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Today's Poll: 11/25/2014

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Are you suffering from a long standing health ailment? Submitted By Team Swagbucks, CA
No, I am not
Yes, I have not consulted doctors yet
Yes, I have consulted doctors
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Josehippy
on 11/25/14
JacksonTse liked this  
Yes.
CastleForrester
on 11/25/14
JacksonTse and 1 others liked this  
none of your business Swagbucks!
Jneese
on 11/25/14
Huh?
ZebraLex
on 11/25/14
Scoliosis, depression, and social anxiety. :(
Diamondbright
on 11/25/14
TenshiKurai9 liked this  
REALLY!!! Are you asking such a personal question, without the choice of "none of your business" as a response?
NOT ANSWERING THIS ONE!!!
SieKarr6
on 11/25/14
Tuesday291 and 4 others liked this  
I wish there was a "None of your business" response. This was a totally inappropriate question to be asking.
DUFFy310
on 11/25/14
DUFFy310

I Agree. But, we want that (1) Point for answering the question. And, You can always say "NO, I Am Not".
NiKaWo
on 11/25/14
Reanimation and 5 others liked this  
You don't have to respond?
Skysdya
on 11/25/14
Posterior tibial tendonitis. Yep, it's as fun as it sounds lol
Saraiphim
on 11/25/14
Does stress count?
LADYGIRLJOYCE
on 11/25/14
notamused and 1 others liked this  
Yeah I have this pain in my neck, but the one in my behind is much worse most days!!
Nonersays
on 11/25/14
Depression, but have never had enough money for such "unimportant" things as anti-depressants. I just have to suck it up and "choose to be happy."
DUFFy310
on 11/25/14
DUFFy310

Take a trip to Hawaii If you can afford it. It always helped me when I had the money to go.
DUFFy310
on 11/25/14
Diamondbright liked this  
DUFFy310

I do have a long-standing "Health Ailment"; but, I'm not suffering from it. Basically, its "Somewhat" under
control. Also, I participated in a "Clinical Trial Investigation" For a medication; and I ended up with
another "Health Problem". Moral of My Story: Don't Participate in Medicine Investigations.
WarGreymon77
on 11/25/14
miklhj liked this  
RadioLoyalty has not been crediting me at all today. Ugh.
WarGreymon77
on 11/25/14
Apparently it was just the Rock station. Strange.
NiKaWo
on 11/25/14
livnstereo liked this  
Depression, ADHD, Kidney Stones (6 so far...), OCD, Insomnia... And more, the list never ends.
yasdnil1
on 11/25/14
Diamondbright liked this  
WTF is this question???!!!!!
SnapdragonT
on 11/25/14
Diabetes
ivig
on 11/25/14
Rayneenigh liked this  
my discs in my neck and back shift out of place...

