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The act of Giving reduces pain.

It also appears that giving can help us cope with pain. A 2017 study found chronic pain sufferers who volunteered reported decreased pain along with an improved sense of purpose. –

The Mediating and Moderating Effect of Volunteering on Pain and Depression, Life Purpose, Well-Being, and Physical Activity.

Altruistic behaviors relieve physical pain.

2020/01/01 23:58 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Legal Death - In Drugs We Trust Show Sizzle Reel

A victim of the Big Pharma Medical Establishment is creating a feature length movie about how legal pharmaceuticals kill and maim people.


2019/12/21 23:15 · bpaddock

Pain Warriors Movie Teaser/Trailer

PAIN WARRIORS tackles the other side of the OPIOID CRISIS ~ that of under treated pain patients and the slow death of compassion that surrounds them.

As a result, there have been a burgeoning number of suicides in the international pain community in recent months. My late wife Karen among them. Pain Warriors weaves together five stories, four of Chronic Pain patients (two that committed suicide from the pain) and one doctors that was punished for help his Chronic Pain patients.

Both Doctors and patients alike suffer~ when a “one size fits all” political strategy is implemented to end overdose deaths and addiction, without foresight to what happens on the other side of the equation.

Addiction and overdose deaths are serious issues that warrant being faced head on. Equally important but not addressed in any depth, are the lives of abandoned pain patients and the doctors treating them, left with limited options.

Legitimate , responsible patients are being denied treatments that in many cases, have been their only lifeline to some small moments of function and dignity in an otherwise bleak future.

Intractable pain is often a life- long condition. There are no known cures for many chronic pain conditions that cause severe loss of function, loss of jobs, community and dignity.

Chronic pain has the potential to become epidemic in proportion in our lifetime. Without timely education, strategies for treatment and financial planning for the millions who currently suffer from this disease, the cost to society has risen to billions annually in both Canada & the USA.

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” - Savannah Barr Staff writer The Derrick Newspaper; September 8th 2014.

Karen's Journal may be read for free here:

Reviews :

“I watched the video [the full movie]. What an eye opener! I’ve been lucky enough to have never had to deal with chronic pain. I feel for those who do. I hope this documentary helps them to get the care and medication that they need. It’s the abusers that ruin it for the ones who need it.”

“Such pain and difficulties, and expressed so powerfully. Your segments were very honest and striking. You're [Bob] very brave to show such vulnerability for the sake of sharing your knowledge with other people who are suffering.

I hope that the film helps some people who need to know they are not alone. Unfortunately, there didn't appear to be any resolution for them. Still, it's good to know there are people working on this and trying to be reasonable about treatments.”

“I just watched the documentary. It’s powerful, and brought me to tears several times, not only you telling of Karen’s suicide but the boy and his sister, Hunter and Willow. It’s humbling, what people get through, or don’t get through.

As an asthmatic, I have had a lifetime of a repetitive – but far from continuous, and not always particularly painful – condition. I do know how even the sheer persistence of the condition can wear you down; not just the condition but the persistence of the condition, making normal life difficult or impossible.

People who haven’t experienced it, themselves or second-hand, really don’t know how to understand it. For people who take normal health for granted, it may require a great effort of the imagination. This film may help some of them make that effort. Let’s hope so.”

“I am off from the first weekend of my show season and made the time to watch this. Wow, just wow! I have spent my whole life talking to people who have either physical or emotional pain. I know that if you just scratch the surface of someone who has a seemingly normal life, you will find a different story just waiting to be told. I didn't know it was soooo pervasive!

The idea that it is 100M Americans living with chronic pain is mind-boggling. The fact that each one of those touches at least a few other lives implies that the whole nation is dramatically impacted by chronic pain. I'm assuming that number represents physical pain and doesn't even touch the ones with issues like anxiety and depression…. which in my observation is pretty consuming these days as well….

I must admit, I cried numerous times during this video. The most during your segments, because I feel like I know a small part of you and what you have gone through….

Of course, all the stories are sad and tragic and American life and the medical community has let so many down…. is there a point of return?

Thank you for sharing this early with me. I hope of people see it after the festival seasons and awareness is raised. And maybe, just maybe, some doctors will examine their practices. And maybe, just maybe, families will stop avoiding 'the one' who always looks well, but is always having a health struggle and labeling it all in their minds….”

2019/12/21 23:11 · bpaddock

Happy 49th Birthday Karen

By Shelly Godwin for Karen on what would have been her 44th birthday today [in 2013]:

“I wish you were here today Even for just a little while So I could say happy birthday and see you bealful smile

The only gifts today will be The gifts you left behind The laughter, joy and happiness Precious memories… the best kind.

