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Georgiesmum
I there anyone else here suffering from sarcoidosis? How does it affect you? Have you been put on steroids by your consultant because of it?
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Goofy
Had breast cancer 6 years ago. Finished the treatment (tamoxifen) and all well. However have just had op for bowel cancer and start chemo (pills) tomorrow. Realistically, what are the chances of me...
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poisondwarf
Dear Mamyalynne - you are a darling! I tried your sore throat remedy - and it worked a treat. I knew I could rely on you! Thank you very much indeed Chick XX...
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Biccylova
I went to Lloyds pharmacy and asked for buscopan, but they wouldn't sell me any as I haven't got IBS, is this stuff dangerous? recommended by sqad I thought it would be the answer to my bloating...
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queenofmean
I am awaiting Physio for this but my arm is literally - freezing cold - not to the touch - it's this normal. Should I seek medical advice or will it clear up itself? It's not worrying me just feels...
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EileenandRuss
When I get a high blood glucose/sugar result, how can I get it down very fast?
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chrissie1212
The other day my friends and I were discussing a programme about near death experiences (NDE's), where people claim to have "left" their bodies and glimpsed the afterlife, with tales of tunnels of...
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Scarlett
For months now I have had a ridiculous cough. It starts as an intense itch in my throat/voice box and it's so strong that my eyes water and I have to cough/retch violently to 'scratch' it which makes...
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april1693
After attending my GP for a year and being palmed off with diagnoses of everything from low iron to fibromyalgia, I have finally been diagnosed with Pernicious Anaemia. I've been prescribed a series...
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atalanta
I have just received a copy of the letter which the consultant has sent to my doctor. She says in it "blood results are normal, although we do not have an ANA today" What's an ANA, and in what...
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fruitsalad
My GP has told me to reduce my thyroxine from 125mg a day to 125mg one day then a 100mg the next, as i think he said my T4 was on the high side, since doing this I have become very tired in the...
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queenofmean
I had a Pelvic Ultrasound this morning, I had an internal as well as an on top. I only got the internal as I mentioned where the pain was/usually lurks and it was decided they were going 'in'....
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Biccylova
I have a cyst on an ovary that is being watched, my CA125 is 65 and I have just lately been feeling very bloated, as if I have been pumped full of air, it has become so uncomfortable I can hardly move...
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DSJ
After strong recommendations from several of my friends, l have purchased a Ladycare magnet. Now I need to ask, is it worn flat side to flat side? The instructions don't make this clear....
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Cloverjo
I have pain on swallowing anything, and it feels as if there is a blockage in my oesophagus. I'm in my late 40s and not overweight and have no other conditions. Do I need to see my GP? Thank you.
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Islay
I was prescribed penicillin this afternoon for an infected insect bite. But within minutes of taking it I was wheezing, itching and vomiting, feeling very hot and passed out. Because I pass out a lot...
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chrissie1212
This question was posed to me just after being diagnosed with throat cancer (oropharynx). A serious smoker since the age of 16 and now 60. Yes - give up - but how? Had tried various methods to no...
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Eleena
As a grandmother, I do like to take pics of her, she's a very pretty child. But is there any harm psychologically? I don't want her when she grows up mimicking this trout pout trend in the camera...
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Barsel
My GP keeps telling me I have high blood pressure.I say I haven't, I have white coat syndrome, so he has asked me to do a 24hr monitor next Wednesday/Thursday.The thing is, my daughter and...
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cherk1888
remidies for athritis

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