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Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

December 22, 2012
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Jenny Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

Jenny asks…

Marijuana Survey (edited for easy reading)?

For those with ADD and other issues with doing research, I’m listing a much easier reference in a simply image : http://tokerville.com/images/history-of-cannabis.jpg

This time line image takes 2 minutes to read and brings those that have been lied to for years up to date on the actual facts behind the law on Marijuana. For those that want more details read the research sources listed below. The resources are from Government, University and Medical sources and are all reputable.

(Please inform yourself through the reputable resources from our own government, medical research and major universities such as Harvard before making your comment.
Note: Much of what “some” Americans know about Marijuana is misinformation for the purpose of fighting hemp production (which grows 10x faster than trees and is a threat to the forestry industry) and big pharma that wants you on their drugs.

The survey:
1. Do you smoke (explain how much or if at all)
2. Do you want it legalized

A new report from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) pegs the costs of marijuana law enforcement in the United States at $7.6 billion annually and finds that escalating marijuana arrests over the past two decades have failed to have any impact on marijuana use rates or other indicators chosen by drug enforcers to measure “success” in the war on drugs. What marijuana law enforcement has accomplished, the study found, is hundreds of thousands of arrests each year, with the burden of criminal sanctions borne disproportionately by the young and the non-white.
Current marijuana polices, which rely heavily on criminal penalties, are “wholly ineffective at controlling the use and sale of marijuana,” the study concluded.

Marijuana Myths
Marijuana Can Cause Permanent Mental Illness
Marijuana Is Highly Addictive
Marijuana Is More Potent Today Than In The Past
Marijuana Offenses Are Not Severely Punished
Marijuana Is More Damaging to the Lungs Than Tobacco
Marijuana Has No Medicinal Value
Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
Marijuana’s Harms Have Been Proved Scientifically
Marijuana Causes an Amotivational Syndrome
Marijuana Policy in the Netherlands is a Failure
Marijuana Kills Brain Cells
Marijuana Impairs Memory and Cognition
Marijuana Causes Crime
Marijuana Interferes With Male and Female Sex Hormones
Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Damages the Fetus
Marijuana Use Impairs the Immune System
Marijuana’s Active Ingredient, THC, Gets Trapped in Body Fat
Marijuana Use is a Major Cause Of Highway Accidents
Marijuana Related Hospital Emergencies Are Increasing, Particularly Among Youth
Marijuana Use Can Be Prevented

Myth: Marijuana Can Cause Permanent Mental Illness.
Iverson, Leslie. “Long-term effects of exposure to cannabis.” Current Opinion in Pharmacology 5(2005): 69-72.
Weiser and Noy. “Interpreting the association between cannabis use and increased risk of schizophrenia.” Dialogues in Clincal Neuroscience 1(2005): 81-85.
“Cannabis use will impair but not damage mental health.” London Telegraph. 23 January 2006.
Andreasson, S. et al. “Cannabis and Schizophrenia: A Longitudinal study of Swedish Conscripts,” The Lancet 2 (1987): 1483-86.
Degenhardt, Louisa, Wayne Hall and Michael Lynskey. “Testing hypotheses about the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis,” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 71 (2003): 42-4.
Weil, A. “Adverse Reactions to Marijuana: Classification and Suggested Treatment.” New England Journal of Medicine 282 (1970): 997-1000.
Myth: Marijuana is Highly Addictive. Long term marijuana users experience physical dependence and withdrawal, and often need professional drug treatment to break their marijuana habits.
United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. DASIS Report Series, Differences in Marijuana Admissions Based on Source of Referral. 2002. June 24 2005.
Johnson, L.D., et al. “National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1994, Volume II: College Students and Young Adults.” Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1996.
Kandel, D.B., et al. “Prevalence and demographic correlates of symptoms of dependence on cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and cocaine in the U.S. population.” Drug and Alcohol Dependence 44 (1997):11-29.
Stephens, R.S., et al. “Adult marijuana users seeking treatment.” Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 61 (1993): 1100-1104.
Myth: Marijuana Is More Potent Today Than In The Past. Adults who used marijuana in the 1960s and 1970s fail to realize that when today’s youth use marijuana they are using a much more dangerous drug.
King LA, Carpentier C, Griffiths P. “Cannabis potency in Europe.” Addiction. 2005 Jul; 100(7):884-6
Henneberger, Melinda. “Pot Surges Back, But It’s, Like, a Whole New World.” New York Times 6 February 1994: E18.
Brown, Lee. “Interview with Lee Brown,” Dallas Morning
For the comment about Asthma:

