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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26280 on: January 15, 2018, 10:20:27 PM »
I'm glad to see so many people who like to do their own research. :)

My calf muscle's seized up and won't unlock, and I can't even massage it out because it's so painful. :-\

Potassium is your friend. I hope you feel better.

I'm going to see about temporarily upping my potassium supplement. A week or so ought to do it.

I did manage to get it mostly massaged out and I plan to take a hot bath later - just a hair under "boil an ox" ought to be warm enough. ;)
Take the hot bath in epsom salts if you have some.

I think I do - I'll just have to dig them out. Thanks for the reminder!

Have you tried mustard or pickle juice?

I haven't, actually. Not the biggest fan of mustard, and no pickles. Might be worth a try if it gets worse though!

No! I have leg cramps and high potassium. I have high sodium. What works for me is magnesium and coQ10. Your remedies could kill me slowly. Mine might cause you damage.

Other than heat and vibrator, all this other stuff is medical advice. See your doc.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26281 on: January 15, 2018, 11:17:28 PM »
I'm glad to see so many people who like to do their own research. :)

My calf muscle's seized up and won't unlock, and I can't even massage it out because it's so painful. :-\

Potassium is your friend. I hope you feel better.

I'm going to see about temporarily upping my potassium supplement. A week or so ought to do it.

I did manage to get it mostly massaged out and I plan to take a hot bath later - just a hair under "boil an ox" ought to be warm enough. ;)
Take the hot bath in epsom salts if you have some.

I think I do - I'll just have to dig them out. Thanks for the reminder!

Have you tried mustard or pickle juice?

I haven't, actually. Not the biggest fan of mustard, and no pickles. Might be worth a try if it gets worse though!

No! I have leg cramps and high potassium. I have high sodium. What works for me is magnesium and coQ10. Your remedies could kill me slowly. Mine might cause you damage.

Other than heat and vibrator, all this other stuff is medical advice. See your doc.

The OP doesn't have high potassium though...

And you don't eat the mustard or drink the pickle juice every day.  You take a couple of spoonfuls or drink a few ounces. 

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26282 on: January 15, 2018, 11:46:13 PM »
Please take the medical advice to PM. I'd hate to see this thread get locked.
 
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26283 on: January 16, 2018, 11:33:40 PM »
Sorry about that, I didn't intend for things to take that much of a detour.

The snow is currently driving me up a wall. I don't like shoveling.
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« Reply #26284 on: January 17, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »
4" of snow here and the driveway plow guy JUST came by. After I shoveled enough so I can get out. (I rent, BTW).

Just want to say, if you get a calf cramp in bed at night, it's a good idea to get up and put weight on it. Sometimes that's all it takes.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26285 on: January 17, 2018, 03:41:35 PM »
Why is it so hard to find yoghurt that isn't low or non fat? All I want is some ordinary yoghurt in sensible flavours in a lunchbox size pot but apparently they don't exist any more  >:( >:( :o :o


Sorry for the minor thread derailment... but have you considered making your own yogurt?  I used to make it for my kids when they were babies out of half & half.  The internet is your friend, but here's my quick recipe:  Scald 1L of  milk (fat content of your choice), then cool to room temperature.  Stir in a couple of tablespoons of any type of plain yogurt, or crack open a couple of capsules of pro-biotics and stir in the contents.  Put in the oven (covered) with the oven light on and leave overnight.  Next morning?  Bam! Yogurt.   

Then you can separate it into small pots with some jam or fresh fruit. 

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My little thing that drives me crazy is the curvature and rotation of the earth.  Today is a horrible weather day; blustery winds, sideways rain, and general winter nastiness.  I had a headwind on my way in, and by the time I go home, the wind will have shifted and I'll have a headwind on my way home.  :(  boo hoo for me.  ;)
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26286 on: January 18, 2018, 11:10:35 AM »
Parents who don't RSVP for birthday parties!

The RSVP deadline has passed, the party is tomorrow, and I still don't know if this kid is coming or not, and a text to the parent has gone unanswered. Funnily enough, the only reason I have the parent's number is from when I RSVP'd to her kid's party a few months ago  ::).