Today I'll do my very best To try and find a happy place.. Struggling to hide my heavy heart And the tears on my face

I'll set quietly and look at your picture Thinking of you with love I hope you're doing OK In heaven up above. May the angeis hoid you close And sing you a happy song…

And I'll sending wishes to you Today and all year long

Happy birthday.”

2018/09/03 14:46 · bpaddock

When Pain is Relentless

To understand how we got to this point, please read: When Pain is Relentless by Andrea J. Buchanan.

I can't make it through it without crying. :-(

2018/06/30 00:55 · bpaddock

Pain is not the fifth vital sign how wrong can dr be?

Dr Myles Gart wrote a piece entitled “Pain is not the fifth vital sign” Medical Economics on May 20th, 2017.

I do not believe Dr Gart has any experiance with Chronic Pain. This is my Letter to the Editor response to Dr Gart:

“… First and foremost, we must bury the claim of pain being the fifth vital sign and replace it with a 21st Century pain assessment tool that incorporates objective evidence and measures of pain. …”

Dr Gart, at this moment are you hungry? In your lifetime have you ever been hungry? Hunger is a type of pain. Did you treat that pain by consuming a substance?

Please correct me if I am wrong. To my knowledge there is no objective test, no simple Pain Meter, that will show me that you are hungry. Yes we could look at enzymes and such. Will that truly tell me just how hungry you are objectively?

If there is no objective test for a pain as simple as hunger, that each of us experience most every day, what hope does a person in Chronic Pain have?

In Ohio the Governor is now practicing medicine by decreeing that there can be no more than seven days of opiate pain medication. Perhaps he should discuss that with the person that was hit by a train and survived with most every bone broken.

My wife Karen died of suicide to stop the pain she experienced for over over 20 years, due to the failure of the Medical Establishment as a whole. THIS IS THE REALITY OF Chronic Pain.

Karen's Journal of CSF Leak Headaches and Chronic Pain: How Intracranial Hypotension and Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Killed Me

is now required reading at Duke School of Medicine to educate future Neurologists about the realities of Chronic Pain.

A local reporter wrote in a Cover Story:

Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day. –

May I humbly suggest you read it.

See for FDA links on the antibiotic issue.

In book form it has been edited by a medical doctor that has the same condition has Karen had. When bought through the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation 100% of the royalties go to them, to support them, just in case anyone thinks I'm posting this to promote the book. The earliest draft of the book is found on for free.

I do not know what motivated you to write your article. I do know from it that far more time needs to be spent with people in Chronic Pain, to understand the realities of their life.

When a person in Chronic Pain that has been taking opiate pain medication under a competent doctors supervision for ten years, is able to function, take care of their family, hold a job, is without warning told then can not have it any more, “tough luck”. What are they to do? They resort to street drugs and become the very victims this currently policy is trying to prevent.

People in Chronic Pain have typically already tried multiple rounds of physical therapy, bio-feedback, meditation, exercise and the list goes on, with no relief from the pain. What are they to do?

Not having Chronic Pain myself, I will never claim to understand it. I did watch my wife suffer with it for 20+ years. What exactly is the agenda here? None of us such as Advocates like myself nor the sufferers have figured this out yet. Can anyone please explain? To us it appears as an attack on the most vulnerable.

This is one of the many comments I received about your article: “…Chronic problems frustrate doctors and they blame the patient rather than look at themselves. …” or support research to find real solutions to Chronic Pain. No one chooses to live with Chronic Pain each and every moment of their lives.

2018/06/30 00:41 · bpaddock

FDA to remove Imodium from market?

You might want to make a run to the store and pick up some Imodium anti-diarrhea medication before they run out. This has now been caught up in the Anti-Opioid fever sweeping regulators and clueless politicians. Nothing worse than running out when you have the runs…

Some individuals are taking high doses of loperamide to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. So now non-abusers get to suffer the consequences because of abusers.

“Safety Announcement [1-30-2018] To foster safe use of the over-the counter (OTC) anti-diarrhea drug loperamide, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single dose packaging and to limit the number of doses in a package. We continue to receive reports of serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than the recommended doses of loperamide, primarily among people who are intentionally misusing or abusing the product, despite the addition of a warning to the medicine label and a previous communication. Loperamide is a safe drug when used as directed.

