They’re not actually lethal, but they didn’t exactly save my life either.


  1. Tatyana »

    16 January 2013 · 11:14 am

    Chaz, I honestly can’t imagine how tightness of pants can contribute to heart problem. It is a much lower parallel (in geographical sense) – or latitude, if you will. I am saying it as someone who periodically wore one-size too small pants (or skirt) in hope to will my body to lose necessary inches (until recently it worked splendidly). Other than constant discomfort and limitation of movement I can’t recall any actual physical pain.
    Effects of Ibuprofen, too, have been only positive for me – but then I don’t take your regular regiment of meds (in fact, I only take one, and that is very mild dosage). Tell us what the doctor said, will you?

  2. CGHill »

    16 January 2013 · 11:33 am

    I don’t really think it’s a cardiac issue. (Last time I had something severely wrong in the circulatory system — it merited a trip to the ER, in fact — it wasn’t there at all.

    The most likely possibility is that the additional pressure pushed together a couple of things which didn’t appreciate the proximity.

  3. fillyjonk »

    16 January 2013 · 12:15 pm

    Were you someone given to migraines, I’d write it off as some kind of weird atypical migraine reaction. (I’ve actually warned colleagues that if I ever come over as totally incomprehensible, it’s a good chance it’s a migraine and not a stroke. Though how they’d know for sure, I don’t know). I’ve had dizziness, not-quite-aphasia, weird visual things, and extremely sensitive hearing and sense of small, all as migraine side effects.

    I’ve known people who got woozy after taking ibuprofen, but it happened to them after every dose.

  4. CGHill »

    16 January 2013 · 1:07 pm

    What headaches I get are usually fleeting — ten minutes or less — and lacking in the tendency to pound. (To that extent, I consider myself fortunate.)

  5. Tatyana »

    16 January 2013 · 1:11 pm

    additional pressure pushed together a couple of things which didn’t appreciate the proximity.
    last Jeffro’s post immediately comes to mind (not sure if you meant something along those lines) and that’s an issue with which I can’t claim even slight familiarity.
    well, lack of blood circulation can explain a lot of things – please review your wardrobe, just in case: I formed a habit of reading Dustbury and don’t want to suddenly be deprived f it!

  6. CGHill »

    16 January 2013 · 2:34 pm

    I’ll have to await a ruling on whether I have circulatory issues. I do have known neurological issues, which may contribute to the situation and which are variable in their ferocity.

  7. Kirk »

    16 January 2013 · 2:39 pm

    Does this fall into the category of, That which does not kill me makes me stronger?

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