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2021-07-15 2:59:40 PM  
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2021-07-15 3:12:21 PM  
Oh, is Chuck Tingle branching out into the zombie genre?
 
2021-07-15 3:17:06 PM  
Not to be confused with an ass that smells dead. Could be hygiene, could be that you died and didn't realize it.
 
2021-07-15 3:23:08 PM  
Old-man Frog Butt is what I overheard from someone when I was discussing my passing over 50 years of age.
 
2021-07-15 3:24:31 PM  
You'll sometimes see dead butt syndrome referred to as "gluteal amnesia," with the cause said to be that the glutes have forgotten how to fire.

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2021-07-15 3:26:04 PM  
Much too late to help me
 
2021-07-15 3:26:06 PM  
Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.
 
2021-07-15 3:27:25 PM  
I haven't felt a 'tingling in the butt' since that awesome date with Erica in 1982.
 
2021-07-15 3:27:33 PM  
I wondered what that smell was.
 
2021-07-15 3:29:30 PM  
BERTHA BUTT - ONE OF THE BUTT SISTAs - KICKIN' BUTT!!!
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2021-07-15 3:29:35 PM  
Liberate tutemet ex Dead Butt Syndrome.

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2021-07-15 3:32:32 PM  

Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


I may have to get that Purple cushion. Thanks for the recommendation! I have an older gel cushion the I like, I'm pretty sure the newer type you have is much better.
 
2021-07-15 3:33:01 PM  
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Don't end up in the hospital, dead ass.
 
2021-07-15 3:34:33 PM  
Why does Subby think I have to save myself from it?
 
2021-07-15 3:41:41 PM  
Drinking lots of water prevents this because you have to keep getting up to pee.
 
2021-07-15 3:43:10 PM  
So I need to get a squat rack to go with my standing desk?
 
2021-07-15 3:48:07 PM  

bronskrat: Drinking lots of water prevents this because you have to keep getting up to pee.


Yes but before you do, make sure your leg isn't completely asleep. I jumped up after working on my laptop on my couch for a few hours one morning last September to get a drink of water, and my leg completely folded under me like dead meat. I severely fractured my ankle, and suffered a minor concussion when I hit my head on the floor. Took 12 weeks to heal. Working from a real office chair is a better idea than getting dead butt and leg on the couch without even realizing it.
 
2021-07-15 3:50:03 PM  

Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


The last can be a sign of kidney problems.  I mean, two sentences on the internet and some guy not a doc but that's the only time I've heard that specific symptom mentioned before.
 
2021-07-15 3:50:57 PM  

dodecahedron: bronskrat: Drinking lots of water prevents this because you have to keep getting up to pee.

Yes but before you do, make sure your leg isn't completely asleep. I jumped up after working on my laptop on my couch for a few hours one morning last September to get a drink of water, and my leg completely folded under me like dead meat. I severely fractured my ankle, and suffered a minor concussion when I hit my head on the floor. Took 12 weeks to heal. Working from a real office chair is a better idea than getting dead butt and leg on the couch without even realizing it.


Farking OW.
 
2021-07-15 3:52:13 PM  

Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


I've got a Purple seat cushion myself.  I was skeptical since I was unimpressed with their mattresses, but a friend swore by it.

It is pretty damn awesome.
 
2021-07-15 3:52:40 PM  
I'm hoping to avoid DBS by being regularly spanked by a dummy-thicc redhead. Bearing a large slice of cheesecake.
 
2021-07-15 3:52:51 PM  

dodecahedron: bronskrat: Drinking lots of water prevents this because you have to keep getting up to pee.

Yes but before you do, make sure your leg isn't completely asleep. I jumped up after working on my laptop on my couch for a few hours one morning last September to get a drink of water, and my leg completely folded under me like dead meat. I severely fractured my ankle, and suffered a minor concussion when I hit my head on the floor. Took 12 weeks to heal. Working from a real office chair is a better idea than getting dead butt and leg on the couch without even realizing it.


When I was a teen I'd wake up and jump down from the top bunk of my bed. One time one of my legs was completely asleep. Didn't break anything but I remember laying on the floor winded and sore while my alarm clock was still screaming away.
 
