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(CBS Philadelphia)   A mysterious, newly discovered disease that strikes mainly young women. "There was something wrong. I thought trucks were following me,"   (philadelphia.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2013-02-09 12:54:27 PM  
Weaponized in 3..2..
 
2013-02-09 12:55:36 PM  

FrancoFile: Any disease that strikes "mainly" young women is 100% mental. Every couple of years something like this happens. Some of the women are being AW, but most of them are just extremely susceptible to suggestive hysteria.  It strikes them from puberty up to the age of 30 or so.



Oh yeah, I forgot one more thing... Some autoimmune diseases are more prevalent among women then men. Rheumatoid arthritis is something like 2 - 3 times more likely in women. So again, this being primarily in women is not inconsistent with other autoimmune diseases either.
 
2013-02-09 01:04:14 PM  
If they're Catholic, they go see the exorcist.
 
2013-02-09 01:06:58 PM  
FTA: Susannah says this is how doctors explained it to her parents, "He told them her brain is on fire. He used those words: 'Her brain is on fire.'"

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-09 01:12:10 PM  

mongbiohazard: FrancoFile: Any disease that strikes "mainly" young women is 100% mental. Every couple of years something like this happens. Some of the women are being AW, but most of them are just extremely susceptible to suggestive hysteria.  It strikes them from puberty up to the age of 30 or so.


Oh yeah, I forgot one more thing... Some autoimmune diseases are more prevalent among women then men. Rheumatoid arthritis is something like 2 - 3 times more likely in women. So again, this being primarily in women is not inconsistent with other autoimmune diseases either.


I'm thinking at this point we need to give him at least a 4/10...
 
2013-02-09 01:19:30 PM  
There was mounting evidence that O'Neill had created more than he knew in that crude laboratory of
his. Now that people were once more moving about, crossing the old borders and the new ones,
diseases never before observed were beginning to crop up. O'Neill had probably been a walking factory
of infections. They could trace his path by where the new diseases were appearing.
 
2013-02-09 01:28:04 PM  

Majin_Buu: Naegleria Fowleri


Holy jeezus is that some nasty shiat.  I remember first learning about that, under the diagnosis section was one line, "Most commonly diagnosed at autopsy." nasty.
 
2013-02-09 01:29:21 PM  
A year or two ago there was this high school in Western NY where one girl said she felt ticky and twitchy. People started wondering if it was caused by an environmental toxin. Soon after the news got out, dozens of other girls had a psychosomatic response and fell into some kind of mass shared delusion that they had been exposed to a nerve agent. It was the weirdest farking thing. The news would interview these 15 year old girls and they would be jerking and twitching and stuttering like they couldn't control it. Then when environmental tests showed that there were no toxins in the soil or water anywhere near the school or town, everyone just went back to normal.
 
2013-02-09 01:48:49 PM  
As someone who has an auto immune disease and has had a very healthy diet for years it is ridiculous
to assume (even when it has not been proven) that auto immune diseases are brought on by your diet.
There is no proof of that. Just speculation.
 
2013-02-09 01:54:36 PM  

FrancoFile: Any disease that strikes "mainly" young women is 100% mental. Every couple of years something like this happens. Some of the women are being AW, but most of them are just extremely susceptible to suggestive hysteria.  It strikes them from puberty up to the age of 30 or so.


It could also, you know, be a form of encephalitis as mentioned in the article, or be related to the presence of the rumors also referenced in the article.
 
2013-02-09 01:57:56 PM  

Vodka Zombie: It's Lupus.


It's never lupus.   It's a teratoma.
 
2013-02-09 02:03:15 PM  

Graffito: Vodka Zombie: It's Lupus.

It's never lupus.   It's a teratoma.


Unless it's a Fistula.
 
2013-02-09 02:06:00 PM  
It`s a Duck!
 
2013-02-09 02:07:04 PM  
s18.postimage.org
 
2013-02-09 02:15:18 PM  
oi48.tinypic.comoi48.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-09 02:25:52 PM  
Health: Mysterious Disease Discovered Locally, Strikes Mainly Young Women

Anyone else think this was just too coincidental to appear on the left?

cbsatlanta.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-09 02:35:30 PM  

Tommy Moo: A year or two ago there was this high school in Western NY where one girl said she felt ticky and twitchy. People started wondering if it was caused by an environmental toxin. Soon after the news got out, dozens of other girls had a psychosomatic response and fell into some kind of mass shared delusion that they had been exposed to a nerve agent. It was the weirdest farking thing. The news would interview these 15 year old girls and they would be jerking and twitching and stuttering like they couldn't control it. Then when environmental tests showed that there were no toxins in the soil or water anywhere near the school or town, everyone just went back to normal.


