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  Feel like I need to belch but can't start anxiety/panic attack
Posted by: F.W.D - Yesterday, 06:09 AM - Forum: Anxiety Depression & Stress - Replies (3)

I had a upper GI endoscopy done yesterday to try to get to the reason I can't but a eat but few bits of food without getting a feeling like I have to belch but can't then a feeling of I can't breath that brings on anxiety and panic attack.  My MD gave me Ativan and that helped some and scheduled the endoscopy.  GI doctor prescribed a couple antibiotics, Pantoprazole and sulfam/trim. Waiting for his biopsy test results.
Any one else ever experience anything like this?

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  Winter Storm Avery: Chaotic; 11/15/18
Posted by: Linville - 11-16-2018, 11:52 AM - Forum: World News - Replies (3)


Sorry I did not have time to go back in and pust all the pictures in the post.
I heard some kids had to spend the night at schools.
Gridlock on the GW bridge.

13 hours to get home, wow.

the link to story

Winter Storm Avery: Chaotic Evening Commutes Come to a Standstill; 8 Killed on Slick Roads

At a Glance
  • Winter Storm Avery caused huge travel problems on roads all across the East on Thursday.
  • New York drivers said they were stranded all evening on gridlocked roads.
  • At least eight people have died in accidents related to the storm.

Winter Storm Avery continued a deadly march Thursday in the Northeast, knocking out power to over 380,000 customers and leaving eight people dead after a number of accidents blamed on the ice and snow.

The evening commute became an absolute nightmare for drivers, especially in parts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Traffic sat still for hours on turnpikes and interstates and crawled at a snail's pace when it could move. New York drivers reported being stranded for up to seven hours.

Passengers who rely on public transit also found themselves facing long delays or canceled services.

(MORE: NYC Commuters Ask Why City Wasn't Better Prepared)
School buses were also caught in the chaos. Bob Kelly of Fox 29 in Philadelphia said buses from his child's school were returning to the school about 6:30 p.m. after being dismissed at 1:30. Parents were going to have to try to reach the school to pick up their children, Kelly said.
Nationwide, more than 1,800 flights were canceled Thursday, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware. USA Today said Philadelphia, Washington’s Reagan National Airport, Baltimore and New York area airports were among the hardest hit Thursday. Flights were being diverted from JFK and LaGuardia on Thursday evening.
Here's a state-by-state breakdown of Avery's impact:

New York
As Avery's snow reached New York City, a multi-vehicle accident brought the George Washington Bridge to a gridlock Thursday afternoon. All lanes were blocked, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey tweeted. All lanes reopened shortly after 6:30 p.m., but travelers were advised to expect delays.

In addition to the George Washington Bridge being closed, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel were both experiencing delays.
A disabled semitrailer truck blocked all westbound lanes of the Gowanus Expressway at the Belt Parkway split in Brooklyn about 4:30 p.m.

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[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.65098)]Pedestrians walk through snow and ice in New York City on Nov. 15, 2018.
(DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Park received 6 inches of snow by Thursday evening.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan was closed to any more passengers about 5:30 p.m. because it was so overcrowded, the New York Times reported. Only a limited number of buses were able to make it to the terminal in Manhattan.

After being in line for an hour, Marlyne Page, an executive assistant who works in Midtown, was still a block away from the entrance to the bus terminal and her bus to Passaic. “And this isn’t even a real storm,” she said. “Someone didn’t plan.”

Officials were telling people to take ferries or trains. However, commuters said, Penn Station also became dangerously crowded.

Multiple accidents shut down portions of N.Y. Route 17 near Vestal and Apalachin. WBNG reported that a semitrailer truck carrying wood overturned at the Route 26 bridge that connects Vestal and Endicott. Closures were announced at Route 17 westbound between the Nichols and Barton exits and Route 17 westbound between the Apalachin and Vestal/Endicott exits.
Trees were falling on streets in New York City's Hell's Kitchen.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike came to a standstill for hours on Thursday. Several interstates were closed and bridges had iced over in dozens of locations. 
A person identified as Kristin Anne on Twitter said she got on the Turnpike in Quakertown at 12:30 p.m. and it took her six hours to reach her destination of Media, about 45 miles away. That was after sitting still for at least three hours.

About 50 disabled and homeless people were stranded at an Allentown Dunkin Donuts when LANTA bus service was suspended at 2:30 p.m.

(MORE: Check the Latest Forecast for Winter Storm Avery)

Across much of the Lehigh Valley, the snow caused semitrailer trucks to jack-knife, cars to run off the roads and fender-benders galore.
After being stuck in traffic on Route 309 for three hours, Rebecca Schorr, who moved from California to Pennsylvania about eight years ago, told the Morning Call, “I have never seen anything like this. It has already taught me some things as far as winter preparedness, but they never touched upon this in drivers ed in Southern California.”

