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What The Lyrica Ad For Fibromyalgia Does Not Mention — Possible Brain Impairment!

by Anura Guruge


This article titled “Neurontin and Lyrica are a Death Sentence for New Brain Synapses” is a GOOD place to start. It also has links to the relevant studies. Click image to access original …


Pfizer that makes billions on Lyrica conveniently omits to mention anything about brain impairment when it comes to the side effects because they were discovered after FDA approval. From: http://www.lyrica.com


I don’t take Lyrica BUT I am very familiar with it.

My latest book will be on ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) and Lyrica is one of the most used drugs to treat CPS.

The generic name for Lyrica is Pregabalin.

IF you are taking Lyrica/Pregabalin you should Google ‘pregabalin synapse’ — where a synapse is a key component of the nervous system. 

This a HEADS UP because many of you may not have realized this.

IF you are taking Lyrica/Pregabalin and feel that your ‘head’ is no longer ‘feeling right’ …. this could be it.


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by Anura Guruge

Kia Updated Mileage — Post Flap.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Kia Offering Discounts For Fixing Cars Damaged By ‘Sandy’.
>>Nov. 3, 2012.
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Hyundai & Kia Get Caught Overstating Expected Mileage.
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Oh, Oh! … — Nov. 2, 2012.

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Team KIA, Concord, NH — We Have Nothing But THE BEST Words

>> To Say About This Car Dealership — June 28, 2012.


Click to access MILEAGE SPECIFIC Kia site.


Mileage for the 2WD Automatic (though with a really COOL manual override that you can use as a normal stick) Sportage. CLICK to access complete chart.

I am ashamed to confess that I don’t know whether I have the 2.0L or the 2.4L. We actually didn’t have a choice. The lease price I sought was only available on two specific Sportages they had in stock — one white, one black. We picked the white.

I think we might have the 2.4L.

That the 2.4L gets better mileage than the 2.0L isn’t as counter-intuitive as you would think. The 2.0L will have to work harder, especially with a/c. So the new revised mileage is between 28 and 30 mpg. I believe that. I can get around 29.3 mpg.

Kia, Possibly To Show Contrition For Milage Overstatement, Offering Discounts For Fixing Cars Damaged By ‘Sandy’.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Hyundai & Kia Get Caught Overstating Expected Mileage.
>>
Oh, Oh! … — Nov. 2, 2012.

>>
Team KIA, Concord, NH — We Have Nothing But THE BEST Words

>> To Say About This Car Dealership — June 28, 2012.



Got an e-mail to this effect last night saying that they will fix any ‘Sandy’ related damages to Kias at a discount.

Since we lucked out, I deleted the e-mail. But, I now realized that there will be others that should make use of this offer. I, however, can’t find it on the Web! Hhhmmm.

But, if you do have a Hyundai or Kia that got damaged in the storm contact your dealership and see what they have to say. Your insurance company might know something about this too. All this said, you probably do know that the costs and estimates for body work on cars is a moveable feast. They manipulate the estimate to suit the insurance needs. So …

Foundation Cracks From NH Earthquake: How I Plan To Tackle Them


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ NH (Lakes Region) Earthquake Of October 16: Foundation Cracks & Earthquake Insurance?Oct. 17, 2012.
2/ Did We Just Have An Earthquake In The Lakes Region, NH at 7:12pm?post at 7:25pm, Oct. 16, 2012 (about 13 minutes AFTER the trembler).
3/ Yes, It Was Indeed An Earthquake In The Lakes Region, NH; 4.5 Off Portland MaineOct. 16, 2012.


Click to access the product Website. It is available at Home Depot.


As I stated in my last post, I have lived in NH for 27 years and have owned 6 houses in NH — all of them with poured concrete foundations.

