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(CNBC)   Millennials have it easy. When I was your age, I only had two chronic diseases and you've already got four, so quit whining   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Health care, Medicine, Health conditions, Health, American Diabetes Association, Health economics, Health insurance, Kristin Bennett  
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4 days ago  
TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.
 
4 days ago  
A lot of those chronic conditions became mainstream in the past 30 years so it's less likely older folks have been diagnosed with them.

I only have artisanal chronic conditions. You've never heard of them.
 
4 days ago  
I blame the boomers for all this.
 
4 days ago  
"As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood..."

As an (almost) middle-aged Millennial, allow met to say:
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4 days ago  
I thought I had all of the diseases, but it turns out it was just imposter syndrome.
 
4 days ago  
My only condition is when I run out of chronic.
 
4 days ago  

NikolaiFarkoff: TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.


Mark one for this older millennial here.

/IBD, more specifically, colitis
 
4 days ago  
DIABEETUSS
 
4 days ago  
Fake news. Obumercare fixed all that.
 
4 days ago  
It's all that farking Avocado!
 
4 days ago  

Subtonic: I blame the boomers for all this.


Well, it does seem they are both wealthier and healthier then both their parents and their kids.
 
4 days ago  
Fu*kin' pansies.

I spent my adolescence in the 80's under the shadow of AIDS, imminent nuclear holocaust and constant fear of Satanic possession.
 
4 days ago  
Industrial disease?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
It means that even though I make "good" money, I don't end up having much to save, between student loans costing 800/month, and the bullshiat of how much MS costs https://www.webmd.com/multiple-​scleros​is/news/20200115/prices-of-ms-medicati​ons-keep-soaring ... even for the same drugs, prices have tripled over the last decade, all together, I end up spending around 1900 bucks a month just on MS drugs, doctors, MRIs, and other stuff (took last years total spend, divided by 12)... no matter what I do, it's impossible to keep up with how much stuff costs... I think, by the numbers, for income, I'm in the top 30%... but there's still just nothing left to save.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

dothemath: Fu*kin' pansies.

I spent my adolescence in the 80's under the shadow of AIDS, imminent nuclear holocaust and constant fear of Satanic possession.


meh, we didn't care.
 
4 days ago  
What the hell is "Tobacco Use Disorder"? Is it possible to smoke too much? And if Millenials don't smoke that much why are they more likely to have this problem?
 
4 days ago  
Hypertension, which may or may not be related to my sleep apnea.  At some point I should talk to my doctor about my depression and never-ending athletes foot.
 
4 days ago  
Sooooo, self-reporting? I dunno.

/no, you do not have lyme's disease just because you're tired all day - your life sucks and is exhausting is all
//quit voting for political representation that make your life sucky and exhausting
 
4 days ago  

dothemath: Fu*kin' pansies.

I spent my adolescence in the 80's under the shadow of AIDS, imminent nuclear holocaust and constant fear of Satanic possession.


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4 days ago  
well yeah. Decades of a dumbshiat system that makes healthcare increasingly a privilege that fewer people can afford will eventually have this effect. The current for profit system is in place for the purposes of greed and greed alone.
 
4 days ago  

Martian_Astronomer: "As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood..."

As an (almost) middle-aged Millennial, allow met to say:
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I'll be 38 in a few months. My knee pain came back after being fine for 2 years (I've torn my meniscus twice) and I sneezed 2 days ago and my ribs still hurt.
 
4 days ago  

firefly212: It means that even though I make "good" money, I don't end up having much to save, between student loans costing 800/month, and the bullshiat of how much MS costs https://www.webmd.com/multiple-s​clerosis/news/20200115/prices-of-ms-me​dications-keep-soaring ... even for the same drugs, prices have tripled over the last decade, all together, I end up spending around 1900 bucks a month just on MS drugs, doctors, MRIs, and other stuff (took last years total spend, divided by 12)... no matter what I do, it's impossible to keep up with how much stuff costs... I think, by the numbers, for income, I'm in the top 30%... but there's still just nothing left to save.


