Blue pill - possible jetlag cure

Oct 8th, 2007, 02:24 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,513
Blue pill - possible jetlag cure

Thought fellow Fordorites might be interested in the folliwng research into jetlag.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18788004/

If it's good for a hamster...
wombat7 is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 02:58 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,950
I'm sure the flight attendants will be thrilled.
Carrybean is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 03:04 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 46,077
Interesting that it only worked going eastbound.
StCirq is online now  
Oct 8th, 2007, 03:53 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,530
Adds a new dimension to the seat reclining controversy.
Nikki is online now  
Oct 8th, 2007, 03:59 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,285
I don't even have to read the article to predict that this will lead to even more email ... "More Satisfying Takeoffs and Landings" etc.

Just remember that the blue pill is counterindicated if you're taking any of many other prescription medicines!
tomassocroccante is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 05:21 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
I can just see all those passengers lined up to join the mile high club.

And yes - Viagra does have several well -known contraindications and drug interactions. But then. I read somewhere that most wide body planes have at lest one MD on board - although I'm sure s/he wouldn't want to treat patients in the air.
nytraveler is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 08:29 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,285
Who wouldn't want to be up all night rescuing overstimulated lotharios high above the Atlantic ... is it against the hippocratic oath for a doctor to pretend to be in marketing?
tomassocroccante is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 08:38 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,352
It is all about how much is being up for it vs 'being up' for it.
icithecat is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 08:48 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,190
They only gave this to adult male hamsters. Does it only work on males?

Can you imagine (talking to the ladies here) getting off an eight hour flight with a husband / partner who is not only not jet lagged but is suffering a certain other effect?

sashh is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:32 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,352
Gotta love that sashh. 'Suffering'
What did they used to say? Lay back and think of England.
icithecat is offline  
Oct 8th, 2007, 10:36 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12,188
sashh, I think it would only be a serious problem if the couple could not get an early check-in at their hotel.
WillTravel is offline  
Oct 9th, 2007, 03:03 AM
  #12  
rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 13,194
<<I can just see all those passengers lined up to join the mile high club.>>

<< Adds a new dimension to the seat reclining controversy.>>

in other words, many might simply end up in the mile long club...



Best wishes,

Rex

rex is offline  
Oct 9th, 2007, 03:31 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,692
That's not a cure. It's a distraction.

PatrickLondon is online now  
Oct 9th, 2007, 04:37 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 760
Keep in mind that the Blue Pill does not increase libido (desire). It only enhances performance if the desire is already there. So the main effect will not manifest itself unless the libido is already aroused.
Jake1 is offline  
Oct 9th, 2007, 05:26 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,285
Of course, the dose was low enough that the highly-advertised effect was eliminated. In that case, it's entirely possible that the drug will be repackaged and marketed under a new name (Fly-agra?) - if it really helped against jet lag, it could be a boon to travelers. With a label warning, naturally: EXCEEDING RECOMMENDED DOSAGE CAN LEAD TO DISCOMFORT IN COACH SEATING AND INTERRUPTED ITINERARIES
tomassocroccante is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:43 AM.