Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Those be some high-fallutin words

Mr. Migraine: "I think I've figured out why I'm having headaches."

Dr. Grumpy: "What's that?"

Mr. Migraine: "My neurotransmitters are creating a pro-inflammatory non-modulating environment of excitatory free-radicals resulting in stimulation of the trigeminothalamic activating system."

Pause

Dr. Grumpy: "So, what do you think that means?"

Mr. Migraine: "Don't know. I read it on a blog."

14 comments:

Officer Cynical said...

It means my head hurts.

Packer said...

Yay, Officer Cynical. First comment out of the box nails it.
And Dr. G good to see you messing with the patient.

Erin @ Sassin Southern Style said...

Props to him for memorizing that.

Oh, and you're late, we covered migraines/triptans/ergots 3 weeks ago. Keep up.

Footie said...

Mr M: "So what should I do..."

Family Doc: "Take two aspirin and don't call me in the morning"

Ms. Donna said...

I don't know if that is right, sounds good. As Erin said, props to him for remembering all that(Organic chem made my eyes glaze)

Now the well-educated MD (or Yak Herder) should help him w/ the problem. I think it needs more that asprin . . .

Anonymous said...

Well, now I'VE read it on a blog.

Ami said...

I always wondered what caused my migraines. Silly me, I thought it was hormones, MSG, hormones and MSG. I'm glad I stopped by today.

Anonymous said...

That's the pathogenesis, what he really needs is the aetiology.

Wendy said...

I once asked my hemotologist when he explained to me I have factor V Leiden "but what about the protein C independent function of protein S?" he didn't know.......
It was the subject of the promotion of a friend of mine and my hematologist was one of his promotors.

Dr Satyajit Sahu said...

ha ha ha good one

Mal said...

Google-chondria wins again.

"I don't know what it is, but now I'm sure I have it."

There's a reason you should never google your symptoms.

I stay away from message boards about my condition for precisely this reason; my current symptoms are quite bad enough - I don't need to convince myself I've acquired more.

jillian said...

Oh! Trigemino-something! I have a little dental appliance I wear at night called a Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Tension Suppression System, or NTI-TSS. It's meant to help prevent migraines. It kind of works (shrug). But it's fun to tell people what NTI-TSS stands for, even if I have no idea what the name means (something about clenching, apparently).

Patti Cadwallader said...

Oh man....and all these years I didn't know this until I read your blog!

C said...

the trigeminal nerve is a bad design... all over the place and bound to cause problems. should be re-engineered.

 
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