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Dale wrote:
.......Ok: Q: My wrist sometimes hurts when I'm playing my flute. A: Try taking more rest breaks and hold the flute differently.

Not Ok: Q; I have clinical depression and I'm not sure if my Prozac helps. A: Stop taking antidepressants and exercise and pray more.

Not OK
: Q: My child has ADHD. A: ADHD is a made-up disorder. (Or:) My niece takes Alertease (TM) and is doing much better.

Probably OK: Q: My legs hurt and my eyelids itch and I have a lot of gas. A: Dude. Go see your doctor.


What about:

Q: My wrist sometimes hurts when I'm playing my flute.
A: Not OK.


?Hmm?

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talasiga wrote:
Dale wrote:
.......Ok: Q: My wrist sometimes hurts when I'm playing my flute. A: Try taking more rest breaks and hold the flute differently.

Not Ok: Q; I have clinical depression and I'm not sure if my Prozac helps. A: Stop taking antidepressants and exercise and pray more.

Not OK
: Q: My child has ADHD. A: ADHD is a made-up disorder. (Or:) My niece takes Alertease (TM) and is doing much better.

Probably OK: Q: My legs hurt and my eyelids itch and I have a lot of gas. A: Dude. Go see your doctor.


What about:

Q: My wrist sometimes hurts when I'm playing my flute.
A: Not OK.


?Hmm?


Do you have a question?


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pastorkeith wrote:
Depends upon the capacity of the bag attached to the catheter and the size of the water glass at the pulpit.
You do the math :)

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just make sure you don't get them confused....

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Uh-oh...

If that means strongly disadvising some nickel allergic person from actually acquiring a nickel whistle by providing correct facts to go with it, then I am definately guilty. :sniffle:

Should I watch out for a lynching mob armed with whistles and travers flutes?


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Tikva wrote:
If that means strongly disadvising some nickel allergic person from actually acquiring a nickel whistle by providing correct facts to go with it, then I am definately guilty. :sniffle:


These areas do get pretty grey sometimes, but in the cases directly related to instruments and the playing of them, there's leeway, especially if discussion and advice are sensible. Example:

Q. My hand hurts when playing my bass G flute.

A1. Have you tried changing your grip?

A2. You may have to give up playing such a large flute.

A3. Be sure to massage and stretch your hands.


We ask that people refrain from diagnosing or prescribing. Still, in the case of, say, contact allergies (something I know a bit about myself firsthand), if there's a large enough base of encounter with this sort of thing, tentative diagnoses are rather unavoidable; but there's a difference between "sounds like you may have this", and "you have this". But the best recourse is to recommend A) see a physician, or B) stop doing whatever's causing you trouble, or C) both.

Sometime back I mentioned my newly developed blackwood allergy, growing a soul patch out of necessity, and later getting a sterling silver lip inset on my blackwood flute to forestall further inflammation (I was unwilling to go with any other less allergenic wood, but I was able to get rid of that gawdawful soul patch :) ), and when you look at it, that's just a case of practical measures that can be recommended in good faith. Now if I said that I self-medicated with a handful of over-the-counter anti-inflammatories every day and I thought I was cured and everyone should do it, that would be irresponsible.

Providing facts is in itself neutral, and, arguably, helpful. It should just be left at that. If that leads to suggesting the above B, no problem. That's within parameters. I'd say the same thing, to be honest.

This sort of thing just takes a bit of common sense, is all.

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Nanohedron wrote:
We ask that people refrain from diagnosing or prescribing.


Phew, I'm lucky then! The person who asked the question admitted to being diagnosed as a nickel allergic by a real-life-got-to-make-an-appointment doctor.

My first rule is: no telediadnosis. - No matter how much they are begging for one. :wink:


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