Smoking cigarettes, mowing and a number of other things are also bad for asthma, but would you spend 7 billion a year and place millions of otherwise law abiding citizens in jail for smoking cigs or mowing their yard?
For the person commenting on driving:

I personally don’t want to drive after smoking, but reliable research that I’ve provided shows that there is no significant difference in the ability of to drive while high contrasted with those that do not. In the same research it showed a significant difference in those that were drinking (note: they had more accidents and drove much faster while drinking.. where those smoking drove slower and were more cautious)
For the person that doesn’t like the sources:

Harvard, US Government, etc. are not biased resources. I showed the resources because of the reputation and legitimacy of them.

If you want to argue against Harvard and the like then go right ahead. Ill stick to peer reviewed research.
Current Opinion in Pharmacology 5(2005): 69-72.

Dialogues in Clincal Neuroscience 1(2005): 81-85.
“Cannabis use will impair but not damage mental health.” London Telegraph. 23 January 2006.

A Longitudinal study of Swedish Conscripts,” The Lancet 2 (1987): 1483-86.

New England Journal of Medicine 282 (1970): 997-1000.

Harvard… etc. etc. etc.

Ill stand by the research I posted.. It’s all from extremely reliable sources that can be verified through the institutions or our own government. Propaganda would be false statements of which I gave none. Each and every statement was not only true, but the sources were given to verify.

admin answers:

1) Yea
2) YES! Vote yes in November to legalize it in CALIFORNIA.

John Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

John asks…

Ongoing sickness?

Around two or more months ago I started getting cold symptoms and feeling unwell with temperature/fever, headaches, fatigue, etc., and I have been feeling ill ever since; I now have a lung infection and I just don’t feel normal at all. My ears are blocked, I have frequent headaches, am very tired and generally feel like I have a constant cold, on top of the infection, and also my digestive system doesn’t feel right. Before this I seldom got sick, and although I had severe asthma at a very young age I have not had any chest problems at all for at least ten or eleven years. I am on antibiotics for the chest infection but I still feel ill. I am eighteen-years-old and a strict vegan, and I don’t smoke or drink. The only other health problem I have is a vitamin B12 deficiency for which I have injections, and although my injections are not up to date I don’t think it would be affecting me like this as it never ever has before. It is as though my immune system has stopped working! icon sad Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

I will go back to the doctor next week if it has not cleared up, but I wonder if anybody has any suggestions as to why it might be, or if anyone has any similar experiences? Can lack of B12 impair the immune system, or could it perhaps be a parasite?

admin answers:

On going sickness can well be cured by cosulting a good physician and some tests done to know the specificity .Apart from that, to stay away fron such syndromes you can do pranayama’s from a expert as this holds the key to a stressfull and healthy life along with a healthy diet.Lung function can well be cured with special breathing processes that are learnt in yoga.

Paul Your Questions About An Impaired Immune System

Paul asks…

Pre-Diabetes? My son is 13, has impaired glucose intolerance.?

Is there something he can take to boost his immune system so that the white blood cells discontinue attacking is islet cells.. or to SLOW the progression of the white blood cells that are attacking his islet cell? He has not had a BG over 200, but we are worried it is down the road and want to STOP it or delay it as long as possible.

admin answers:

Normal fasting blood glucose levels are below 100 mg/dL. People with pre-diabetes will have a fasting blood glucose level between 100-125. Diabetes occurs when a fasting blood glucose level is 126 mg/dl and above.Eat fewer calories. Exercise 30 minutes, 5 times a week. Adopt a low-fat diet. Loose 10 to 15 pounds. Here’s a website that may be helpful with your question. Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-diabetes.I wish you and your son the best of luck and good health.

