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    [–] Netflix pulls controversial documentary that claims root canals cause cancer rtisdell88 -2 points ago in skeptic

    From the perspective of evolutionary psychology, If you don't have the necessary faculties to determine whether or not root canals are toxic you should assume the threat is real... If your default reaction is to assume there's no threat then the downside to being wrong could be death, but if you assume there is a threat and you're wrong the downside is only the loss of a couple teeth and some bridgework. Without intellectual curiosity and a skeptical framework in place we're all eager to believe bullshit. It's the same reason we jump when watching a horror movie, the evolutionary price in assuming we're not about to be murdered is too high not to react.

    [–] Heart Palpitations. rtisdell88 3 points ago in Supplements

    I had a family member with a similar problem that solved it by taking electrolytes. Could be that your potassium is low, heart palpitations and the sensation of missing a beat is a pretty common symptom. But I also wanna echo what's already been said... see a cardiologist, Reddit isn't a substitute for proper medical advice.

    Vega makes a really good, albeit expensive, electrolyte supplement.

    [–] Thoughts on Beta-blockers to terminate Stimulant physical and psychological effects. rtisdell88 1 points ago in DrugNerds

    Let me just add a quick disclaimer, though. Even though this article suggests they're pretty safe to be taken together, and I suspect they are, don't overdo it. Make sure you're taking a low dose of each, just to be safe. Either way propranolol is a handy substance to have around if you're going to be doing anything where you need to block the physical effects of adrenaline... public speaking etc.

    [–] Thoughts on Beta-blockers to terminate Stimulant physical and psychological effects. rtisdell88 2 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in DrugNerds

    It isn't a drug that can really be abused, so generally you shouldn't have any trouble getting a prescription. But having said that, even if you had a legitimate reason, like high blood pressure, you'd probably have trouble getting the same doc who's prescribing you the dex to write you a script. The reason for that is it isn't a first line treatment because it's a non selective beta blocker and because of the whole unopposed alpha stimulation thing. Your best bet would be to go to a different doctor and explain that you're having what seem to be ocular migraines (migraines with an aura but no headache). Say you used to have classic migraines (that you never bothered treating with prescription drugs) that have now switched to being purely visual and happen many times a week. They run in your family and your aunt, uncle, cousin etc. takes low does propranolol. Poof, you've got a prescription.

    [–] Thoughts on Beta-blockers to terminate Stimulant physical and psychological effects. rtisdell88 3 points ago in DrugNerds

    Yep, made by a British pharmacy. Or at least it was when I was using it. And no, you're thinking of propofol.

    [–] How to know when you should be calling a Cbet? rtisdell88 2 points ago in poker

    The only tenable answer to that question is it depends. The top comment right now is exactly right in terms of theory (minimum defence frequency), but what you're asking is how to know. And the answer to that is like the answer to the old joke "how do you get to carnegie hall?" Practice, man. Practice.

    [–] My grandmother and 'Big John' Candy. She was a secretary for the accounting firm that handled his finances. August 1988. rtisdell88 1 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    There's no evidence that he was an alcoholic. He had a family history of heart problems, that likely combined with being overweight is what ultimately killed him.

    [–] My grandmother and 'Big John' Candy. She was a secretary for the accounting firm that handled his finances. August 1988. rtisdell88 1 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    I used Google photscan to get it on to my phone. I guess it can leave some unnatural looking lines in places. You can see it in the collar of his sweater a little, too.

    [–] My grandmother and 'Big John' Candy. She was a secretary for the accounting firm that handled his finances. August 1988. rtisdell88 3 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    I think you, like a lot of people, are conflating his history with Farley and Belushi. There's no evidence whatsoever that Candy was an alcoholic or a drug addict. The worst you can say about him is he had an unhealthy relationship with food, but there are a lot of people who that can be said about. He had a heart attack while working on a movie and died in his sleep, that's all, no drugs, no booze. And he also left behind a couple of kids. It's strange to me that you'd publicly disparage someone's character, going as far as to say they deserved to die, before doing 2 minutes of research... Having said that, even if he had been an addict I don't think it would be fair to say he deserved death. Words matter, you should choose yours a little more carefully next time.

    [–] My grandmother and 'Big John' Candy. She was a secretary for the accounting firm that handled his finances. August 1988. rtisdell88 1 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    Presumably they did in the office. That's what's written on the back of the photo. "Ella and 'Big John' Candy" followed by the year & name of the firm.

    [–] My grandmother and 'Big John' Candy. She was a secretary for the accounting firm that handled his finances. August 1988. rtisdell88 4 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    I actually live about 4 blocks away from the place where they filmed the bar scene in Cool Runnings. The end of the bobsled is hanging above the front door.

    [–] Thoughts on Beta-blockers to terminate Stimulant physical and psychological effects. rtisdell88 2 points ago in DrugNerds

    You can buy propranolol online. Years ago, before I got a prescription, I used to order it from anti-aging systems.