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Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by linkadge on November 17, 2021, at 16:01:46

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by undopaminergic on November 17, 2021, at 14:33:59

I've heard of cold showers for depression ...

Apparently it stimulates noradrenergic function...

Linkadge

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 17, 2021, at 21:17:55

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by linkadge on November 17, 2021, at 16:01:46

I read it flushes the Brain and CNS with fresh blood because in the cold the body gets all the blood into the organs to keep them warm and functioning. Also, it seems to release endorphins. I must say I am really sensitive to cold water. But I may try this. Starting with 20 seconds working up to a minute.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 18, 2021, at 7:25:50

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 17, 2021, at 21:17:55

10 seconds it was. It teaches you to go out of your comfort zone I guess, which I think is good. Trying 15 tomorrow. It certainly wakes you up.

It is my impression that many here suffer from fatigue and anhedonia, and that it could help a great deal. Anxiety, too. Isnt it the fear of discomfort?

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Hugh on November 19, 2021, at 12:25:18

In reply to (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 17, 2021, at 9:14:51

Interesting that both cold and hot temperatures can elevate mood.

https://www.statnews.com/2016/07/19/depression-fever-machine/

https://www.boston25news.com/news/controversial-clinic-uses-heat-to-cure-lyme-disease/862382139/

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 19, 2021, at 12:41:23

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Hugh on November 19, 2021, at 12:25:18

Maybe the body and mind appreciate out of the ordinary experiences?

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:18:08

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 19, 2021, at 12:41:23

Everyone is sensitive to cold water. It is plausible. They used to do that with athletes. You hear of Bulgarian Weightlifters etc who were thrown into ice baths or ponds or whatever by their coaches or parents or whatever to get them up in the morning... Reduces inflammation.

Athletes (therefore people) can adapt quite well to working in the cold... There are compensations the body can do. But not so well to working in the heat. Your proteins de-nature. End story.

Cold adaptation. Yeah. What doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger. It does hurt. That's the point. Think... Concretization.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concretize

Pain. Therefore no need to beat yourself up anymore.

Orthopedics for the win. Sometimes. Cold water. Sure. But it has to be really really really really mind-numbingly painfully cold.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:23:25

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:18:08

There is just something about it that gets people coming out the other side of the experience kicking and protesting and objecting and fighting... Like a newborn babe screaming it's first breath. That's the point of it.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:25:14

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:23:25

raaaaaaawwwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrrr.

hello world.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:32:04

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by alexandra_k on November 20, 2021, at 22:25:14

You could also think of it this way...

Life isn't worth living. Nothing you do makes any difference. Any move you make will only be exploited by other people to profit themselves at the expense of you. There is no meaningful work or activity to be done.

So then throw the person into icy water. See how long it takes them to (voluntarily choose to) activity schedule their way out of the ice bath. Or their depression. Or whatever you want to call it.

There is a physiological mechanism there, for sure. That could be used to 1) Help people in the face of a genuine need to re-set or 2) enable corrupt politicians etc etc to continue to profit themselves at the expense of you.

Which one do you think the government will fund?

Oh... But you have access to a private sector. Really? One that doesnt' subsist on government contracts?

I guess you don't live in New Zealand then.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 25, 2021, at 2:49:40

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 19, 2021, at 12:41:23

From cold water to the new zealand government:)

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by alexandra_k on November 26, 2021, at 1:54:52

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 25, 2021, at 2:49:40

sorry

 

Re: (Really) Cold water undopaminergic

Posted by Jay2112 on November 28, 2021, at 16:46:05

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by undopaminergic on November 17, 2021, at 14:33:59

> > https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45487187.amp
>
> The "scary" "falling" attractions at a fun fair shook me up in a way that may be analogous to immersion in cold water. I felt different, maybe more alive, for some time after it.
>
> -undopaminergic
>

Hey UD,

I frickin HATED those scary rides...I barely survived a ferris wheel ride!! I deplore all of those, and any, fast or high or whatever, ride. And that was going back to 8 or 9?

The only thing that EVER gave me a rush was/is good, loud music! I have been a drummer for about 38 years, and the deeply emotive intensity gave me these beautiful, powerful bathing in light feeling. No drug has EVER come close to replacing it, or nearly even close. And at 52, I LOVE a ton of a bit older and even a lot of new music. But, performing it and listening, gives me goosebumps....I showed that to a bandmate of mine once, when we were listening to an awesome piece of music, and he could feel the hair standing up on my arm. It's like, what I imagine is, the most incredible heroin trip ever. Oddly, tons of musicians have long history's of mental illness.

