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Old 08-07-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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OK, do any of you notice that a lot of people are not acting like their normal selves?

I do mean that all of a sudden several friends are needing to start anxiety meds, none of which have thyroid problems (that they know of.)

These people are complaining of the things that I have been complaining about with being hypo...not themselves (like outside themself), nervous, brain fog, can't concentrate, no memory.

Is it just me? And maybe my age group...getting up there. Lets take a poll.


P.S. Is there something in the water?

 
Old 08-07-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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There are a lot of strange illnesses going around the last few years, not just thyroid but weird coughs, odd rashes, etc etc. I do think that something is being released into the air from somewhere.

 
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Hey Miller, You don't quite qualify as "getting up there yet", even though you probably feel like it. I do think there's alot more stuff, especially chemical wise that we have to deal with. It's in our food, our food comes in it, the air has it in it and on and on. I know way too many people with auto-immune type problems and undiagnosed stuff. But it really is what it is. You can only do your best to avoid things that seem unhealthy and most of all try to be positive. I knew a woman who fought cancer(ovarian, brain) for over 15 years. She was the most serene, peaceful, happy soul I have ever known. It was all in her beliefs and attitudes. I wish I were that strong, I still have pity parties for myself sometimes, but I'm working on it. I'm not a big believer in the wide-spread use of anxiety meds, because I think we need to listen when our body gets anxious and try and fix the problem, but I know many people who have started taking them in the last 5 years. Yes it may be in the water and in the air, but it's all we have, so we need to find the beauty and humor in it all. IWL

 
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Interesting too, that certain ailments tend to be significantly prevelent in certain geographic areas, for example, the Great Lakes areas.

I know I have seen certain cancers and I think MS, cases shown on maps, but I don't remember where, to reference anyone to it.
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MS is highest in the Northwest, but only for people who were born and raised here. Hmmmmmm. IWL

 
Old 08-08-2003, 05:23 AM   #6
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There is a lot of people on ADís and anti-anxiety meds. Companies are pushing everybody hard, reducing manpower, and threatening the loss of the jobs that remain. Look at the food weíre eating, the additives look more like an inventory for a chemical factory. Artificial sweeteners are one of the worse offenders. (I choose Stevia, a natural sweetener). And how about the hormones and antibiotics in meat. Low-fat diets have caused the American people to be the fattest they have ever been. Is it any wonder that more and more people are becoming both physically and mentally ill.

 
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Luke,

Well Said!!

 
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