Loperamide is FDA-approved to help control symptoms of diarrhea, including Travelers’ Diarrhea. The maximum approved daily dose for adults is 8 mg per day for OTC use and 16 mg per day for prescription use. It is sold under the OTC brand name Imodium A-D, as store brands, and as generics. Loperamide acts on opioid receptors in the gut to slow the movement in the intestines and decrease the number of bowel movements. It is safe at approved doses, but when much higher than recommended doses are taken, it can lead to serious problems, including severe heart rhythm problems and death.

Patients and consumers should only take the dose of loperamide directed by your health care professionals or according to the OTC Drug Facts label, as taking more than prescribed or listed on the label can cause severe heart rhythm problems or death. If you are using OTC loperamide and your diarrhea lasts more than 2 days, stop taking the medicine and contact your health care professional.

Seek medical attention immediately by calling 911 if you or someone taking loperamide experiences any of the following, and tell health care professionals the person has been taking loperamide:

• Fainting • Rapid heartbeat or irregular heart rhythm • Unresponsiveness, meaning that you can’t wake the person up or the person doesn’t answer or react normally

Health care professionals should be aware that using much higher than recommended doses of loperamide, either intentionally or unintentionally, can result in serious cardiac adverse events, including QT interval prolongation, Torsades de Pointes or other ventricular arrhythmias, syncope, and cardiac arrest. In cases of abuse, individuals often use other drugs together with loperamide in attempts to increase its absorption and penetration across the blood-brain barrier, inhibit loperamide metabolism, and enhance its euphoric effects.

Some individuals are taking high doses of loperamide to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. If loperamide toxicity is suspected, promptly discontinue the drug and start necessary therapy. For some cases of abnormal heart rhythms in which drug treatment is ineffective, electrical pacing or cardioversion may be required.

Also counsel patients to take loperamide only as prescribed or according to the OTC Drug Facts label and advise patients that drug interactions with commonly used medicines may increase the risk of serious cardiac events.

We previously issued a Drug Safety Communication about this safety concern and added warnings about serious heart problems to the drug label of prescription loperamide and to the Drug Facts label of OTC loperamide products. We are continuing to evaluate this safety issue and will update the public when more information is available.”

2018/02/12 16:22 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Lupus and RA from Nightshades

Karen was diagnosed with Lupus at one point.

Around that time we cleaned up our diets, went organic as much as possible, got the shampoos, soaps, and other chemical based stuff, like Fluoride in the toothpaste, out of the house, and off our bodies, the symptoms for Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis went away.

Undiagnosed food sensitivities and allergies, more common that most realize, can cause Lupus/RA like symptoms in some people.

Nightshade plants, that are very common in our diets in many different forms, are particularly prone to mimic the symptoms of Lupus and RA.

Everyone with non-textbook problems should keep a food journal, as symptoms may appear up to four days after you ate the food that you are reacting too.

For cleaning supplies we switched to White Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar for food related items. Switched to Hemp based soaps and shampoos.


2018/02/12 12:50 · bpaddock

Jerry Lewis the latest victim of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics Cipro or Levaquin?

June 17th 2017

Is famed comedian Jerry Lewis the latest victim of Fluoroquinolone antibiotics Cipro or Levaquin?

Does anyone know if the antibiotic was Cipro or Levaquin, that the FDA says should not be used for uncomplicated UTIs? What little that has been reported matches the symptoms of Fluoroquinolone poisoning.

“LAS VEGAS (KSNV NEWS3LV) — Famed comedian Jerry Lewis is in the hospital for a 12th straight day. The 91-year-old legend was admitted June 2 to be treated with antibiotics for a urinary tract infection.

Since then, Lewis has developed other complications, according to people close to the entertainer. It was believed Lewis was on track to be discharged from the hospital over the weekend, but his health worsened late last week.”

Lewis, 91, lives in Las Vegas.

Sources: has links to the FDA data and related Fluoroquinolone antibiotic issues.

2017/06/17 13:24 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Give Pain A Voice

“A few days ago, Bob Paddock made the long trek from Pennsylvania to Toronto to be interviewed for our new Doc on Chronic Pain. Hearing first hand about Karen's long and hard fight for appropriate diagnoses and medical care, of a horrificly painful CSF leak- makes me all the more “on fire” to right the wrongs done to us as pain patients and GET OUR STORIES OUT THERE. Thats why I #GivePainAVoice.” - Movie Producer Tina Petrova.


