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Has your general health deteriorated over the past 18 months?


Van Lady
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Like half the country it seems - I've drunk more and done more narcotics. 

Keep Britain healthy !! And fucked out their heeds :Beer:xD

That Huxley was onto something. 

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Sorry to hear Van Lady but you are keeping busy, eating well and getting some exercise… the best you can do.

Physically I’ve been fine, although noticed I’ve lost more hair in the last 12 months than any year before. I am well on top of exercising and that keeps many problems at bay.

Mentally though, I do feel ground down. Struggle to concentrate, memory shot to bits, probably depressed. A combination of incessant information overload (here and social media) and too much booze Fri-Sun. So hard to stop the cycle though.

Scared to death for my children’s future.

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Van Lady

@Rowley. Yes I feel ground down with it all and very worried about my two late 20’s offspring and all younger people’s future.

What a mess!

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SillyBilly

Hang on in.

Mental health has taken a bit of a battering, bewilderment & confusion driving that and as per yourself it sounds, a distinct lack of people around me that are on my wavelength.

With you on masks too. Seeing masked folks is essentially offensive to me, particularly if outside, in a car or in a non-mandated area; I am not sure if its pity or disgust the overriding emotion. Total liberty and freedom sell outs IMO and dangerous people to boot. I can quite imagine what people in communist countries felt like when they knew their neighbour was the snitch (the compliant ones that ultimately make everyone else fall into line), utter contempt but powerless to intervene.

I've been fortunate to have been kept very busy, my concern is when I'm not so busy I might have a massive crash - I am struggling to see the point of a life a significant portion of this country deems worth living i.e. locked down indefinitely for a virus with a 99.8% survival rate. 

 

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One percent
12 minutes ago, Van Lady said:

Prompted by several posts today I’m interested in this topic.

My general health has suffered and also mental health.

I’ve had to cope with existential loneliness and the problems it causes for many years now and done well overall but other than a long term chronic face pain problem that I’ve managed well my physical health has been very good. Rarely physically ill.

Since March 2020 I’ve felt lonelier and often unmotivated due to restrictions but managed ok.

From March 2021 I have had ongoing physical health problems. Got what I think was gastroenteritis that took two weeks to recover from. Tooth extraction shortly after that, two courses of antibiotics due to infection. Plus a lump on roof of mouth that took months to go down but palate still doesn’t feel right (I think the rookie dentist was heavy handed in administration of anaesthesia). Plus what I think was a bad reaction due to using corsodyl mouthwash advised by dentist that turned my tongue brown and felt like it was burning.

Since then I’ve been doing my usual trying natural remedies and my mouth and tongue has improved but one day around six weeks ago I woke up with dry lips and throat irritation. It’s not painful just irritating and sometimes I think it’s psychological due to forgetting about it when motivated or being able to enjoy the countryside or having a good time with an acquaintance. Will keep trying with natural remedies to hopefully recover from it.

Regarding motivation for me it’s a real struggle. I have managed to paint my two sheds and garage and generally keep on top of household chores plus always eat decent food. Always go out walking most days but lack of interesting conversation is problematic for me. It’s all mainly Covid, vax, cases, new variants etc bullshit.

It’s the spontaneity to just do what I want without bullshit restrictions, seeing masked folk and most folk talking about the “pandemic” that has got to me. 

I definitely think this ongoing and what seems to be never ending crap situation has affected my health.

 

 

Sorry to hear that vl. Nothing much i can offer but hope that you come through it quickly. It sounds like it’s all a knock-on effect from the dentist. Maybe try natural yoghurt?  
re the motivation and mental health stuff, i think we are all feeling that and we need to just get on with our lives, ignoring government and the legacy media as much as possible 

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Van Lady
1 minute ago, One percent said:

Sorry to hear that vl. Nothing much i can offer but hope that you come through it quickly. It sounds like it’s all a knock-on effect from the dentist. Maybe try natural yoghurt?  
re the motivation and mental health stuff, i think we are all feeling that and we need to just get on with our lives, ignoring government and the legacy media as much as possible 

Yes I agree but it’s very difficult to avoid the unprecedented changes to daily life because it’s everywhere…..l

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Hail the Tripod
5 minutes ago, Rowley said:

Scared to death for my children’s future.

Yes, exactly this. I don’t feel isolated at all. Between volunteering with Scouts, swimming club and football club I generally feel like I’m too stretched socially. I can be (and enjoy being) quite extrovert in bursts, but generally prefer to spend the majority of my time on my own. If anything it has given me a bit more time to get on top of things around the house, but too little solitude with the wife and kids ALWAYS around.