wish chiropractors were covered by more insurances and weren't so darn expensive...haven't been ale to go to one in a couple years :(
Rayneenigh
on 11/25/14
Every yr I spend 1-2wks w/my bestie who lives 6-7hrs away. DH drives me halfway to meet her & again on the return. I returned Sat (11/22) after a 2-wk stay. If we do nothing else, we go to her hairdresser. Gorgeous man & a 'hairdresser god!' His primary training is as a hairdresser; hwr, he's trained in trigger-point therapy. Granted, his services aren't cheap but not 2 bad & well worth the cost!. (b4 I had to leave MT field, I was going to a high-end hairdresser every 2-3mos w/a $300 /- price tag not incl'g the tip - (bonus was red/white wine or espresso-base coffees to wind down) My bestie's hairdresser applies pressure to the trigger-points in the temples & the 2 muscle/tendons down the base of skull to upper shoulder area that causes relaxation & it can wipe out a headache & even a migraine! I know b/c I've had migraines since childhood! If ur hairdresser can find the area, maybe it can help you more. I hope so. <3
Rayneenigh
on 11/25/14
You need to try to get in with an acupuncturist who is certified in "Eastern Acupuncture..." vs "Western Acupuncture." Before you ask, YES, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE! :) The Asian culture has been using acupuncture for treatment for hundreds of thousands of yrs so they are light yrs ahead of Western-style acupuncture. They know every trigger point & injection site that will alleviate pain in addition to knowing every aromatherapy scent that works best in conjunction to application of the 'needles' into the trigger zones. I'm in the more 'severe' stages of Lupus (SLE), Sjogren's, Fibro, & Osteoarthritis; each time I go in for acupuncture, which isn't often b/c neither Medicare nor Medicaid will cover the therapy, it is the ONLY time I am truly & completely pain-free - that's saying a lot considering the meds I take each day to control symptoms & pain.
Riverlin
on 11/25/14
I researched it and contacted a few friends that were in the holistic health field. My insurance pays for it but I went to someone who wasn't convered because they were reported to be excellent. I switched to another recommended person a few months later to see if there was a difference. All told, I did it for 6 months and it didn't help *at all*.
Psychosomatic relief feels real but it isn't.
Smelling certain scents whilst long needles sway from your body sounds so New Age-y and "in tune" with mind/body wellness. In the end, you're smelling perfume and were poked with needles. Sorry but I'll take real medicine 8 days a week. And yoga. Proper yoga does more for Fibro, arthritis and even mental illness than all the quacks out there. (I lived in Japan for awhile so it's not like I don't get Eastern culture). It just doesn't work.
Rayneenigh
on 11/25/14
It sounds as if you've merely been going to the wrong practitioners or they are proclaiming to practice Eastern acupuncture when in fact they are only certified in Western acupuncture. True Eastern acupuncture w/or w/o aromatherapy works. The fact it's been around 4000 yrs clearly moves it out of the 'NEW' category. US-versions of acupuncture, yoga, meditation practices, & even Tai Chi are all severely diluted & Americanized to the point where it's basically worthless. Eastern acupuncture is 4000 yrs old; the word 'new' doesn't apply! It's important to note that (US) Yoga & (US) Tai Chi are in polar opposite cultures; these art/craft forms rely on the ability to achieve retain a meditative state despite high noise pollution, esp in many homes. Eastern acupuncture, as w/the others, when properly taught, absorbed, & practiced are scientifically proven beneficial to health. I've witnessed psychosomatic reaction; hwr, I
Grim0
on 11/25/14
NiKaWo and 1 others liked this  
I've consulted many doctors, but they tell me their is no cure for lycanthropy.
I gave up and ate all of their hearts.
kagnomi
on 11/25/14
I have allergies...consulted doctors but no solutions beside just drink honey water :(
Grim0
on 11/25/14
Allergies can also be affected by the location/cleanliness of your household. Although you can't help the former, general maintaining of dust and care can possibly subside your symptoms.

That is, of course, if you have common sinus allergies. Your statement was vague, so this is just a safe assumption.
kosiyonu
on 11/25/14
livnstereo liked this  
it is almost hilarious now! i was diagnosed 2 years ago with degenerative deterioration arthritis in my left leg and foot, no xrays on right leg or foot even though I inquired on such, only made sense to me to double check, this was arthritis specialist. he referred me to fibro myalgia specialist as pains not consistent to area of the arthritis. yes, diagnosed with the fibro myalgia shortly after by the specialist. now seeing rheumotologist and xrayed back (still not right leg done) and found degenerative deterioration in the back. NOW WITH ALL THIS PAIN I AM SUFFERING AND DISCOMFORT THEY ARE ONLY GIVING ANTI-INFLAMMATORY?!?!? depression, anxieties, nerves always on haywire, constantly having itches from a hair moving, air brushing skin, seam of clothing, tickets in clothes, you name it it irritates and itches. let us not even discuss trying to deal with a man lol
DaddyEvil
on 11/25/14
rosepassions and 1 others liked this  
Some people like to be the center of attention, no matter what the subject happens to be! (Have you experienced Life After Death? Are YOUR Geraniums dying from lack of rain? Do YOUR children ignore you?)

I have seen all of those questions lately in one place or another... you would not believe the answers that show up on those community boards as people try to outdo each other for their share of the sympathy!
Grim0
on 11/25/14
insouciant liked this  
Here's my response...

Have I dealt with some s***?
Yes, as many others have.

Has it helped me grow to see a bigger picture of the value of life?
Same answer.