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Your Questions About Carnitine Deficiency

July 1, 2012
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Sharon Your Questions About Carnitine Deficiency

Sharon asks…

anyone heard of Carnitine deficiency?

my friend was told her baby girl has got this just over a month ago but as it is very uncommon shes not really been given any information she is 9 months old and suffers with fits but they dont no what cause them as a result she is now blind with a little brain damge (they wont no how much till she is older) she was a normal healty little girl before all this so anyone with any information at all with what to expect or anything at all answers much appeciated thanks in advanced

admin answers:

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_carnitine_deficiency

Thomas Your Questions About Carnitine Deficiency

Thomas asks…

Is anyone familiar with a condition called Phosphorlase B Kinase Deficiency?

I was diagnosed with this condition along with Metabolic Myopathy with a Carnitine Deficiency. This was found when they did a muscle biopsy on me to try to find answers for me and my son who has the same health problems that I have.
We have flare-ups where we aren’t able to do anything for days at a time, nothing…then we have our “good days” when we can actually function.
Doctors don’t know too much about this, still trying to find out. I really want answers to try to help my son. He has to be home schooled because during his flare-ups he would miss too much school. And he really wants to be in school, he would actually be in the high school. It is so heart-breaking watching him go through this. It is bad enough that I have to live with it, but devastating to see him like this. Any help, any at all, is greatly appreciated.

admin answers:

I found out what it is in simple terms-
phosphorylase b kinase deficiency /phos·phor·y·lase b ki·nase de·fi·cien·cy/ an X-linked disorder of glycogen storage due to deficiency of the enzyme in the liver, characterized in affected males by hepatomegaly, occasional fasting hypoglycemia, and some growth stunt.

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

I have tried looking for ore information on this condiction but this was all I can come up with.Is there any organizations that support the cause of this. Smethimes doctors offices have support groups and phamplets laying around that way you can find out more about the condiction. Sorry this was I can come up with.

Joseph Your Questions About Carnitine Deficiency

Joseph asks…

is there a connection mcad deficiency and uti’s?

my 3yr old daughter was diagnosed with mcad deficiency and has been taking a carnitine supplement to help her kidneys get rid of toxins is there a connection between low carnitine levels and uti’s?

admin answers:

MCAD and the carnitine has nothing to do with uti’s. MCAD is a metabolic disorder and the carnitine is a naturally accuring enzyme that your daughter can’t make. The toxins are also building up in the liver so I dont think this would cause and uti’s. My son was diagnosed when he was 5 days old in october 2006. He is now a very happy, healthy and active 19 month old.

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

June 22, 2012
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George Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

George asks…

what could these symptoms mean? please help.?

I’ve been experiencing these following symptoms:

- random headaches
- pain behind eyes
- shortness of breath
- accelrated heart beat
- slow heart beat
- heavy heart beat
- cold sweats
- shaking
- nervousness and panicking
- random muscle pain or soreness
- blurry vision
- lack of concentration
- aggitation
- unnecessary alertness and awareness
- pressure inside my body, that goes up to my face and brain, like I’m about to burst

If there are more then I don’t remember them

*Note:
- some of these symptions are present together at the same time, some are present with absense of others, it depends.. some come alone
- I was recently diagnosed with depression
- I am a non smoker
- athletic (but stopped exercising for like 2 months.. used to everyday though.)
- I’m a 19 year old girl
- my sleep is irregular
- nutrition is not so good (plus I’m underweight)

Thanks!
im not on any medication

admin answers:

It indicates some mental health problems besides physical health problems.

Donna Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

Donna asks…

What can cause severe muscle tension without much pain (+ other symptoms)?

