This is the thread where we can discuss the many medical afflictions that impede upon Dr. Phil's life (all things in italics/quotations are from automatically generated captions of DSP's prestreams)
- Bad back
- He has claimed this to be a herniated disc and has given multiple versions of how exactly it came to be
- "if you started watching me in the past year and a half you may not even know this but I have a back injury it hasn't really affected me since I moved in fact since I moved to the west coast the injury really is not giving me much problems many problems at all it's a severely I had a severely herniated disc in my lower back but I'd have to think that in the past year and a half is the it's gone down and or is almost better because I really don't have any issues with my back the only issues I have every once in a while is this I'm out all day at sometimes I come home my back really hurts like really sore but if I just lay down for like 15 minutes it's fine so in all effectiveness you know my back issues are probably much better now but when I lived on the east coast whenever there was snow it was a big issue for me"
"I'll give you a perfect example two years ago ladies and gentlemen two years ago out of nowhere my foot swelled up was incredibly excruciating Lee painful I couldn't believe I was like what is this I've never had this happen before you know at that point and by the way it's funny because at that point I asked around my family has anyone ever had this happened everyone says no and later on I found out they do it's hereditary in my family but I'll mention that in a moment when I tell you what it is so my foot swells up I go to the doctor I tell the doctor all my symptoms and she said it sounds to me like you have what's called gout and it's rare for someone your age like usually older guys would get it in their 40s or 50s maybe only being my 30s you know it's very rare that I would have it and by the way do not type gout into the stream chat you will get kicked because it's really not a big deal anymore but back then when I had it people were being dicks especially earlier like when I just rejoined twitch last year people were being dicks and being stupid and saying that non-stop so I'd be made being able word so just a warrant everyone don't say in the stream chat alright so what it means cow is that you have a high acid levels in your body and basically what I had to do was do lifestyle changes I stopped eating red meat all the time which I used to do all the time I mean I'm not even kidding there were weeks where one day I would have steak the next day I would have a burger the next day I would have sausage or a meatball the next day I would have like pasta with some kind of meat in it you know what I mean so I would be eating red meat like constantly and that's his very high acid levels in the body or also shellfish shrimp lobster crab all that very high acid levels in the body and it just so happens the day that this happened it was my birthday week and I had had a ton of shellfish I had these popper like like shrimp popper appetizer plus a pasta that had shrimp in it then I ate red meat for like three days so it was like acid overload in my body okay and I'm you know older so my metabolism was getting different you know it's it's expected as you get older and so yeah I was in a bad way all right so I went to the doctor she tells me here's what it is okay x-rayed my foot did blood work because she just wanted to be sure it wasn't something crazy serious or anything you know um all the tests came back exactly as expected you have it you have gout so you know she prescribed an anti-inflammatory I'm not kidding you not one thing that happened that day was covered under my insurance I paid for it all and by the time it was done I paid $1,300 yes I'm not exaggerating $1,300 for one day at the doctor going to just the doctor checkup x-ray bloodwork and getting the the prescription $1300 with me having insurance paying you know hundreds of dollars a month for insurance that's the health care I get because I'm self-employed hmm"
- Post nasal drip
- "the snorting one is an insult guys I have a physical disability even that's not really a disability it's a physical ailment it's called chronic nasal post nasal drip and I've looked into waste of treating it and there really is no way I mean I right not looking for it this way right now I'm on decongestants I'm on decongestants right now and it's bothering me alright that's why I snore it because I have a medical issue it's not something funny it's not something to be oh it's a running joke why it's a fucking medical issue if you know if I had a different medical condition right like if I was defi had only one leg would you make fun of me because I'm a one-legged man well you know what I mean like I don't know people just because it's not a serious issue that's that's risking my health right it's not like that's a life-threatening issue they think it's funny no that's not funny"
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- "the reason I do that is because I am uncomfortable sitting still because of my back injury and also because I have restless leg syndrome okay um if I sit still and don't move I feel uncomfortable because of that so you just gotta put up with it and what else to say it's only been like this since the day I started recording on YouTube in 2008"