. Survival of the fittest no longer occurs. Human evolution has halted and the race will remain stagnant until some kind of catastrophe makes living truly difficult again.



img38.imageshack.us
 
2012-09-20 02:02:56 PM

ows: well, we got a french bee telling us to take this "medicine" to make us feel better (side effects are sore throat, nausea,viral infections, ect....)


Antonio Banderas is French??
 
2012-09-20 02:11:25 PM
I think I've got restless leg syndrome. Lying in bed some nights, my left leg (which I broke several years ago) will just jerk violently like I'm high-stepping. And there's this dull constant desire to flex my knee and hip joint. Sometimes in the middle of the night it'll jerk me awake, literally, and I'll pull my knee up and rotate the joint. Sometimes the joint pops at the hip and that seems to help. Other nights it just won't go away and I'll get up and pace the apartment. Annoying.
 
2012-09-20 02:14:32 PM
Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!
 
2012-09-20 02:16:53 PM
Back in my day we called it Book Neck. Guard Rail Groin was something that came out of walking while reading too.
 
2012-09-20 02:19:37 PM

Ihaveanevilparrot: Since when is carpal tunnel considered fake?


It's fake. It's just another example of something people use to get out of work and waste company resources while getting a nice week of paid "sick" leave.
 
2012-09-20 02:20:08 PM
Morgellons is fake.
 
2012-09-20 02:20:33 PM

Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!


Wow, when's the book coming out, "Doctor?"
 
2012-09-20 02:24:31 PM
Subby is a dumbass troll. My mom had two surgeries for carpal tunnel and I don't doubt some people have restless leg issues.

Anyway, I can see how this is feasible from the standpoint of having poor posture or sitting at your desk trying to text and conceal the phone from view. Its stupid but certainly believable.
 
2012-09-20 02:26:32 PM

Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!


I hope you develop a debilitating anxiety disorder. Yes, it absolutely CAN be a disability.
 
2012-09-20 02:28:05 PM

Lachwen: Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!

I hope you develop a debilitating anxiety disorder. Yes, it absolutely CAN be a disability.


With that kind of blatant Freeper paranoia, it's very possible.
 
2012-09-20 02:28:09 PM

Lachwen: Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!

I hope you develop a debilitating anxiety disorder. Yes, it absolutely CAN be a disability.


Not to mention anxiety can develop awful symptoms when your body just goes full retard. Your mind is very powerful and for some people, difficult to control.
 
2012-09-20 02:28:14 PM

someonelse: Getting me enough attention? Hell, in real life I've been way too embarrassed to tell anyone (even a doctor) about my RLS symptoms, because it seems like such a stupid, made-up thing to have. But I tell you, it's real, and it's really annoying.


I feel the same way. I also feel bad for my husband, as I'm usually kicking his ass in the middle of the night.
 
2012-09-20 02:34:32 PM

Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!


While I don't disagree that some people do abuse the system, you are woefully uninformed if you feel that mental illness cannot be a debilitating disability. Also, psych drugs don't generally get you high. They don't "make you happy" either.
 
2012-09-20 02:39:01 PM
Pretty sure the "free drugs" bit was a tip of the hand, people...
 
2012-09-20 02:47:58 PM

Ehcks: Morgellons is fake.


That actually does seem fake, and borderline insane. Which, if it is real, would totally suck for the people who have it.
 
2012-09-20 02:48:55 PM

someonelse: Ehcks: Morgellons is fake.

That actually does seem fake, and borderline insane. Which, if it is real, would totally suck for the people who have it.


Also, thank you for reminding me of what it's called. I can never remember the name. All I can call it is "that thing Joni Mitchell thinks she has."
 
2012-09-20 03:00:26 PM

SuperChuck: I fail to see why either of those things would happen. Human society is at a point where pretty much anyone can reproduce. Survival of the fittest no longer occurs. Human evolution has halted and the race will remain stagnant until some kind of catastrophe makes living truly difficult again.


Romney?
 
2012-09-20 03:03:07 PM
I knew a girl with Restless Tunnel Syndrome.

