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(CNN)   Remember those "fainting goats?" Well, some humans have the same affliction. God loves a good joke, no matter what species   (cnn.com) divider line 53
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2014-02-05 11:50:30 PM
Wasn't this an episode of House?
 
2014-02-06 12:19:54 AM

fusillade762: Wasn't this an episode of House?


I think it was the one where Uncle Jessie got his rock band back together and Michelle had a crush on the drummer
 
2014-02-06 12:20:34 AM
I'm living with stiff person syndrome but so far it only affects one part of my body.
 
2014-02-06 12:22:49 AM
Is she hot, cause I'm sick of goats?
 
2014-02-06 12:24:06 AM
What God?
 
2014-02-06 12:27:37 AM

sjcousins: I'm living with stiff person syndrome but so far it only affects one part of my body.


So you watched this week's Arrow too, huh?
 
2014-02-06 12:33:03 AM
Wow, that's bizarre.
 
2014-02-06 12:37:02 AM
Stiff Person Syndrome.

Seriously Stupid Name.

Made-Up By A Child.
 
2014-02-06 12:40:04 AM

Old Man Winter: Is she hot, cause I'm sick of goats?


Are-are any of the goats your sisters? They are, aren't they? You sick farker.  Are-are any of them kids?!
 
2014-02-06 12:40:22 AM
Makes sense to me: good to have an Ogg around that passes out at the first sign of a man-eating anything.
 
2014-02-06 12:49:54 AM
If I remember right, weren't those goats specifically bred to have the syndrome so they could do non-human studies on the problem?
 
2014-02-06 12:55:30 AM
If they called that Goatse, I bet a lot less people would admit to having it.
 
2014-02-06 01:01:29 AM
Aww, I misread the headline and expected some epic Farting Goats.
 
2014-02-06 01:02:11 AM
I was expecting this article to be about cataplexy. I have a narcoleptic friend who wuffered cataplexy, and if she got worked up emotionally, she would just kinda slump over.
 
2014-02-06 01:02:46 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: wuffered


Damn sausage fingers.
 
2014-02-06 01:03:22 AM
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2014-02-06 01:08:23 AM
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2014-02-06 01:26:22 AM
Any farkers have this?  If so... BOO!
 
2014-02-06 01:27:13 AM
Conversion disorder
 
2014-02-06 01:31:11 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Are you a freak? Would you like to be in the national spotlight for being a freak?


Kinda like on Fark?


'I'm a statue for your lawn'

Alright, for me it might be an improvement.
 
2014-02-06 01:34:12 AM
She could always get a job as one of those "living statues".
 
2014-02-06 01:34:58 AM
Dang, the atheist bleeding hearts embrace Darwinism yet demand treatment for those afflictions that weed the weak ones out.  Stop sending them to specialists and remove them from the shallow end of the gene pool.  Same for the goats.  Lions will appreciate it.
 
2014-02-06 01:35:10 AM
"Yet after years of freezing and falling unexpectedly because of stress or sudden sounds, many patients with SPS develop agoraphobia, an irrational fear of certain places and/or situations. They become housebound, unable to venture outside their comfort zone."

What's so irrational about it? Who wouldn't prefer to stay home if at any time without warning you can keel over onto your face? I'd hardly get out of bed, myself.
 
2014-02-06 01:37:08 AM
tbeatty:

Dang, the atheist bleeding hearts embrace Darwinism yet demand treatment for those afflictions that weed the weak ones out.  Stop sending them to specialists and remove them from the shallow end of the gene pool.  Same for the goats.  Lions will appreciate it.

I never had kids, never wanted to, and had a vasectomy as soon as I found out it was covered. So where's my cookie?
 
2014-02-06 01:38:11 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: I was expecting this article to be about cataplexy. I have a narcoleptic friend who wuffered cataplexy, and if she got worked up emotionally, she would just kinda slump over.


That would certainly put a different spin on fight-sex...
 
2014-02-06 01:41:19 AM

tbeatty: Dang, the atheist bleeding hearts embrace Darwinism yet demand treatment for those afflictions that weed the weak ones out.  Stop sending them to specialists and remove them from the shallow end of the gene pool.  Same for the goats.  Lions will appreciate it.


well quit producing them then
 
2014-02-06 01:43:11 AM
The Wikipedia article on fainting goats says they have this condition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myotonia_congenita

People can get that too.

