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(CNN)   Worried that your "restless leg" and "carpal tunnel" syndromes just aren't getting you enough attention anymore? Good news, modern technology has introduced a brand-new illness onto the market: "text neck." Start filing those claims   (cnn.com) divider line 33
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2012-09-20 01:30:40 PM
3 votes:
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 02:20:33 PM
2 votes:

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 01:50:44 PM
2 votes:
i.ytimg.com

Still no cure for Taco Neck.

/hot
2012-09-20 06:31:23 PM
1 votes:

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 06:28:30 PM
1 votes:
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 05:59:57 PM
1 votes:

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 05:33:47 PM
1 votes:

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 04:57:43 PM
1 votes:
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 04:53:57 PM
1 votes:

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 04:51:01 PM
1 votes:

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.
BHK
2012-09-20 04:10:10 PM
1 votes:
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 03:33:00 PM
1 votes:
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 03:25:15 PM
1 votes:

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 03:20:17 PM
1 votes:
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 03:16:08 PM
1 votes:
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 03:08:17 PM
1 votes:

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 02:34:32 PM
1 votes:

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 02:28:14 PM
1 votes:

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 02:28:09 PM
1 votes:

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 02:26:32 PM
1 votes:

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 02:24:31 PM
1 votes:
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 02:11:25 PM
1 votes:
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 01:58:31 PM
1 votes:

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.



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2012-09-20 01:52:20 PM
1 votes:
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 01:47:10 PM
1 votes:
"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 01:45:07 PM
1 votes:

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 01:42:48 PM
1 votes:
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.)
2012-09-20 01:42:41 PM
1 votes:
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 01:42:36 PM
1 votes:
Worried that your "restless leg" and "carpal tunnel" syndromes just aren't getting you enough attention anymore?

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2012-09-20 01:39:26 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and about the Carpal Tunnel quip, fark you subby.
2012-09-20 01:39:09 PM
1 votes:

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 01:28:15 PM
1 votes:

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 11:34:02 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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