2021-07-15 3:55:04 PM  
Single leg squats, lunges, single leg hip thrusts. Asymmetries become more pronounced as one ages. Do 2x as much on the weak side. When you squat or kneel, force yourself to use your non-dominant side more. Put your pants on with the other leg first.
 
2021-07-15 3:55:24 PM  

Russ1642: dodecahedron: bronskrat: Drinking lots of water prevents this because you have to keep getting up to pee.

Yes but before you do, make sure your leg isn't completely asleep. I jumped up after working on my laptop on my couch for a few hours one morning last September to get a drink of water, and my leg completely folded under me like dead meat. I severely fractured my ankle, and suffered a minor concussion when I hit my head on the floor. Took 12 weeks to heal. Working from a real office chair is a better idea than getting dead butt and leg on the couch without even realizing it.

When I was a teen I'd wake up and jump down from the top bunk of my bed. One time one of my legs was completely asleep. Didn't break anything but I remember laying on the floor winded and sore while my alarm clock was still screaming away.


Don't do that in your 60s.
 
2021-07-15 3:55:48 PM  

Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


IANAD, but it happening after exertion seems to indicate that your body is breaking down muscle or protein to fuel itself.
 
2021-07-15 3:56:08 PM  
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2021-07-15 3:56:53 PM  

fiddlehead: You'll sometimes see dead butt syndrome referred to as "gluteal amnesia," with the cause said to be that the glutes have forgotten how to fire.


While others have the opposite problem in which their glutes fire off loudly and often.
 
2021-07-15 3:57:41 PM  

Halfabee64: Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


You either eat too much protein or are experiencing some sort of liver/kidney failure.
 
2021-07-15 3:58:48 PM  

bronskrat: Drinking lots of water prevents this because you have to keep getting up to pee.


A spoiled cat that bites your toes when he wants attention works also.
 
2021-07-15 3:59:04 PM  

RogermcAllen: Halfabee64: Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.

You either eat too much protein or are experiencing some sort of liver/kidney failure.


But on the bright side, if you blow your nose, you can clean the heck out of your windows.
 
2021-07-15 4:00:28 PM  

RogermcAllen: Halfabee64: Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.

You either eat too much protein or are experiencing some sort of liver/kidney failure.



People keep responding to this guy but he's probably already dead by now.
 
2021-07-15 4:00:48 PM  
I avoid this by regularly getting up to go outside for a couple minutes to have a cigarette.
 
2021-07-15 4:01:15 PM  
"One thing you're going to want to look out for is carpal tunnel syndrome, so it's recommended that you take a ten minute break from typing every hour.   For your circulation, um, you're gonna wanna get up out of your chairs and move around about ten minutes every hour.  Your computer screen can be a big strain on your eyes, so it's also recommended that you step away for about 10 minutes every hour."

"Wow. That time really adds up. Like a half an hour every hour?"
 
2021-07-15 4:01:18 PM  
Get or make a standing desk.

/Standing at one right now.
 
2021-07-15 4:02:10 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: RogermcAllen: Halfabee64: Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.

You either eat too much protein or are experiencing some sort of liver/kidney failure.


People keep responding to this guy but he's probably already dead by now.


Dibs on his not-liver and not-kidneys.
 
2021-07-15 4:02:18 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Get or make a standing desk.

/Standing at one right now.


I don't know why but I hate typing while standing.
 
2021-07-15 4:04:13 PM  

C18H27NO3: AlgaeRancher: Get or make a standing desk.

/Standing at one right now.

I don't know why but I hate typing while standing.


The best thing about standing desks is that it makes it so much easier to just walk away.
 
2021-07-15 4:05:05 PM  
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2021-07-15 4:06:09 PM  

C18H27NO3: AlgaeRancher: Get or make a standing desk.

/Standing at one right now.

I don't know why but I hate typing while standing.


I do too. I get all antsy. And isn't standing a long time bad for your leg veins? I have heard about barbers and hair stylists and other people who stand all the time at work having problems too.
 
2021-07-15 4:39:24 PM  

C18H27NO3: AlgaeRancher: Get or make a standing desk.

/Standing at one right now.

I don't know why but I hate typing while standing.


I have trouble focusing on the screen. It's like it suddenly feels too close.
 