Exercise, muscle relaxants, and stress relief don’t relieve my muscle tension (scalp, neck, shoulders, upper back) at all and the massage therapist I saw can’t even get my muscles to move more than a few millimeters. She told me to see a doctor as what she saw was pretty abnormal, but my doctor doesn’t seem to be taking it seriously, attributing it all to depression. She did refer me to a neurologist because I’ve had other symptoms, but it’s not till the end of the month and I’m absolutely miserable, so I figured I might as well try here. maybe not a good idea, but there are sometimes people here who really know what they’re talking about so I thought I’d give it a try. icon smile Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

other symptoms: really weird feelings that seem incongruent with my actual emotional state/attitude, almost constantly, yellow and blue spots in my vision, muscle weakness on one side of my face, horrible pressure in the back of my head, brain fog, feet turning purple and red and white if I’m exposed to cold for even a few seconds (and feel like they’re on fire if I take a warm shower), tremors, deep horizontal grooves in my toenails. this has all been going on for about 6 months, except for the feet thing, which has been going on for maybe two years.

I randomly felt euphoric one day last week, out of absolutely nowhere–it had been an awful day, I was in total anguish and needless to say was not thinking positive thoughts (though I’m typically optimistic, even when I feel awful). All I’d done was lean my head back and rest my eyes for a few minutes. Which I’ve tried tons of times before and after with few results, so I don’t think that was the trigger…and less than 24 hours later I was feeling terrible again. There was also no change in my muscle tension or head pressure when this mood change happened. & to clarify I guess I wasn’t exactly euphoric, there were still major issues in my peripheral, but I felt like I was actually experiencing my normal emotions again.

Like I said, after really examining my thoughts and feelings and trying a bunch of stress relief tactics, I’m no longer willing to chalk this up to stress, as I did for the first couple months. Hypochondria is also out of the question, as is anxiety–I know what anxiety feels like and this is a different thing, plus I never worry about my health. I’m considering going on antidepressants and seeing what happens, but I’d rather not. It’s definitely an issue, but I’m not convinced that’s the whole problem.

Anyway, any thoughts? My blood work is fine, some things barely in the low range (potassium, alkaline something, and my TSH was like .2 away from being low). I have widespread pain, mostly in my knees, but it’s mostly mild; I’d been having headaches every day before the pressure started and for a while when it was beginning, but it wasn’t excruciating or anything. I’m kind of wondering about meningeal compression or Lyme disease? No clue though. I know self-diagnosis is really unreliable, but the symptoms do seem to fit, especially the location of the head pressure/pain (spot-on for both).

Thanks! I would really appreciate any answers, but if you are going to tell me it’s all in my head, please just ignore this.
sorry this is so long.

admin answers:

It sounds a lot like Lyme Disease. The join pain in knees vision problem.. Tight feeling in head.
I was just diagnosed with Lyme Disease and had similar head problems and slight vision problems as well. Especially when exposed to light.
The right side of my head was really tight and my cheek felt really numb.

Ruth Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Better Vision

Ruth asks…

What do I have? fatigue/sleepiness and more?

I originally posted this under general health but decided to copy and paste it over here because It may be psychological. Also sorry it’s so long I just didn’t wanna miss anything.

I’ve been searching my symptoms all over the internet trying to figure what I have and from what I can tell it seems like I have anemia, but I’d like some more opinions from people who know more about this stuff than I do.

symptoms:
-Sensitive to cold weather/cold hands

-Weird sensation that I get when I stand up, makes me dizzy and fogs my vision with dots(sometimes to the point where I can’t see for a couple seconds)

-shortness of breath and low stamina when doing anything physical

-I get a feeling in my chest that’s hard to describe, to get rid of it I jsut need to take a really deep breath but sometimes I can’t even breathe deep enough to get rid of it

-muscle fatigue

-very tired, regardless of how much sleep I get. Sometimes I will get a burst of energy from somewhere that lasts a few mins to a couple hours.(also have more energy at night)
-energy drinks/coffee don’t really stimulate me at all.

-somewhat frequent headaches of different types: either just a constant pain on the top of my head/forhead that worsens with physical activity and usually lasts most or all of the day; a strong very painful one behind one of my eyes, gets worse with movement, sound, and light and also lasts all day; or a throbbing pain in my head(almost feels like my brain) that hurts when I stand up or do anything that requires much energy, it seems to throb along with the beat of my heart.

-constant leg bouncing, similar to restless leg syndrome/adhd.

