Thread: The Damn I'm Old Thread - Putting Up With Being a Geezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Oh hell yes!!



    I wish he wasn't. It's time for him to drop his golf bag in the garden shed and fade away. I was a big fan when he was younger, and I was AT the Masters in 2001, and watched him wrap up his grand slam. But his shows of bad sportsmanship, barely-contained temper tantrums and unpleasentness towards his fans soured me a long time ago.
    I've heard his is an asshole. He's irrelevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post

    Note to the producers:
    Focus on the GAME, and if you want to focus on a few key players, watch the LEADERS! Woods is irrelevant, and should have faded into obscurity a long time ago.


    Totally agree, then the media says but look at the ratings, we focus on him because of the interest. It's the other way round the media's obsession drives the mobs interest. I'd much rather hear about other players who are actually in contention.
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    Had my knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, managed , to get home on Thursday, been kicking off the physical therapy, dosed up on a cocktail of tablets including some narcotics. Trying to get a good nights sleep has been the hardest thing so far, haven't slept any night so far. Probably going to be off for a couple more weeks, taking it slowly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Trying to get a good nights sleep has been the hardest thing so far, haven't slept any night so far.
    Melatonin is my first choice of sleeping drug, it's natural and gentle and generally effective. If that doesn't work I go straight for Dihenhydramine gel caps. They knock me on my butt every time, without a groggy morning.

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    Yeah Melatonin works for me. I'm dreaming a lot now.

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    I'm a big melatonin fan - it's the only thing that dampens my ADHD brain enough to sleep. Doesn't stop me from waking up during the night but most of the time I can go back to sleep after those interruptions. But if I get fully wakened I am truly fucked. And not in a good way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I'm a big melatonin fan - it's the only thing that dampens my ADHD brain enough to sleep. Doesn't stop me from waking up during the night but most of the time I can go back to sleep after those interruptions. But if I get fully wakened I am truly fucked. And not in a good way.
    Trying reading. I have my Kindle on my night stand. Works like a charm.
    "For the near future, there are favorable implications in the fact that the recent reactions have not gone even as far down as the low point, which would have been normal."

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    My brother reads economic texts and claims it works like a charm. I tried reading Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia thinking some nonfiction would work. Damn book was bloody interesting and did nothing to calm me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I'm dreaming a lot now.
    Melatonin's supposed to give you vivid weird dreams, but mine haven't been horrible or anything. Just strange, and remembered more than usual. Lots of dreams about old jobs and girlfriends. Time travel in your sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I've heard his is an asshole. He's irrelevant.
    Patrick Reed, this year's winner, isn't exactly a saint

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    Hope you heal quickly, Ian!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Melatonin's supposed to give you vivid weird dreams, but mine haven't been horrible or anything. Just strange, and remembered more than usual.
    Vitamin B6 will do the same thing. The two most colorful and vividly bizarre dreams I've ever had were after I'd taken B6. I recently had a really fucked up dream but it was violent, not bizarre.
    "For the near future, there are favorable implications in the fact that the recent reactions have not gone even as far down as the low point, which would have been normal."

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    Tried Melatonin and it did absolutely nothing for me. I work a very odd schedule (never go to bed or get up the same time twice in a week) and have had major insomnia issues for years. Ambien has been a miracle sleep drug for me, although I get that it is not for everybody. I know other people swear by Melatonin so not dissing it, but when I tried it I found no impact at all.

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    Melatonin is not a sleep drug per se, it’s a hormone that regulates your body’s circadian rhythm. Adding a little now and then seems to calm my mind and help me fall asleep.

    I can imagine if your circadian rhythms are already blown to smithereens it wouldn’t do much. But Ambien, really? That stuff’s known for causing people to like APPLY FOR NEW JOBS or MOVE TO NEW COUNTRIES in their sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I've heard his is an asshole. He's irrelevant.
    Never occurred to me while he was on top of the golf planet
    I thought it all started with his private life issues (mistresses and stuff) got in the headlines.
    Not that I ever followed golf from that close

    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Had my knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, managed , to get home on Thursday, been kicking off the physical therapy, dosed up on a cocktail of tablets including some narcotics. Trying to get a good nights sleep has been the hardest thing so far, haven't slept any night so far. Probably going to be off for a couple more weeks, taking it slowly.
    We're with you on this issue