One thing I love about Fark, it's educational.
 
2014-02-06 01:46:19 AM
I thought the goat thing was more akin to narcolepsy.
 
2014-02-06 01:47:15 AM
"...this species has amused its self to death."
 
2014-02-06 01:51:01 AM

The One True TheDavid: What's so irrational about it? Who wouldn't prefer to stay home if at any time without warning you can keel over onto your face? I'd hardly get out of bed, myself.


It becomes irrational when the treatment works yet they still have the fear.
 
2014-02-06 01:52:13 AM

The One True TheDavid: tbeatty:

Dang, the atheist bleeding hearts embrace Darwinism yet demand treatment for those afflictions that weed the weak ones out.  Stop sending them to specialists and remove them from the shallow end of the gene pool.  Same for the goats.  Lions will appreciate it.

I never had kids, never wanted to, and had a vasectomy as soon as I found out it was covered. So where's my cookie?


Didn't you join the special olympics?  Your pre-child vasectomy should have qualified you for a "Hurray, everybody's a winner!" hug.  If you didn't get one, remind them of your pre-child vasectomy and I guarantee a hug and plaque,  I will personally send you a plaque commemorating your choice not to continue your shallow end of the gene pool.  Your mother-sister will be proud.
 
2014-02-06 02:05:28 AM

fusillade762: Wasn't this an episode of House?


I don't know, but it was an episode of This American Life
 
2014-02-06 02:10:00 AM

Enigmamf: fusillade762: Wasn't this an episode of House?

I don't know, but it was an episode of This American Life


Ok, well, the This American Life episode is far more closely related to the fainting goats than the CNN article.
 
2014-02-06 02:22:38 AM
BOO!
 
2014-02-06 02:29:08 AM

The One True TheDavid: tbeatty:

Dang, the atheist bleeding hearts embrace Darwinism yet demand treatment for those afflictions that weed the weak ones out.  Stop sending them to specialists and remove them from the shallow end of the gene pool.  Same for the goats.  Lions will appreciate it.

I never had kids, never wanted to, and had a vasectomy as soon as I found out it was covered. So where's my cookie?


Bill?
 
2014-02-06 02:38:59 AM

tbeatty: The One True TheDavid: tbeatty:

Dang, the atheist bleeding hearts embrace Darwinism yet demand treatment for those afflictions that weed the weak ones out.  Stop sending them to specialists and remove them from the shallow end of the gene pool.  Same for the goats.  Lions will appreciate it.

I never had kids, never wanted to, and had a vasectomy as soon as I found out it was covered. So where's my cookie?

Didn't you join the special olympics?  Your pre-child vasectomy should have qualified you for a "Hurray, everybody's a winner!" hug.  If you didn't get one, remind them of your pre-child vasectomy and I guarantee a hug and plaque,  I will personally send you a plaque commemorating your choice not to continue your shallow end of the gene pool.  Your mother-sister will be proud.


Decided to switch from being a troll to just being an asshole, eh? Can't find anything on the Politics Tab to derp about?
 
2014-02-06 03:36:24 AM
 
2014-02-06 05:11:51 AM
Agoraphobia sucks, to say the least.
 
2014-02-06 07:15:54 AM

Maggie_Luna: Old Man Winter: Is she hot, cause I'm sick of goats?

Are-are any of the goats your sisters? They are, aren't they? You sick farker.  Are-are any of them kids?!


How cute. Welcome to Fark, Kidd.
 
2014-02-06 07:57:24 AM
Always good to have one as a friend, incase you're running away from Hyenas or something.
 
2014-02-06 08:42:36 AM

Old Man Winter: Is she hot, cause I'm sick of goats?


You'd think they'd call me Bob the Bridge Builder but Noooooooooooo.
 
2014-02-06 08:58:34 AM
My Hubby has a similar condition called "Paramyotonia Congenita", it's a mutation in the sodium channels in the muscle while SPS is a neurological disorder.

He's on an orphan heart medication for it since he was a kid.

It does have a side benefit, amazing muscles and 0 body fat without working out.

Link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramyotonia_Congenita
 
2014-02-06 09:26:01 AM
Well-known trainer of fainting goats.

media.nj.com
 
2014-02-06 09:26:05 AM

Spaced Lion: harrydorcas:

Bill?

