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posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Go to a doc/urgent care where you are. They will help you thru this vacation till you get home...so not all is ruined for family.

I have some suspicions about and even have some of what you describe..but I'm only qualified to triage/diagnose you in emergencies and treat and transport you.

Please see an urgent or walk-in clinic. Let us know how it goes....good luck.

MS/EMT




posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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I'm sorry for your issues. Just wondering if you have ever visited an cranial osteopath or an osteopath for your swallowing problem. It could be that the bully pushed everything out of whack. Perhaps you are suffering post traumatic distress syndrome from what the bully did. On a slightly different note I put my back out recently and the osteopath told me my diaphragm was out of whack which put my back out. He asked me if I was really stressed and not breathing properly. I also feel like there is a lump in my throat when I am stresses which makes it hard to swallow.
Coconut water is great for dehydration , full of good stuff.
Psoriasis is often die to allergy and diet.
Good luck with it all and do try some CBD as others have mentioned.



posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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Dysphagia really sucks.
I have experienced it due to alkyhol withdrawal.
I had to pour water in my mouth and lay back to let it drain down my throat.



posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 02:56 PM
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My face peels off my face like face off every time I hit the mountains.
It takes about 24 hrs.

Super dehydrating, I have to cake lotion on 2 or 3 times a day, more if snowboarding/skiing in the sun and wind, and I don't normally have issues at all.

If you have issues in normal climates, you are not going to react well to dry mountain air.

Go get an iv. It takes like 10 min, then your swelling may go down to "drinkable" levels.



posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262

Actually point out where I asked for advice and I'll read the rest of your post.



posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: openyourmind1262

Christ you really are an asshole.



posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 06:45 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

There is a possibility that what you are experiencing is life threatening.

Sorry about your holiday but take everyone's advice, get to a doctor/hospital ASAP.

They'll probably start you on a drip which will re-hydrate you and then they can take their time to find a better solution. It may be more than one condition, too, which makes everything far more complicated.

But you can't simply expect that it will just go away. The conditions are worsening. Take the hint.

I bless you with healing, in Jesus name, but please get medical help.



posted on Aug, 6 2018 @ 11:23 PM
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DOE,

Many times the body can get to the point where it is no longer able to heal itself any longer, and the situation will continue to deteriorate. In short, it is dying. And no amount of 'waiting' for things to get better will help, they will only get worse. The body will then begin shutting down various organs and functions in a self-preservation mode. At that point the situation is critical. Long term and permanent damage (very) shortly afterwards.

If you are in a situation where you cannot hydrate yourself by drinking fluids, and your skin has cracked and/or abraded skin, you may well be at just that point. Your body is losing more fluids than you can possibly take in.

Please, please...PLEASE, go get professional medical help!

If you won't do it for yourself, then at least DO IT FOR YOUR FAMILY!!

I wish you the best. I'm sure many do here. Now go DO something about it!
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posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 02:49 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Thanks for checking in.

Earlier I went to the ER here in South Lake Tahoe. I was there for several hours and had a blood draw, swallow study, and got an IV with fluid. They are transferring me to Reno for a GI doc. I am currently signed out AMA and need to high tail it to Reno while there's still a bed with my name on it.

Glad I went. I was honestly thinking of toughing it out.



posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 05:07 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

GOOD FOR YOU!!!

Outstanding!!




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posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses


Glad I went. I was honestly thinking of toughing it out.


Good for you! I'm thinking that getting your ATS family's feedback probably helped you make that important decision!

Isn't it amazing that, for all of our strife and discord, we still have care and compassion for one another? And we still have enough respect for our peers' opinions to influence us to take these difficult steps.

-dex



posted on Aug, 7 2018 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Thanks for checking in.

Earlier I went to the ER here in South Lake Tahoe. I was there for several hours and had a blood draw, swallow study, and got an IV with fluid. They are transferring me to Reno for a GI doc. I am currently signed out AMA and need to high tail it to Reno while there's still a bed with my name on it.