2016/10/17 23:45 · bpaddock

Meeting award wining movie producer Tina Petrova to film Karen's story

I spent Monday Sept. 26 2016 with Tina Petrova, award wining movie producer, filming Karen's story for the documentary movie “Pandemic of Denial ~ The World Health Crises” about Chronic Pain.

At one point even the cameraman was crying as I discussed CSF Leaks and how she was poisoned by Levaquan antibiotics.

The movie will be released in late 2017/2018 time frame.

2016/10/17 23:39 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fibromyalgia SLIders

Early tone morning I was listening to Coast to Coast AM when a caller, on Open Lines Friday, said that when he walked under street lights 75% of the time they turned off. This I've heard of many times, what I had not heard of before was what the host said, 'SLIders' in this context. The SLI stands for “Street Lamp Interference.” People that are SLIders report street lamps spontaneously going out when they pass near them.

It also piqued my interest when the guest host, Richard Syrett of Toronto, said it seemed to be associated with people that had Fibromyalgia or had been hit by or near a lightning strike.

SLIders tend to batteries and cause computers to malfunction when they are near them.

Is Fibromyalgia a problem with the bodies energy systems?

Then my intuition kicked in making me wonder if this SLIder energetic phenomenon could be mitigated with Inert Gas treatments?

Inert Gas in this context is ultra pure Inert Noble gas such as Xenon, Helium, Krypton, Argon etc. or their combination in a highly pressurized container, typically brass. [An aside: The ORIGINAL Periodic table had the Group Zero Gasses that were lighter than Hydrogen, may be important here?]

“Einstein Doesn't Work Here Anymore: A Treatise on the New Science” by Maurice B. Cooke, covers examples of how Inert Gas Devices healed people and is REQUIRED reading for anyone interested in Inert Gas Devices.

One case described in the book, while an Inert Gas device was laying near the bed healing the wife's condition, it also healed the husbands vasectomy leading to an unexpected pregnancy. Oops…

Long before Internet I talked with Jon Fox about the devices he makes, so I know they are the oldest manufacture of such devices:

The 'OMNI' is the brass device at nearly a thousand dollars. They do have less expensive necklaces. The question is which combination of gas would work for SLIders or even more importantly Fibromyalgia?

There are others around these days, with even more information on Inert Gas Devices.

Note that the purity of the gas is *IMPORTANT* here, stuff from the local industrial gas supply shop isn't going to work!

How do they work? No one is really sure. Experts that I've talked with in the field don't agree with the Quantum Screening Explanation put forth in the book.

2016/10/17 23:31 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Researchers measured inflammatory markers in cerebrospinal fluid

“… researchers measured inflammatory markers in cerebrospinal fluid …”

2016/06/19 11:50 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Karen was a Zipper Head

Karen was diagnosed with a “only a 3 mm” herniation. The official definition is 5mm to have Chiari. This diagnoses is what sent her down the path of CSF Leaks due to pseudo Chiari from low cerebral spinal fluid.

Karen ultimately took her own life to stop the pain. :-( She will be gone three years on August 7th. :-( Karen's Journal is now required reading at Duke School of Medicine to educate future Neurologists and other doctors about the reality of Chronic Pain and CSF Leaks.

“Karen's first-hand account of her illness gave an honest, heart-wrenching depiction of what it is like to live with debilitating pain day-to-day.” – Cover Story from the local news paper. with more details here:

While Karen never had Chiari surgery she did have surgery on her neck to remove dried blood pressing on nerves. So she was a Zipper Head. The doctor considered the surgery a complete success due to the removal of the dried blood. Karen considered the surgery a complete failure because it did not diminished her neck and head pain in any way.

In the photos below one from before her car accident and being poisoned by the antibiotic Levaquin, the other a few weeks from before her suicide and the last picture ever taken of her.

Look closely in this video, you see that she is wearing a TENS unit on the back of her neck.:

From Karen's Journal:

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:20pm EDT * I 'pretend' that I am not hurting, when I am with others. It's hard. *

2016/06/04 18:38 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine How You Can Kick the Habit

Sugar is as Addictive as Cocaine - Here's How You Can Kick the Habit - By Christina Lavers

“Some of the largest companies are now using brain scans to study how we react neurologically to certain foods, especially to sugar. They’ve discovered that the brain lights up for sugar the same way it does for cocaine.” ~ Michael Moss, Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

Sugar Addiction and the Brain

A growing body of research has demonstrated that sugar interferes with the brain’s reward processing centre in a similar way that narcotics and recreational drugs do, with sugar addicts suffering uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to limit their intake. In fact, one addiction study showed that 93% of animal subjects regularly chose sugar water over cocaine.