So I am somewhat au fait with foundations, settling and hair line cracks thereof as they relate to houses in NH. Kind of got a crash course when I bought my first house, in New Ispwich, NH, in 1986. I learned some very helpful wisdom such as: ‘if your basement is going to leak, it will happen in the first five years. After that you should be safe‘. Yes, the New Ipswich house, a colonial very similar to what we have in Alton now; both houses were also purchased new, i.e., within a few months of them having been completed. Yes, settling cracks appeared in the New Ipswich house foundation. It was all new to me. ‘Experts’ came. They epoxyed glass slides over the crack, the theory being that the slide would break if the crack separated further. Somewhere along the line I heard that waterproofing might do the trick. I discovered Thompson’s Water Seal.

I am a great believer that if ‘2’ of something fixes a problem, then ’16’ of the same thing should really take care of it.

So over the months I applied many, many, many, many, many liberal coats of Thompson’s to the cracks — yes, probably 16 times more than was stated as the requirement. Must have worked. Never had a leak.

So, Thompson’s and I became inseparable. I would buy it in large quantities. Anytime I thought I might have a potential problem, I applied too many coats of Thompson’s.

This house in Alton had a few leaks. One was in the utility room. Water was coming through the chimney. Applied gallons of Thompson’s didn’t work. Then an ‘expert’ told me that Thompson’s is for kids! Very poor product. That is when I stumbled upon Drylock. I have used it in various form. Liquid, dry and mixing the powder to various consistencies.

So, that is what I am going to try, after I finish up the 12 gallons or so of Thompson’s I still have. I will first coat everything in Thompson’s, then go back with Drylock (and it always amazes me that Drylock makes a water sealant that is water ‘clean-up’. That seems like an oxymoron). If you are lucky I will keep you posted on my progress.

NH (Lakes Region) Earthquake Of October 16: Foundation Cracks & Earthquake Insurance?


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Did We Just Have An Earthquake In The Lakes Region, NH at 7:12pm?post at 7:25pm, Oct. 16, 2012 (about 13 minutes AFTER the trembler).
2/ Yes, It Was Indeed An Earthquake In The Lakes Region, NH; 4.5 Off Portland MaineOct. 16, 2012.


This, per my neighbor who knows construction stuff, is a fresh crack in my foundation post last night’s earthquake! Click to ENLARGE.

Never even occurred to me to check anything (though Teischan (6) had cutely asked me to put on the outside lights, open the front door and check outside to see if all was copacetic.

Ours is a new (2006), fairly well constructed house, albeit with large expanses of concrete foundation because it is built on the grade.

Today was Teischan’s ‘bring a loved one to lunch’ day at Alton Central School (ACS). So, of course, I attended. One of her classmates insisted, thrice, that their house fell down from the earthquake and that they were staying at a hotel! I could not get that story confirmed.

I got home around 2:15 pm. My neighbor across the road was waiting for me and had this greeting: ‘did you suffer any damage last night?’ For a second I wasn’t even sure what he was talking about!

He takes me for a tour of my foundation and finds all these fresh, hair line cracks.

Now, having lived in NH for 27 years I had always thought that small foundation cracks are a way of life in NH, like the black flies. I have owned 6 houses in NH and never had any foundation leaks. Now, my neighbor is getting me worried.

Yes, I am a great believer in liberal applications of water proofing liquids and compounds. So, I now have NO CHOICE. I will have to go patch all of those pesky cracks.

I called up my insurance agents: Wainwright Insurance in Alton (603-875-1211). They are a part of Cross from Maine. I have had coverage with them for about 15 months, but never had to make a claim. They are friendly friendly, but I really don’t know how good or bad they are.

I was surprised to hear that they had not received a single call re. the earthquake.

Then, they shocked me, by saying I did NOT have earthquake insurance.

I, quite correctly, told them that that was their fault. I am NOT joking. I am thinking that I might have a case against them. I had never even heard of earthquake insurance. It was incumbent upon them to tell me about it. So, if I don’t have coverage it has to be their fault. Right? This is America. [UPDATE: They tell me that they told me in writing that I don’t have earthquake or flood insurance. I haven’t looked hard, but I haven’t found the letter as yet. They say they have a copy. That doesn’t mean that they ever mailed it!]

So, please feel free to use this as a forum for discussing earthquake related damage and earthquake insurance. Hope it helps.