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(ABC)   Harvard doctors don't know the term "psychosomatic"   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 108
    More: Fail, Cape Cod, Harvard, Falmouth, Jesse M. Donaldson, syndrome, Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins University, symptoms  
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2013-10-21 01:19:14 PM  
Subby you're just making this all up. It's all in your head.
 
2013-10-21 01:20:39 PM  
rubykatina.tripod.com
 
2013-10-21 01:21:43 PM  
I always tell patients "neurogenic" and boy they feel better
 
2013-10-21 01:22:06 PM  
It's not HAARP, it's wind turbines!

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-21 01:22:11 PM  
Try that again...

muzyka.kulichki.net
 
2013-10-21 01:22:35 PM  
The wind blew their brains out.
 
2013-10-21 01:22:50 PM  
It being named by a pediatrician with an anti-wind activist husband tells me all I need to know about this 'disease.'
 
2013-10-21 01:23:11 PM  
Months earlier, in the summer of 2010, three wind turbines had been erected in her town, one of which runs around the clock, 1,600 feet from her home.

Having a clock only 1600 feet from her home might be part of the problem.
 
2013-10-21 01:23:33 PM  
AKA the NIMBY Disorder.
 
2013-10-21 01:23:33 PM  
Purely psychosomatic.  That boy needs therapy.
 
2013-10-21 01:24:49 PM  

ChipNASA: Subby you're just making this all up. It's all in your head.


Many ills are just "in our heads", as the active power of Placebos have born this to be true. The question is, once someone thinks something will make them sick, it actually does. I don't think modern medicine has figured out how to cure it though.
 
2013-10-21 01:24:53 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Months earlier, in the summer of 2010, three wind turbines had been erected in her town, one of which runs around the clock, 1,600 feet from her home.

Having a clock only 1600 feet from her home might be part of the problem.


And that "article" goes on for THREE MORE PAGES.

... diagnosed Hobart with wind turbine syndrome, which is not recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Are they saying that like it's a bad thing?
 
2013-10-21 01:25:15 PM  
We know the cure.

Pay them money.
 
2013-10-21 01:25:16 PM  
I can see how the low-level yet fairly consistent noise created by the turbines can possibly drive your crazy (or induce headaches, etc). Especially when trying to sleep, even the slightest noises you might not be able to hear normally are more noticeable. Personally, I'd hate to live close to those things. I live near train tracks and you pretty much get used to the trains passing because they don't go by frequently. But a turbine 24/7?! Yeah, I can see that sort of thing causing issues for some people.
 
2013-10-21 01:25:38 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Months earlier, in the summer of 2010, three wind turbines had been erected in her town, one of which runs around the clock, 1,600 feet from her home.

Having a clock only 1600 feet from her home might be part of the problem.


Well, a turbine that big running around said clock might be a tad disconcerting to see...
 
2013-10-21 01:26:04 PM  
Real prodigies there.
 
2013-10-21 01:26:39 PM  
My username strongly objects to this entire conversation.
 
2013-10-21 01:26:52 PM  
Insane!
 
2013-10-21 01:28:07 PM  
...three 400 feet tall, 1.63 megawatt turbines (two owned by the town and one owned by Notus Clean Energy

So, here in the town, we own two of the turbines, right?
Right!
One more time, who owns the third one?
Notus!
[wheeze-take]

ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-10-21 01:28:10 PM  
The answer is blowing in the wind.
 
2013-10-21 01:28:39 PM  
Harvard doctors? Wtf do they know? I won't know how to feel about this until the random collection of completely unqualified posters on Fark weighs in.
 
2013-10-21 01:28:52 PM  

Robo Beat: Purely psychosomatic.  That boy needs therapy.


I knew someone would make a reference to that unholy acid trip.

Well done.
 
