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    and then there is this:

    Scientists Find Huge Drop In Sperm Count In Western Men So Extinction Could Be Upon Us


    http://elitedaily.com/dating/sex/sci...-drop/2028093/

    Well, researchers have allegedly found a pretty huge drop in the sperm counts of men living in Western countries — Australia and New Zealand, Europe, and North America, to be exact. And the worst case scenario from this finding could be extinction.


    It is obvious something is going on...and it isn't good...

    From another source: http://www.npr.org/2017/07/31/539517...en-study-finds



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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I occasionally get leg cramps while sleeping. I found that applying firm pressure directly on the vertical groove in the middle area of the upper lip under my nose (the philtrum) can stop the onset of a cramp or greatly reduce the severity and duration of a cramp.
    Thanks for the tip. I have never heard of that technique, but I will remember it. I really hope I won't need it though! My wife hates it when I am jolted awake and start screaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I occasionally get leg cramps while sleeping. I found that applying firm pressure directly on the vertical groove in the middle area of the upper lip under my nose (the philtrum) can stop the onset of a cramp or greatly reduce the severity and duration of a cramp.
    I believe that is acupressure?.. I have considered buying a book about it w/charts. Some swear by it, others say not so...One of those things I suppose where trying it is the only answer. I did acupuncture for awhile...and while i do believe it brought relief. It is expensive, $65.00 p/session twice p/week....adds up. Then the practitioner moved to another state as well and I....well just never searched for a new one. Acupressure is much more easily self-applied...IMO

    Maybe I'l look around on line.
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    I do not recall how I learned about this technique to relieve cramps. This site seems to give an overview of accupressure points:

    https://www.littlethings.com/health-...essure-points/
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I do not recall how I learned about this technique to relieve cramps. This site seems to give an overview of accupressure points:

    https://www.littlethings.com/health-...essure-points/

    Thanks for the link...I just 'looked' at it & bookmarked it...

    I'll read it closely after I run my errands.

    It sure as heck can't hurt to try these "different" approaches. There is not much worse than constant pain....and i DO NOT want pills.....

    Thanks again, Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    After a post here, I decided to try a pair of the moto skiveez underwear- very pleased, except walking around is like wearing a loaded diaper.
    I just started reading this post. I had the same thought when I tried Moto Skiveez.
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    From that article I cited about dehydration:

    Some symptoms you may experience when this happens are:
    1) Lethargy—a lack of energy.
    2) Confusion (mild or severe)—“Wait, is that my horn? I meant to set the cruise control.”
    3) Headache.
    4) Muscle weakness—“Wow, this bike feels extra heavy. I must be tired!”
    5) Muscle twitching/spasming/cramping.
    6) Digestive cramping/diarrhea/constipation.
    7) Swelling—“Geez, my fingers feel so tight when I try to bend them. They feel like sausages!”
    8) Lightheadedness.
    9) Feeling very thirsty.
    10) Change in appetite.
    11) Sudden drop in body weight. (Don’t celebrate…this is NOT a good thing.)

    I bolded no. 4 for a reason. While at the rally, I was puzzled by my inability to get the bike up on the centerstand. Item 4 in the list explains what was going on.
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