Not as fun as it sounds.
 
2012-09-20 03:04:20 PM
"Ok, who wrote this hysterical one? Anal fissures."
"That's a real thing."
"Yeah, but nobody here has it."
"Someone has it..."
 
2012-09-20 03:08:17 PM

someonelse: Getting me enough attention? Hell, in real life I've been way too embarrassed to tell anyone (even a doctor) about my RLS symptoms, because it seems like such a stupid, made-up thing to have. But I tell you, it's real, and it's really annoying.


I don't do anything about it either, but my wife can vouch for how real RLS is - from all the kicking she is subject to at night from me.
 
2012-09-20 03:11:04 PM
What a strange world we live in where some people think restless leg syndrome is a real ailment while having your dick chopped off because you think you're a woman is totally normal.
 
2012-09-20 03:16:08 PM
Fark the OP. Fark him right in the ear.

I have been diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome by a neurologist. I can't sleep at night, and my leg shaking drives me crazy, drives other people crazy. It's not cancer, but I wouldn't wish it on anybody.

And none of the supposed treatments work.
 
2012-09-20 03:17:18 PM
How about this mesothelioma BS I keep hearing about on TV.  My father in law claims to have it in "stage 4".  What a BS'er.  Get over it, pops!
 
2012-09-20 03:20:17 PM
hey all you with RLS try iron suppliments. I would get it every month right before my period so it didnt really bother me. Now i am pregnant and its aweful every night it bothers me. So then I find out I am low on iron and the dr puts me on extra suppliments it helped but not all the way, Oh and icy hot, bengay, that stuff works in the short term for some relief.
 
2012-09-20 03:21:36 PM

WienerButt: Not to mention anxiety can develop awful symptoms when your body just goes full retard. Your mind is very powerful and for some people, difficult to control.



100% agreed.  Been through it.  Mine comes and goes... but you would not wanted to have been in my body during this last hurricane (Isaac) down here in New Orleans.
 
I know now that "no, you're not having a heart attack or a stroke... just breathe, play the piano, whatever."
 
What sucks is if some day I *do* have a heart attack or stroke coming on... I probably won't do anything about it until too late.
 
2012-09-20 03:22:56 PM

Kunochan: Fark the OP. Fark him right in the ear.

I have been diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome by a neurologist. I can't sleep at night, and my leg shaking drives me crazy, drives other people crazy. It's not cancer, but I wouldn't wish it on anybody.

And none of the supposed treatments work.



Huh.  I always thought it was fake, because I'm sceptical of things I see on TV.  But I'll believe you, as I've personally never met anyone with it.
 
Is it only when you sleep?
 
2012-09-20 03:25:15 PM

fortheloveofgod: someonelse: Getting me enough attention? Hell, in real life I've been way too embarrassed to tell anyone (even a doctor) about my RLS symptoms, because it seems like such a stupid, made-up thing to have. But I tell you, it's real, and it's really annoying.

I don't do anything about it either, but my wife can vouch for how real RLS is - from all the kicking she is subject to at night from me.


When I get sick or am sleeping in an unfamiliar place, I think I get exhibit something like RLS. The best description I can give is that it feels like the muscles in my legs are capacitors that are slowly charging up, and moving discharges them. It'll happen in my arms, too. Makes getting to sleep really difficult. I just have to move, because lying still quickly becomes uncomfortable.

Only when I'm sick with something else or for the first night or two in an unfamiliar place, though. It's weird.
 
2012-09-20 03:29:50 PM

downstairs: WienerButt: Not to mention anxiety can develop awful symptoms when your body just goes full retard. Your mind is very powerful and for some people, difficult to control.


100% agreed.  Been through it.  Mine comes and goes... but you would not wanted to have been in my body during this last hurricane (Isaac) down here in New Orleans.
 
I know now that "no, you're not having a heart attack or a stroke... just breathe, play the piano, whatever."
 
What sucks is if some day I *do* have a heart attack or stroke coming on... I probably won't do anything about it until too late.