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Man I'd love to be as cool, suave & handsome as Bill the Cat.


shortymac:

My Hubby has a similar condition called "Paramyotonia Congenita", it's a mutation in the sodium channels in the muscle while SPS is a neurological disorder.

He's on an orphan heart medication for it since he was a kid.

It does have a side benefit, amazing muscles and 0 body fat without working out.


So if you threw him in the pool he'd sink like a stone? How can anybody have zero percent body fat? Don't even anorexics and starving persecution victims have a glob or two of adiposity somewhere?

As for the condition itself: dayyum, another thing I'm glad I don't have. Will they keep making the medication?
 
2014-02-06 09:31:12 AM
So these goats, can you make them faint by staring at them?
 
2014-02-06 09:51:55 AM

The One True TheDavid: Spaced Lion: harrydorcas:

Bill?

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 216x233]

Man I'd love to be as cool, suave & handsome as Bill the Cat.


shortymac:

My Hubby has a similar condition called "Paramyotonia Congenita", it's a mutation in the sodium channels in the muscle while SPS is a neurological disorder.

He's on an orphan heart medication for it since he was a kid.

It does have a side benefit, amazing muscles and 0 body fat without working out.

So if you threw him in the pool he'd sink like a stone? How can anybody have zero percent body fat? Don't even anorexics and starving persecution victims have a glob or two of adiposity somewhere?

As for the condition itself: dayyum, another thing I'm glad I don't have. Will they keep making the medication?


He does sink like a stone and even in the warmest pool water he'll be freezing. I want to buy him a wetsuit just so we can go swimming together.

I guess he has SOME body fat on him, but he looks like a weightlifter without trying.

We've had a few scares with his medication not being made anymore, but the government does have provisions for orphan medications.

It can be a very embarrassing condition, one of the first muscle groups to stiffen up are the mouth muscles, so he'll slur his speech. In fact, his brother once had a McDonald's call the cops on him because they thought he was driving drunk! (You need to take the meds with food)
 
2014-02-06 09:59:13 AM

morg: I thought the goat thing was more akin to narcolepsy.


No, it's Myotonia Congenita, it's a muscle problem versus a neurological  problem like Stiff Person Syndrome and Narcolepsy.

When they faint they are awake and fully awake, my hubby says it doesn't hurt to faint and has almost no fear of falling from his pre-medication youth.

/Paramyotonia Congenita and Myotonia Congenita are basically the same disorder but coming from different DNA mutations, hence the separation.
 
2014-02-06 10:05:02 AM

shortymac: he looks like a weightlifter without trying.


I'd love to get me summa that. The muscles, I mean, not your husband.

Does anybody know of a contagious affliction that causes that?
 
2014-02-06 10:26:40 AM

The One True TheDavid: shortymac: he looks like a weightlifter without trying.

I'd love to get me summa that. The muscles, I mean, not your husband.

Does anybody know of a contagious affliction that causes that?


LOL, I get jealous of him sometimes as well.

It comes with a price though, my Hubby also has crooked fingers, a mild lazy eye (only noticeable during a stiff attack), a Pigeon Breast, can't swim without freezing, Acid Re-flux from his meds, ADHD*, and may need his hip replaced when he's older like his mother (who also has the disease).

/*His specialist thinks ADHD is co-morbid with his condition, he's writing a paper on it
 
2014-02-06 12:13:35 PM
shortymac:

my Hubby also has crooked fingers, a mild lazy eye (only noticeable during a stiff attack), a Pigeon Breast, can't swim without freezing, Acid Re-flux from his meds, ADHD*, and may need his hip replaced when he's older like his mother (who also has the disease).

And a woman I know is painfully recovering from an operation she had (thanks to Obamacare) to repair an anal fistula she got from letting an infected abscess go too long because she didn't have insurance. She told herself it was just a big zit or something that'll heal by itself, then the next thing you know she's in septic shock. That was rough: IV antibiotics for a couple days, then a couple weeks of packing the wound while she's having diarrhea from the antibiotics. (I'd rather picture flesh-eating bacteria, frankly.)

And my youngest niece has been suffering for three years from occipital neuralgia that makes my worst migraines & hangovers sound like a hangnail.

When will people stop being worse off than me? Maybe I should start a support group for People Who Don't Have It That Bad, Considering.
 
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