2013-10-21 01:29:25 PM  
ADDICT INSANE

api.tape.tv
 
2013-10-21 01:29:30 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: I can see how the low-level yet fairly consistent noise created by the turbines can possibly drive your crazy (or induce headaches, etc). Especially when trying to sleep, even the slightest noises you might not be able to hear normally are more noticeable. Personally, I'd hate to live close to those things. I live near train tracks and you pretty much get used to the trains passing because they don't go by frequently. But a turbine 24/7?! Yeah, I can see that sort of thing causing issues for some people.


My aunt complained about the "noise" from the wind turbines near her house.

The nearest one?  13 miles away.  The noise she was hearing?  Ventilation fans and cows from the new dairy 1/2 mile up the road.

Funniest part is she used to work for a nuclear power plant.  She'd rather have a nuke plant down the road than a wind turbine, and she doesn't exactly like nuclear power (well the plants are ok, it's the supervisors that want to cut corners to save a buck...)
 
2013-10-21 01:29:47 PM  

MindStalker: The question is, once someone thinks something will make them sick, it actually does.


That is not a question?
 
2013-10-21 01:31:40 PM  

jshine: MindStalker: The question is, once someone thinks something will make them sick, it actually does.

That is not a question?


The question is, are our kids learning?
:)
Thanks, I'm not sure what I was thinking, working on sleep debt today.
 
2013-10-21 01:32:34 PM  
FTA: "Sometimes at night, especially in the winter, I wake up with a fluttering in the chest and think, 'What the hell is that,'"

Why can't she just believe the government is zapping her with satellites like normal people do?
 
2013-10-21 01:33:10 PM  
My synesthesia causes me to "hear" animated .gifs as they cycle - like WhooooooOOSH Bang,WhooooooOOSH Bang, WhooooooOOSH  Bang.
I wonder if many of these people have the same condition, where looking at the windmill turn makes them "hear" the constant whir-whir-whir-ing of the blades.

/in other words, it's all in your head, but go with it 'cause it's kind of fun.
 
2013-10-21 01:33:39 PM  
"I thought I was just getting older and tired"

There you go, all the problems solved in the second section of the article.  You are getting older And tired, you are 57 not 20.
 
2013-10-21 01:38:10 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: I can see how the low-level yet fairly consistent noise created by the turbines can possibly drive your crazy


I would think the rythmic pressure changes on the inner ear would be a more likely culprit.

That seems like something that could be measured though, and I'm sure it has been.
 
2013-10-21 01:39:13 PM  

MindStalker: ChipNASA: Subby you're just making this all up. It's all in your head.

Many ills are just "in our heads", as the active power of Placebos have born this to be true. The question is, once someone thinks something will make them sick, it actually does. I don't think modern medicine has figured out how to cure it though.


Try Japanese Placebos, Japanese are better
 
2013-10-21 01:39:45 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: ...three 400 feet tall, 1.63 megawatt turbines (two owned by the town and one owned by Notus Clean Energy

So, here in the town, we own two of the turbines, right?
Right!
One more time, who owns the third one?
Notus!
[wheeze-take]

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 255x186]


Bravo. (or Brava as the case may be.)
 
2013-10-21 01:41:29 PM  
Does that mean they can start fires with their minds?
 
2013-10-21 01:43:48 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: FTA: "Sometimes at night, especially in the winter, I wake up with a fluttering in the chest and think, 'What the hell is that,'"

Why can't she just believe the government is zapping her with satellites like normal people do?


Just tell her the wind generators protect her by blowing away the government's chemtrails.
 
2013-10-21 01:44:18 PM  

meat0918: My aunt complained about the "noise" from the wind turbines near her house.

The nearest one?  13 miles away.  The noise she was hearing?  Ventilation fans and cows from the new dairy 1/2 mile up the road.

Funniest part is she used to work for a nuclear power plant.  She'd rather have a nuke plant down the road than a wind turbine,


I wonder where this irrational stupidity came from? Oh wait, no I don't. It came from a group of people that hate windmills for no other reason than the fact that they create green energy.
 
2013-10-21 01:45:53 PM  
So people are allergic to wind turbines.  What about the people who claim to be allergic to WiFi or electromagnetic radiation?  After all before we "invented" it EM radiation didn't exist.  Right?
 