This sounds strangely familiar....

jonesboroughtheatre.com

WITCH!
 
2013-02-09 02:40:06 PM  
Did anyone else feel like that article stopped a little too abruptly? Obviously I can go look up more info on this condition, but I was kind of expecting a little more.

And yikes.
 
2013-02-09 02:42:12 PM  
Probably byproducts of our age of "better living through chemistry".
 
2013-02-09 02:43:04 PM  

ZAZ: One minute I'd be sobbing, crying hysterically, and the next minute I'd be laughing

It's called bipolar disorder, or manic depression if you're old fashioned. All women have it.

Or maybe it's PMS. I'm not a licensed psychotherapist.


Zaz, stop pissing off your girlfriend.
 
2013-02-09 02:43:49 PM  
www.rehabs.com
 
2013-02-09 02:43:56 PM  
www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-02-09 02:46:11 PM  
Bruce Lee died of something similar. I had viral encephalitis in my early 20s, healthy and in great shape. Virtually no trace of a virus though my body was over reacting to it. Given a spinal tap and put in sensory depravation for a week to let my body recover or die peacefully. Had the worst headache for two months later. No long term affects aside from being a Republican. J/K. In Canada we're called conservatives :p
 
2013-02-09 02:51:07 PM  

ontariolightning: As someone who has an auto immune disease and has had a very healthy diet for years it is ridiculous
to assume (even when it has not been proven) that auto immune diseases are brought on by your diet.
There is no proof of that. Just speculation.


as someone with an autoimmune disease, it really doesnt matter how it happened. The damage to my thyroid is done and permanent. no amount of diet will cause it to regrow.

and yet people with no clue continue to pretend to have a clue.

NOW, IF the disease was caused by X, then avoiding X would be awesome for everyone else in the universe. but I am not aware of any research being done in the direction.
 
2013-02-09 03:01:02 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com toptenfilmz.com
 
2013-02-09 03:14:41 PM  

nmemkha: Tentacle: Deep Contact: Sounds like they are witches. Dunk them in a lake and see if they float.

What also floats in water?

I know BOATS!


very small rocks.
 
2013-02-09 03:46:55 PM  

ZAZ: One minute I'd be sobbing, crying hysterically, and the next minute I'd be laughing

It's called bipolar disorder, or manic depression if you're old fashioned. All women have it.

Or maybe it's PMS. I'm not a licensed psychotherapist.


Bipolar is what one week you're sobbing all the time, then one week you're laughing and having a great time. Often even months instead of weeks.

Sorry, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Bipolar with Histrionic, the name for minute-to-minute moodiness and attention whoring.
 
2013-02-09 04:04:16 PM  

namatad: ontariolightning: As someone who has an auto immune disease and has had a very healthy diet for years it is ridiculous
to assume (even when it has not been proven) that auto immune diseases are brought on by your diet.
There is no proof of that. Just speculation.

as someone with an autoimmune disease, it really doesnt matter how it happened.


Dietary gluten may contribute.

The damage to my thyroid is done and permanent. no amount of diet will cause it to regrow.

Sadly this.
 
2013-02-09 04:19:43 PM  
Hitler AIDS?
 
2013-02-09 04:22:34 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

"Stalking is the right of all sentient beings."
 
2013-02-09 04:29:16 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: namatad: ontariolightning: As someone who has an auto immune disease and has had a very healthy diet for years it is ridiculous
to assume (even when it has not been proven) that auto immune diseases are brought on by your diet.
There is no proof of that. Just speculation.

as someone with an autoimmune disease, it really doesnt matter how it happened.

Dietary gluten may contribute.


May is the key word. There are many other things that MAY cause it.
May is not certain.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-09 04:33:31 PM  

I thought histrionic was the same as acting hysterical. NIH medline describes the diagnosable psychiatric condition:

Symptoms include:
+ Acting or looking overly seductive
+ Being easily influenced by other people
+ Being overly concerned with their looks
+ Being overly dramatic and emotional
+ Being overly sensitive to criticism or disapproval
+ Believing that relationships are more intimate than they actually are
+ Blaming failure or disappointment on others
+ Constantly seeking reassurance or approval
+ Having a low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification
+ Needing to be the center of attention (self-centeredness)
+ Quickly changing emotions, which may seem shallow to others
 
2013-02-09 05:04:55 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: namatad: ontariolightning: As someone who has an auto immune disease and has had a very healthy diet for years it is ridiculous
to assume (even when it has not been proven) that auto immune diseases are brought on by your diet.
There is no proof of that. Just speculation.

as someone with an autoimmune disease, it really doesnt matter how it happened.

