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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby cmsellers » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:50 pm

Why does 70 degrees feel hot when it's dark outside and cool when it's sunny out? I used to think it was my circadian cycle, but that's been all over the place and I always feel hotter at night (for a given temperature) than during the day.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby sunglasses » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 pm

I honestly have no idea what you're talking about and can't say I've experienced what you're describing.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby ghijkmnop » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:56 pm

I think it's along the line of "why does 60 degrees feel warm outside in February, but cold inside?"
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby DoglovingJim » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:35 am

My guess is that he always found the heat more tolerable during the days, whereas during the night it becomes unbearable.

(because you're stationary? you're not moving around so there isn't any form of breeze? because your house had time to heat up?)
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby LaoWai » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:21 am

I'm going to go with evaporation on cmseller's question. Humidity levels peak at night here and drop off around noon.

The other possibility is that we (humans) like to be warm as all get out while asleep, so maybe your body is mentally (bodily) saying, "I wanna sleep, so it's warm." I've noticed I feel a lot warmer after a big meal, for example, even in frigid temperatures--it's like my body saying, "Dude, let's take a rest."

Or, you're broken. Any of those.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby DamianaRaven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:15 am

Here's a question for one of my favorite nurses:

How ya been, Sunshine?
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby sunglasses » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:40 am

Alive
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby DoglovingJim » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:06 am

sunglasses wrote:Alive

Uh oh, did something happen? Since whenever I respond like "alive" or "surviving" usually it means that my life is going terribly.

LaoWai wrote:The other possibility is that we (humans) like to be warm as all get out while asleep, so maybe your body is mentally (bodily) saying, "I wanna sleep, so it's warm." I've noticed I feel a lot warmer after a big meal, for example, even in frigid temperatures--it's like my body saying, "Dude, let's take a rest."

Or, you're broken. Any of those.


As for being warm, I thought your body prefers being at a colder temperature before you can enter the stages of Non-REM and REM sleep? Like how it's easier to fall asleep if you leave one of your legs out of the covers.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby DamianaRaven » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:57 am

sunglasses wrote:Alive


Vertically?
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby JamishT » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:36 am

sunglasses wrote:Alive


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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby IamNotCreepy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 pm

So, anyone who has been on Discord in the last couple of days knows I have been violently ill. I wanted to document everything going on, see if you can make sense of it for me.

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Last Tuesday our babysitter's family all got sick, throwing up.

Wednesday night, my daughter threw up multiple times, but she was back to normal Thursday.

Saturday night, I drank more than I normally do. In the middle of the night, my wife starts vomiting uncontrollably.

Sunday morning, I feel like shit. I start having diarrhea about every 15-30 minutes for several hours. Not sure at this point if I'm just hungover, sick, or both. I try to force myself to eat some soup and bread at lunchtime.

I fall asleep, but I wake up around 3-4pm feverish. I blow massive chunks. Everything I had eaten up to that point came back up, intact. It was like the food was completely undigested.

I feel better stomach-wise, but still having diarrhea pretty consistently. In the evening I have a fever of 101.2. I take some Tylenol and it goes down.

Monday, I am very lethargic and still having diarrhea. My in-laws had been watching my daughter, but when they bring her home they say she has been having diarrhea all day (she had been fine for the previous several days). She wakes up in the middle of the night throwing up with diarrhea.

Tuesday, my wife feels good enough to go to work. She had been having diarrhea too, but it had stopped by this point. My daughter was back to normal.

As the day went on, I started feeling worse and worse. I had been having bad abdominal cramps, and my muscles were sore from repeatedly going diarrhea. My stomach felt super acidic, and I was having awful and frequent sulfur burps.

It felt like all of the food I had eaten was just sitting in my stomach, undigested. I woke up Tuesday night with stomach pains, and then I threw up everything I had eaten the previous day.

I am feeling better now stomach-wise, and the cramps and the sulfur burps have stopped. I am still having diarrhea. My appetite is returning, but I am worried that my body is just not digesting food.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby Kivutar » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:00 pm

IamNotCreepy wrote:So, anyone who has been on Discord in the last couple of days knows I have been violently ill. I wanted to document everything going on, see if you can make sense of it for me.

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Last Tuesday our babysitter's family all got sick, throwing up.

Wednesday night, my daughter threw up multiple times, but she was back to normal Thursday.

Saturday night, I drank more than I normally do. In the middle of the night, my wife starts vomiting uncontrollably.

Sunday morning, I feel like shit. I start having diarrhea about every 15-30 minutes for several hours. Not sure at this point if I'm just hungover, sick, or both. I try to force myself to eat some soup and bread at lunchtime.

I fall asleep, but I wake up around 3-4pm feverish. I blow massive chunks. Everything I had eaten up to that point came back up, intact. It was like the food was completely undigested.

I feel better stomach-wise, but still having diarrhea pretty consistently. In the evening I have a fever of 101.2. I take some Tylenol and it goes down.

Monday, I am very lethargic and still having diarrhea. My in-laws had been watching my daughter, but when they bring her home they say she has been having diarrhea all day (she had been fine for the previous several days). She wakes up in the middle of the night throwing up with diarrhea.

Tuesday, my wife feels good enough to go to work. She had been having diarrhea too, but it had stopped by this point. My daughter was back to normal.

As the day went on, I started feeling worse and worse. I had been having bad abdominal cramps, and my muscles were sore from repeatedly going diarrhea. My stomach felt super acidic, and I was having awful and frequent sulfur burps.

It felt like all of the food I had eaten was just sitting in my stomach, undigested. I woke up Tuesday night with stomach pains, and then I threw up everything I had eaten the previous day.

I am feeling better now stomach-wise, and the cramps and the sulfur burps have stopped. I am still having diarrhea. My appetite is returning, but I am worried that my body is just not digesting food.


Norovirus?
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby IamNotCreepy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:32 pm

Kivutar wrote:Norovirus?


Probably. Or some other kind of viral infection.

In other news, on Friday morning I threw up again. I went to the doctor, and they did an x-ray to make sure there was no blockage. Then she prescribed a diet of clear liquids for 24 hours to give my bowels a break, followed by 48 hours of super bland foods like rice and applesauce, and no dairy for 5 days.

I am feeling a lot better, but now I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. I've started to incorporate other foods, so we'll see what happens.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby DoglovingJim » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:51 am

Noticed this during the summer (Australian summer is hot...) but whenever I start sweating from physical activity and don't shower basically straight after I start developing all these red marks (and basically spots in the surrounding area) all over the surface of my skin along my spine (probably because that's where all the sweat goes) and a bit on my arms and neck.

What is causing this? And is there a way to stop it without having to take showers basically 5 times a day because it certainly doesn't seem normal and it didn't used to happen.
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Re: Ask a nurse

Postby LaoWai » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:25 pm

DoglovingJim wrote:Noticed this during the summer (Australian summer is hot...) but whenever I start sweating from physical activity and don't shower basically straight after I start developing all these red marks (and basically spots in the surrounding area) all over the surface of my skin along my spine (probably because that's where all the sweat goes) and a bit on my arms and neck.

What is causing this? And is there a way to stop it without having to take showers basically 5 times a day because it certainly doesn't seem normal and it didn't used to happen.

Maybe try searching for cholinergic urticaria to see if the red marks look similar? (They're basically hives.) I've known two people who developed CU later in life. Antihistamines helped for one of them. The other is still just showering all the time.
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