*gives you a '$50 Off' coupon for your student loan debt; sets up hotline where you can leave complaints about overpriced medications*

"I'm helping! Progress Is Slow!™"
 
4 days ago  

iamskibibitz: What the hell is "Tobacco Use Disorder"? Is it possible to smoke too much? And if Millenials don't smoke that much why are they more likely to have this problem?


Vaping and chewing and gum and lozenges.
 
4 days ago  
I've got five or six chronic complaints, besides being a chronic complainer, of course.

A couple of them are quite serious risks, but mostly they are embarassing or tragi-comic. Tragic for me, comic for other people who hear of them.
 
4 days ago  

Autoerotic Defenestration: dothemath: Fu*kin' pansies.

I spent my adolescence in the 80's under the shadow of AIDS, imminent nuclear holocaust and constant fear of Satanic possession.

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I thought for sure id be dead from a yacht explosion by now.
 
4 days ago  

brantgoose: I've got five or six chronic complaints, besides being a chronic complainer, of course.

A couple of them are quite serious risks, but mostly they are embarassing or tragi-comic. Tragic for me, comic for other people who hear of them.


Sorry to hear that dude.
 
4 days ago  

NikolaiFarkoff: TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.


Hard to tell how much of this is actual increased incidence versus younger generations being more likely to go to the doctor and seek mental health care.
 
4 days ago  

fiddlehead: NikolaiFarkoff: TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.

Hard to tell how much of this is actual increased incidence versus younger generations being more likely to go to the doctor and seek mental health care.


It's probably just increasing awareness of mental and developmental issues.  Read historical accounts, read old novels and literature and poetry, and there are always "unusual" or "odd" people from back then.  And any modern reader can identify the matter right away.
 
4 days ago  

Subtonic: I blame the boomers for all this.


Yea, we gave you the 'beetus.

I have it.  Diagnosed 22 years ago when I was the age TFA is spotlighting here.  And since then I've had some of the others on Nikolai's list, including IBS, psychotic disorders (PTSD), and alcohol/substance dependency.

And mrs bughunter has relapsing/remitting MS, like in TFA.  She believes she was struggling with it for years before diagnosis as it can masquerade as other conditions early on.

Both of us also have degenerative disc problems in our spines.  Surprised that didn't make the list.

Neither of us can get affordable life insurance, and health insurance costs are immense.

Too bad nobody has figured out how to make insane profits off of all these conditions, enough to institutionalize the insurance-based healthcare system as the only acceptable model in the US and secure itself by funding federal legislation and an army of xenophobic fourth estate opinionators...
 
4 days ago  

TotallyHeadless: NikolaiFarkoff: TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.

Mark one for this older millennial here.

/IBD, more specifically, colitis


When I saw the various gastrointestinal woes I thought to myself "Yep. Junk food generation."

Colorectal cancer's quite the top number too. All the cool kids are getting it.
 
4 days ago  
Hmmm, maybe pumping all these petrochemicals into our food, water and air wasn't such a great idea after all. But at least stonks guys are happy.
 
4 days ago  

fiddlehead: NikolaiFarkoff: TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.

Hard to tell how much of this is actual increased incidence versus younger generations being more likely to go to the doctor and seek mental health care.


I don't need to pay a doctor to tell me that I abuse alcohol.  My friends and family tell me that for free.
 
4 days ago  
fiddlehead:
Hard to tell how much of this is actual increased incidence versus younger generations being more likely to go to the doctor and seek mental health care.

This -- I'm on the Gen X cusp and we never talked about mental health openly (or even secretly...if you had even one friend with a therapist, it was rare enough to be gossip fodder). We had different names or advice for it all:

Migraines -- take 3 Advil and STFU, you're probably just hung over
Neurodevelopmental issues -- Suck it up.
Eating disorder -- You mean like Ally McBeal?
Inflammatory Bowel disease -- Stop eating so many hot wings.
Psychotic disorders -- Bro, the world is a crazy place it's all good.
Hyperactivity -- I already told you to stop selling all your Ritalin.
Alcohol abuse -- That's when you spill your drink.
Substance abuse -- Well, makes sense because you spilled your drink.
 