Crashes and disabled vehicles slowed Route 22 to a crawl in South Whitehall Township.
Interstate 78 eastbound was jammed from Route 33 to Lehigh Street, and in Berks County, the interstate was being closed as of 5:20 p.m. American Parkway in Allentown was gridlocked.
Northbound Interstate 83 was is closed between MM 28 and MM 40 because of disabled vehicles.

The number of accidents in Lancaster County alone topped 180 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., according to Lancaster Online.
CBS 3 in Philadelphia reported Montgomery County saw more than 250 accidents and 350 disabled vehicles beginning at noon Thursday. Delaware County officials reported 150 accidents.

A camel was seen walking along the side of Route 309 near Souderton. Bob Strange told CBS 3 Philly he thought the trailer hauling the camel got stuck in the snow.
A few school districts that originally planned on early dismissals are keeping students at schools with road conditions worsening.
Hempfield School District said some buses are unable to complete routes and are trying to find alternates.

New Jersey
Nearly every major highway in the state experienced gridlock as people tried to leave work early to beat the storm, New 12 New Jersey reported.
“Listen, we’re getting clobbered,” New Jersey Gov. Philip D. Murphy said. “No forecast — none — predicted this. This is slower, it’s deeper, it’s colder.”
The renovated Bayonne Bridge was closed in both directions Thursday afternoon because of slippery conditions and because drivers couldn't make it up the steeper inclines, NJ.com reported. A spokesman for the Port Authority told the website the bridge would be reopened after the stuck cars were removed and trucks could salt and sand the bridge.

Sgt. Lawrence Peele, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police, said troopers responded to 441 vehicle crashes as of the 4:30 p.m. on roads the agency patrols. Dozens of accidents and disabled vehicles were reported on other roadways as well.
Stretches of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 78 were closed.
New Jersey Transit buses and Transit train service were both experiencing 60-minute delays because of the weather.
"Definitely not ready for this weather. Going to go hibernate today and hope for the best," Mendham resident Dana Periste told CBS New York.
Significant delays or accidents were reported on Route 20 in Paterson, Route 10 in Randolph, the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Route 287 in Parsippany and Route 23 in Wayne, NorthJersey.com reported. On Route 3, a semitrailer jack-knife and caused delays.
A number of New Jersey school districts closed early Thursday and were planning to remain closed on Friday.

One person was killed in an accident that started a chain of a dozen other crashes along U.S. 30 in Stark County.
Barry Bailey Sr., a 61-year-old from Paris Township, was killed early Thursday morning in the crash, county investigator Rick Walters told the Canton Repository.
The cause of the accident “appears to be ice on the road with the very low temperatures and the rain,” said Lt. John Bosley of the Canton Police Department.

No other injuries have been reported from the chain of accidents.
A woman was killed in Millersville Thursday morning after her car slid on a mix of rain, sleet and snow into oncoming traffic, according to the Captial Gazette.
An Anne Arundel County vehicle struck the woman's sliding sedan, sending it into a nearby ditch, said county fire department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies. 
The driver of the county vehicle was taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. The woman's name has not been released.
The fatal accident was one of nearly four dozen crashes that occurred between 4:30 a.m. and noon, Davies added. A woman and two children were seriously injured in a two-car accident on Route 2 in Deale.

Three people were killed in two separate crashes on icy roads in the Little Rock area Wednesday night, according to the Associated Press.
Arkansas State Police reported 26-year-old Quinten Young of Little Rock was killed after hitting a patch of ice and crossing into opposing traffic. Jack Winover, 49, who Young collided with, was injured in the accident.
Two people were killed in the Jacksonville area when their car veered off U.S. 67/167 before colliding with a tree. The driver, whose name hasn't been released, was killed along with passenger 56-year-old Meralon Noah, state police confirmed.

DeSoto County emergency responders said that two people were killed and at least 44 were injured when a bus traveling along Interstate 269 overturned on Wednesday, according to WMC-TV.

The victims of the crash were identified as 70-year-old Betty Russell and 61-year-old Cynthia Hardin, said DeSoto County Coroner Joshua Pounders. Both women were from Huntsville, Alabama, where the bus was traveling from. The accident took place about 40 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

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[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.65098)]An overturned bus is seen in DeSoto County, Mississippi, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.
(Image via Fox13Memphis.com)

Witnesses told state investigators the driver of the bus has lost control after driving over an icy overpass, before rolling onto its side, said Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Capt. Johnny Poulos.

"All of a sudden the bus started swerving then it spun around two times, hit the rail and then flipped over," said bus passenger Veronica Love as she left a hospital after the wreck. "The second spin, it started picking up speed. It was, I mean, what could you do?"
"I'm just thankful I'm alive," Love added.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to victims of this tragedy. Please keep everyone involved and (their) families in your prayers."
Three of the injured were listed in serious condition Wednesday evening.
The scheduled launch of an unmanned cargo rocket to the International Space Station had to be postponed one day because of weather, according to NASA.

The Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft has revised their launch window to early Friday morning from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wattsville.
Freezing rain and sleet was coating trees and causing limbs to fall and knock out power in parts of the commonwealth.

