Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Applepie2017 (?) » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:12 am

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My sleep has been super messed up for way too long.
The same here.
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:44 pm

Every person who's been interested in my RV has backed out the last second. I don't know what to do, I'm losing money on it and it's about to be trashed. I was hoping to use that money to maybe get a few nights at a hotel. Get out of the cold, soak in a tub for a minute and relax. But gguess I'm not allowed to have good things happen to me. Only bad.

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Jill (?) » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:27 am

so, i've had this years-running Thing where i get headaches on and off that don't quite feel like ordinary headaches and more like they could be migraines. they always seem to be localized to one side of my head at any given time and are mostly felt somewhere around the back or outer sides of my eye sockets

and over the last month or two i've been having an increasingly ridiculous amount of fatigue. it's gotten to where i can end up spending maybe ~20 hours of a day in bed if i can't find something engaging to distract me from the sheer discomfort of not resting

and finally, since yesterday i started waking up with a strange half-congested feeling in my right nostril, and i'd see some blood only coming through that nostril the first few times i'd blow my nose after sleeping

this morning i finally decided to do some research on all these symptoms and it seems the most likely cause is the one i anticipated: a sinus infection. there are of course some other possibilities that fit the bill (meningitis, respiratory infection) but the point is i now have a concise enough concern that i might actually remember to bring it up with my doctor the next time i see him. because this honestly really sucks and i'd rather do something about it if at all possible
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i'd urge anyone else to do the same if they've ever noticed some of the above things without thinking much of it, because if there is a problem then let me tell you it will only get more harsh as you neglect it

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by diribigal (?) » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:02 am

I get sinus infections all the time, especially in winter. Have you tried psuedoephedrine (e.g. "sudafed")? You can get it in the US without a prescription but have to show your ID to the pharmacist.
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Octavia (?) » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:16 am

I'd also recommend getting a humidifier for your room when you sleep. The weather in Winter can be extremely dry depending on where you live, and the blood when you blow your nose in the morning makes me think it's due to excessive dryness.

I'm also a chronic sinus infection sufferer, and Pseudoephedrine definitely helps.
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Jill (?) » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I did try Pseudoephedrine for a while and it didn't seem to make any difference. That probably confirms the slight congestion and nose bleed after sleeping are simply from dryness and probably have nothing to do with the other symptoms, which have been coming and going for some time now without following any kind of seasonal pattern.

At any rate, I had an appointment with my doctor yesterday and he said the first thing I should probably do is get a CT scan of my head to rule out any serious cause, which I had done today. If I don't hear about the results anytime soon, that's probably good news.

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Smoke (?) » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 am

So Aline and I are working on buying a house, and have been busy with it for the past several months. We were supposed to have an appointment with the notary on monday to finally get everything taken care of.

Turns out the notary is not aware of current European law and is refusing to cooperate, according to him we're not allowed to buy land as foreigners. This is actually wrong as this legislation changed back in 2012, but it's proving to be difficult to convince him.

We do have a way to get it taken care of, but it just means yet another bit of delays... I was really hoping we'd actually be living there by now.
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Jill (?) » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:23 pm

Jill wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:47 pm
At any rate, I had an appointment with my doctor yesterday and he said the first thing I should probably do is get a CT scan of my head to rule out any serious cause, which I had done today. If I don't hear about the results anytime soon, that's probably good news.
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:32 pm

Holy shit! Hope it's nothing serious :ohdear: Wishing you the best

And yeesh, the reviews of that doctor :nngh:

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Perrydotto (?) » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:57 pm

Oh yeesh, is there any way to get a second opinion ... ? Rooting for you in any case.
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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Madeline (?) » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:56 am

Yeah, I hope you can get a second opinion. :nngh:

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Momo (?) » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:18 pm

FYI, you missed an instance of his name.

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Jill (?) » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:35 pm

ah, welp :-I

I'm not going to bother fixing that since it only makes it a little more inconvenient to just find the guy's office by googling a string of text from one of the reviews.

Anyway, I'm probably going to cancel and look for someone else. The odds of him being any better than a waste of my time and transportation seem really slim, and I don't believe anxiety has clouded my judgement here. He is like 0 for 20 on favorable reviews and only has handful of 5* votes on a site which he is loosely affiliated with.

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by minty (?) » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:59 pm

Doctors can be difficult. I've had doctors straight up leave for various reasons, not telling me at all and leaving me stranded. Which nobody seems to find wrong. :unenthused: Sometimes I feel like I'm living the story of the emperor's new clothes every day.

Good luck, I hope it's nothing.

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Sailor Yue (?) » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:18 pm

G I just fucking love my luck. I am currently suspended summer job I'm out of money meaning not a lot of food and I can buy to feed me and my roommate been a long day how to keep the RV heat keeps running

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Re: Pony Joe's: Post Not-So-Great Things That Happened

Post by Mechanical Ape (?) » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:05 pm

My psych doctor’s been slow to approve my Rx refill this time. I’m working on the problem, but meanwhile this is day 4 since my duloxetine ran out and the withdrawal symptoms are really not fun today. :cuckoo:

For 2019 I’d really like to lighten the dosage and start weaning off the stuff, if I can, but obviously going from 60 mg straight to zero isn’t how I want to do that.

Till I get this Rx nonsense cleared up, I’m just going to have to adjust to a few days of anxiety, distraction, bizarre dreams and weird head sensations.
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