    Hope you dance tango ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Trying reading. I have my Kindle on my night stand. Works like a charm.
    Rather odd, because my sleep specialists will recommend to stay away fro screens at least one hour before going to bed

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    My brother reads economic texts and claims it works like a charm. I tried reading Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia thinking some nonfiction would work. Damn book was bloody interesting and did nothing to calm me.
    Yup, reading boring stuff will do the trick... However if one is interested in boring stuff to read, maybe it shall fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Yup, reading boring stuff will do the trick.
    The problem with reading just before falling asleep is that it very quickly trains my body to nod off every time I pick up a book.

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    ^^^

    You know that's a real problem for me falling asleep reading or listening to music... I think this makes me an official member of the Old Farts Club...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Melatonin is not a sleep drug per se, it’s a hormone that regulates your body’s circadian rhythm. Adding a little now and then seems to calm my mind and help me fall asleep.

    I can imagine if your circadian rhythms are already blown to smithereens it wouldn’t do much. But Ambien, really? That stuff’s known for causing people to like APPLY FOR NEW JOBS or MOVE TO NEW COUNTRIES in their sleep.
    I know a lot of people report side effects with it. For me, about the only issue is memory loss. If I take it, and then stay up, sometimes I can't remember what I did just before going to bed the night before. It also gives me the munchies similar to weed and sometimes I find myself eating odd things before I go to bed. Other than that I have never had any of the more out there side effects that some people report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    The problem with reading just before falling asleep is that it very quickly trains my body to nod off every time I pick up a book.
    You know that's a real problem for me falling asleep reading or listening to music... I think this makes me an official member of the Old Farts Club...
    Well, if I'm going to be a potato couch while reading, it's sure I'm going to drowse soon or later.... But sitting up straight won't...

    I think it's got to do with body posture.
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    A new study of NR, a vitamin B3 derivative sold as Niagen (Elysium uses a different manufacturing process so doesn't use that name) from the University of Colorado-Boulder showed that in healthy 55 to 80 year olds with BMI < 30:

    1) Arteries became more flexible but, I'm not sure by how much since technical.

    2) Those with pre-hypertention had their systolic blood pressure decrease by 9 points on average whereas those with normal blood presssure did not change.


    The research group is planning to research the effects of NR on people with early Alzheimer's disease next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamishogun View Post
    ...
    1) Arteries became more flexible but, I'm not sure by how much since technical.

    2) Those with pre-hypertention had their systolic blood pressure decrease by 9 points on average whereas those with normal blood presssure did not change.
    ...
    I believe GAGS can do the same thing. ([COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]Mesoglycan Aortic Glycosaminoglycan ... aka "GAGS")[/COLOR]
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    Drugs aimed at ameliorating old age symptoms are going to be HUGE BUSINESS as we boomers transition to geriatrichood.

    Too bad euthanasia isn't part of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I believe GAGS can do the same thing. ([COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)]Mesoglycan Aortic Glycosaminoglycan ... aka "GAGS")[/COLOR]
    Ah, but can they make you walk 8 percent faster? It looks like NR lowers LDL cholestrol, lowers weight if overweight over time but those are anecdotal. My cholestrol went from a constant 240 to 197 after taking 250 mg of NR for a year.

    A lead NR researcher, Cares Brenner at the U of Iowa, said it helps mice with heart failure and helps keep borderline heart failure mice from getting worse. He also said he knows the results of a human heart failure trial but can't talk about that yet. And there are at least two studies human studies on the effects of NR on football players who have had one concussion and on pre Alzheimer's disease, respectively.

    So NR is looking good as it raises NAD+ levels that decline in cells with age and is just a type of Vitamin B3. supplement with no side effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    I know a lot of people report side effects with it. For me, about the only issue is memory loss. If I take it, and then stay up, sometimes I can't remember what I did just before going to bed the night before. It also gives me the munchies similar to weed and sometimes I find myself eating odd things before I go to bed. Other than that I have never had any of the more out there side effects that some people report.
    Hmm, that's odd. Melatonin is produced naturally in the body, but decreases with age. If you didn't have those effects naturally when you were younger, I don't know why you would now when you supplement.

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