[ExI] cortisol was Re: prayer

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 13:30:57 UTC 2020

I cannot remember the drug, but it is in suntan treatments and is a numbing
agent.  When I had a terrible sore throat my Dr. prescribed it as a
gargle.  Without it I could not even eat,but with it it numbed me down
pretty good.  Couldn't taste much, but didn't care.  bill w

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 12:10 AM Keith Henson via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020, 11:42 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> snip
> > To crush my enemies, to see them driven before me, and to hear the
> > lamentations of their women.
> At first, I thought this was a biblical quote, but it seems to be from
> Conan the Barbarian movie and was probably derived from Genghiz Khan..
> > I suspect you would turn to complaining about the methods of crushing,
> the
> slowness of the driving, and the pitch of the lamentations.
> > I suspect it because I can relate.
> > I've recently become aware of just how bad-for-me is cortisol, so I'm
> trying to wean myself from the "fight or fight anyway" default state.  It's
> harder than quitting nicotine.  I'd say harder than quitting caffeine,  but
> I suspect that caffeine is actually involved here so idk.
> I was not aware that the medical profession prescribed long term use
> of cortisol.  I have only one experience with it.  A long time ago, in
> the mid-1960s at the time I went back to school, I had mononucleosis.
> Worst sore throat in my life.  I was prescribed a tapered cortisol
> treatment.  Impressive stuff.  I work up the next day ready to punch
> holes in steel plate.  Worked it off weeding the front yard.  Didn't
> help much with the sore throat as I recall.
> But from my short exposure, I can see how it could be addictive.
> Best of luck Mike
> Keith
> PS.  You might try nicotinamide riboside as something with similar but
> milder effects.  Email me for details.
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