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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2011 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have first-hand evidence that some advice commonly given for a quasi-medical problem is often wrong. What is it?
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ooh! the world is full of wrong advice for medical conditions

is the problem an allergy? myopia? indigestion? excessive sweating? itching?

is this problem actually recognised by the medical community?

does it affect the head? part of the head? the limbs? skin? internal organs?

is it a mental health issue?
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Does the advice involve ingesting something (e.g. "carrots will improve your eyesight")?
performing some sort of arcane ritual (e.g. "jump backwards seven times during a full moon to get rid of acne")?
doing something that might logically seem like a way of improving the problem, but that doesn't actually work (e.g. cutting off a wart)?
not doing something, or stopping doing something?
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drinking water "upside down" (while bent over) from the opposite side of the cup, to stop hiccups?
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How about giving aspirins to someone who appears to be beginning to have a heart attack?
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ooh! the world is full of wrong advice for medical conditions Good point: I should have made the puzzle description more specific: So add that this is advice that you should NOT do something & if it's wrong for you, you will discover that quite quickly.

is the problem an allergy? myopia? indigestion? excessive sweating? itching? no to all

is this problem actually recognised by the medical community? yes

does it affect the head? part of the head? the limbs? skin? internal organs? the whole body

is it a mental health issue? no
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Does the advice involve ingesting something (e.g. "carrots will improve your eyesight")? no
performing some sort of arcane ritual (e.g. "jump backwards seven times during a full moon to get rid of acne")? no
doing something that might logically seem like a way of improving the problem, but that doesn't actually work (e.g. cutting off a wart)? the advice seems logical & may actually work for some people, but it's wrongly offered as advice for virtually everyne who has this problem
not doing something, or stopping doing something? it can be put that way
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drinking water "upside down" (while bent over) from the opposite side of the cup, to stop hiccups?no--I never heard that one!
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How about giving aspirins to someone who appears to be beginning to have a heart attack? no--I gather that this really is good advice
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does this problem only affect adults? women?

does it only affect a certain group of people? like athletes? redheads?
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the problem I have these days with drinking from the other side of the cup for hiccups is my chin gets stuck in the cup and blocks the water. *sigh* Otherwise, it should work. But it doesn't for me anymore. My parents both suggest this method.
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does this problem only affect adults? no women? no

does it only affect a certain group of people? nolike athletes? no redheads? no
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is it obesity?
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is it obesity?reasonable guess, but no
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Is it a chronic condition? An acute (short-term) condition? Is it life threatening?
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Is it a chronic condition? usually An acute (short-term) condition? in some casesIs it life threatening? no
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When you call it a "quasi medical problem", do you mean that it is not really a problem? Or a problem but not really a medical one?

Is this an endocrine (hormonal) problem? Orthopaedic? Anything to do with sexuality or reproduction? An infectious disease?
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Does it have to do with soiled clothing?

Maybe shoes or sneakers should be washed?

Is it to do with bathroom towels, kitchen towels, or tongs and hand mitts for barbecue?

Is it related to humans only? Or perhaps has something to do with treating carpets with anti-flea treatment?

Um... kitty boxes?

Sharing food with people at the same table? (And maybe sharing food with pets?)
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When you call it a "quasi medical problem", do you mean that it is not really a problem? noOr a problem but not really a medical one? well, I meant it was a quasi-medical problem, but (BLOOOOOPERRRRRRRRRALERTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!) I probably should have just said it was a medical problem

Is this an endocrine (hormonal) problem? no Orthopaedic? no Anything to do with sexuality or reproduction? no An infectious disease? no
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Does it have to do with soiled clothing? no

Maybe shoes or sneakers should be washed? Maybe they should, but that is irrel

Is it to do with bathroom towels, kitchen towels, or tongs and hand mitts for barbecue? no

Is it related to humans only? yes Or perhaps has something to do with treating carpets with anti-flea treatment? no

Um... kitty boxes? no

Sharing food with people at the same table? no(And maybe sharing food with pets? no)
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is it a skin problem? arthritis? diabetes? osteoporosis?
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is it a skin problem? arthritis? diabetes? osteoporosis? no to all
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HINT: I bet some of you on this forum have this problem, as I do. It's really common!
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So, it affects the whole body, right?
Is pain involved? insomnia? exhaution?
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HINT: I bet some of you on this forum have this problem, as I do. It's really common!
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So, it affects the whole body, right? yes
Is pain involved? no insomnia? yes exhaution?see previous answer
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Is the advice intended to make getting to sleep easier? Does it involve sleeping pills? What/what not to eat/drink? Does it relate to pre-bedtime behaviour? To taking naps?

Is snoring relevant?
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Is the advice intended to make getting to sleep easier? yes Does it involve sleeping pills? no What/what not to eat/drink? no Does it relate to pre-bedtime behaviour? noTo taking naps? no

Is snoring relevant? no
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is it about getting more exercise? staying up later? having a hot bath?
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is it about getting more exercise? no staying up later? noish or yope having a hot bath? no
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Is it the advice that instead of tossing and turning you should get up and do something else, then try again later? Is it to do with sleeping somewhere other than you usually do? At a different time of day? Is sleeping in the same bed as other people involved?
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Is it the advice that instead of tossing and turning you should get up and do something else, then try again later? yesish Is it to do with sleeping somewhere other than you usually do? no At a different time of day? noIs sleeping in the same bed as other people involved? no

******** SPOILER ***********
A common bit of advice about insomnia is that you shouldn't stay in bed if you can't sleep; that's "misusing the bed." Instead, you should get up & do other things. Maybe this works for some people, but I have found that if I stay in bed, I often can get back to sleep within an hour or so. Will this work for you if you have insomnia? The answer is a resounding maybe.Will me new puzzle turn out to be harder? The answer is another resounding maybe
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Nimue, this is great! Here I am, 4:30 in the morning in Miami, not hardly jumping out of my skin or anything, and my splenic flexure pain has gone away ... so why am I wide awake, when I know I have to walk 6 miles to Coral Gables tomorrow?

It must be the temptations of the Goddess Nimue Puzzles.

I have found that if I wake and lie awake, I can say, "Well, Fiona, you have so much energy? Why not get up and *exercise*?" Instant snores.

Alas, it doesn't always work, but it sure reminds my brain that resting is nearly as good as sleeping. Especially having cats snoring in the bed to set me the proper example.

Oh, and as to:

"drinking water "upside down" (while bent over) from the opposite side of the cup, to stop hiccups? no--I never heard that one!

Yeah, I read somewhere that the thing to do is to walk into a bar. If you're lucky, the barman has a gun behind the counter. :D

Cheers for really good fun and good advice!
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*giggles madly at Fiona* Speaking of which, I went to a pub last night with my friend Michelle for her birthday. I don't drink alcohol (medical issue) so I had Cherry Coke while she had Guinness, but she kept stealing the maraschino cherries from my drink anyway. *pouts at her* But even though my drink was made at the bar, there were no guns involved. There were no hiccups involved either. Maybe next time. :D We'll see!

Also, I'm going to her house tomorrow for her birthday party. Yesterday was her actual birthday, but apparently we two were the only ones actually not working last night, so we got dinner together =D And my mom and I gave her singing cards with cats on them!

Oh, Nimue, she has such a lovely cat, named Spotus, because he looks like a Spotus. He was named Tiger but he does not look at all like a Tiger. He looks like a Spotus. *nods firmly* And it's his house, not Michelle's. Obviously. Because he says so. =P And, and and. Michelle loves iced mochas at McDonald's so I gave her a gift card. And Spotus can haz cheezburgur that way. *giggles* She loved that =D

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