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#2521 TVCasualty

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 04:13 PM

Ever go rafting on the Ocoee?



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Posted 13 February 2020 - 07:41 PM

Maggie Valley is a favorite of mine.. Panning for gold rubies and emeralds.. Automobile museum.. Dopppe. To bad theyre closed on the day i was there

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 10:40 PM

I got flying leaf blowers covered with my anti-drone slingshot shotgun. I copied Joerg's design from the following video but mine is 10X bigger and shoots balls of burning magnesium.

How exactly does one load a burning magnesium ball into a slingshot canon?


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Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:36 PM

 

How exactly does one load a burning magnesium ball into a slingshot canon?

 

With great care, and several pair of sunglasses.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:37 AM

 

I got flying leaf blowers covered with my anti-drone slingshot shotgun. I copied Joerg's design from the following video but mine is 10X bigger and shoots balls of burning magnesium.

How exactly does one load a burning magnesium ball into a slingshot canon?

 


 
Now you're forcing me to dive deep into the bullshit. But okay, my slingshot cannon is made entirely of ceramic and the ball igniter is an arc-flash generated in the barrel that lights 'em up on the way out.
 
You know, I'm starting to think about whether this might be feasible for real, lol...
 
 
 

Anyway, has anyone around here ever had "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?" If so, sorry to hear it since I now know how firsthand how horrible it is.
 
That's what I finally figured out was wiping me out the past couple of days. It was great news to read that the first word in the name of it is "benign" but that also made me question just what the fuck they mean when they call something "benign" since it felt anything but. I guess "benign" in a medical sense doesn't mean it can't still be utterly debilitating. I was thinking I'd probably be needing an MRI scan ASAP.
 
When I woke up and was getting out of bed a couple days ago I couldn't find a sock, and when I bent over to look under the bed I got the spins like I'd been drinking all night and then smoked a bunch of weed. It didn't subside when I straightened back up and the nausea was off the charts. It took 10 minutes of sitting there motionless and deep breathing before I could stand up, and the world never stopped spinning completely. I was not dehydrated. I hurled a few times and spent the day sitting as still as possible in a chair doing some online research and feeling queasy and on the verge of puking the whole time. It was reassuring to find that the only thing that fit all my symptoms was BPPV since it felt as serious as a heart attack, literally.
 
It mellowed out a bit by late evening and I did an exercise I found that's intended to move the calcium crystals out of the part of my inner ear that was causing my symptoms (they break loose sometimes and mess with your sense of balance), but once wasn't enough because when I leaned over to spit in the sink while brushing my teeth that night it hit me again so hard that I had to hold on to the sink with both hands and carefully sit down on the edge of the bathtub that was right behind me and I still had to brace against the wall to not fall over and probably sweated out a liter of water in the 20+ minutes I had to sit there before I could move again. It was brutal, like a heavy dose of Sapo. 
 
It only took 24 hours of this to train me through negative Pavlovian conditioning to keep my head as still as possible at all times. I had to call upon all of my childhood training as a supermodel balancing books on my head to pull it off but it's amazing what overwhelming, debilitating nausea can inspire. I did the exercise a couple more times (ugh) and this morning it feels like it might be gone. Brushing my teeth didn't floor me, so that's a good sign. Tying my shoes was the real test, and that went well.
 
I was really concerned when I read that it can last anywhere from a day or two up to several months, and that could easily wreck someone's life since I was not able to drive safely or even walk around safely for that matter and several months of puke
would be a real problem. "Benign" my ass!


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:17 PM

My brother has struggled with very similar symptoms.   I never heard the complete diagnosis, he just told me the vertigo part.    He's struggled with it on and off for YEARS now.  It has taken away his ability to drive, or work off of a ladder or scaffold.  He is fortunate that he is retired, but he remains frustrated that it has taken so much of his personal freedom.   They've done the MRI, as well as some other tests, but none of it has provided any answers that bring relief.

 

Wishing you the best TV.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:48 PM

That sound really horrible TV.

I read up on the BPPV because I had no knowledge of it. The severity of the nausea and vomiting, and the really long duration of the symptoms you experienced seems like a much more severe attack than the usual description to me.

(I was reading the mayo clinic information)

I hope you continue to feel better, and I hope you discuss this with your doctor to at least see if there is a cause factor you might not be considering.

 

Be well............................


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 03:55 PM

Thanks. So far, so good.

 

Sorry to hear about your brother, Juthro. I'm guessing he's tried everything and seen doctors about it but nothing helps? "Frustrated" doesn't even begin to describe it, and I only dealt with for a couple of days.