I remember taking HIV class in college and reading all sorts of case studies about anxiety due to HIV (or hell, any disease for that matter). They read about all these symptoms and then begin to develop what they think are symptoms related to said illness. It's truly amazing from shortness of breath to even pain where the lymph nodes are (swollen nodes are a symptom of HIV). It's like a reverse placebo effect.
 
2012-09-20 03:30:46 PM
Damn it, why can't we have a cool new disease that all us can enjoy. Maybe something where girls feel the uncontrollable urge to give their men BJs all the time? Maybe we could call it Jablowme Syndrome.

Why
Can't
We
Have?!
 
GBB
2012-09-20 03:30:49 PM
Still no cure for BJ Jaw.
 
GBB
2012-09-20 03:32:34 PM

GBB: Still no cure for BJ Jaw.


... or cunnalingutendonitis (Band name, called it!)
 
2012-09-20 03:33:00 PM
I get RLS-like symptoms every couple of days, it's pretty irritating. I had a sleep-study a couple of years ago (for migraines), and they said I had mild RLS. Exercising seems to help, but not every time. I think mine may be caffeine related. Doc said they'd look at treating it if my wife complained about it. So far, doesn't seem to bother her.

/Long/short: RLS is real, irritating, and kind of stupid
 
2012-09-20 03:39:35 PM

Sybarite: [blogs.colette.fr image 397x555]


OHhhh yeAh
 
2012-09-20 04:01:02 PM
Someday I expect there to be an outbreak of a whole new cellphone related ailment: text lip.

Text lip is when your lips become swollen, and occasionally split, after someone punches you square in the mouth for texting instead of paying attention to what's going on around them.
=Smidge=
 
BHK
2012-09-20 04:10:10 PM
I've had RLS all of my life. It's mostly the legs, of course, but sometimes it's in my arms as well and sometimes I get an extreme pain near the tailbone. A friend who is a doctor told me that it's a symptom of low dopamine, and since I started taking dopamine supplements, the incidence of it is greatly reduced. I've upped the dose to the point that I probably suffer it once or twice a month now, rather than almost daily.

I did not realize that I could get money for it. Not that I would, it's not debilitating, just very annoying at times.
 
2012-09-20 04:14:37 PM

Diogenes: Article fails to mention that this "injury" is largely intentionally inflicted:

[www.freetattoodesigns.org image 375x242]


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-20 04:23:04 PM
"She's got the jimmy legs."
 
2012-09-20 04:37:03 PM

WienerButt: downstairs: WienerButt: Not to mention anxiety can develop awful symptoms when your body just goes full retard. Your mind is very powerful and for some people, difficult to control.


100% agreed.  Been through it.  Mine comes and goes... but you would not wanted to have been in my body during this last hurricane (Isaac) down here in New Orleans.
 
I know now that "no, you're not having a heart attack or a stroke... just breathe, play the piano, whatever."
 
What sucks is if some day I *do* have a heart attack or stroke coming on... I probably won't do anything about it until too late.

I remember taking HIV class in college and reading all sorts of case studies about anxiety due to HIV (or hell, any disease for that matter). They read about all these symptoms and then begin to develop what they think are symptoms related to said illness. It's truly amazing from shortness of breath to even pain where the lymph nodes are (swollen nodes are a symptom of HIV). It's like a reverse placebo effect.


Yep.  I've had this happen (not HIV).  I'm terrible at over exaggerating what symptoms mean.  OMG heart attack!  Oh, never mind, just had to go to the bathroom.
 
2012-09-20 04:51:01 PM

Country_Goodness and Green_Peaness: I think I've got restless leg syndrome. Lying in bed some nights, my left leg (which I broke several years ago) will just jerk violently like I'm high-stepping. And there's this dull constant desire to flex my knee and hip joint. Sometimes in the middle of the night it'll jerk me awake, literally, and I'll pull my knee up and rotate the joint. Sometimes the joint pops at the hip and that seems to help. Other nights it just won't go away and I'll get up and pace the apartment. Annoying.


The "sudden leg jerk as your falling asleep" thing is normal, it's called a hypnic jerk.