Am I gonna talk about it publicly on poll page where I'll never come back to see conversation?
No, because no one gives a s*** and I don't care for their response.
gryx
on 11/25/14
jamielea777 and 4 others liked this  
I'm a paraplegic. Have been for 14 years. Worked for 13 of them. 40 hours a week, with a 2 hour commute. I got along fine. Yeah there were some hurdles, but if you have the ability to be a contributor to society, well don't sit around crying about it. I'm not bragging, but I see too many unemployed people with so called "disabilities" (i.e. bi-polar, obesity, the old "bad back" and any numerous other "disorders" that keep them from working) Lets just call it what it is....laziness! I've had a tough life, but I started a paper route at 14 and never looked back. 6 years Military Service, and plenty of other jobs until retirement. No excuses for this I deserve it generation. Sorry to all who have honest disabilities, you are not who I rant about. They asked, so I let them hear it!
wickedkitty333
on 11/25/14
LadyPsalm and 1 others liked this  
Awesome to hear that! I wish I were part of the work force again.. it really effects my self esteem to be down and out. But remember just because some of us have use of our limbs doesn't mean we don't suffer. I can barely eat and function most days. Today I've eaten nothing because I'd rather starve than have a neuro/autoimmune episode. I started working at 14 FULLtime, not just a paper route, it's not about being lazy. Invisible illnesses have the same impact so please be kind to others you see as "different".
Grim0
on 11/25/14
You're really judgemental, you know? This is the second comment I've seen where you've overanalyzed someone else's comment.

He already said this isn't against people with real disabilities and he also never stated that you needed to be limbless to be considered completely disabled. Just that if there is a way you can contribute, you should at least try.
And why bring up "not just a paper route"? Are you trying to one-up him?
If you have low self-esteem, as you implied, don't resort to putting everyone else down, then try and hide by being nice in the first line.
tracy10
on 11/25/14
I only struggle with depression.
LisaHCollins
on 11/25/14
It's always good to consult with your Dr when you have been ill for a while.
randl4
on 11/25/14
personally...the 3rd question should read No, I do not.
CinnamonSinger
on 11/25/14
I have had asthma since I was born...
yaymoneyforme
on 11/25/14
Quick question... Does leaving comments help earn additional SB?
oboeflute1
on 11/25/14
rosepassions and 4 others liked this  
No... but occasionally Team Swagbucks leaves bonus swagbucks to people that leave helpful comments, ones that make really good points about the topic being discussed, etc.
DaddyEvil
on 11/25/14
BrittA19 and 1 others liked this  
Really? I've never seen Team Swagbucks do that!?!

I just tend to answer questions people ask in these polls if I know the answer and think it might actually help someone...

Thanks for that information!
dan1658
on 11/25/14
rosepassions and 1 others liked this  
I have received 25 SBs before fore making witty comments
rosepassions
on 11/25/14
momoon liked this  
Right, it's the witty and clever comments that they love!
momoon
on 11/25/14
Grim0 liked this  
Hey SB, here's a "witty and clever" comment! Witty & Clever!!!!! :)
MDell1967
on 11/25/14
LadyPsalm and 1 others liked this  
Yes, I have ongoing health problems but will not see a doctor because I cannot afford our copays and deductibles.
wickedkitty333
on 11/25/14
Poor you with copays :) Some of us have to pay $400 to talk to a specialist for 15 min so if it's that important and effects you that much, you'll prioritize your health. Your health is everything!
momoon
on 11/25/14
LadyPsalm and 2 others liked this  
The first part of your screen name is quite telling as is this comment. That was not called for nor was it necessary. Everyone (except for politicians and insurance company owners) have a lot of problems paying medical bills. Please don't be such a mean spirited person when you don't know anyone's situation. I hope you both are able to see a doctor at a reasonable rate without having to sacrifice your health or life's savings.
Jaya9
on 11/25/14
I AM VERY HEALTHY I HAVE NO HEALTH PROBLEMS SO HEALTH IS WEALTH FOR EVERY ONE
rosepassions
on 11/25/14
Why is Team Swagbucks showing more poll questions than the members?
ashleyanne2344
on 11/25/14
no
pop25
on 11/25/14
yes
josej15
on 11/25/14
petsmom and 1 others liked this  
No, thanks to God
mbr1996
on 11/25/14
ZebraLex and 2 others liked this  
well, this question was a bit of a downer
sharingstruggles
on 11/25/14
yes, arthritis has quickly progressed and I need some testing. Should have had "other, explain in comments" option.
asa123456789
on 11/25/14
no
debs452
on 11/25/14
mbsimmer and 1 others liked this  
dang. Flipping haters and judges you are. its just a question. but anyways HAPPY THANKSGIVING! What are YOU thankful for? lol.
IanNewYasha
on 11/25/14
Hey, when do I get my 250 SB for completing survey no. 96758, 35 min.?
DaddyEvil
on 11/25/14
Grim0 liked this  
If your question is not meant as a joke for this survey, you need to contact the site (most of the time after waiting at least 48 hours from the time you took the survey) through the "How can we help you?" button at the bottom of every screen on this site.