Probably eating more healthily than ever too.

My worries are almost entirely about the incredible rate of the societal level collapse of freedom and rationality. 

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Van Lady
6 minutes ago, Pinkpanther said:

I think setting little (even silly) goals are good. 

Excellent point! 

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7 minutes ago, Pinkpanther said:

It's been hard. And harder for some. 

Uncertanty. decreasing Motivation. Drinking more than I should. Lack of good banter and spontaneity. Probably mild depression. Memory and concentration is all over the place.

Absolutely fuck1ng dreading this coming winter  

Managed to get some good exercise in though. And some good camps... in fact I've set myself a goal to wild  camp each month of this year. I think setting little (even silly) goals are good. 

 

 

Gary Neville did a little motivation video on LinkedIn earlier in the month where he suggested planning a break every 5-6weeks to have something to look forward to. Granted he suggested skiing for 3 days that might be out of most peoples reach (😂), however that little goal is a really good motivator like you say.

We used to have two pretty decent holidays a year, so were never more than 6 months away from a real treat. That’s gone and it’s hurting a lot.

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My last goal was to cycle 20kms or more every monday night no matter the weather  from when the clocks went back to when the clocks went forward... and I did  

The only exception was if the wife was working. (Child care)

A later exception was if it was sub zero.. hitting random patches of ice in the dark was a little to  exciting.

I suppose it was one think I could control.. and I always (no matter how much I dreaded going out) felt the world was more in balance.

It also helped give a bit of structure to help the weeks pass. 

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23rdian

I have just developed this fuck it attitude. I don't shave everyday for example anymore. Don't buy shit I don't need. It's helped me make some decisions about what is important like having more free time and paying less tax.

Just can't see the point of working harder than I need to play the game on their terms. i.e. you get to toil and and they can just tell you what you can and can't do on a whim.

Agree they have continued to make life more samey. They started some years ago with that little project though.

Overall, I'm okay. Life's too short not to make the best of it.

There's always people worse off. Like citizens of France and Australia for example.

EDIT: As said further down this thread you definitely need to have your lines drawn in the sand with all this. 

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fishman

Physical - not too bad

Mental - quite concerned I'm going to end up killing some fucker. Supposed to be enjoying an early retirement after a hard slog in engineering - but find myself living in a communist dictatorship. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Sounds like I won't even be able to go to the fucking football soon. Cunts.

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Hard to say.  I've certainly gained weight and my diet is poorer, but i'm nowhere near as stressed from the day job or the daily commute.  Probably balanced out.  

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whocares
46 minutes ago, Van Lady said:

Prompted by several posts today I’m interested in this topic.

My general health has suffered and also mental health.

I’ve had to cope with existential loneliness and the problems it causes for many years now and done well overall but other than a long term chronic face pain problem that I’ve managed well my physical health has been very good. Rarely physically ill.

Since March 2020 I’ve felt lonelier and often unmotivated due to restrictions but managed ok.

From March 2021 I have had ongoing physical health problems. Got what I think was gastroenteritis that took two weeks to recover from. Tooth extraction shortly after that, two courses of antibiotics due to infection. Plus a lump on roof of mouth that took months to go down but palate still doesn’t feel right (I think the rookie dentist was heavy handed in administration of anaesthesia). Plus what I think was a bad reaction due to using corsodyl mouthwash advised by dentist that turned my tongue brown and felt like it was burning.

Since then I’ve been doing my usual trying natural remedies and my mouth and tongue has improved but one day around six weeks ago I woke up with dry lips and throat irritation. It’s not painful just irritating and sometimes I think it’s psychological due to forgetting about it when motivated or being able to enjoy the countryside or having a good time with an acquaintance. Will keep trying with natural remedies to hopefully recover from it.

Regarding motivation for me it’s a real struggle. I have managed to paint my two sheds and garage and generally keep on top of household chores plus always eat decent food. Always go out walking most days but lack of interesting conversation is problematic for me. It’s all mainly Covid, vax, cases, new variants etc bullshit.

It’s the spontaneity to just do what I want without bullshit restrictions, seeing masked folk and most folk talking about the “pandemic” that has got to me. 

I definitely think this ongoing and what seems to be never ending crap situation has affected my health.

 

 

Sorry to hear things have been a bit crap for you lately.

Physical health really impacts on mental health/happiness in my experience ... unless you have a great partner or best mate around to make you laugh when you feel more like crying. (Which I think you don't right now.)

For morale, I hope we can help a bit?