-I’m also very skinny, I probably don’t get quite enough physical exercise for my age and I eat a lot of junk food but im still 5’11 and like 135 pounds

-hair loss, not to the point where it’s noticeable to anyone but me or whoever cuts my hair but if i run my fingers through my hair it’ll pull a few pieces out and I often notice strands of hair on my shoulder that must haveve fallen out.

— some more cognitive/psychological symptoms, I don’t know if they are relevant but I’m just gonna include anything that could possible be relevant because I don’t know what is and I’d rather not leave out something significant

-I have a bad memory and a TERRIBLE short term memory. I’ll sometimes forget what I said a couple sentences ago and sometimes get distracted for a second and forget what I’m thinking of mid thought. My long term memory can be amazing or terrible when remembering seemingly similar things. I don’t know what’s up with that probably unrelated but you never know, also maybe someone could explain that to me.

-very bad focus/attention. When I’m not to busy sleeping to pay attention in class I have a hard time not drifting off no matter how hard I try. It’s not like I’ll just zone out in to nothing, my mind is just always coming up with new thoughts and they often sidetrack me.

-A general feeling of apathy, Not like I’m depressed and sad or anything it’s just that I don’t really care about anything nearly as much as I should. I failed 9th grade(due to extreme laziness/lack of effort not because I’m a complete idiot, I actually do extremely well tests/quizzes, but terrible on homework/classwork/participation) and just shrugged it off, same with when my cat died. Could be partially because I’m very good at supressing feelings or just looking at the bright side, but I also don’t get super happy or excited over a lot of things that other people usuallly do. I know that’s textbook depression right there but I don’t really feel depressed nor do I have anything to be that depressed about(possibly “existential depression” if anything but still probably not)

-Mild OCD type symptoms, eg: when I look at my left foot/left hand/hair on the left side of my head, I have to look at the left side an equal amount. I also can’t get a drink from my fridge if I don’t first through the cup up and make it do 2 flips then catch it cleanly with the same hand. A lot like an ocd type ritual but I think if I tried hard enough I could stop doing it(the cup thing that is, not the symmetry thing)

ok sorry about the huge list, I just didn’t want to leave anything out. Just a few more quick things that may mean something…

I’m an 18 year old male and about 5’11 and 135 pounds. I have pretty bad eating habits and could use a little more exercise. I don’t really do any drugs or smoke or anything, but I have been taking my friends adderall every once in a while to help me with school. My mom and brother both have anemia(I’m pretty sure it’s from iron deficiency, and I don’t know if that can be hereditary or not)

Ok.. finally done, thanks in advance for any responses

admin answers:

Hi Mojo!

It is a good thing that you are aware of some of your symptoms and it seems as though you are very concerned about yourself and your body, and that is a very good thing.

I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your family practioner for a physical. Copy and paste these questions that are concerning you and present it to him/her or go over your concerns in depth as well as your eating habits. You may need a routine physical and possibly bloodwork to rule out anemia, etc. You may need to change your eating habits as well, as you may be somewhat underweight based on your height.

You also have concerns of some type of apathy, which could be a symptom of depression, OCD type symptoms, which may require a referral to seek a Mental Health Evaluation with a Pychiatrist.. Not to be afraid, they are there to help you and may suggest therapy and/or medication.

I would definately be open and honest about your taking your friends Adderal, not being prescribed to you. I am not an expert on this stimulant, but do understand that it is a drug that should be prescribed only to the person that has been diagnosed with a disorder that requires him/her to take the prescribed medications and more than likely needs to be taken on a regular basis. I would advise you not to take it unless your Doctor has prescribed it for a condition that You have. Taking it could also cause some of your symptoms that you described, including loss of appitete, etc.

No reflection on you, yourself, but I hope you may take some of this advice and ponder on your symptoms and get the proper care you deserve to become a strong, funtioning adult that you can become.

Peace and Good Luck in becoming healthy!

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

June 10, 2012
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Charles Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Charles asks…

Why are fat people so defensive when they’re told they’re unhealthy?

