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Postby Nenu » Fri May 02, 2008 2:43 pm

Spinach, MMMM :)
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Postby Artifishual » Fri May 02, 2008 2:55 pm

magnesium oxide,calcium carbonate,micrcrystalline,cellulose,modified cellulose gum,stearic acid,citric acid,magnesium stearate,talc,sodium,lauryl sulfate,crystalline tropane alkaloid


ok the last one is not in there that would be cocaine
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Postby AllyB » Sat May 03, 2008 11:08 am

Hey Lew

Forgive me for butting into a 'guy' thing, but in SA we get a tube of jelly called Remicaine Jelly - it contains a mild dose of topical anaesthetic - we used to use it on bikers who had serious abrasions from coming into contact with the tarmac at high speed, minus leathers. It numbed the areas so well, we could use scrubbing brushes to clean out the gravel from the wounds and they didn't feel a thing.
It is used routinely here for male catheterizations (I am an RN and we never did one without it) - you put a big blob on the tube and then insert it very slowly and the jelly helps take the sting out.
But really, it is just a little burn/sting feeling (I have also been catheterized, although the male urethra is longer than the female), so you should go ahead, especially at night, and if you are a bit apprehensive, ask your doc or pharmacist if they have such a jelly there - it is especially for use on mucous membranes and is quite safe in this area.
The biggest danger with self-cath is the risk of infection, so you have to be careful not to contaminate the catheter and keep your hands 'surgically clean"!

Go well
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Postby Artifishual » Sat May 03, 2008 7:03 pm

thanks allyb good advice right there.
really for me when i have to cath its no biggy. the only time it feels strange is when it goes by the prostate. luckily i haven't had to do this in a while, although with the amount of gin,burbon,tequila, and God knows what else i have drank maybe i should tonight. i am so tired. i took 400mg of provigil to try and keep up with all the kids. guess it has worn off. :(
well Dalton and friends have had one hell of a birthday party!!
me and mom have had it. i think this house will never look the same again. i will try and post some of the pictures from the party later. good night arti
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Postby Artifishual » Sun May 04, 2008 6:07 am

Well I really don't think that I have shut an eye. The provigil i took to "keep up with the kids" wound up keeping me up all night. Man i can already tell this is going to be a bad day :(
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun May 04, 2008 10:35 am

oh dear! hope u make it thru arti.

so, the mag ox is the poopin kind. i guess keep it to a bedtime thing then.
i took some yesterday morning about 6:30am, and then was workin in the woods all day. it turned out badly i had to bolt for the nearest timmy's.

so let us know how things are pannin out once you've had a few days of mag and zinc :)
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Postby Artifishual » Sun May 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Homeskillet i need a clue? is a timmy like a portapotty, johnny on the spot, porta can, or is this something else. I'm learning so much from you. :D
yeah i think the magnesium is a def one a dayer. Also think i'm going to stick to the zinc once a day till i see how i react to it. thanks arti out
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Postby Nenu » Sun May 04, 2008 6:23 pm

Haha, when I think of Timmy's, I think of Tim Horton's. Terrible huh? I'm such a Canadian ;)
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Postby Loobie » Mon May 05, 2008 3:53 am

I think of South Park. Tiimmmaaay! :lol:
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon May 05, 2008 1:22 pm

sorry non-canucks!
nenu: bang on!
timmayyy's is mos def the canadian thang :)
arti: i hope the mag and zn do ya some good!
and yes there is that fantastic south park reference but not likely to be a handy bolt-hole in a magnesium emerg ;)
anyway, now u'll know: timmy=ubiquitous canadian caffeine distributor, named after the late great mr. tim horton of the NHL
http://www.timhortons.com/en/about/bio_timhorton.html
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Postby Nenu » Mon May 05, 2008 3:17 pm

Tim Horton's is very much a part of being a Canadian. Mind you not all drink coffee, but there are many other treats to enjoy at your local Tim Horton's.

Which reminds me, at my doctor's appointment today (which btw went VERY well, she actually did a full physical, found some woman problems she's working out with me too and is sending me for full vitamin specific blood work at the city hospital), I was reading a Reader's Digest in the office. It was regarding courtesy and cities in Canada. Moncton (where I live) was voted the most courteous city (80%). It's not surprising.. you go into any store here, and you get outstanding customer service. The employees don't treat you like you're a number, they treat you like they've known you for years. I went to a fast food restaurant recently, and I was referred to as "dear" by every employee there. :p
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Postby Artifishual » Mon May 05, 2008 3:18 pm

8) Well I had jury duty today and as luck would have it so did a guy that I played college football with. It was good conversation during the breaks from the court stuff. We were talking about where everyone was and who all we had seen when he asked me if I had seen Robbie Sparks on TV. I said no because the last time I saw him he was a steriod freak. He played defensive line. One of these guys that was offensive in every manner. Anyhow he was on the tv land series "Class Reunion." He was Robbie the stud. That is what they called him in highscool I guess. Any way later arti 8)
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon May 05, 2008 8:54 pm

nenuuuu that's great that they're going to look at your vittymin levels! going for trace elements too??
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Postby Nenu » Mon May 05, 2008 10:14 pm

I'm going to mention it, because I'm taking those compound vitamins with copper/iron etc in them, so I'd like to see everything. I'm going to call my neuro first tomorrow, find out why the vitamin levels weren't reporting (and get clarification on what exactly was tested and why). That's if I can reach him, because he's often at the hospital.
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Postby Artifishual » Tue May 06, 2008 8:22 am

only a few days into the whole zinc and magnesium trial but the last 2 nights i have slept like a baby. also took some bendryl to boot but whatever works. ey.
thanks homeskillet
I still woke at 2 am but was able to get back to sleep relatively easy. it is definetly nice to get a little shut eye :D
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