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That sucks bud. Hope you can one day get back playing again.

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Further proof that life is, indeed, a bitch. Hope you can get back to health soon. Keep in touch on the forum, fella, us fng's need your knowledge and expertise.

All the best.

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Thats a real shame.

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I am really sorry to hear your news and can only imagine your feelings regarding this condition. If you ever what to talk about your feelings please give me a shout. I am a trained counsellor and I will listen without judgement :)

 

Stay positive buddy

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I'm even more shocked by how sudden this was, you just started Piefinders and now you're not allowed to play airsoft.

 

At least you'll still be on the forums.

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I didn't know whether to scream at the doctor or just cry...

 

all my hard work with airsoft, moving house and finding work now ive lost most of it in a flash, cant drive, sick from work .. Football and airsoft down the pan, Its a crushing blow to what was a fresh start .. I was even posting for PC parts on the other thread .... I feel really empty at the moment.

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I don't know what to say. I really feel for you, bud. The NHS site is "experiencing technical difficulties", I do not know anything about your condition.. but if it can improve, I really hope it will.

This should be a reminder for the rest of us to never take anything for granted.

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Damn man, that is really bad to hear. Who will represent the pink gun community now? I really hope for you to get better soon and hope that it doesn't screw you over much more :/

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I feel really empty at the moment.

That is not surprising. What are your future plans? Do you have anything in mind or is it all still numb at the moment?

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Yes, it seems you crashed the NHS site :D

I had to google it. Several sites came up.

http://www.menieres.org.uk/

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/menieres-disease-leaflet

 

Neither of these seem to agree with the idea that you should give up airsoft. Exercise is considered beneficial and social isolation is considered a bad thing. I would get a 2nd opinion. You may need to inform marshalls of the problem and have someone to drive you to games.

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Dude that really sucks and feel sorry for you, especially after 10 years. The NHS website has technical difficulties so I can't find out about it and what causes the symptoms but could you not look into marshalling? Like I said I have no clue about the disease but it may keep you in the airsoft circle

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Bad luck Monty :( if there is a chance you can continue though, I'd completely go for it

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I asked Dev if he would consider me as a Mod.to the site, I am a lifetime support of the site and wish to stay active and help people ... As for future plans .. I will take each day in time and get all the help.I can to keep this disease at bay so I can enjoy life and hopefully one day play airsoft again and try and organise forum meetups.

Thats really positive mate :) I think you would be great as a Mod, especially with your wealth of experience

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For those interested.

The symptoms of Ménière's disease vary from person to person. Initially, they tend to occur as sudden attacks that last a few hours.

You should see your GP if you experience any of the symptoms of Ménière's disease so they can try to identify the problem and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of Ménière's disease are:

  • vertigo – the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning
  • tinnitus – hearing sounds from inside your body, rather than from an outside source
  • hearing loss, with a particular difficulty hearing deep or low sounds
  • a sense of pressure or fullness deep inside the ear

These symptoms usually only affect one ear at first, but both ears often become affected over time.

Vertigo and tinnitus are described in more detail below.

Vertigo

Vertigo is one of the most common and noticeable symptoms of Ménière's disease.

As well as a sensation of spinning, you may also experience additional symptoms during an attack of vertigo, such as dizziness, feeling sick and problems with balance. You may have difficulty standing or walking. Occasionally, you may have 'drop attacks', where you suddenly fall to the ground.

During a severe attack, you may also experience sweating,diarrhoea and palpitations (rapid or irregular heartbeats).

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is usually more noticeable when you are tired or when it is quiet, as there is less background noise to distract you from the sounds that come from inside your body.

Examples of sounds you may hear include buzzing, humming, grinding, hissing and whistling.

Stages of Ménière's disease

Ménière's disease is often divided into early, middle and late stages.

However, the progression of Ménière's disease varies between individuals and you may not necessarily pass through each of these stages. In general, people experience more attacks during the first few years, and then as the attacks decrease in frequency over time, the hearing loss becomes progressively worse.

The stages of Ménière's disease are described in more detail below.

Early stage

The early stage of Ménière's disease consists of sudden and unpredictable attacks of vertigo. These are usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting and dizziness. You may lose some hearing during the attack, and there is often tinnitus at the same time. Your ear may also feel blocked and uncomfortable, with a sense of fullness.

Attacks of vertigo at this stage can last from 20 minutes to 24 hours, but usually last around two to three hours. Your hearing and the full sensation in your ear will usually return to normal between attacks.

Middle stage

The middle stage of Ménière's disease consists of continuing attacks of vertigo, with the attacks becoming less severe. However, tinnitus and hearing loss often become worse.

During the middle stage, you may experience some periods of remission (where your symptoms go away), which can last for up to several months.

Late stage

During the late stage of Ménière's disease, the episodes of vertigo occur far less frequently and may stop altogether. However, you may be left with balance problems, and you may be unsteady on your feet, particularly in the dark.

Hearing problems and tinnitus tend to become progressively worse during the late stage of Ménière's disease.

 

 

Sadly I am currently at the stage of constant dizziness, lightheadedness , sickness and nausea .. The tablets I was on no longer work so for the time being any phycial activity including working, driving etc is offlimits, I have further appointments with my ENT doctor in September so I will see what they say then .. at the moment, I do not feel well enough to attempt airsoft, let alone marshaling.

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Sorry to hear about your condition buddy, think you're wise to take it easy for a while. Hope you can make a good recovery and get back to doing the things you enjoy before too long. All the best.

Martyn.

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