RLS sounds like bullshiat, but it can actually be pretty horrible. I had it for a couple of nights after I switched medications. If you want to know what it's like, lie in your bed PERFECTLY STILL for like 10 minutes. After a while you'll feel increasingly uncomfortable, like you have to move your body a little bit. Imagine getting that feeling every 30 seconds whenever you're sitting in a chair or lying in bed. It made it impossible to get to sleep, I spent the whole night pacing to get rid of the feeling.
 
2012-09-20 04:53:57 PM

someonelse: Getting me enough attention? Hell, in real life I've been way too embarrassed to tell anyone (even a doctor) about my RLS symptoms, because it seems like such a stupid, made-up thing to have. But I tell you, it's real, and it's really annoying.


I get that sometimes too - the RLS thing - and yes, it's annoying. Makes it impossible to relax,
difficult to sleep (impossible sometimes). Benadryl makes it a million times worse. My legs will
actually twitch of their own volition if I take too much Benadryl.
 
2012-09-20 04:57:43 PM
The other day I watched a texting teenager make his way down the block. Three or four steps, stop, text. Three or four more steps, stop, text. Dogs were going crazy, barking on the other side of the fence and he never even looked up. It took him forever to get down the block. Kids these days live a totally different life than me.
 
2012-09-20 05:00:58 PM

Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!


You mean to tell my that my ADD and social anxiety disorder can let me not work and get paid for it? Cash/housing assistance? Where the FARK do I sign up?

/Only benefit I've ever gotten out of my ADD diagnosis is being allowed extra time on timed tests, and most of the time I don't bother jumping through the hoops that make that happen
//I've never heard of anyone being on disability for ADD or social anxiety
///I think you're probably full of shiat
 
2012-09-20 05:15:52 PM
FTFA: i2.cdn.turner.com

The article never gets to the real point. Is Tony Almeda working FOR or AGAINST CTU?!
 
2012-09-20 05:33:47 PM

Lachwen: The best description I can give is that it feels like the muscles in my legs are capacitors that are slowly charging up, and moving discharges them.


That's it! I usually see it described as a crawling sensation, but to me it feels more like an electrical hum or low-but-increasing vibration buzzing through my leg muscles, and moving resets the dial back to 0 temporarily. Fortunately it doesn't happen to me that often.
 
2012-09-20 05:50:17 PM

WienerButt: Subby is a dumbass troll. My mom had two surgeries for carpal tunnel and I don't doubt some people have restless leg issues.

Anyway, I can see how this is feasible from the standpoint of having poor posture or sitting at your desk trying to text and conceal the phone from view. Its stupid but certainly believable.


Oh, sure, nobody is denying that. SOME people have carpal tunnel syndrome, and some people have restless leg, and for the ones who do it's awful and debilitating

The problem is, the number of people running around with wrist splints or demanding special rests for their restless legs is probably equal to the number of people who demand the entire office cater to their "gluten allergies." I used to meet the wrist-splint people everywhere: Oh, you have carpal tunnel? "Oh yes, I get pains in my wrists all the time." What does the doctor say? "Oh, I haven't seen a doctor for it I JUST KNOW." Now that carpal tunnel isn't the fad disease it's celiac disease they JUST KNOW they have.

I can see the same thing here: A few people have undiagnosed scoliosis, say, or arthritis in the neck, and doctors say its now aggravated by constantly hunching over your iPod twittering all the time. Next thing we know, there will be hordes of office attention whores demanding neck braces and ergonomic stands for their phones because they have texting-related neck strain THEY JUST KNOW IT!
 
2012-09-20 05:56:48 PM

Popcorn Johnny: I've had carpal tunnel syndrome and had to have surgery to relieve the numbness and pain in my hand and arm. That's after months of receiving the most painful steroid injections into my wrist.

The point I'm trying to make here is that Subby can suck a dick.


This. I worked my ass off trying to get through a degree program for interactive design in spite of bad narcolepsy barely controlled by medication, only to have carpal tunnel kick in right as I got the hang of everything else. When all my homework involved tons of time in Photoshop. And my hands were going weak at random and hurt all the time and I wake up a billion times a night with them numb, which makes the narcolepsy treatment even less effective.