Dietary gluten may contribute.

The damage to my thyroid is done and permanent. no amount of diet will cause it to regrow.

Sadly this.


It is my greatest wish that a gluten free diet for non-celiacs winds up causing cancer.
 
2013-02-09 05:40:41 PM  
"One minute I'd be sobbing, crying hysterically, and the next minute I'd be laughing, said Susannah Cahalan, of New Jersey.

Sounds like pregnancy to me.
 
2013-02-09 06:28:01 PM  

FrancoFile: Any disease that strikes "mainly" young women is 100% mental. Every couple of years something like this happens. Some of the women are being AW, but most of them are just extremely susceptible to suggestive hysteria.  It strikes them from puberty up to the age of 30 or so.


From the article:

"Turns out, Susannah and Emily weren't mentally ill. They both had an auto immune disease called Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis, when antibodies attack the brain, causing swelling. "
 
2013-02-09 07:50:39 PM  

namatad: ontariolightning: As someone who has an auto immune disease and has had a very healthy diet for years it is ridiculous
to assume (even when it has not been proven) that auto immune diseases are brought on by your diet.
There is no proof of that. Just speculation.

as someone with an autoimmune disease, it really doesnt matter how it happened. The damage to my thyroid is done and permanent. no amount of diet will cause it to regrow.

and yet people with no clue continue to pretend to have a clue.

NOW, IF the disease was caused by X, then avoiding X would be awesome for everyone else in the universe. but I am not aware of any research being done in the direction.


Hashimoto's? I has it :(
Also developed asthma and an allergy to wheat all at the same time. Oh, and a bout of autoimmune pancreatitis is wicked crazy fun.

/my immune system has been behaving the last couple of years
//knocks on wood
 
2013-02-09 08:58:33 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: nmemkha: Tentacle: Deep Contact: Sounds like they are witches. Dunk them in a lake and see if they float.

What also floats in water?

I know BOATS!

very small rocks.


Churches! Churches!
 
2013-02-09 09:00:34 PM  
Wasn't there an article a while back about Gardisil (the genital warts vaccine) causing a weird disease in young women? Maybe this is related to that.
/not an anti-vaxer
 
2013-02-09 09:00:57 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Kumana Wanalaia: nmemkha: Tentacle: Deep Contact: Sounds like they are witches. Dunk them in a lake and see if they float.

What also floats in water?

I know BOATS!

very small rocks.

Churches! Churches!


A DOCK!

/wait, that's not right...
 
2013-02-09 09:32:44 PM  

foxyshadis: ZAZ: One minute I'd be sobbing, crying hysterically, and the next minute I'd be laughing

It's called bipolar disorder, or manic depression if you're old fashioned. All women have it.

Or maybe it's PMS. I'm not a licensed psychotherapist.

Bipolar is what one week you're sobbing all the time, then one week you're laughing and having a great time. Often even months instead of weeks.

Sorry, it's just a pet peeve of mine when people confuse Bipolar with Histrionic, the name for minute-to-minute moodiness and attention whoring.


Depends on the age, actually. Bipolar presents much differently in children and teens, in the sense that their mood, attitude, etc. severely shifts in a matter of minutes or hours.

/Special Ed teacher
//Has several Bipolars on my case-load
///Evidence
 
2013-02-09 11:23:43 PM  
"One minute I'd be sobbing, crying hysterically, and the next minute I'd be laughing, said Susannah Cahalan, of New Jersey."

And how does this new mystery disease affect a woman's behavior?
 
2013-02-10 01:56:27 AM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: as someone with an autoimmune disease, it really doesnt matter how it happened.

Dietary gluten may contribute.

The damage to my thyroid is done and permanent. no amount of diet will cause it to regrow.

Sadly this.


ALAS, I have none of the classic celiac disease symptoms, but have started to think that I might be in very early stages. It would certainly explain some of the other health problems.
Now to find a doctor who is willing to look outside of the box to diagnosis what's wrong with me.

/where the fark is House MD when you need him?
/why the fark are so many of the drs trained to be reactionary rather than proactive?
/keeping costs down? dont get me started.
/time to start forcing them to cover their asses with "unnecessary" tests
 
2013-02-10 01:57:05 AM  

ZombiesYall: Wasn't there an article a while back about Gardisil (the genital warts vaccine) causing a weird disease in young women? Maybe this is related to that.
/not an anti-vaxer


pregnancy?
orgasm?
disrespect for parents and religion?
 
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