1. Post #1
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    Lazarus pill miracle for E Cape man


    Johannesburg - If miracles exist, Ayanda Nqinana may just have swallowed one.

    After reading a report in City Press last month, his wife, Nomfundo, insisted that he be given a prescription for the sleeping pill Stilnox, which has the opposite effect on those with brain injuries.

    It worked – and brought him out of a seven-year coma.

    Nqinana had been the Peddie Municipality’s director of local development before a late-night car crash on a lonely Eastern Cape road in 2005 almost ended his life.

    The accident tore him from his wife and their 2-year old son, Ayavuya, and left him with severe brain injuries, a fractured hip and legs, and unable to talk, leave his bed or feed himself.

    For the past seven years, Nomfundo has visited her husband in East London’s Newhaven Hospital, hoping for signs that the man she had known before the accident was still inside his body.

    “His eyes, he couldn’t follow any direction. For instance, if you were talking to him, even if you move from this angle to that angle, he doesn’t follow you. He couldn’t talk. Not at all,” she said.

    Nqinana’s doctors said he’d probably remain that way.

    Miracle recovery

    But on August 12, family friend Nceba Mokoena came across an article in City Press about a miracle recovery made by another car crash victim, hundreds of kilometres away in Gauteng.

    Louis Viljoen was given the sleeping pill by chance by his mother, Sienie.

    She had noticed he wasn’t sleeping peacefully and asked her doctor if she could give him half a sleeping tablet. After she did, Louis opened his eyes and said “Hello Mamma”, his first words in five years.

    Nceba phoned Nomfundo immediately to ask if she had seen the story, and whether or not Stilnox might just help her husband.

    Initially, Ayanda’s doctor was not convinced, telling her not to place too much faith in newspaper reports. But Nomfundo insisted.

    “Because I’ve been praying a lot for my husband to get better, I can try anything that is possible for his health. So eventually we agreed to get a prescription.”

    They began giving Ayanda the drug, and waited to see what would happen. Five days passed with no improvement.

    Read on......


    [link to www.news24.com]
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    ask me for a rust key :~)
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    please fix the op so it has all the article
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    that's pretty amazing if it's true
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    “The date was August 29. I received a call from Newhaven saying, ‘Is it possible for you, Mrs Nqinana, to come in on your way back from Bhisho’ – on my way back from work – ‘and see us?’ because my husband was talking,” she said.

    Hospital abuzz

    She rushed there and found the hospital abuzz. Nurses rushed to call her to her husband’s room and followed her inside.

    “The first thing that he said to me, in Xhosa, was ‘Are you here? They called you to come here?’ I couldn’t believe it. I just took a chair and sat down.”

    Not only had he recovered enough to talk, but he remembered his family and was able to hold a conversation.

    He asked his wife where she was working, and how she managed her daily commute between East London and Bhisho.

    “I was so amazed, and the tears were just falling, falling all over my cheeks. I couldn’t believe that Ayanda was talking,” she said.

    Since then, he has regained much of his awareness and has caught up on years of lost memories. He also holds long conversations with his now 9-year-old son.

    Wasted muscles

    As soon as he regains enough strength in his wasted muscles, Ayanda will be able to fulfil his son’s greatest wish, and come home.

    The growing number of comatose patients transformed by Stilnox has not escaped the notice of the provincial department of health.

    Dr Siva Pillay, head of the Eastern Cape health department, said that they were aware of Ayanda and Louis’ cases, and that policies for using the drug more widely were now being formulated.
    Since the OP decided not to post the entire article for some reason.
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    please fix the op so it has all the article


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    You fucked up real bad right there, sonny.

    Edited:

    You aren't my son.
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    Wow 7 years... I can't imagine how that does feel to wake up and see your own son beeing 9 instead of 2 what the hell.
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    Wow 7 years... I can't imagine how that does feel to wake up and see your own son beeing 9 instead of 2 what the hell.
    "What the hell do they feed you in school?"
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    Dennab
    May 2010
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    What's the longest coma?

    I know of a woman being in a coma for around 40 years after falling on ice as a child.
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    What's the longest coma?

    I know of a woman being in a coma for around 40 years after falling on ice as a child.
    Damn, that must suck. Being a child and then waking up as an adult. Your brain must be pretty screwed up by then, too.
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    Dennab
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    On Google I only found story of a woman being in a coma for 37 years and not waking up but I read in a Horrible History book that the girl I mentioned that was in a coma woke up.
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    Clops with bisousbisous daily <3
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    So wait, will this work on a wide range of comatose people?
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    Does this count as "two wrongs making a right"? If you consider sleeping pills to be wrong, that is.

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    The Guarding did an article on this in 2006 that is way more informative.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...thandwellbeing

    Louis has now been given Stilnox every day for seven years. Although the effects of the drug are supposed to wear off after about two and a quarter hours, and zolpidem's power as a sedative means it cannot simply be taken every time a patient slips out of consciousness, his improvement continues as if long-dormant pathways in his brain are coming back to life.
    Edited:

    ironically overdosing on stilnox can put you in a coma
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    And watch as this disappears next month.
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    Contains Vitamin K!
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    So wait, will this work on a wide range of comatose people?
    The article says Stilnox has 'the reverse effect' on only brain damaged people, so I guess not.

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    Does this count as "two wrongs making a right"? If you consider sleeping pills to be wrong, that is.
    Who the heck considers sleeping pills wrong?
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    Since the OP decided not to post the entire article for some reason.
    Wanna hear the reason?

    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Ne...acle-20120909#.UEy9HVuyJ68.reddit

    This is a referral link.

    This memespewing douchenozzle is trying to capitalize on linking through referral.

    Isn't that against the rules or something?
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    Dude this is some House M.D. shit right here.

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    murge

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    Never even considered the fact that he wouldn't have matured at all in that time period. He'll wake up at 9 with the mind of a toddler, probably not even knowing how to talk. Scary shit, kind of bittersweet. Better than being comatose I suppose.
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    And watch as this disappears next month.
    this is a sleeping pill that has already been through all required testing and is currently being sold

    there are no coma treatments dominating the market

    there is literally no reason anyone could possibly want this to disappear

    please stop posting this insipid bullshit on every single medical article in SH
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    Never even considered the fact that he wouldn't have matured at all in that time period. He'll wake up at 9 with the mind of a toddler, probably not even knowing how to talk. Scary shit, kind of bittersweet. Better than being comatose I suppose.
    The father was the one in the coma, not the son...
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    First thing that comes to my mind is if we can wake up Gustavo Cerati the Argentinian singer with this...