2013-10-21 01:46:25 PM  
Wind Turbine Syndrome: a reaction in rich people when their environmental has been sullied by far-away industrial equipment. Previously known as "the vapors."
 
2013-10-21 01:49:47 PM  
These women all seem to be enjoying their wind turbines.i.imgur.com

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2013-10-21 01:50:49 PM  

LewDux: MindStalker: ChipNASA: Subby you're just making this all up. It's all in your head.

Many ills are just "in our heads", as the active power of Placebos have born this to be true. The question is, once someone thinks something will make them sick, it actually does. I don't think modern medicine has figured out how to cure it though.

Try Japanese Placebos, Japanese are better


I kinda like the UK Placebo.

/a friend with weed is better
 
2013-10-21 01:51:13 PM  
Is there a new prescribed treatment coming out for this in the coming months?  ASk you doctor if Turbinosix is right for you...
 
2013-10-21 01:51:44 PM  

Nefarious: After all before we "invented" it EM radiation didn't exist

.

Nope, EM radiation is brand new.  That big ball of fire up in the sky (the "sun") is blasting us with Happy Energy that propagates by magic and unicorns.
 
2013-10-21 01:58:48 PM  
Turbine - new Stephen King novel...890 pages due out by summer
 
2013-10-21 02:04:13 PM  
Maybe they suffer from Shalaft's Syndrome.
 
2013-10-21 02:07:01 PM  

ferretman


Maybe they suffer from Shalaft's Syndrome.


Shut yo' mouth!

Just talkin' 'bout Shalaft...
 
2013-10-21 02:10:37 PM  
Subby, that is because psychosomatic is simply jargon for "I'm to lazy to bother investigating, myself."
 
2013-10-21 02:14:35 PM  
I live right near Falmouth and these people are farking stupid.  Several towns in the area have wind farms with 1 to 3 turbines and I never hear complaints from those other towns, only Falmouth.
 
2013-10-21 02:14:59 PM  

JohnCarter: Turbine - new Stephen King novel...890 pages due out by summer


LOL, but seriously, don't give that word whore any ideas.
 
2013-10-21 02:15:38 PM  

impaler: meat0918: My aunt complained about the "noise" from the wind turbines near her house.

The nearest one?  13 miles away.  The noise she was hearing?  Ventilation fans and cows from the new dairy 1/2 mile up the road.

Funniest part is she used to work for a nuclear power plant.  She'd rather have a nuke plant down the road than a wind turbine,

I wonder where this irrational stupidity came from? Oh wait, no I don't. It came from a group of people that hate windmills for no other reason than the fact that they create green energy.


No, it came from the suburban/rich environmentalist types who love green energy but don't want to actually sully THEIR personal spaces with wind turbines.  See the Kennedys for example.  They are fine with things as long as they don't have to see them, or deal with them.
 
2013-10-21 02:15:54 PM  
It's nothing more than simple hypothermia caused by the windmills.
 
2013-10-21 02:17:31 PM  

impaler: meat0918: My aunt complained about the "noise" from the wind turbines near her house.

The nearest one?  13 miles away.  The noise she was hearing?  Ventilation fans and cows from the new dairy 1/2 mile up the road.

Funniest part is she used to work for a nuclear power plant.  She'd rather have a nuke plant down the road than a wind turbine,

I wonder where this irrational stupidity came from? Oh wait, no I don't. It came from a group of people that hate windmills for no other reason than the fact that they create green energy.


It's complicated, but I forgot to mention that since she's getting a portion of the profits now they are putting up a wind turbine on my grandparent's farm land (technically my dad's but the will has him splitting rents between his family, I said it was complicated), her objections are much diminished, much to my father's dismay.  A small part of him putting his land into the land pool was if they choose to put one on his land, she'd move?

//She's not exactly everyone's favorite person.  Think Debbie Downer x 11 + new age woo.
 
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