This emerging view of sugar as an addictive and dangerous substance has led researchers to investigate ways to help people curb their sugar intake in the hopes of reversing this destructive trend. Recently, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia looked at the possibility of using drugs commonly used to treat nicotine addiction as a means to assist people to improve their health by reducing their cravings for sugar. This study, published in by international research journal PLOS ONE, found that smoking cessation drugs could also be used to treat sugar addiction in animals, clearly highlighting the similarities between sugar- and narcotic-addiction in the brain.


2016/05/01 12:20 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fluoroquinolones Linked to Increase in Retinal Detachments

In the opening statements of the November 5th FDA meeting, where Karen's Journal was part of the evidence that day, the Chair said that 'Retinal Detachment would not be discussed today'. New paper just published about FQ's being linked to Retinal Detachment:

Paywall version of the actual report:

2016/03/21 23:58 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

The Mystery Headache Migraine, Positional Headache, Spinal Fluid Leak?

This would be great to show your family so that they understand why you have headaches:

“The Mystery Headache: Migraine, Positional Headache, Spinal Fluid Leak?”:

2016/03/13 21:19 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Advances in Combat Casualty Care for the Wounded Warrior for Leaks

“When combining the properties of foam generation, two-part epoxy systems, and biomedical application, the result is expansive medical foam…” May be why you think this is relevant to Leaks. This already does exist in form used for spinal injuries, the problem is the uncontrolled expansion puts pressure on the spinal cord which can lead to significant problems.

It is actually the 'DPC Dressings and Hydrogel Scaffolds' that will lead to some useful Leak treatments due to the ability of the electrode potentials to direct the flow and placement.

“… Electrospinning a fiber is the mechanism by which a polymer-laden fluid can be electrically excited into depositing itself in an extremely thin stream down to a ground plate. Upon reaching the plate, the fiber’s solvent will have evaporated, and what is left is a woven fabric imbued with chemical structures within the fibers at the nano-scale. The surface-to-volume ratio on such fibers is absolutely unmatched anywhere in metallurgical or other material pursuits, allowing for highly unique effects on human tissue interaction. …”

2016/03/05 13:42 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines :

Studies have found that Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can have adverse effects on people that are dependant on Benzodiazapines. Fluoroquinolones have been found to competitively displace benzodiazepines from benzodiazepine receptors which can precipitate acute withdrawal. A study confirmed that fluoroquinolone CNS toxicity can be serious, occuring more frequently in benzodiazepine dependent subjects and concluded that fluoroquinolone antibiotics should be contraindicated in patients who are dependent on or in benzodiazepine withdrawal. A person with an already compromised GABA system (for example, one going through benzodiazepine withdrawal) is likely to be at an even greater risk of severe adverse reactions.

It should be noted that not everyone who is withdrawing from a benzodiazepine would have problems with this class of antibiotic. …

After Life and Suicide Books

If interested in this subject at all these first two books MUST be read:

“Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing” by Anita Moorjani. From Hay House Publishing. ISBN-10: 1401937519, ISBN-13: 978-1401937515

I actually was inspired enough after reading this book that I flew to Denver last spring to meet her in person. I also got to hear Wayne Dyer speak at one of his last events before his death.

“The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death” by Annie Kagan, Raymond Moody. ISBN-10: 1571746943, ISBN-13: 978-1571746948

“Hello from Heaven: A New Field of Research-After-Death Communication Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal” by Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim ISBN-10: 0553576348, ISBN-13: 978-0553576344

Collection of Short Stories from different people that have experienced this phenomena. Communication may be in several different forms such as smell, touch or dreams. It is not always voice.

“The Ghost of 29 Megacycles” by the late John G. Fuller. ISBN-10: 0451143051, ISBN-13: 978-0451143051 I'd read all of his books such as The Ghost of Flight 401 that was made in to a movie and Tornado Watch #211 that happened right here where I live.

I have autographed copy by Gorge Meek the subject of the book, along with a rare original audio tape. If anyone wants to hear the tape I can send a couple of MP3.

The current research has moved from EVP to ITC. The Rhine Education Center starts classes on this next week (Feb 2nd). Maybe I'll see you there?

“i'm still with you” by Carole J. Obley. ISBN-13: 978184694107.