First I’m going to say I don’t make fun of fat people, and I don’t think I’m better than them or anything. And I highly respect those overweight people out there who are actually trying to lose the weight, and taking control of their lives.

But I’m so fed up with the “be happy with your body shape” movement that’s getting more and more support. Don’t get me wrong, a girl with curves is very attractive. But I want to roll my eyes when a down right fat person wants sympathy for their self inflicted health problems and low self esteem that was brought on by their own bad habits and lack of concern for themselves. Doctors try to educate fat people by bringing it to their attention how bad being overweight is for their health, but then the fat people take the facts as -critisism-! Are people really so lazy that they’d rather fight the facts, than exercise and eat better?? Maybe there’s something I’m just not getting about this reasoning, so fill me in
Jensen, the bacteria you’re talking about is called Helicobacter pylori. It causes ulcers in the digestive tract. It’s a disorder brought on BY the foods you eat

admin answers:

Ha ha your question is so funny … Really .. When i read ” fat people so defensive ” i laughed loud

anyway i’m fat ( not obese i just need to loose 20pounds ) and i don’t blame anything or anybody on my fatness
and being on a diet is hard to me
i prefer to eat less avoid fastfood and soft drinks and skip dinner method it always works

Sharon Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Sharon asks…

Why do fat people get so defensive when they’re told they’re unhealthy?

First I’m going to say I don’t make fun of fat people, and I don’t think I’m better than them or anything. And I highly respect those overweight people out there who are actually trying to lose the weight, and taking control of their lives.

But I’m so fed up with the “be happy with your body shape” movement that’s getting more and more support. Don’t get me wrong, a girl with curves is very attractive. But I want to roll my eyes when a down right fat person wants sympathy for their self inflicted health problems and low self esteem that was brought on by their own bad habits and lack of concern for themselves. Doctors try to educate fat people by bringing it to their attention how bad being overweight is for their health, but then the fat people take the facts as -critisism-! Are people really so lazy that they’d rather fight the facts, than exercise and eat better?? Maybe there’s something I’m just not getting about this reasoning, so fill me in
Nia proves my point I suppose

admin answers:

Hii
Yeah that’s a fair enough and i do agree with you.
I think alot of them have just given up trying and don’t care anymore and they are the ones that deny it and stuff.
But there is also alot of overweight people who do try and eat healthier, exercise, etc.

Then again there are some who actually like being overweight, i know a guy who does and he walks around saying “I’m fat”…”I’m fat” which is quite stupid really. But if someone is happy that way that’s good too. I sometimes wish people that did have a wieght problem would do something about it because it really isnt good for your health and can lead to some real bad heart problems and things.

That’s good that you don’t classify a girl with curves as fat but with people who are you don’t need to give them sympathy, it’s their choice, they could do something about it.
Just look after yourself :}
x

Daniel Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Daniel asks…

I can’t sit still?? is there something wrong with me?

I ALWAYS need to be doing something active.. I can never sit down for a long period of time
when I do I immediately feel like I’m getting fat and my muscles are going to get flabby..
even when I’m psychically exhausted, I still feel like I need to do some sort of exercise..
Like right now..I’ve been out in the sun walking around all afternoon.. and early this morning I went to the gym to work out for and hour and 15 minutes..I have a headache and my eyes are tired.. But my body NEEDS to move..I feel soo lazy right now..

and I’m so upset because I won’t be able to exercise much at the gym this week because I will be super busy..I have this thought in my head that my muscles will get smaller and I will be flabby..

do I have some kind of problem?

admin answers:

Try meditation

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Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

April 30, 2012
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Thomas Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Thomas asks…

Tommorow is my eye test?

Hell, tommorow is my eye exam. I am so scared of it, because hell, I have “lazy eye“, and I have to exercise my eye. I do it, but sometimes I forget, and sometimes I just can’t, and the doctor always lectures me about this. Also, whenever I go to an eye exam, they put some sort of drops in my eyes, and that happens for like five times, and when they are ready, I can’t see a thing! Also, they’ve bought a new machine, and the numbers are far harder to read than before, and they are so so small! I am sure even the doctor can’t read them. Why I have to do this then?