4 days ago  
you mean a life lived inside climate-controlled buildings, eating processed foods, surrounded by microplastics, and spending 18 hours/day GLUED to the screens of smart devices might be bad for human health?

you mean we'd all be better off running around outside in the dirt, and laughing and playing and sweating and making eye contact?

well, color me SHOCKED!
 
4 days ago  
39 and IBD here, representin'

/say, can I use your bathroom?
 
4 days ago  

luna1580: you mean a life lived inside climate-controlled buildings, eating processed foods, surrounded by microplastics, and spending 18 hours/day GLUED to the screens of smart devices might be bad for human health?

you mean we'd all be better off running around outside in the dirt, and laughing and playing and sweating and making eye contact?

well, color me SHOCKED!


Making eye contact is hard.
 
4 days ago  

dothemath: Fu*kin' pansies.

I spent my adolescence in the 80's under the shadow of AIDS, imminent nuclear holocaust and constant fear of Satanic possession.


and just look how lovely you turned out! 😄
 
4 days ago  
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Feels their pain.
 
4 days ago  
the obesity epidemic may be one of the root causes of the rise in rates of hypertension, diabetes and even certain types of cancer

But I thought Millenials were off-putting.
 
4 days ago  
Bennett sees a naturopath and takes 20 supplements a day to treat her MS. I'm guessing he charges her a pittance for the office visits, but charges her a fortune for the bullshiat supplements he advises her to take.

With that diagnosis, she should be seeing a medical doctor.

I'm guessing the medical issues listed in the article have always plagued a certain percentage of the population. Medicine just hadn't reached certain points of discovery, thereby making such issues diagnosable ailments.
 
4 days ago  
depression and headaches

OK
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: the obesity epidemic may be one of the root causes of the rise in rates of hypertension, diabetes and even certain types of cancer

But I thought Millenials were off-putting.


They should be off pudding
 
4 days ago  

luna1580: dothemath: Fu*kin' pansies.

I spent my adolescence in the 80's under the shadow of AIDS, imminent nuclear holocaust and constant fear of Satanic possession.

and just look how lovely you turned out! 😄


Im a goddamn fu*king saint.
 
4 days ago  
I had a doctor try to put me on BP meds when my BP was not even that high. I told him "no thanks" and lost 30 lbs instead. That was 10 years ago and my BP is still fine. Still pisses me off that he wanted to go straight to the meds. The pharma industry loves recurring revenue, so they get docs to push their crap.
 
4 days ago  

roc6783: Martian_Astronomer: "As millennials begin to turn 40 in 2021, CNBC Make It has launched Middle-Aged Millennials, a series exploring how the oldest members of this generation have grown into adulthood..."

As an (almost) middle-aged Millennial, allow met to say:
[Fark user image image 321x200]

I'll be 38 in a few months. My knee pain came back after being fine for 2 years (I've torn my meniscus twice) and I sneezed 2 days ago and my ribs still hurt.


I sneezed while I was running and tore my iliotibial band. Dumbest injury ever.
 
4 days ago  
I just hit 40, among my friends the maladies include IBS, type 1 diabetes, functional alcoholism, daily cigarette smoking, obesity and anxiety.  None exercise despite my encouragement to do so.. but i get it; its not fun.

I have my bouts with depression, and have a pack of cigarettes around once in a while, but i fight the cravings for weeks before I'll buy some, then repeat again a few weeks later.. its one of those things that i'll probably pick up and put down despite my best interests until I die, unless they're banned or I meet a woman who puts her foot down on it, though i havent been a regular smoker since my late 20's. I tend to drink to the point of drunkenness on saturday nights, and never drink from sunday to saturday.

Despite those things, I'm a gym rat and do the best I can to take care of myself & hope the big C doesnt come for me. I know I could be better, though.
 
4 days ago  
26 percent of them are claiming migraines as a chronic condition; what could be more millennial than that?
 
4 days ago  

NikolaiFarkoff: TL;DR, the specific areas where older Millenials are significantly higher than the general population:

Migraines
Neurodevelopmental issues
Eating disorder
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Psychotic disorders
Hyperactivity
Alcohol abuse
Substance abuse

List checks out.


Alcohol abuse and substance abuse are good things. They don't belong grouped with the other things.
 
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