Ton of money wasted.

Eff off, subby.

/carpal tunnel is not caused by using technology or strain
//it just makes it easier to notice
 
2012-09-20 05:59:57 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I was of the impression that carpal tunnel is a real affliction that develops from genuine circumstances.

Of course, my brain might be so clouded from the pain of fibromyalgia that I'm not thinking right ...

(My mouth is awfully dry, too. If only there were some substance I could put in there so it would not be so.)


Water makes dry mouth worse. Unless you literally drink it nonstop, and then it doesn't help, it just makes you feel like you're doing something about it.

I have to take Adderall for narcolepsy and I basically just drink water nonstop because my throat gets so dry I end up gagging over and over again.

/biotene products are awesome, especially the gel
//Adderall sucks and anyone who takes it for fun is weird
 
2012-09-20 06:02:29 PM

Kunochan: Fark the OP. Fark him right in the ear.

I have been diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome by a neurologist. I can't sleep at night, and my leg shaking drives me crazy, drives other people crazy. It's not cancer, but I wouldn't wish it on anybody.

And none of the supposed treatments work.


I highly doubt you could get a prescription for it, but I wonder if Xyrem would work? I've heard it causes cataplexy when non-narcoleptics take it (it reduces cataplexy in narcoleptics). Cataplexy is basically the protective paralysis from REM firing a little too readily, so maybe it would help your body simmer down at night?
 
2012-09-20 06:03:05 PM

doloresonthedottedline: Popcorn Johnny: I've had carpal tunnel syndrome and had to have surgery to relieve the numbness and pain in my hand and arm. That's after months of receiving the most painful steroid injections into my wrist.

The point I'm trying to make here is that Subby can suck a dick.

This. I worked my ass off trying to get through a degree program for interactive design in spite of bad narcolepsy barely controlled by medication, only to have carpal tunnel kick in right as I got the hang of everything else. When all my homework involved tons of time in Photoshop. And my hands were going weak at random and hurt all the time and I wake up a billion times a night with them numb, which makes the narcolepsy treatment even less effective.

Ton of money wasted.

Eff off, subby.

/carpal tunnel is not caused by using technology or strain
//it just makes it easier to notice


Every couple months my carpal tunnel flares up. I get it in both wrists, but oddly the worst
pain is in my non-dominant wrist.
 
2012-09-20 06:07:36 PM

ArmyWarVet: Oh, and about the Carpal Tunnel quip, fark you subby.


Seconded.... I got carpal tunnel surgery last summer and it was the best choice I ever made. Maybe when Subby's hand goes numb for no reason, he'll shut the fark up. Hell, even my neck issues got reduced by about 85% afetrwards.
 
2012-09-20 06:09:27 PM

doloresonthedottedline: Water makes dry mouth worse. Unless you literally drink it nonstop, and then it doesn't help, it just makes you feel like you're doing something about it.



Correct.  When you drink water, it doesn't just seep into your mouth like a sponge.  Dry mouth has to do with saliva production.  Duh.  Maybe water can help, but its not instant.
 
2012-09-20 06:28:30 PM
Why the hell is restless leg in the headline? Is the subtard implying it isn't real? What a simple-minded farkwit. You try going to sleep with your leg twitching on its own keeping you up. That nonsense gets really old really fast. No, I don't have the syndrome, but I've had the restless leg thing before mainly as a side-effect of drugs. I can only imagine how irritating it must be to have it without any real reason. So yeah, subby is a simpleton. Carpral tunnel syndrome is self-inflicted, but it is mostly job related at least when it comes to people I know that have had it. My brother in law's Dad owns a fourth generation BBQ place in Tennessee, and he had carpral tunnel syndrome from repetative stirring of the meat for decades. Really isn't any avoiding that. Failure of a headline and a tag all around.
 
2012-09-20 06:31:23 PM

hobblekitty: Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!

