The Conundrum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Grossenschwamm, Jul 19, 2011.

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  1. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    A lobotomy? Sometimes they work, leaving the patient free of strong emotions and childlike for the rest of their lives. Sometimes they fail, leaving the patient unable to say more than a few words at a time, or turning them into vegetables, sometimes killing the patient, and sometimes the procedure just flat out doesn't work.
    I'm more apt to try ECT, at least the most I have to worry about is short term memory loss.
     
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    Frigo New Member

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    Gross, have you tried leeches yet?
     
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    Zanza Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps a poultice to draw out the splinters of the wound.
     
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    Healing crystals are very good. The green ones provide excellent relief from all kinds of ailments, including headaches, loss of libido, insanity, excess of libido, poverty, unattractiveness, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of ennui, feelings that there is just something out there, you know, like there must be more to life than just this, and diarrhea*.

    * Warning: may cause headaches, loss of libido, insanity, excess of libido, poverty, unattractiveness, feelings of worthlessness, feelings of ennui, feelings that there is just something out there, you know, like there must be more to life than just this, and diarrhea.
     
  5. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing is, bloodletting is actually an adequate treatment of an overabundance of iron in the blood. It's one of the most effective treatments of the condition.
    However, what I'm gathering is that you all are suggesting antiquated treatments as a joke, with Smuel suggesting something horribly new-age and as heavily reliant on the placebo effect as taking penis enlargement pills made from "all natural ingredients." Or penis enlargement pills in general. Even if the pills don't actually work, the effect they have on one's psyche tends to be profound. The person taking the penis pills tends to imagine their member getting bigger, as well as psychologically bolstering their sexual stamina and generally making them perform better in the sack with new-found confidence they didn't have before.
    Yeah, I took them before. It was a free trial, I figured I didn't have anything to lose. I mean, one of the side effects wasn't "may reduce the size of your penis". I spend a month thinking I'm getting bigger, gradually performing better and better in bed, and then I measure it. Nothing. At this point I realize it's all in my head anyway, so I just go with it.
     
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  7. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    If placebos work for you, then my advice is to start taking them again.
     
  9. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Anything I've ever done has only worked for a maximum of two months. After that period of time, they suddenly stop working and I'm worse off than I was before.
     
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    After two months, switch to a different placebo. There are loads to choose from.
     
  11. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    If I know it's a placebo, doesn't that defeat the purpose?
    I stay stable if I don't take anything, but get worse when my meds stop working and/or are switched.
     
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    Arthgon Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering something. You have these symptoms as delusions, hallucinations and cognitive impairment? If yes. Then there may be a possibility that it could be schizophrenia. I have talked to someone who is specialized with this sort of disorder and he told me that Lithium was one of the several best med for this sort of thing.
     
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    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

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    Why do I have this feeling you held this conversation with yourself?
     
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    Arthgon Well-Known Member

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    Haha. No, I did not. On the terrain of where I work houses now for more than five years a recover center for people with shizophrenia. I spoke with one of the specialists there about this disorder. You could say that we here in the Netherlands are much further and perhaps better specialized than some other countries like the US.

    I have some friends who have this disorder as well.

    Edit: When using the wrong meds, it could make the symptoms stronger, indeed.
     
  15. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Lithium is a mood stabilizer and generally does not control hallucinations.
     
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    STFU, Gross, they're further and better specialized in the Netherlands.
     
  17. Arthgon

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    Well. He said that it was one of the meds that could be used for this. I forgot to tell, that he told me that there are better meds for this disorder now. If it is okay, I could ask him tomorrow which meds you could use to supress these symptoms that you are having.
     
  18. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    Alright, ask. I've already tried everything available in this country, so if I have to move it's on you. Just kidding, I'm not going anywhere.
     
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    You spoke with a little too much authority on penis enlargement pills there Gross. Something tells me this may be the root of the problem.
     
  20. Grossenschwamm

    Grossenschwamm Well-Known Member

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    I know a lot about the placebo effect, and I've admitted to taking so called "Wang Enormifiers". That's not what they were called, but it's what I would have called them if I wanted to sound like an intellectual douche that made them. Since I admitted to taking them in the same post as when I elaborated on their function, I don't see the problem.
    The placebo effect was first noticed in the forties when a nurse was asked to administer morphine to a wounded soldier, but supplies of painkillers were low. So, she was instructed to give watered down morphine to a soldier, and was told to lie about the quality of his medication. Reportedly, his pain subsided despite there being a much lower quantity of anaesthetic in his IV. From this point on, medications were officially tested for effectiveness against sugar pills.
    Now, lately, with double blind studies, it's been shown that a lot of medications coming out can't compete with the "healing power" of placebos. The effect has been getting so strong, that even in studies where old reliable meds like prozac are thrown into the mix, placebos are beating them.
     
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