2021-07-15 4:41:09 PM  
"Once these symptoms persist for more than an hour or two, and you're really noticing that they are affecting you during the day, [...] then that would be something I would recommend getting further medical evaluation for," said Dr. Tyler Detmer, a physical therapist at Washington University at St. Louis

No one is going to mention that this Dr was a Heisman trophy winner?
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2021-07-15 4:54:21 PM  
This country needs more practical advice on preventing Head-Butt Syndrome, fwiw.

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2021-07-15 5:10:32 PM  
DNRTFA, but I suddenly remembered all those times in school in the winter when my butt cheeks would start itching terribly.  It must have had something to do with the hard plastic desk chairs (that were always cold...WTF chair, I KNOW someone was sitting on you less than five minutes ago).  Just a socially-mortified kid with an itchy butt, a runny nose, and a loud stomach in the middle of a silent classroom.
 
2021-07-15 5:10:49 PM  

Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


A friend had a mild case of covid, said when his sense of smell returned everything smelled like cat piss, still does months later.
 
2021-07-15 5:13:08 PM  

fiddlehead: You'll sometimes see dead butt syndrome referred to as "gluteal amnesia," with the cause said to be that the glutes have forgotten how to fire.

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This is a perfect example of a real thing being presented so stupidly it makes you *quizzicaldog.jpg*

Muscles can "learn" to work incorrectly. If you have an injury, or are sitting weird, or have bad posture, your muscles will compensate for each other. I hurt my back once, and it caused the muscles in my leg to try and rotate the leg inward to take weight off the injured muscle, which messed up my knee a little.

So if you're sitting a lot, and using arms of the chair to stand, you're not giving your butt muscles any real usage, and your body will try to compensate eventually.

I'd bet folding money that "dead butt" syndrome doesn't exist in people who have a full flight of stairs in, or to their home.
 
2021-07-15 5:19:04 PM  

Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.


Restless leg sucks. I had it as a complication of weight gain(at least in theory), but thankfully it went away about 40 pounds ago, which seems to support the theory.

You may have already tried this, but supposedly doing squats regularly can help with leg neuropathy. You have to train your muscles. The ass is not for sitting, it evolved to facilitate bipedal locomotion. Sedentary jobs are killers. You can try going for a walk in the morning, or at lunch, remind your legs what they're for.

What helped me the most was swimming, but thats because I was fat to the point that jogging g was bad for my knees.
 
2021-07-15 5:50:59 PM  

notgonnatellu: Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.

I may have to get that Purple cushion. Thanks for the recommendation! I have an older gel cushion the I like, I'm pretty sure the newer type you have is much better.


Big up The Purple Pad Posse!
Got my money's worth through lockdown and would buy the mattress too if it came in king size.
 
2021-07-15 5:52:18 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Halfabee64: Ah, a name for my pain.  I'm sitting on my Purple chair cushion for my DBS with my legs bouncing uncontrollably from my RLS, which turns painful by evening.  Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.

Restless leg sucks. I had it as a complication of weight gain(at least in theory), but thankfully it went away about 40 pounds ago, which seems to support the theory.

You may have already tried this, but supposedly doing squats regularly can help with leg neuropathy. You have to train your muscles. The ass is not for sitting, it evolved to facilitate bipedal locomotion. Sedentary jobs are killers. You can try going for a walk in the morning, or at lunch, remind your legs what they're for.

What helped me the most was swimming, but thats because I was fat to the point that jogging g was bad for my knees.


I'm a gentleman farmer by evening and weekend with bees, chickens, gardens, and an orchard, so I get plenty of exercise, but a 40 hr desk job kills.
 
2021-07-15 5:52:59 PM  
I don't have dead butt syndrome, but I have got dead arm syndrome from laying sideways on the couch and propping myself up with throw pillows to work on the computer and then getting a pinched nerve in my neck, leading to numbness in my right arm. My biomechanics are all farked up working from home.
 
2021-07-15 5:53:11 PM  

Halfabee64: Now if they can tell my why I smell ammonia in my sinuses when I exert myself.

Does it come with a feeling of light-headedness or general disorientation? I'm no medical expert, so I'll offer no opinion.

 
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