And all this queue with ill or blind people, makes me sick.. and the waiting process too. Give me several ideas how to pass it and most importantly, survive this TORTURE?

admin answers:

Do your eye exercises like the doctor told you and the your doctor won’t lecture you. And maybe you will strengthen your eyes and the eye tests won’t seem so difficult.

Ruth Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Ruth asks…

eye drops that blur your eye?

OK so i have a lazy eye. i WAS cross eyed, but i got lazer and the muscles moved straight. my eye doctor said it was common for the muscles to lose their strength after 10 years. he told me to do these exercises, like hold the pencil away then move it closer till your eyes flicker, i did them for like a week, then my eyes stopped flickering. im thinking of asking him to give me drops to blur my left eye. do you think it will work?

admin answers:

Your doctors told you to do the right thing. The exercises he’s prescribed for you will help your eye muscle (if you were cross eyed, I’m assuming this would be your lateral recti muscles) keep their tonus, (keep nice and stretchy.)

About the drops that blur your eye, I think you are referring to atropine or a similar drug. (In different areas and countries different drugs are used, but in the UK we use atropine.) This will not help you. It wont help your muscles retain their tonus and although it would make your eyes straight while you blurred your left eye, as soon as the cream wore off they would go right back to being lazy. It’s not a good long term solution to go through life only using one of your eyes. icon smile Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye In fact the atropine drops might even go on to give you double vision which is the opposite of what we are going for in your treatment!

This is why the exercises are a better idea, they will allow you to keep your eyes straight and keep using both your eyes together icon smile Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye make sure you do them religiously, and you will see a improvement, I promise! Eventually you wont need to do them as often and you should be able to wean yourself off them, and only do them once every two weeks or so!

The exercises he’s given you is to help your motor fusion, which is your second grade of BSV. This one is the most important to avoid walking into things. Keep at it!

Mandy Your Questions About Eye Exercises For Lazy Eye

Mandy asks…

Health issues – Not sure though..?

Hi,

I am a 17 year old male and I’m concerned about my health.

Firstly, I’d like to say that I’m constantly tired all of the time. I don’t get much sleep, because of when I go to sleep and when I have to wake up at 6:00am every morning for school. My weight isn’t all that great for my age. My body feels weak all of the time and sometimes I get muscle aches. I was told by my Doctor that I have “cluster migraines” from being overwhelmed. So now I take propanolal (however you spell it). Also, I am asthmatic.

I don’t drink milk unless it’s at school lunch or with cereal. Which I may think could be the problem why I get muscle aches. Possibly not getting vitamins? However, I started taking Centrum A-Zinc 4 days ago and haven’t noticed a change.

I was told from a relative I could possibly be anemic. But, I’m not really familiar with it so I looked up the symptoms and here’s what I feel…

Easy fatigue and loss of energy – Frequent
Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise
Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise – I have asthma so frequent.
Difficulty concentrating – Frequent
Dizziness – Only when I get my migraines.
Pale skin – My skin is naturally whiter than normal.
Leg cramps – Here and there.

So that’s that. Now, here comes the other thing I’m worried about (laugh at me all you want)… but I read the symptoms of HIV/AIDS and some match up. I did have oral sex (girl gave me “head”) and Im still a virgin and I don’t know if she was clean or not?

AIDS Symptoms;
Lack of energy – Frequent
Weight loss – Nope
Frequent fevers and sweats – Nope
Persistent skin rashes or flaky skin – Dry hands / arms when it’s cold
Short-term memory loss – Nope. But I have a slower processing speed and on a 504 plan
Mouth, genital, or anal sores from herpes infections – Nope

So all-in-all, I don’t know what could be wrong with me. I’ve seen the Doctor for my migraines and they put my on medicine but I still get them throughout the day. I do have a lazy eye and do game a lot on the computer. But as far as the weakness and tiredness, I don’t know?

Please be serious and give your best advice.

Thanks!

admin answers:

Sounds like maybe thyroid disorder………….
Have you had your thyroid tested? You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (…OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid).

WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

Ck these:

http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm

http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguidelines.htm

ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.

God bless you

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