Glad I went. I was honestly thinking of toughing it out.


I'm glad that you took some positive action.

Thanks for the update, too.




posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 12:38 AM
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originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses
They'll probably start you on a drip which will re-hydrate you and then they can take their time to find a better solution. It may be more than one condition, too, which makes everything far more complicated.


It went down pretty much like your quoted text above. I got an IV drip first, then a barium swallow and a blood draw at the first hospital. I was transferred as a "direct admit" to another hospital because they didn't have GI consult on staff. I can see the Circus Circus casino on the Reno strip from my hospital room.

I've been here for nearly 24 hours now and it's been very slow going. More blood drawn, lots of poking around, and lots of questions. I've been on clear fluids since I arrived because I am getting an endoscopy tomorrow. Although I am nervous about what -- if anything -- they will find, I guess I'm in the best spot possible for my current condition. If the endoscopy yields nothing anatomically amiss, I will see a neurologist.

In my haste to drive the 60 miles to this hospital last night, I forgot to leave my wife and daughter money. They are running out of food at the motel room. I really really hope I get discharged, because if push comes to shove, I will walk out of here so I can get them squared away. What a mess; laughable, almost.

Anyways, I'm a little out of it and just realized that I am writing this as if a journal entry. Thanks for coming by and caring about a stranger on the internet.

I want to reply to everyone who was kind enough to post in my thread, but doing so would be redundant in some cases. I've seen some posters reply to multiple members on one post -- do you know how that works?



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 12:45 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Thanks for posting in my thread MS! I've seen your posts and am aware of your professional background. I can tell you really care about your fellow man and in a spot like I'm in currently it makes a world of difference.

They're checking out my blood for autoimmune markers, which has been a strong suspicion of mine since last year when my skin -- problematic for years -- became a serious risk of infection and other complications.

I was reading a thread several days ago by a person who claimed that his job is "killing him" and that he is in extreme pain all the time. The member was asking for help, but seemed to shoot down all advice offered: go to the doctor, get a new job, etc.

I thought that his attitude was preposterous, and -- life never ceases to be the ultimate teacher -- I had to face my own intransigence in this situation. Even though this thread was a rant and I wasn't asking anyone for advice, I'm glad all you friendly people came out of the ether and urged me to take action. I probably would not have otherwise.

Cheers buddy.

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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 12:58 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

It doesn't seem like a thyroid problem on the surface of it, but my mother had her thyroid removed a couple years ago. Between some health issues that my niece, mother, and father have had in the recent years, I'm starting to feel a bit like a target.

It is extremely strange (not to mention distressing) to not be able to adequately hydrate. I've been learning about autoimmune problems recently and it's really fascinating how the body can turn on itself. It makes me think of higher social levels...family, community, nation, and muse on the parallels that seem to exist. Ultimately, are these death threats, or warnings to change our ways?

Thanks for commenting.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:05 AM
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I had some hard drinking days but never got dysphagia when I stopped.

I think that the most negative effects of alcohol for me were mental and emotional, and while I could tell that my body was taking a beating from it, I never suffered serious physical consequences of it past minor bloat. I was lucky to avoid DTs, jaundice, and all that.

I too have to assume pretty ridiculous postures to take down water too...I hope that one day I will laugh about it. But for now it sucks balls.

Did you find that having the physical experience of dysphagia made you afraid to eat/drink, thereby having a mental/emotional effect? Did it take any amount of time to recover, or did you do "swallow therapy"? That's one thing they're talking about with me.

Thanks for commenting.



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: booyakasha

I regularly use "the devil's lettuce". Have been poking around with CBD products as well. Just like tobacco, I think that "the devil's lettuce" helps me out a lot in life. Kinda silly we can't just come out and talk about it.
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posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: rickymouse

It doesn't seem like a thyroid problem on the surface of it, but my mother had her thyroid removed a couple years ago. Between some health issues that my niece, mother, and father have had in the recent years, I'm starting to feel a bit like a target.