I do hate it when they use 'i' rather than the proper 'I' in “I'm”…

I take my first class from Carole today in person in the real world…

“The Bridge over the River: After Death Communications of a Young Artist Who Died in World War One” by Joseph Wetzel. ISBN-10: 0910142599, ISBN-13: 978-0910142595

“Good Grief: Daily Meditations - A Book of Caring & Remembrance” by Susan L. Schoenbeck ISBN: 978-1466374973 Not really an AfterLife book, helpful to those that lost someone. As is:

“No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved” by Carla Fine. ISBN: 0385485514

“Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?” by by Jon Klimo and Pamela Rae Heath. ISBN-10: 1556436211, ISBN-13: 978-1556436215

Well researched history going back to the ~1850's to modern suicide bombers (they did not find what they were told they would find by those that manipulated them to checkout).

The book is channelled communications from those that checked out early.

The one thing they ALL say is checking out early was a mistake.

This is NOT a Warm and Fuzzy book to read if you lost someone to suicide as I did. There is no Judgement over there. You Judge yourself. Rest is hard to explain, better to just read the book. She does have other book on AfterLife I've not read them.

One may also want to study up on these:

Lucid Dreaming by Robert Waggoner. I was scheduled to take a class from him in person, sadly my Mother-In-Law died instead so didn't make it.

“Power vs. Force (Revised Edition): The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior” by the late David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D. ISBN-10: 1401941699 ISBN-13: 978-1401941697

“Let Magic Happen” by Larry Burk is also a good read in this area. Larry has three different presences here on Facebook. He has been teaching me EFT and we hang out at the Rhine Research Center. Taken week long class from him and Winter Robinson in the spring on EFT and Symbolic Healing.

There is also the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) headquartered in Durham, NC. They share office space with The Rhine Research Center. They have a very large collection of AfterLife books in their private library. If you are a 'Ghost Hunter' they will just show you out the door…

2016/01/30 15:14 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Is Regenexx a new breakthrough CSF Leak treatment or is it a scam?

Is Regenexx a new breakthrough treatment or is it a scam?

Note these are discussing two different models Regenexx-SPC and Regenexx-C. I do not know if that is significant.



2016/01/23 14:16 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain functional MRI study

Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: functional MRI study

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good pain free night…

2015/12/24 22:45 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong

This is Audrey's story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong.

Spinal CSF Leak – Audrey’s Story November 28, 2015

Can you imagine coming home to your husband and 5 year old son with your newborn son AND a severe headache when upright? Imagine trying to take care of your family when being upright results in excruciating head pain, nausea and other symptoms. This is Audrey’s story of her spinal CSF leak from a labor epidural gone wrong. Audrey explains in her video here:

2015/11/29 13:27 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Ginkgo CADx is a free Open Source advanced DICOM viewer and dicomizer

Ginkgo CADx is a free Open Source advanced DICOM viewer and dicomizer (converts png, jpeg, bmp, pdf, tiff to DICOM).

DICOM is the image format used by radilogy equipment and is the format that is on the disks gotten of CT scans and such.

2015/11/22 01:38 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Pets can be a repository for Strep Throat

If you have recurrent Strep Throat and you have dogs, cats or birds get them checked for Strep Throat.

Strep Throat is one of the diseases that is easily passed back and fourth between humans and dogs.

Pets can be a repository for Strep Throat. Happened to my mother. When our dog Susie departed for Rainbow Bridge, Mom did not get Strep any more.

Strep Throat is one of the diseases that is easily passed back and fourth between humans and dogs, cats and birds.

2015/11/21 21:35 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Bird Brain? Pigeons Make Good Radiologists

Some areas don't have enough radiologists. Anyone think this is a good idea?:

“Pathologists and radiologists spend years acquiring and refining their medically essential visual skills, so it is of considerable interest to understand how this process actually unfolds and what image features and properties are critical for accurate diagnostic performance. Key insights into human behavioral tasks can often be obtained by using appropriate animal models. We report here that pigeons …”

“Overall, our results suggest that pigeons can be used as suitable surrogates for human observers in certain medical image perception studies, thus avoiding the need to recruit, pay, and retain clinicians as subjects for relatively mundane tasks…”

2015/11/21 21:11 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Our Win at the FDA hearing on Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

The nearly unanimous conclusion of the FDA advisory panel states that the current labelling to support Fluoroquinolone antibiotics use for sinusitis, bronchitis and uUTI is NOT justified.

Eyes and Ears where not considered. In the opening remarks the FDA Chair said that detached retinas due to these drugs would not be considered today [Nov 5th 2015]. When will they? How many people think about how taking an antibiotic will make them go blind. :-( [ New paper just published about FQ's being linked to Retinal Detachment: Paywall version of the actual report: ]

Note: The advisory committee made its recommendations, but now that has be evaluated by the FDA itself do decide what to do. They could decide to do nothing at all (not likely due to all the press there), take it off the market (what I want but not likely), change the labels, or the last option is require the patient to sign off that they understand the devastating effects before taking any of these drugs; A Brief Overview of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS).

