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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Caturday, GN!

I get to go to Waddlemart this morning; hooray!

On the upside, steak fajitas, refried black beans and rice for dinner. (For about 1/4 the cost of out fave Mexican restaurant and a lot more leftovers; win!)

BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Good morning and hi, Fatwa!

No need for heaters out here this past week--temps pushing 90.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Interesting article on migraine treatments:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/876517#vp_1

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fajita-Fatwa, and Sven!

The thread-gif appears to be some sort of allegory. I’m sure its meaning will be lost on those to whom it most applies.

Sven -- your migraine article is behind a registration wall. My neighbor who had the weird neurological event got the final diagnosis for his bi-lateral stroke-like event: migraines. He’s only had two migraines in his life, but has suffered from low-level nagging pain for years. His neurologist put him on an extremely low dose of nortriptyline and after a few weeks, he’s pain free.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Reptiles. Give ’em a hand and they take your whole arm.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Oh. Sorry.

Remote Electric Stimulation May Ease Migraine Pain

A device that provides remote electrical stimulation via a discreet armband and smartphone application safely reduces pain in patients with migraine, results of a new trial suggests.

The findings suggest that eventually, “it may not be necessary to take drugs to abort a migraine attack,” lead author David Yarnitsky, MD, Rambam Healthcare Campus and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel, told Medscape Medical News.

Maybe this link works?
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301224236.htm

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Thanks for the link, Sven. Interesting study with some interesting implications for pain management, in general.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

I know X has problems with headaches and wanted to make sure it got out here in case she pops in.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Taking in Geoff Tate’s solo acoustic show tonight. At 58, still has a good voice.