But if you are not 100% feeling fit you are bound to feel sorry for yourself and rightly so.

Just keep buggering on and I hope you will turn a corner and then start to feel a bit better/more positive re the future. ❤

 

 

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Winter was a struggle - long and grey with not much fun to enliven it - but I feel fine, even good. Two recent holidays have helped but it's more the case that for much of my life I used to be concerned about the state of the world and the direction in which it was going, and now I no longer give a fuck.

This is incredibly liberating, coupled with the fact that the struggle over winter (plus some domestic issues I've had to deal with) has unlocked a new level of what feels like self-control, discipline, bloody-mindedness, whatever. I'm more of a cunt than I've ever been, and proud of it.

I knew in March last year that this was going to go on for a long time, and I was miserable back then because of it. But that world has gone. Now I've accepted that, I can deal with this new one.

Physically I'm fine: lots of walking and cycling over the past year, not much gym time but I have weights at home. Thinking of taking up boxing at the age of 50. What could go wrong...?

Oh, and I'm fucking angry too, but in a blue-faced-Scottish-avenging-bastard-of-death-with-a-broadsword kind of way, even though I'm (probably) not Scottish.

I think I've drawn my line(s) in the sand, and I'm saner/happier for it.

Edit: fear is the only real enemy. Conquer that and you can do anything.

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sarahbell

I've drunk loads less. Been outside more. Eaten more sadly. Perfecting the pub lunch at home was probably a calorific mistake.

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Malthus

I’m feeling better than in have for years 

Drinking less, lost nearly 2 stone and walking 3 miles a day 

That’s the plus , don’t really like working from home and missed out on a lot of holidays and socialising 

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Van Lady
12 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

Do people really want me to share any more of my physical and mental health problems because of this? Of course you do! Right, hang on, I have a 10,000 word essay already prepared.

I feel terribly let down by people - which is a mental health issue as it affected me via loneliness and depression at the time and continues to do so. Plus it has left me with tremendous sense of disappointment which I think will be with me for a long time. I am going to have to learn to live with that.

I keep trying to make excuses for people. I tell myself that they were frightened and thus that somehow justifies their actions I try to convince myself. Whether that is friends or neighbours who simply forgot that I existed. Or the idiots causing me hassle in shops for being maskless. Going forward I think I will only give that excuse to other singles like myself. I am no longer going to forgive couples and families.

I have said it before but it is worth saying again. I wouldn't have got this far without all you lot.

I feel the same. Dosbods forum has really helped me.

My life situation is different from yours because I have my son living at home….someone there but while we get on well we have no shared interests or mutual plans to go for a walk together etc! Different interests

I haven’t met up with my daughter as much as we used to but we regularly message and FaceTime but we can chat better in real life.

They’re my kids though and not a partner or long time close friend. I’m grateful though that I have that. They’re struggling and I have to be strong and supportive.

A few days ago, at dog walk meet up place, there were two long term, happy together in my opinion, couples who attempted to placate me when I was being despondent about life in general….they were saying…..you’re ok….you come down here most days. Yeah great I thought…..then the rest of the time I’m alone. They are doing things together and planning stuff constantly.

They just can’t comprehend loneliness in my opinion. They really don’t know what life is like with no close age group family support or no long term supportive friends to chat with daily. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Malthus said:

I’m feeling better than in have for years 

Drinking less, lost nearly 2 stone and walking 3 miles a day 

That’s the plus , don’t really like working from home and missed out on a lot of holidays and socialising 

Same here. Lost half a stone and now back to my weight as a 21 year old (which was 33 years ago!).

Helped a lot by having to be full on focussed on a house restoration project. Wielding a large hammer and hitting things on a daily basis very good for body and mind. Much quieter on the work front as well (long term coming as we've been flat out for at least a decade)

Family and friend relationships are perhaps crumbling a bit as we appear to be diverging in terms of our respective world visions. I am having to be very careful what I say to people due to the brainwashing the government has been dishing out.

Biggest concern is helping steer our two grown up children through this mess. I do worry about them.

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I've been a hell of a lot better since I went back to work. I was just sitting on the couch and eating Lidl's fake Pringles prior to that.

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2 hours ago, Hail the Tripod said:

My worries are almost entirely about the incredible rate of the societal level collapse of freedom and rationality. 

This is the same for me.  On a personal level my mental and physical health have never been better because I have been able to completely disappear into my own wonderful little world in a way that I've always wanted to but never been allowed.  But the price that others are paying for me to be experiencing that is way too high and this crime against humanity is incomprehensibly insane.

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