This is a win for the people over Big Farma given the constraints of the day. is my Cleveland/Akron TV interview. 3,000 dead. 200,000 injured by these drugs per the FDA. That is estimated to be only one-percent of the real numbers!

“The panel voted overwhelmingly that the benefits and risks for the systemic fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs do not support the current labeled indications for the treatment of ABS (unanimous), ABECB-COPD (2 yes, 18 no, 1 abstention), or uncomplicated urinary tract infection (1 yes, 20 no). Fluoroquinolones currently approved for one or more of these illnesses are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin, and gemifloxacin.” ~Troy Brown, RN

“Testimonies from patients who described the wide range of harmful side effects have spurred the FDA into action.” ~Alyssa Navarro

“Fluoroquinolone labels need much stronger warnings about the risks for serious adverse events, including tendinitis and tendon rupture, and peripheral neuropathy, the panel said. Fluoroquinolones currently approved for one or more of these illnesses are ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin, and gemifloxacin. In India, popular brands of fluoroquinolones include Ciplox, Ciprobid, Levoflox and Oflox.” ~Rupali Mukherjee

Acute Bacterial Sinusitis - Antibacterial Efficacy:

  • [FDA] reviewed 20 placebo controlled trials published in the medical literature (see bibliography in Appendix A). Fourteen studies did not show a statistically significant difference over placebo.

Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Bronchitis - Antibacterial Efficacy:

  • [FDA] reviewed 15 placebo controlled studies of ABECB COPD (see bibliography in Appendix A). Nine studies did not show a difference in clinical outcomes between patients who received placebo and patients who received an antibacterial drug. Six studies showed a statistically significant difference in favor of an antibacterial drug, although the studies enrolled patients with varying disease severity and used different outcome assessments…

Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection - Antibacterial Efficacy:

  • There is a clear and consistent treatment effect of antibacterial drug therapy for treatment of uUTI on the outcome assessment of microbiologic eradication. In studies that used a placebo control, there is a similar treatment effect using an outcome assessment based on symptom resolution. In a study that used ibuprofen as a control, there was no treatment difference on symptom resolution in comparison to an antibacterial drug.

Additionally, in the meeting brief and this 617 page PDF, the FDA identified a syndrome associated with fluoroquinolone toxicity—one that “floxies” have been pushing for recognition of for years. It is called Fluoroquinolone Associated Disability (FQAD). According to the FDA:

“While most of the individual AEs (adverse events) that exist within FQAD (fluoroquinolone associated disability) are currently described in fluoroquinolone labeling, the particular constellation of symptoms across organ systems is not. Individuals with FQAD were defined as U.S. patients who were reported to be previously healthy and prescribed an oral fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug for the treatment of uncomplicated sinusitis, bronchitis, or urinary tract infection (UTI). To qualify, individuals had to have AEs reported in two or more of the following body systems: peripheral nervous system, neuropsychiatric, musculoskeletal, senses, cardiovascular and skin. These body systems were chosen as they had been observed to be frequently involved with the fluoroquinolone reports describing disability. In addition, the AEs had to have been reported to last 30 days or longer after stopping the fluoroquinolone, and had to have a reported outcome of disability.”

See for a detailed summary.

The FDA has posted the videos of the November 5th 2015 Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics hearing.

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) provided a live webcast of the November 5, 2015, joint meeting of the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

A recording of the webcast can be found at the following address. The last two are the most interesting:

• Start of Meeting to Morning Break: [Introduction.]

• Morning Break to Lunch Break: [Big Farma fails to convince anyone.]

• Lunch Break to Afternoon Break: [Victims give their stories.]

• Afternoon Break to End of Meeting: [The panel vote.]

The webcast was broadcast using Adobe Connect. You can make sure your computer has the correct plug-ins to view the webcast at this web site:

If having problems viewing things, like the FDA Flash Video, on a phone try the Puffin Browser:

See for resources and links to the 150 TV News Videos.

