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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Dragonfly on November 27, 2018, 10:23:23 AM »
Hi Peter,
 I hardly use salt also. As you say there is a lot of hidden salt in foods. Should make food from scratch to watch salt intake. At this stage of the game being older and mostly on my own I can't be bothered.

Dragonfly
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General Discussion / hope to see a psychiatrist...
« Last post by Pleeb on November 27, 2018, 04:30:51 AM »
I'll mention it to nurse practitioner soon.  It would be a geriatric one, as I'm 71.

I need help with procrastinating, for one thing........that's a BIG thing.

Possible reason for procrastinating/avoiding......"I'm not worth it".....i.e.,re doing self improvement things.  "I"m not worth improving, so why bother?"
Just a thought.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 27, 2018, 04:18:23 AM »
Re health anxiety, my friend in Japan (he's from here) says he's a hypochondriac....I haven't really noticed that.  Maybe he doesn't open up enough - typical male! :o
He asked his Dr. for blood pressure medication, even though his b.p. is normal.  Dr. gives him prescription!


That was a couple of years ago.  He now has fibromyalgia...(sp.).....I'm sure that it's real, as his pain is pretty bad, among other ailments.

I know some Dr.'s think it's imaginary, but his isn't....he's suffering.


Peter
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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Pleeb on November 27, 2018, 03:43:14 AM »
So much positive feedback!

I can get used to wearing the mask - a person can get used to almost anything.


Re getting used to things, I haven`t used salt for over 30 years.  The odd food (very few), I have to have salt, like fish and chips, corn.

The last few months only, I`ve been putting a bit of salt on potatoes.


During my 30`s, my blood pressure was slightly high.  Dr. said to cut down on salt....or don`t use any?......I forget.


Peter

I realize there's a lot of hidden salt in food.
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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by paulm on November 23, 2018, 11:15:35 PM »
Hello Peter. I found the mask really easy to use when I pu my mind to it. You can also get various masks and hook ups. Mine covers my nose only. Take Care. paul m
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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Peace on November 22, 2018, 10:10:06 PM »
My sister uses CPAP, Peter and it really helps her. She's much more refreshed in the morning. Good luck!!
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General Discussion / Re: Sleep clinic...
« Last post by Pleeb on November 22, 2018, 08:59:14 PM »
I found out I have sleep apnea.....didn't know I have that.

I'll have to wear a CPAP mask.

I test drove one on my nose only at the sleep clinic.


I can adjust to wearing one when I sleep.....not the end of the world.
Some people say they sleep more soundly wearing one.

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Peace on November 18, 2018, 06:56:06 AM »
I had really bad health anxiety at one time, Peter. It's much better now. What I learned was by asking others opinions and by googling symptoms I was keeping myself unhealthy because I was telling my brain something was wrong by doing the very things to try to make myself feel better.

Trigger > anxiety > research > temporary relief, then it the anxiety would start again.

I started to find ways to prevent myself from talking about my worries and from googling. That's the only way I was able to overcome the health anxiety.

Just some friend advice  :) It's easier said than done. Good luck!

Peace
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by Pleeb on November 14, 2018, 01:51:15 AM »
Mom, thanks for your thoughts...

Peter
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General Discussion / Re: My oldest brother passed away suddenly yesterday....
« Last post by momfellinglost on November 13, 2018, 04:18:48 PM »
  I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept a virtual hug from me. It can be harder when it is unexpected. Take your time dealing with your grief and know there is no limit to the time for dealing with it. May your memories help you to cope. Take care of yourself
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