My kid has been asking this girl at school if she can come, and all she can say is that her mom doesn't know yet. Ok, but the party is tomorrow, so maybe if you can't commit to something the next day because you're still not sure, just say no then? We're having a small party this year, just a few close friends, and doing a labour intensive (and prep intensive) activity, so I know that if I don't make one for her, she'll show up, and if I do, she won't. Oh well.

Also, I ordered something from Walmart weeks ago, and it hasn't arrived. Called their help department, and the courier, and both of them said it's "lost" and they don't know where it is. Ok, but can you send me a new one then? Nope, they have to do an "investigation" which will take days, or longer, and then they'll get back to me. Still haven't heard anything and I know I'll probably have to follow up and escalate it in order to ever see my item or even get my money back. Sigh.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26287 on: January 22, 2018, 05:50:33 AM »
Our next door neighbour is tuning one of his assorted vehicles in his driveway again. At 10:50 pm.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26288 on: January 22, 2018, 07:31:44 AM »
Our neighbors down the street routinely allow their dogs to go into other yards, up by the front door, and to leave waste there. We've seen them do it and come out to say something.

Saturday afternoon/evening, county Animal Control came out to their house. They must have had some flak from the residents, and the Sheriff's Office came out. Ended up having 3 county vehicles there for hours. Not sure what the final outcome was.

Other neighbor, has a boat, when they come back from taking the boat out, they run the engine for hours. It sounds like a lawn mower engine, revving constantly. Fortunately for us, we can only hear it if we are outside.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26289 on: January 22, 2018, 12:07:31 PM »
Rock salt. Yes, i appreciate it when its icy out, and the fact my complex is very good about making sure the snow is plowed, shoveled, and salt put down so one goes splat.

But, when its been overly warm, and most snow is melted, the salt is still there, and i traipse it in, up the stairs, and sometimes, even though I leave my shoes on my landing, and have a mat, inside my apt. Thankfully it rained a bit last night, and supposed to again tonight, so my newly-vacuumed landing and carpets should stay that way, for a while. But i can't do anything about bringing it up the stairs, as when you open the outside door, there's literally a small square of linoleum or whatever, my neighbors door, and the stairs. can't put any type of a mat down there as there's no space and would get caught by the door each time you open it.

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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26290 on: January 22, 2018, 10:26:20 PM »
I have a clever cat. Now, this may not seem so bad. But we also have a sluggish drain in the kitchen sink and a single-handle faucet. Clever cat has figured out that she can maneuver under that lever and fresh water will magically flow. What she has not figured out (being a cat) is how to make the water stop flowing. Twice now I've come downstairs to an overflowing sink. I will never buy a faucet that doesn't have twist-knobs again!
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26291 on: January 23, 2018, 06:29:10 AM »
I have a clever cat. Now, this may not seem so bad. But we also have a sluggish drain in the kitchen sink and a single-handle faucet. Clever cat has figured out that she can maneuver under that lever and fresh water will magically flow. What she has not figured out (being a cat) is how to make the water stop flowing. Twice now I've come downstairs to an overflowing sink. I will never buy a faucet that doesn't have twist-knobs again!

I had the thought that they had to make some sort of child proofing lock for lever style faucets, but my quick google search came up empty.  There's tons of stuff for bathtub, knob style, and outdoor faucets, and even draft beer type taps, but I couldn't find one for kitchen faucet levers.  Anyway, perhaps somebody somewhere does make something like that, and would prevent your cat from turning on the water.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26292 on: January 23, 2018, 11:16:55 AM »
Can you wrap a rubber band around it to make it harder to lift the lever?

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« Reply #26293 on: January 23, 2018, 01:22:16 PM »
Can you wrap a rubber band around it to make it harder to lift the lever?

This is likely my short term solution. I've had tons of cats, but none this precocious. It's adorable in its own way, but at the same time, it's a little nerve wracking.
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Re: What little things drive you completely up the wall....?
« Reply #26294 on: January 23, 2018, 01:46:50 PM »
Can you wrap a rubber band around it to make it harder to lift the lever?

This is likely my short term solution. I've had tons of cats, but none this precocious. It's adorable in its own way, but at the same time, it's a little nerve wracking.

I don't know if you have this already, but once I got a water fountain for my cats, they stopped stalking my faucets. Apparently many (most?) cats prefer moving water (something about being able to see it better and some kind of instinct about not trusting still water).