It is extremely strange (not to mention distressing) to not be able to adequately hydrate. I've been learning about autoimmune problems recently and it's really fascinating how the body can turn on itself. It makes me think of higher social levels...family, community, nation, and muse on the parallels that seem to exist. Ultimately, are these death threats, or warnings to change our ways?

Thanks for commenting.


I have a problem with getting too low on sodium. Sodium moderates potassium in the body. We need both in a decent proportion. I excrete too much sodium in my urine and it leaves me constipated most times and dehydrated. Sodium and chloride along with some other electrolytes help to channel out cellular metabolic toxins out of cells. Potassium and magnesium work more within the cells to shuffle things around. Iodine moderates the chloride in the body.

A calcium deficiency can lead to problems in the cells, the ion pumps utilize a calcium. If you do not have enough calcium you can get sore, the same thing happens if you are deficient on magnesium. Your body will make chemistry to take the calcium out of the bones if it is deficient.

I make soup with soup bones a lot, I also make bone broth and am now trying a bone broth collagen supplement, but it does not have much calcium for some reason. A calcium deficiency can take away your energy too.

There are a lot of possibilities as to what is causing your problem. I had that happen where I could not swallow and it was related to one of the meds I took years ago, but I am not sure which one I was taking at that particular time. One blocked sodium, another blocked folate, another blocked acetylcholine. They were epilepsy drugs. All through the trying of those meds, I had lots of problems, I was found to be intolerant to all of them, I had to learn how to control it on my own.

If you have a choline deficiency that might cause problems too, but there are lots of possibilities. It is not always what you eat that causes problems, it can be what you do not eat or if you consume chemistry at the same time, sometimes one chemistry will block an enzyme that is needed to absorb another. There are so many possibilities with our untested fad nutrition these days and all the combined fast food chemistry and chemicals to preserve the foods to make their shelf food longer. Some are not a problem, but combined they can be.

My inability to swallow was directly related to a medicine and I will not be taking any of the meds I used to take by recommendation of the neurologist I was seeing. She could not figure out which medicines were causing which problems, so she told me not to take long term meds, short term meds are fine but over a month was not recommended. So I am intolerant to all the epilepsy meds she tried at the time and some of the long term meds the other doctor was prescribing too.

I can think again, those meds knocked out my ability to reason and some really made my epilepsy worse.

If you eat foods high in eugenol, it can make it so you can't swallow right too. There are a lot of foods and spices in that class, celarian root and cloves are high in that,



posted on Aug, 8 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: mysterioustranger

Thanks for posting in my thread MS! I've seen your posts and am aware of your professional background. I can tell you really care about your fellow man and in a spot like I'm in currently it makes a world of difference.

They're checking out my blood for autoimmune markers, which has been a strong suspicion of mine since last year when my skin -- problematic for years -- became a serious risk of infection and other complications.

I was reading a thread several days ago by a person who claimed that his job is "killing him" and that he is in extreme pain all the time. The member was asking for help, but seemed to shoot down all advice offered: go to the doctor, get a new job, etc.

I thought that his attitude was preposterous, and -- life never ceases to be the ultimate teacher -- I had to face my own intransigence in this situation. Even though this thread was a rant and I wasn't asking anyone for advice, I'm glad all you friendly people came out of the ether and urged me to take action. I probably would not have otherwise.

Cheers buddy.


'most welcome!

I often remember the saying "We are only as smart as the sum-total of all of the accumulation of all our knowledge"! No more, no less.

I take that to mean get as much and as often as you can everyday from every-one and every-where.

So, seek opinions, advice, information and competent...and diverse...medical opinions ,testing and help.

Then...formulate your own opinion when you're done...

Best, MS.



posted on Aug, 12 2018 @ 04:37 AM
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Hope things turn out ok for you and they find out what's going on.



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