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Old 01-12-2012, 07:04 PM   #1731
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So maybe I've been screwing this up inadvertently. Maybe my last good pillow was a DOWN pillow and I've been buying FEATHER pillows instead? Would that account for the difference?
Could be. The quills on a feather pillow are sharp and larger than down. Look at the site I sent you. Read the label. By law, it has to state what the contents are and I think the percentage of a mixed filling.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #1732
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Um...I cut tags off as soon as things get into the house. Oops. I KNOW these are feather pillows though. I've been poked often enough. I am thinking though that the other ones must have been down pillows cuz they never poked me and they were skooshier. Does that make sense?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:33 PM   #1733
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Um...I cut tags off as soon as things get into the house. Oops. I KNOW these are feather pillows though. I've been poked often enough. I am thinking though that the other ones must have been down pillows cuz they never poked me and they were skooshier. Does that make sense?
Yup! Sure does. And I am reporting you to the authorities for cutting off thoe tags.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #1734
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venting---i am sick and tired of being tired. can't get anything done. have to stop and rest every half hour or so. i am eating balanced meals, even though i am dieting. probably eating healthier than before. if it is just old age, not much i can do. dr. has me on iron, twice a day . and i take several other ones as well. wish i could find something to do about it.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #1735
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venting---i am sick and tired of being tired. can't get anything done. have to stop and rest every half hour or so. i am eating balanced meals, even though i am dieting. probably eating healthier than before. if it is just old age, not much i can do. dr. has me on iron, twice a day . and i take several other ones as well. wish i could find something to do about it.
Has your doctor checked your thyroid?
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Has your doctor checked your thyroid?

i don't think so but it certainly sounds like a good idea.
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i don't think so but it certainly sounds like a good idea.
The thyroid atrophies as one ages. And, because it is instrumental re: all systems in the body, ruling out low thyroid would be a good place to start. You may also add Vit B12 to your daily pills. My mother is chronically tired--since she's been on Vit B12, her energy level has improved.
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Yup! Sure does. And I am reporting you to the authorities for cutting off thoe tags.
There's a reason you're not supposed to cut the tags off! Down pillows are usually more expensive than ones with higher feather content.
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i don't think so but it certainly sounds like a good idea.

I have had thyroid problems all my life. But it wasn't until five years ago that I reached the point where you are now. Tired all the time. If I miss a dose of my thyroid medication, I feel it. Because of my crazy sleep patterns, I sometimes will sleep right past my evening dose which is when I am scheduled for it. Next day when I wake up, I drag all day. I think the only reason mine was caught is because my sister and mother both had goiters that caused hypothyroidism. Underactive thyroid. A thorough history taking caught this fact. It is worth asking your doctor to look into it and make him give you the results with explanations. You HAVE to be your own strong advocate.

Fortunately, today most of the old time doctors who didn't like having their patients questioning their judgement have go of the wayside. I wouldn't stay with a doctor who doesn't listen to me. You really want to tick me off? Treat me as if I am nothing but some old stupid woman who shouldn't dare question the wisdom of a man.

When I first joined ESP, my health plan, my doctor had me going to every specialist except ob/gyn. Little by little, we have been determining together which ones I need to continue seeing and those I don't.

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First thing I ever asked a doctor for was for him to check my thyroid function. My Mother had hyperparathyroidism for many years before if was diagnosed. I was the one that kept telling her she had a thyroid problem and her doctor at the time said, "I'm the doctor, your daughter is a cashier, who do YOU think is right?" Turns out I was right. After surgery Mom's life turned around and she was feeling good for the first time in a long time.

Now I have mine checked yearly, I don't want it to be sprung on me.
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