While I don't disagree that some people do abuse the system, you are woefully uninformed if you feel that mental illness cannot be a debilitating disability. Also, psych drugs don't generally get you high. They don't "make you happy" either.


Taking psych drugs went you don't need them can tip you right into full blown mania zone, yes, they certainly aren't going to make regular people blissed out. They just make depressed people relatively normal.

And seriously, some of the people I've met with ADHD are barely employable without medication. They like to do things like suddenly quit a job by just walking out the door.
 
2012-09-20 07:17:13 PM

Diogenes: Article fails to mention that this "injury" is largely intentionally inflicted:

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Oven Angel? What's an Oven Angel?
 
2012-09-20 08:10:07 PM

tarheel07: "She's got the jimmy legs."


"Jangle leg! Jangle leg!"
 
2012-09-20 08:45:48 PM
I've seen girls walk right into the parking meters downtown because they had their noses buried in their phones.
 
2012-09-20 09:56:38 PM

brantgoose: "I knew I had something," Fishman Brantgoose says.


Want to know a good way piss off and alienate your doctor? Show up in the office with a preconceived diagnosis that you picked up from the internet, hostilely mistrust his judgement, pull out a daily journal of complaints without being able to provide a succinct and well defined story of what your problem is, and then resent him when he leaves because he has 5 other people waiting who also need his/her help.


/PS: If you are going to assume your neck pain is coming from a single intravertebral level, C4-5, C5-6 or C6-7 is all much more likely than C7-T1 to be the source. Keep in mind that you usually feel spine pain lower in you back than the level where the problem is.
 
2012-09-20 10:04:16 PM

fortheloveofgod: someonelse: Getting me enough attention? Hell, in real life I've been way too embarrassed to tell anyone (even a doctor) about my RLS symptoms, because it seems like such a stupid, made-up thing to have. But I tell you, it's real, and it's really annoying.

I don't do anything about it either, but my wife can vouch for how real RLS is - from all the kicking she is subject to at night from me.


I was under the impression that restless leg syndrome had to keep you awake, like that guy upthread (Country_Goodness). . If you are just kicking in your sleep and are otherwise totally unaware of it, that sounds like you are just having totally kickass dreams.
 
2012-09-20 10:10:21 PM

doloresonthedottedline: Popcorn Johnny: I've had carpal tunnel syndrome and had to have surgery to relieve the numbness and pain in my hand and arm. That's after months of receiving the most painful steroid injections into my wrist.

The point I'm trying to make here is that Subby can suck a dick.

This. I worked my ass off trying to get through a degree program for interactive design in spite of bad narcolepsy barely controlled by medication, only to have carpal tunnel kick in right as I got the hang of everything else. When all my homework involved tons of time in Photoshop. And my hands were going weak at random and hurt all the time and I wake up a billion times a night with them numb, which makes the narcolepsy treatment even less effective.

Ton of money wasted.

Eff off, subby.

/carpal tunnel is not caused by using technology or strain
//it just makes it easier to notice


If its bothering you that much, you should just go have the surgery already. It takes 15 minutes per hand, and it doesn't need general anesthesia.
 
2012-09-20 10:25:14 PM
If you have a problem with pain and numbness at night from carpal tunnel, wear wrist braces to bed. The other thing that worked for me was sleeping with my affected hand dangling straight down off the bed. People tend to curl their wrists when they sleep and keeping them straight makes a world of difference.

Do yourself a favor and skip the injections and go right for the surgery. While the injections help, it's the worst goddamn pain you'll ever feel.
 
2012-09-20 11:31:15 PM
I'm sicker than you!
I'm sicker than you!

You got nothing on my carpal tunnel
My migraine is killing me
My anus looks like a cowbell
It hurts when I pee

I'm sicker than you!
I'm sicker than you!

My ADHD makes me neurotic
My ADD makes me sarcastic
I tried every narcotic
And I got a rash on my d*ck

I'm sicker than you!
I'm sicker than you!

I got morning sickness
I'm not even expecting
Even if I'm a dude, wrong sex
I swear I'm not faking!