Read it seven times

                              9 September 1985
                                Z-NEWS 302

WOW! again: Foot put into mouth! Suggesting (in Z-News 209, pg 2, first line) that everyone read material seven (7) times, without simultaneously giving full explanation of why, has been big stumbling block for many. So we deliver details to remove those (mental) blocks; remember, read through explanation (and everything else) seven times:

Readings 1 and 2. Skim material twice, quite rapidly. Use your finger to help your eyes play over words, lines, and paragraphs. Key words and phrases, ideas, and concepts begin to take from. You gain a feeling of the thought-flow, a framework making next step more powerful.

Reading 3. Read material now from beginning, much more slowly and care- fully. Pause to re-read and ponder new ideas and deep thoughts. Use dictionary for unfamiliar words.

Readings 4 and 5. Skim over material twice again, but not quite so rapidly as first two times. Let key concepts sink in even deeper. This is a more leisurely skim. Pause at any word looked up in dictionary and make sure you know both basic meaning of word, and its meaning in present context. Sometimes the thought expressed by a particular word or phrase is so new that it's difficult to grasp at once, even with dictionary help! Do not worry at this point. Future readings add clarity.

Reading 6. Now, read material from beginning again with extreme care. Now is the time to really pause, to ponder, to digest, to impress deeply. Try to obtain essential, inner feeling of messages, even though you may not under- stand them fully or grasp completely at this stage. Try at this point to read material aloud!

Reading 7. It's a slow skim. Somewhere between your leisurely skim and your first careful reading, #3. It is time to enjoy, to bathe yourself in new insights and viewpoints opening up to you…new understanding comes (in next octave)!

There you have it–we do our best to explain. Never think that learning something new, really new, comes quickly or easily. GREAT EFFORT IS INVOLVED! But keep reading even if you think you don't understand–what comes later (down the lines) explains what came before, following natural back-and-fill (smoothing) concept.

Z-News 302 is Copyright 1985 Echelon, Inc. [Now out of business.] All Rights Reserved. Permission to reprint, wholly or partially, automatically granted if source credit is given to Echelon.

2015/11/05 02:44 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

Upcoming FDA hearing on Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics

This Thursday November 5th the FDA is having a hearing about Levaquin, Cipro etc. (Fluoroquinolone antibiotics) . Do you have mysteries health problems that no one can explain? It might be FQAD, a new term just released by the FDA. Karen's book has been entered into evidence for the FDA hearing about FQAD coming up this week.

The FDA has given the name Fluorquinolone Associated Disability to the devastating effects these drugs had on Karen and MANY (Tends of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Millions?) others.

While there is currently no medical evidence, I do believe these antibiotics are attacking the Dura which prevented any of the treatments for the CSF Leaks from working.

The book will be available to those at the hearing in an electronic 'Desktop' outside the meeting room. It is unclear if this can be accessed from right now.

A version of the book was created for the Spinal CSF Leak Foundation. If you buy this version of the book 100% of the royalties go to the Foundation.

The Foundations gets a significant higher royalty when bought direct from the publisher here: as there is no large cut taken by Amazon

If you must order the Book from Amazon do it here:

or want the Kindle Version here:

The book was last updated on October 19th, 2015 to add information about the FDA hearing and Garth joining Karen at Rainbow Bridge.

2015/11/05 01:30 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

What it is like to be left behind from a suicide

Checking out early is a bad idea, let me tell you that it will REALLY suck for those you leave behind.

You never know what innocent object or comment will set off a round of crying. Today it was a FB meme about planting a tree based on a Greek Parable.

Perhaps seeing the Lint Roller in the bathroom will do it. Karen would squat on the floor (hurt to much to set) and do “Dryer Time” with the dogs. While she delinted the clothes she used the time to train the dogs for “down stays”.

I gave Karen a CamCorder when we got married in 1993 for a wedding present (CamCorders were very rare in those days). She was always filming family events. There are 23 two hour tapes. I never wanted to watch these, simply hurts to much. Alas I've force myself to watch the time frame when the Fluoroqunilone Antibiotics in the hopes of finding a video of her on her 'skate board' (for moving furniture) with her carpet layer knee-pads on from when she could not walk for a YEAR due to these drugs. Sadly no such thing exists. I was hoping to find that for the FDA hearing coming up this Thursday Nov. 5th in DC. Karen's book has been entered as evidence and will be available to all that attend the hearing. It is unclear if that information will be available on that day.

Her nephew hated having his picture taken the most. He is the one person that asked to watch her tapes. I'll be giving them all to him at Thanksgiving along with the CamCorder itself.

On the very last tape, the one that was still in the CamCorder, her mother said something about being 138 years old. Karen said “I won't live that long” in response. :-(

2015/11/01 14:45 · bpaddock · 0 Comments

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