Here is a good example of a similar face I always made playing:
https://bit.ly/3HYyvRD :)

Jay

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by rjlockhart37 on November 29, 2021, at 1:59:06

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 17, 2021, at 21:17:55

i've read that somwehre on the net, that it does increase dopamine through reaction in colder tempetures, and places. I guess dopamine is activated during this, as survival mode or etc

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 29, 2021, at 5:17:39

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by rjlockhart37 on November 29, 2021, at 1:59:06

I have to say, I don't feel like swimming in a lake at the end of november :) I just find it interesting.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 29, 2021, at 5:18:19

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 29, 2021, at 5:17:39

It could be dangerous, too, if you are not used to it.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water Jay2112

Posted by undopaminergic on November 29, 2021, at 7:37:46

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water undopaminergic, posted by Jay2112 on November 28, 2021, at 16:46:05

> >
> > The "scary" "falling" attractions at a fun fair shook me up in a way that may be analogous to immersion in cold water. I felt different, maybe more alive, for some time after it.
> >
> > -undopaminergic
> >
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> Hey UD,
>
> I frickin HATED those scary rides...I barely survived a ferris wheel ride!! I deplore all of those, and any, fast or high or whatever, ride. And that was going back to 8 or 9?
>

Did you ever dare try them? Did they have any effect on you emotionally or otherwise?

-undopaminergic

 

Re: (Really) Cold water

Posted by Jay2112 on November 30, 2021, at 20:20:14

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water Jay2112, posted by undopaminergic on November 29, 2021, at 7:37:46

> > >
> > > The "scary" "falling" attractions at a fun fair shook me up in a way that may be analogous to immersion in cold water. I felt different, maybe more alive, for some time after it.
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> > > -undopaminergic
> > >
> >
> > Hey UD,
> >
> > I frickin HATED those scary rides...I barely survived a ferris wheel ride!! I deplore all of those, and any, fast or high or whatever, ride. And that was going back to 8 or 9?
> >
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> Did you ever dare try them? Did they have any effect on you emotionally or otherwise?
>
> -undopaminergic
>

I tried a ferris wheel and a kiddie coaster. I threw up, thought imminent death was right...well..there!! Just...nausea, intense vertigo..and my introduction to massive panic and anxiety attacks. 9 year old dying of a heart attack..lol.

Never....my bucket list involves bird watching. Dare to live...eh? lol

Jay

Jay

 

Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.. Lamdage22

Posted by Jay2112 on November 30, 2021, at 20:25:13

In reply to (Really) Cold water, posted by Lamdage22 on November 17, 2021, at 9:14:51

> https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45487187.amp

Yep...in the insane asylums in Europe, a few centuries ago, they used to 'hose down' the lunatics like me with huge water canons. Kinda like taking horse de-wormer for a virus...ugghh..lol

Jay

 

Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 5:08:45

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.. Lamdage22, posted by Jay2112 on November 30, 2021, at 20:25:13

I'm not a fan of "against their will" treatment unless it is an emergency that endangers the life of the patient or others.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 5:18:10

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.., posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 5:08:45

There are rare cases where people just don't want to live. And it is not necessarily always a crazed temporary state. In the case of a crazed temporary state, I'd say treat them and protect them from themselves. But sometimes it is not that. So I see more of a problem endangering others than oneself. It depends.

It is a very difficult topic.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 5:25:20

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.., posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 5:18:10

I once considered myself a hopeless case and I was wrong. I do want to live now so in my case it made sense what the doctors did. However, subjectively, the hope that was left was improving nutrition and getting a good therapist. With meds alone, I think I'd still not want to live.

 

Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by undopaminergic on December 1, 2021, at 8:56:59

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.., posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 5:25:20

> I once considered myself a hopeless case and I was wrong. I do want to live now so in my case it made sense what the doctors did. However, subjectively, the hope that was left was improving nutrition and getting a good therapist. With meds alone, I think I'd still not want to live.
>

Psychostimulants used to wipe out my suicidal ideation in a matter of minutes after a dose.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 9:21:10

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.., posted by undopaminergic on December 1, 2021, at 8:56:59

They dont anymore? My psychiatrist wouldnt prescribe. Did you get more delusions etc. while on them? I recall you experience psychotic symptomd at times.

> Psychostimulants used to wipe out my suicidal ideation in a matter of minutes after a dose.
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> -undopaminergic
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Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by undopaminergic on December 1, 2021, at 11:01:37

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.., posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 9:21:10

> They dont anymore?

At first, a potent dopaminergic stimulant like methylphenidate was enough on its own. Last time I checked, however, I needed a sizeable (maybe 500 mg) dose of caffeine in addition.

> My psychiatrist wouldnt prescribe. Did you get more delusions etc. while on them? I recall you experience psychotic symptomd at times.
>

Not directly, but indirectly, by relieving my apathy, which comes with poverty of thought, there was simply a tremendous quantity of additional (beyond apathy) thoughts, some of which sometimes turning into delusions. So, with stimulants, there is simply much more opportunity for delusions to form -- at least if they provide relief from baseline apathy. But it's worth it. (Very few of the delusions were actually problematic.)

-undopaminergic

> > Psychostimulants used to wipe out my suicidal ideation in a matter of minutes after a dose.
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> > -undopaminergic
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Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day..

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 1, 2021, at 13:58:54

In reply to Re: (Really) Cold water..back in the day.., posted by undopaminergic on December 1, 2021, at 11:01:37

I understand you are excited that it relieved your symptoms but I question how sustainable that is long term. IE Would it keep producing that result. Do you think it would?


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