 

When it hit me, the vertigo itself didn't last nearly as long as the residual nausea it caused, so the duration was within specs for BPPV plus it's the only thing that fit all of the symptoms and was relieved by the recommended exercise, which only works on BPPV and not other causes of vertigo. If it happened without my moving my head at all (or doesn't stay gone) then it would be more concerning.

 

 

And... "my doctor?"  I remember seeing one once, but it's been so long I can't recall exactly when that was.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:24 PM

Over the last 2 - 3 years my brother has had a couple of MRI's as well as handful of visits to an ear specialist.  The MRI discovered an inner ear cyst, and thought that might be the culprit and put him on antibiotics, cuz they couldn't think of anything else to do.  It didn't really seem to help, and he still has episodes. Though they seemed to have lessened in intensity over time, they have not gone completely away.   

 

I'll reach out to him and see if he has found anything that helps him deal with it.

 

Wishing you peace and wellness, TV.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:36 AM

I have had that ever since my motorcycle wreck. I really hate it. At least I don't pass out anymore when I look up. The first 6 months after I passed out and went down every time.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:23 AM

When I got my diagnosis of ADHD at age 23, the shrink prescribed Ritalin.  I took it for only a short while, because of a side affect I got from it.  At any time, out of the blue, for just a split second instant, I would feel for all the world like I was falling forward on my face.  It would happen so fast that I never really would do more than maybe flinch.  But that feeling was so disconcerting that I had to quit taking it.   Two speed-freak chicks who came over one time found my big stash in the medicine cabinet and so I never had to even think about trying it again.

 

I always had really good balance and loved to climb just about anything there was to climb.  I took lots of risks climbing stuff, but had such great confidence, that no seriously bad thing ever came of my risks.  In fact, I enjoyed the challenges, which I usually took on alone.  I might have never had my body found, should I have failed in those adventures.   Anyway, about ten years ago I started having dizziness and balance issues.  My mom got put into assisted living against her wishes by my brother because of dizziness in her nineties.  He took away her car keys.  She didn't have the issue when sitting down, but that's how it went anyway. 

 

When I became chronically dizzy, I worried that maybe I had the same issue she had, which was never diagnosed or effectively treated.  I went from scaling ledges on mountainsides to being worried to go up and work on my roof.  It just kept getting worse as time went by.  On a couple of occasions, it got better, and I would not pay much attention to it, as it faded from the forefront of experience, until I would feel my jaw pop and see myself go into another round of acute dizziness.  Four years ago, I had three of the last few teeth I had, all bicuspids (the molars were long since gone), were broken.   I could no longer chew anything, as the broken bicuspids were now default incisors.

 

I was up against getting three crowns on the three uppers so I could chew at all.  The dentist did a good job of straightening my bite with those crowns, which had been cockeyed for a long time.    With the crowns in place, my chronic dizziness ended.  Which reminds me, if it will just stop raining, I have to get up on the roof and fix some things.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:01 PM

I think my problem has passed; I've had no symptoms return and I've finally worked up the courage to try shaking my head back and forth real fast and bending over to touch my toes, and the world stays put and I don't fall over.

 

I would hope that anyone enduring this kind of thing can find some relief, somehow.


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Posted 15 February 2020 - 09:10 PM

Thanks. So far, so good.

Sorry to hear about your brother, Juthro. I'm guessing he's tried everything and seen doctors about it but nothing helps? "Frustrated" doesn't even begin to describe it, and I only dealt with for a couple of days.

When it hit me, the vertigo itself didn't last nearly as long as the residual nausea it caused, so the duration was within specs for BPPV plus it's the only thing that fit all of the symptoms and was relieved by the recommended exercise, which only works on BPPV and not other causes of vertigo. If it happened without my moving my head at all (or doesn't stay gone) then it would be more concerning.


And... "my doctor?" I remember seeing one once, but it's been so long I can't recall exactly when that was.

they have a pill that can help you out during the time when you are having a hard time getting by. My man had that a few years ago. Luckily his subsided but he also went through some dietary changes, around this time due to other medical issues that were solved by diet change.
Maybe your body does not like something you're putting in it.?

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 12:17 AM

As far as I can tell I solved the problem with the recommended exercise, so it's not an issue anymore. It was an issue with mechanical causes, apparently. I had to move some loose calcium crystals around and out of my inner ear, which is kind of like moving snowflakes through a maze that's stuck inside a snow globe.


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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:12 AM

Yeah that too. I find i have a good lack of balance when my ears are clogged or when i take benadryl




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