You will need to know when you took the survey, the survey number, the link to the survey and the company who commissioned the survey. All these items are ask on the form when you choose the Help topic on that form.

It normally take from one to three days for the site to email an answer to your question, depending on the day and time you made your inquiry.
pyromama
on 11/25/14
I have 6 autoimmune diseases :(
jvibes0822
on 11/25/14
No, I am not
Karrien
on 11/25/14
Nope
Kimhockensmith
on 11/25/14
Karrien liked this  
Naw I aint
kham77
on 11/25/14
Rusty99 liked this  
Why would someone answer this?
Grim0
on 11/25/14
It's a guaranteed SB per day. Even if I don't like the poll, I'll pick an option an move on.
kmhagen
on 11/25/14
Grim0 liked this  
I need the penny, for with it, I shall pay for all of my medical costs for the next ten years.
Riverlin
on 11/25/14
Because people like to complain about their issues. Especially the old and sick....I've suffered through a number of tell-alls recently because somehow I looked like I cared about digestive or reproductive issues. ??
HeatherDodd
on 11/25/14
petsmom and 7 others liked this  
Sometimes people like to share some things about their ailments because they impact many people who would not normally realize it. Awareness of certain diseases, or how they come to be, is not always common. For example, I never thought a person could get Cirrhosis without ever drinking. I knew what cirrhosis looked like, and how terrible it was.. but I never realized that I could wind up with it, never drinking - due to not ever wanting to go through that.

If one person does a swagbucks search for a disease or disorder and learns about normal testing and ensuring they are tested with their general physical exam yearly, it could save a life. :)

I think that is worth typing for...
loulouwalker
on 11/25/14
Thanks Heather, I did not know that about the cirrhosis. Right here is an example of what you typed about working. :)
ReverendCr0w
on 11/25/14
petsmom and 8 others liked this  
For a swagbuck.
Ann1208
on 11/25/14
To Rayneenigh and Condo2ll, I just read your comments. Thanks, I will try the licorice root and Kava root tea. I have met people and chatted with people on the internet with Fybro. In 2003 I did not know anyone who had it or ever heard of it. I've read books and did what my Rhuematologist told me to do. I had all kinds of tests done. I had the panel and have Rhuematoid Arthritis also. I've had depression since childhood and maybe some anxiety. But the anxiey got really bad in adulthood. My ashma started in 2007. As a child I also had siezures and took strong meds. I had the last one when I was 12. It is very important for people with health issues to communicate and have support from others to those who are posting negative comments.
myswagg40
on 11/25/14
why would anyone answer this??
HeatherDodd
on 11/25/14
Hopebee liked this  
Quite a few.. and most recently, liver disease.

If you have liver disease and don't know where to turn, ask your general practitioner for a referral to a Gastroenterologist with interest in Hepatology, or even better: a Hepatologist. If you need to get a Biopsy or other liver surgery, please take a moment to check for "teaching hospitals" in the area, and hospitals with a liver unit.

There is Hope and Help. Please, use Swagbucks search engine to learn about your health, and how to maintain or improve it at *reputable websites* and organizations!

