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November 15, 2007



Homey don't go anywhere without the Naproxin!


So if you know that it's effect is placebo, then does it remain placebo?

Either way, what does it matter? As long as you feel it working, right?

Keep poppin' 'em. That's what I say ;)


I'm right here with ya, chica!

What is it about November that makes symptoms flare, anyway? Bleah.


I have a pretty hard time with arthritis this time of year. Every time a storm front moves in it is a new round of aches and pains. Maybe you two are barometer babes too.


I like jamon's question.


I'm all about the placebo effect. It's my brain -- why can't I play with it?

I have an annoying but-as-yet mild anxiety problem. So far, there's no correlation between what is actually happening and my symptoms. This has been going on for over a year now. I have no physical ailment affecting my heart, lungs, or anything else. My doctor is reluctant to give me any of the nifty drugs for anxiety (given my bad reactions to anti-depressives, I guess this is smart). But the whole 'can't breathe, tight chest, heartbeat is uneven, throat swollen closed' thing is VERY annoying, especially when I want to sleep.

I use mint oil. I dunno why, but it works. Jammies even bought me some nifty moisturizing Mint Mist spray. I live on it.

Placebos are our friends.


I have a friend with a permanently broken back who lives on Aleve. They're not nuthin.

I was all gloomy over nothing last week and cracked open an expired bottle of St. John's Wort I found in the back of the cupboard and instead of feeling sad, immediately began feeling really sorry for myself and thinking about getting a cat, possibly scrapbooking something. Is that the placebo effect?


Aleve is apparently a miracle drug, I've never taken it myself. Something about not being able to pop 2 (er 4) every 4 hours makes me anxious. I guess it's my own placebo effect that makes me think that more pills = less pain.

I hope it keeps on working until you start the new treatment.


Judith - I know! HYC at work (#7 - I think) introduced me to it. Good stuff.
Jamon and Sue - I think it still works. If I'm on nothing, I think about my symptoms one minute out of every five. If I'm on a placebo I think, "Yeah, that was unpleasant, but it didn't happen the other four minutes. The placebo is working. Woo!"
Jammies and Zayrina - I know someone who swears Bipolar disorder takes over in the fall.
Sherri - See, and when I has those same symptoms Friend #3 was all "call 9-1-1!" I like the mist idea better.
Taster Spoon - Ha! I don't know, but it made me snort.
Katie - It's really remarkable. Then again, I bet I could eat m&ms instead, and they'd be cheaper.

Friend #3

Hell, if I knew you could take that stuff, I would have hooked you up a long time ago.


Cool - I could have paid you a grand a month for it. Win win!

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