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About JimL

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    Since this crap hit, not much, but I used to ride a motorcycle, play drums and fix anything.

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  1. IMO, loosing weight is more of a diet than exercise thing, especially if you're older than 45-50. I lost 170lbs on keto over 16 months, went off it eventually and gained some back during the pandemic. Have to lose about 50. Went back on a few weeks ago. It works for me as carbs have never been good for unless I was doing a lot of working out. When I was young, I could do 6 days a week of weight training around an hour with 35 sets, which is a brisk pace and I wasn't lifting light and I could eat 3k calories a day and lose weight. Due do spine/neck issues, I just hike/walk now and my target cal
  2. I work at a university and we developed our own test and I can get tested as often as I like. Family too. I've been pulled three times for mandatory testing, once because I was around someone that test positive and I got tested 2x on my own, so far negative there and I've given blood 3x this year and I've tested negative for antibodies. I tested voluntarily once because a student worker was sick with a stomach thing and I got it. It reminded me of when I got H Pylori that started this shite show. That flared me a bit and I've not felt myself since. No POTS per se, but joint pain, malaise and m
  3. Where is this? I am starting to wonder about the competence of the medical profession. I am seeing a decline in IT. It's about shift left management which is pushing duties and responsibilities to lower cost tiers. It's happening where I work, so the help desk is having to handle things they aren't competent at and so on. I think the medical profession is in the same boat. PA's and NP's instead of MDs and NA's instead of RNs etc. No one knows *** they are doing.
  4. Absolutely. I got 3 DVT in my right leg in 1993 from being bed ridden from mono. Not fun. My right leg is still bigger than my left because the clots lodged in the valves on the deep saphenous vein. I have to wear compression stockings too. Eventually they put a Greenfield filter in me.
  5. I'm 58 and I've seen a decline in medicine. Some of it is incompetency and some indifference. Some doctors want to punch a clock and work it like a caseworker and some, if they can't find out why blame the patient. I went to Hellmann's and after my experience there, if that doc was on fire I wouldn't pee on her to put it out. She was the worst I've had so far, well, maybe second worst. The GP I have at Honor is like Wally from Dilbert. I am done.
  6. I have joint issues and double vision. The POTS stuff as quieted down mostly though. Reading above, it sounds a lot like myself. Been through 2 primary docs, a cardiologist, electrophysiologist, neurologist, ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, GI doc and a GI surgeon. Most either don't know, think I am nuts or some don't care. My daughter sent me an article yesterday about a woman that got COVID and it seems she has POTS symptoms and arthritis. I don't think I was exposed to COVID, it didn't exist then, but I think I got some sort of bug. The only blood test they've done that comes back ab
  7. Could be they don't want you as a patient. IDK. There are good doctors out there, but there are times I feel like if I put on a white lab coat, got a script pad and used WebMD, I'd be better than some of the one's I've been to, and I am kind of serious.
  8. The worst of it was a CSF leak. 8 weeks later I had pots symptoms.
  9. I had it after lumbar fusion. They put me on gabapentin.
  10. Sounds like an autoimmune issue. I got a flu 4-5 years ago bad and after that I had low testosterone and thyroid levels. Preceding the pots I had a poorly treated h pylori infection which also cause some left side 4th cranial nerve palsy that I have intermittent esotropia or double vision now. I had been doing better, but a student worker got some sort of stomach bug and now I am getting some symptoms again. Worse double vision, stomach always upset and fatigue. Doctors either can't explain it and shrug their shoulders or think you're nuts. When I come up with suggestions, it's like I crossed
  11. I had mine out when I was 6 or 7. A long time ago. I've had 9 or 10 surgeries...The only negative effect I had was from ketamine. They gave that to me when I had lower spine fusion in 2018. Not good coming out of that, but other than that, propofol knocks you out quickly. I like to know when it's going in though. You'll feel a buzz for a few seconds and boom, out and the next thing you know you wake up. I had my tonsils out as I had a lot of strep throat infections as a kid.
  12. I think that at times, doctors are afraid to say they don't know. They might say idiopathic or even hypochondriac at times when they can't explain things or find anything wrong. I've more than a couple long format news shows where people indeed had a problem, they just didn't get to see the right doctor who had the knowledge, experience and desire to figure it out.
  13. IDK. I had a complaint about a similar experience in Scottsdale that was redacted because I mentioned the doctor's name. I didn't have a good experience. The doctor was a neurologist-ophthalmologist and she was terrible. just went through the motions and basically said, yeah, you have 4th cranial nerve palsy and it looks like thyroid problems in the eye, but we don't know why, but I am sending you back to your regular eye doctor for prism lenses. No interest in why at all. Understand other than age related far sightedness, I never had eye problems in my life. I'd never go back there again for
  14. I have always had pinched nerve issues with my brachial plexus and used to go to the Chiro when I had problems. In late 2010 I had been training for the Iowa State Games for Strong Man. One day I was doing incline presses and the right arm pushed the weight up, the left arm did nothing. I was like, ***? I dumped the weight, went to a Chiro and when he adjusted my neck, I felt a shock down my left arm. I took a couple months off from the weights, but it got worse. It felt like when you sleep on your arm all the time. Went to my doc and by April of 2011, I was told I need fusion. I put it off un
  15. I have stenosis all up and down my spine. In 2012, I had C4-6 fused. In Oct 2018, L4-5 and March of 2019, C2-4. A lot of my pots symptoms went away 4-6 weeks after the latest cervical fusion. I think spinal instability near or at the base of the skull can cause issues. Then there something called chiari malformation too that can cause pots like symptoms as can CSF leaks, which can happen with bone spurs. Funny thing, the pots didn't happen until 6 weeks after my L4-5 surgery and I had a CSF leak during it that they had to fix. I got a head ache the next day from it that I would have killed mys
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