This year for Thanksgiving, I am incredibly thankful that I have a nearby hospital with a liver transplant unit, with physicians who care, and a transplant list that is not terribly long. =^..^= I am grateful to be alive.
Chekker
on 11/25/14
HeatherDodd liked this  
Just the perks of a long life.
Ann1208
on 11/25/14
Rayneenigh liked this  
I have had health problems all of my life, as I get older my health gets worst. It is nice to hear about other people who have Fybromylgia as I don't feel so alone anymore. Many people don't understand. I noticed my first symptoms in my 30's with a tight feeling in my limbs and tingling and numb feelings in my feet and hands. I was diagnosed with it in 2003 and began having problems with finding and keeping jobs. I am 59 now,the Fybromylgia keeps getting worst, also have arthritis, ashma, depression and anxiety and just got disability this year.
Rayneenigh
on 11/25/14
Ann1208, if you're not seeing a rheumatologist AND neurologist, I'd highly recommend you find good ones; I'm talking about the kind where everyone who sees them recommends them. A good RA is able to find any underlying problems contributing to your health problems incl'g the possibility of undiagnosed autoimmune diseases that may be out of control. A good neurologist has information & access to the latest treatments to better control neurological pain, esp when dealing w/Fibromyalgia. In addition, they generally have a wide variety of Rx samples, which can save a lot of $ b/c these meds are not cheap! The retail $ of 3mos' of samples I've taken cost approx $1200 total (not incl'g M/M). Hate wast'g $ for whole script I can't take or don't work. Samples rule out lot of meds that work or don't w/o wast'g $; fight'g these conditions is a lot of trial & error. Trial & error can get expensive & sample access hel
Rayneenigh
on 11/25/14
The tingling & numbness in your feet & hands comes from a few different places/problems. It's most likely the result of neuropathy in addition to the lack of proper blood circulation to your extremities, which generally comes on over time. Trauma to the feet can trigger worse symps incl'g feelings of having stones under soles of feet w/burning sensation that eventually levels off n time. I had outer edge of both large toenails removed & the nail sections killed w/med applied under skin area at base to stop numerous infected/ingrown nails. The drastic measure was taken b/c both sides of both large nails were ingrown & infected! It's triggered the pain. I'm using a topical ointment oral pain meds to help until it eases tho the oral pain med is part of my daily regimen; topical isn't. I pray u never endure it. It's 1 of those, wouldn't wish on a worst enemy deals.
condo211
on 11/25/14
Rayneenigh liked this  
I also have fybromyalgea. When I was first diagnosed it was called fibrosiitis. At one time I was taking licorice root I purchase at a health food store and that definitely helped. Actually my symptoms of Fibromyalgea are not as sever at 67 a they were at 37. I was able to continue working until I could retire normally and did not have to go our on disability although a supervisor once mentioned that maybe I could take disability.
Depression and anxiety (I am not a doctor so this is just my opinion) may be a side effect of Fibromyalgea. Since the brain is a muscle and Fibro affect muscles it makes sense that Fibro could cause depression. I don't know about asthma, but my dr recently started me on an inhaler.
Rayneenigh
on 11/25/14
Ann1208, you are not alone. I fight with Fibromyalgia every day along w/Lupus (SLE type), Sjogren's, & Osteoarthritis & each are in the more severe, than moderate stages. Have you had a 'nerve conduction study' on your feet & hands areas and/or an autoimmune disease panel test? (the AD panel runs the standard autoimmunes like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus (if positive, further testing will often reveal a specific type out of 4 types & allow for better treatment & control of pain), Sjogren's, & Celiac) Also, if others in your family have autoimmune diseases, then you are at a higher risk of developing them. I had asthma as a child but like others, I 'outgrew it;' hwr, it's returned numerous times since becoming an adult. I still keep an emergency inhaler for those 'just in case' moments but so far, I've not had an attack req'g my inhaler in like 2-3 /- yrs.
ivig
on 11/25/14
Rayneenigh liked this  
look into Kava root ....you can drink it in a tea...very helpful with many symptoms with No side effects and you don't need a prescription as well as it is legal ...you'd probably have to buy it at a natural health place or something like a vitamin shop.. hope this might help
nicknick119
on 11/25/14
I have had asthma and allergies since I was a child, plus arthritis in previously injured joints
BigBlackGrant
on 11/25/14
Wait im confused I have Tourettes but I dont know if thats a long standing health ailment!! I see it as just a disorder nothing really health related when you really think about it!!
Riverlin
on 11/25/14
A disorder is a health problem/ailment. It is not a benefit of being in great health, it is not something healthy people have, therefore it is an ailment.
Severe forms of Tourette's are debilitating.
xxwingeddragonxx
on 11/25/14
I have tonsil stones, but I don't consider that much of an ailment.

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