A 33-year-old woman was killed after a tree fell on Interstate 65 early Thursday near Sellersburg in southern Indiana. Three other people were injured. The Courier-Journal reported that Indiana State Police said the woman, Isidra Cornejo Pineda of Lilburn, Georgia, died at the scene. She was a passenger in the minivan that slowed to avoid the fallen tree. A UPS tractor-trailer couldn't stop in time and hit the minivan.

Ice on the roads of Central Indiana caused large several large school districts to close and numerous crashes.

Indianapolis Public Schools were closed Thursday due to poor driving conditions, as well as Carmel-Clay and Hamilton Southeastern districts, according to the Indy Star.
The Indiana State Police reported a "couple dozen accidents" had slowed traffic along Indianapolis-area interstates.

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Pedestrians walk through Winter Storm Avery's snow in Manhattan on Nov. 15, 2018 in New York City. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

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  Flu shot
Posted by: mxray - 11-15-2018, 09:47 PM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (14)

Just wondering how many of you get the flu shot. I haven’t a choice since I’m in the medical field. Except if I want to wear a mask for 4 months which I don’t. I’ve read it can cause Alzheimer’s but don’t know how true that is. I received the one with no preservatives and they give it to babies. Thanks

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  The Holiday Threads
Posted by: Audrey Hepburn - 11-15-2018, 11:30 AM - Forum: The Lounge - Replies (22)

Ok everyone. This one will always be my absolute favorite Thanksgiving TV moment. Big Grin
And for people in the US, it's being shown in its entirety on MeTv on Sunday afternoon!

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  Alcoholism Leading to Benzo Use and Abuse
Posted by: fishfarmer - 11-15-2018, 01:34 AM - Forum: Addiction & Recovery - Replies (3)

Have mentioned before I am an alcoholic as it was my first social anxiety medicine. Over the years as my daily consumption rose to 12-15 beers daily I would experience terrible anxiety the next day until I could start drinking again. Eventually I sought help for anxiety and was scripted Clonazepam and it was like a cure for Hang-over anxiety. You can guess the rest, kept right on drinking and once I found unlimited quantities of meds developed dependency on both. Just Curious if anyone else has fallen into this trap? The Good Lord intervened as I have been to the Hospital twice for severe stomach pain which was either an ulcer or I think they said maybe Gastritis? Anyway when a Doc told me the years of abuse was likely eroding my stomach lining and what could happen I quit and it has been several weeks sober. Do not use Benzos very much and feel Great! Had a couple O'Douls (NA Beer) the other night and that Sh-tty stuff tasted Good? Best To You All- FF

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Wink Hi all.. oldie but only a newbie in name
Posted by: Laxfinity - 11-13-2018, 02:16 AM - Forum: Welcome - Replies (12)

Hello all... I'm not exactly a newbie.  I came over with the old crew under a different name.  I went MIA for a while, as I had a great GP that was very kind to me.  I never had to justify anything and was with him for over 15 years.  Well.... he sold his practice and I have no idea where I will end up from here.  My new GP is questioning everything... even my migraine meds I have been on for 20+ years.  I am getting scared.  I saw the google thread, as I am a reader and will not post without doing my own research, and asked to have my old name changed.  I see so much has changed... and was graciously filled it behind the scenes as well.

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  Anyone have experience with Meds prescribed for Dementia?
Posted by: F.W.D - 11-12-2018, 09:08 PM - Forum: IOP General Discussion - Replies (8)

Although I'm only 66 y.o. my wife was concerned about my sometimes forgetfulness and family history of Alzheimer's  so she brought it up with our MD. He ran some silly memory test and put me on medications. Donepezil had awful gastrointestinal  side effects. Memantine is tolerable but I can't tell it's effective at all. Galantamine same thing. Personally I think all these cognitive enhancers and dementia meds just make you forget things. Anyone else have experience with these issues? would like ti hear your opinions. Tnak you, F.W.D

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  At least 9 dead as fires spread on both ends of California
Posted by: Mugen - 11-10-2018, 08:36 PM - Forum: World News - Replies (14)

It is a scary time to be in the Chico or Malibu area. Be safe people!


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  how are you for xmas
Posted by: cmdline - 11-10-2018, 04:13 PM - Forum: IOP General Discussion - Replies (18)

Now to be Clear im not looking for numbers names etc.

Its this time of the year again where within weeks we will be hit with black friday, US ?  holidays and tons of delays and shoppers ww that make anything crawl to a halt.

i made sure my stock is in order for way past new year, even thinking of doing slow taper preserve where i can. that said ive been preparing months before to put aside what i need, to the point where i dont need to worry about having great holidays and worries each day now. I had lived trough many holidays waiting on last minute calls, hell even forgetting what craze is december jan in many years but each of those taught me valuable lesson always to be step ahead not think about ifs and hopes. Since nothing worse then running dry at whats supposed to be one of the happier events we have once a year. As i know sometimes wake-up call  sometimes comes to late and being in that position puts many in state of depression to say the least what should be best times. so how are the rest people doing ?

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