I'm miserable
I'm pathetic
I hurt, I'm in pain
By it's not all been in vain

'Cause

I'm sicker than you!
I'm sicker than you!
 
2012-09-20 11:32:05 PM
Chiming in with the "get the damn surgery" crowd. I wouldn't have bothered with the years of braces, injections, drugs, massage, etc - none of which did anything - if I'd known how well the surgery would work.

/ps - because it hasn't been said enough, fark off, subby.
 
2012-09-21 12:45:37 AM

hobblekitty: Barnstormer: Carpal tunnel is real. And a valid reason for disability if you're job involves repetitive hand motions.

But the mental stuff people fake to get on disability? That ticks me off. Almost any shrink can be played. I swear the Americans with Disabilities Act has been so completely misused by the psych docs that I now favor it's complete repeal. A disability means you absolutely cannot perform work. Mere "conditions" like ADD, ADHD, social anxiety disorders are NOT disabilities. But thanks to the ADA and those lovable quacks that certify them, they are a meal ticket to cash assistance, housing assistance and of course the thing they were after to begin with, free drugs!!

While I don't disagree that some people do abuse the system, you are woefully uninformed if you feel that mental illness cannot be a debilitating disability. Also, psych drugs don't generally get you high. They don't "make you happy" either.


Came here to say pretty much this. The drugs don't make you happy. They make you able to function. Although I was so low by the time I sought treatment that, for a few days, it felt like euphoria in comparison. Then I realized, no, that's just normal. Antidepressants were used right in my case, and most likely saved my life.
 
2012-09-21 01:55:07 AM
I don't go around biatching about restless leg but it does suck. I wish I knew what brings it on. I can go weeks without it acting up but then it suddenly comes and I can't sleep at all.
 
2012-09-22 12:48:41 AM

reimanr06: brantgoose: "I knew I had something," Fishman Brantgoose says.

Want to know a good way piss off and alienate your doctor? Show up in the office with a preconceived diagnosis that you picked up from the internet, hostilely mistrust his judgement, pull out a daily journal of complaints without being able to provide a succinct and well defined story of what your problem is, and then resent him when he leaves because he has 5 other people waiting who also need his/her help..


That's the great thing about "syndromes": they can be anything you want them to be.
 
2012-09-22 02:37:56 AM

Perducci: reimanr06: brantgoose: "I knew I had something," Fishman Brantgoose says.

Want to know a good way piss off and alienate your doctor? Show up in the office with a preconceived diagnosis that you picked up from the internet, hostilely mistrust his judgement, pull out a daily journal of complaints without being able to provide a succinct and well defined story of what your problem is, and then resent him when he leaves because he has 5 other people waiting who also need his/her help..

That's the great thing about "syndromes": they can be anything you want them to be.


Well, except for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Sure, you can claim it all you want, but to actually be diagnosed with it your problem has to fit within some rigidly defined criteria.
 
2012-09-23 01:38:09 AM

Lachwen: Perducci: reimanr06: brantgoose: "I knew I had something," Fishman Brantgoose says.

Want to know a good way piss off and alienate your doctor? Show up in the office with a preconceived diagnosis that you picked up from the internet, hostilely mistrust his judgement, pull out a daily journal of complaints without being able to provide a succinct and well defined story of what your problem is, and then resent him when he leaves because he has 5 other people waiting who also need his/her help..

That's the great thing about "syndromes": they can be anything you want them to be.

Well, except for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Sure, you can claim it all you want, but to actually be diagnosed with it your problem has to fit within some rigidly defined criteria.


Replying to both of you here:
There are plenty of syndromes with well defined characteristics and objective findings. Carpal tunnel syndrome can have a range of symptoms, but if the nerve conduction study says that you have CTS, well then it's pretty clear. Same with Downs syndrome. But Perducci does have a point - syndrome is often synonymous with "we don't know wtf is going on".

My main point with that post was that brantgoose's problems with doctors is largely due to a combination of confirmation bias and a personal attitude that is non-conducive to having a good relationship with a doctor.
 
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